Giving Civics a Sporting Chance

Sheila Kennedy
Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs  
Director, IU Center for Civic Literacy
Office: BS 4061
Phone: 317-274-2895

Matt Impink
Graduate Assistant, IU Center for Civic Literacy
Research Assistant, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Project Description

In a society where people are rewarded for their knowledge of sports history and statistics, how can American culture help improve people's civic literacy? In an upcoming book, co-authors Sheila Kennedy and Matt Impink investigate how the U.S. culture can be leveraged to improve civic literacy.

About the IU Center for Civic Literacy

The Center for Civic Literacy, a multidisciplinary research center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, pursues an aggressive research agenda to identify and address the causes and civic consequences of Americans’ low levels of constitutional, economic and scientific knowledge. It hosts a website and blog, and it publishes a quarterly newsletter and the free online, peer-reviewed journal Civic Literacy.