Workshops

A series of public scholarship workshops cosponsored by the Center for Women and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.

Upcoming Workshops

Teaching with Public Scholarship
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Jones Room, Woodruff Library
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Panelists in this session will discuss and explore the opportunities, challenges, pedagogical approaches, and variety of outcomes in incorporating public scholarship into their teaching and curricula. Some have their students write opinion pieces (some of which have been pitched and published), while others incorporate public scholarship in the form of community engagement. Come for creative ideas, challenges, outcomes, opportunities. This event is open to all faculty and graduate students. Students should be certain to bring their student ID in order to get PSI 610 credit.

Past Workshops

Several past public scholarship workshops are available as podcasts via the Center for Women playlist on YouTube or the CFDE iTunes collection.

Graduate Students and Public Scholarship
Friday, September 27, 2013
White Hall 102
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

This session will explore the opportunities, potential risks, and ethical dimensions for graduate students in bringing their work into the public realm. How should scholars in training who want to do public scholarship be supported? What are some strategies for graduate students pursuing this sort of work? Are faculty obligated to advise graduate students of the professional challenges they may face as public scholars? This event is open to all faculty and graduate students. Students should be certain to bring their student ID in order to get PSI 610 credit.

Social Media and Public Scholarship
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Center for Ethics, Room 162
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

How do social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and the "blogosphere" help scholars make an impact with their work beyond the academy? How might social media challenge the work of scholars? In this session, three scholars with experience and expertise in using and examining social media as a platform for public scholarship will discuss those opportunities and issues.

Presenters: Bonna Wescoat, professor of art history and blogger on her field research in classical Greek art and architecture, including "The Parthenon Project" at blogs.emory.edu/parthenonproject; Roopika Risam, doctoral candidate in the Department of English, an active participant in Twitter discussions and debates on subjects at the intersection of the academy and the public realm, and involved in national discussions about Twitter and academe; and Shannan Palma, PhD alumna of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, staff member in the Center for Women at Emory, expert in social media engagement for thought leadership.

Presenting Data in Public Scholarship
Monday, February 18, 2013
DUC E338
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Public Scholarship in the Sciences
Thursday, November 1, 2012
DUC E334 (the room that used to be 363)
Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Public Scholarship Behind the Podium and On the Screen
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Goizueta Foundation Center W320
Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Public Scholarship as Professional Capital
Monday, September 17, 2012
Goizueta Foundation Center W320
Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Claire Sterk, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Michael Leo Owens, Associate Professor of Political Science; and Pamela Scully, Professor and Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, will discuss some of the challenges within academe in the pursuit of public scholarship and some strategies for addressing those challenges, as well as ideas for how university culture might more readily embrace such work as intellectual and professional capital. This event is open to all faculty and graduate students.

Stories from the Op-Ed Front Lines
Monday, March 26, 2012
Center for Ethics
Noon-1:15 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and the Center for Women at Emory as the second in a series of three follow-up sessions to the January Op-Ed Workshop, which aims to increase the volume of women faculty voices in the public sphere. Three Emory faculty members—Drew Westen, Professor of Psychology; Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies and Hank Klibanoff, James M. Cox, Jr., Professor of Journalism and Pulitzer Prize winner—will share their experiences and advice as op-ed contributors in major national media outlets. This event is open to all faculty and graduate students. Lunch will be provided for up to 25 people. Please RSVP to Roopika Risam at rrisam@emory.edu.

Through the Eyes of an Op-Ed Page Editor
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012
ECIT 217, Woodruff Library

Two op-ed page editors from major newspapers, Autumn Brewington from the Washington Post (via teleconference) and Tom Sabulis from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will discuss what they seek in pitch, tone, scope, style, and other aspects of an op-ed for their papers. Bring your sharp questions and ideas. This event is open to faculty and graduate students. Lunch will be provided for the first 25 people to RSVP. Please RSVP to Roopika Risam at rrisam@emory.edu. Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and the Center for Women at Emory as a follow-up session to the January Op-Ed Workshop, which aims to increase the volume of women faculty voices in the public sphere.

Pitching and Placing your Op-Ed
Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012
Emory Center for Ethics Rm
Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and the Center for Women at Emory as a follow-up session to the January Op-Ed Workshop, which aims to increase the volume of women faculty voices in the public sphere. Two Emory media relations experts, Nancy Seideman and Elaine Justice, will offer tips and advice on pitching and placing an op-ed piece in major media outlets. This event is open to all faculty and graduate students. Lunch will be provided for up to 25 people. Please RSVP to Roopika Risam at rrisam@emory.edu. Please visit the CFDE calendar for more information.