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Sharp Leadenhall Partnership, Anthropology by the Wire
Alongside Sharp Leadenhall community resident Ms. Betty Bland Thomas, Dr. Matthew Durington has worked in the community of Sharp Leadenhall since 2006. Through their partnership that embodies service-learning, dozens of Towson University students have volunteered in the community, conducted research, and better understood neighborhood dynamics in Baltimore City. These students not only get to know Baltimore, they also conduct applied research and several have become published co-authors alongside Dr. Durington and his collaborator Dr. Samuel Collins in the National Science Foundation funded project Anthropology by the Wire that involved Towson University students working in Sharp Leadenhall and with many other neighborhoods and organizations.