Informed Consent

My name is Chris Caruso and I am a student in the Anthropology Ph.D. Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and Principal Investigator of this project, entitled “Teaching Political Economy During the Crisis: Open Education and Civil Society.” This is a research study about the experience of how teaching and learning about economic ideas online has changed in recent years. I would like you to complete the below survey about your experiences.

This survey will take less than one hour. All information gathered will be kept strictly confidential and will be stored in a digitally encrypted file format, to which only I, and my advisor, will have access. At any time you can refuse to answer any questions or end this interview.

There is minimal risk involved in this study. The benefits of your participation may include the possibility of greater understanding of how economic ideas are spread online. There will be approximately one hundred participants taking part in this study.

I may publish results of this study, but names of people, or any identifying characteristics, will not be used in any of the publications without your permission. If you would like a copy of the study, please provide me with your email address and I will send you a copy in the future.

If you have any questions about this research, you can contact me at (718)781-5641 or, or my advisor Professor David Harvey at (212)817-7211 or If you have questions about your rights as a participant in this study, you can contact Kay Powell, IRB Administrator, The Graduate Center/City University of New York, (212)817-7525,

Thank you for your participation in this study.

* I understand the above and agree to participate in this survey.

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