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IU Bloomington

Matthew Baggetta

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Expert Bio

Matthew Baggetta, an associate professor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is an expert on civil society and voluntary associations. His research interests include civil society and civic engagement, membership-based organizations, and social movements. Baggetta’s work focuses on the impacts of voluntary associations on their members and the broader impacts of associations and movements on society.

Baggetta has conducted studies of Sierra Club chapters, local community choirs, campus-based student groups and large, urban associations. He has developed a new systematic social observation data collection tool for studying civic activity and is applying it in the Observing Civic Engagement Project.

Areas of Expertise

Civil society, voluntary associations, civic engagement, social capital.

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