Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Jabola-Carolus researches labor and social movements, urban politics, and participatory democracy. His current projects focus on the development and impacts of participatory budgeting in the U.S., a democratic reform that gives communities direct control over public spending decisions. He is an advisory board member and was formerly a staff member of The Participatory Budgeting Project. He also serves on the Research Board for New York City's participatory budgeting process, and has worked as a Research Analyst with CUNY’s Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.