Research is one of the goals of the Islands Institute. Yet with this goal, we must also examine the premises and paradigms of research. How can research empower participants and communities? How do we research the natural world in a way that refuses to objectify it and separate it from human life?


Academics of the Heart

Appreciative Inquiry

Community Research

Engaged Research

Narrative Inquiry

Organic Inquiry

Resilience Research

Thinking Nature

Visual Research