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Susan Erenrich Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Government

Ph.D. in Leadership & Change;
M.S in Conflict Analysis & Resolution;
M.A. in Performing Arts;
B.A. in Sociology

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Areas of Expertise: Leadership and Change, Community Building and Social Movements, Nonprofit/Arts Administration
Susan (Susie) J. Erenrich is a social movement history documentarian. She uses the arts for social change to tell stories about transformational leadership, resilience, and societal shifts as a result of mobilization efforts by ordinary citizens. Susie holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University and is the founder/Executive Director of the Cultural Center for Social Change. She has more than four decades of experience in nonprofit/arts administration, civic engagement, community service, and community organizing and has taught at universities, public schools, and community- based programs for at-risk, low-income populations. Currently a professor at American University, she is also the editor of Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: An Anthology of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and is the producer of Wasn't That A Time: Stories & Songs That Moved The Nation, a live community radio broadcast.
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Spring 2024

  • WSEM-050 Topics in Washington DC: Nat'l Convers Times of Crisis