Maureen Emerson Feit, PhD

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PhD, Cultural Anthropology

Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership

Phone: 206-296-5457

Building/Room: HUNT 205

Maureen Emerson Feit CV (PDF)


Dr. Maureen Emerson Feit is Director and Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University. Her primary research focuses on the role of community organizations in racial formation, citizenship, and representative democracy. In her most recent project, she and her colleagues completed a critical qualitative study of staff as they interpreted shifting policy and navigated the complexities of race, trust and representation in the U.S. census count. She has also published on the application of critical race theory in nonprofit management education.

As a former practitioner, her work is grounded in her experience with community organizations dedicated to immigrant and refugee rights, education, and youth advocacy. She teaches widely in the curriculum and mentors students during their capstone projects.

She serves on the leadership of the Critical Perspectives Interest Group and the Undergraduate Diversity Scholars Committee with ARNOVA and is a former board member of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council. She received her MA and PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan.