Maria Faini

Narrative Impact Analyst, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

The Narrative Impact Analyst provides strategic support to the organization’s efforts to amplify and innovatively measure the impact of the varied racial justice narrative programs of both Race Forward and allied/client organizations. S/he contributes to and builds upon organizational content analysis practice and other impact evaluation methods for narrative change campaigns and journalism. Relevant projects may include the “Drop the I-word (‘illegal’)” Campaign; the Shattered Families report and daily news site Colorlines coverage on the intersection of immigration and child welfare systems; the Mass Freedom Project bridging the movements combatting systemic discrimination in the criminal justice system and the immigration system; and the work of local government to advance racial equity and create an effective and inclusive democracy.