Joshua Been (Assistant Librarian and Digital Scholarship Librarian) and Sinai Wood (Associate Professor and Documents Librarian) have been invited to join the Research Fellows Program with the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a project headed by Baylor University aimed at alleviating hunger through community outreach, education, policy and research. THI’s Research Fellows program aims to promote “an interdisciplinary approach to advancing research and classroom engagement on poverty and food insecurity topics,” according to the THI Research Fellows website.
Been and Wood will join this community of researchers and look forward to contributing to THI’s efforts in addressing the challenges of food insecurity in Texas.
The THI is “a capacity building, collaborative project dedicated to developing and implementing strategies to end hunger through policy, education, research, community organizing and community development,” according to its website. The group was founded at Baylor University and features field offices in cities around the state, which allows it to “convene, train, inform and support communities to assess local hunger, and evaluate barriers to food security, in order to become a Hunger Free Community.”
Joshua Been and Sinai Wood