MPSA Roundtable on Public Engagement

This MPSA roundtable session on “Public Engagement: Communicating and Promoting Your Research”, organized by Kathleeen Searles of Louisiana State University and Women Also Know Stuff and chaired by Julia Azari of Marquette University, features Lilly Goren of Carroll University and Jennifer M. Piscopo of Occidental College.

The panel examines strategies for the promotion of research and its communication and dissemination through public engagement.

Topics discussed include:

  • The importance of having an “elevator pitch” ready on the importance of public engagement and promoting the work of other scholars.
  • How to get involved with public engagement, including blogging, tweeting, publishing opinion pieces and fielding media questions.
  • The importance of being willing to discuss topics with the media that fall within your field of study, but are not necessarily your personal areas of expertise.
  • Sharing media interview opportunities with colleagues, especially those who are female, minority, or junior faculty members, when you don’t have time to speak to the media, or the subject matter is too far outside of your comfort zone.

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