Seminar on Scholarly Activism

In this graduate seminar we will examine the phenomenon of “scholar activism,” also referred to as scholar advocacy and in some cases public scholarship. What does it mean to be a scholar activist in the academy(ies) today? What types of scholar activism do faculty engage in, how, and to what end? In order to closely interrogate these topics, we will explore the biographies and narratives of a diverse array of scholar activists, examine the sociopolitical and economic forces shaping their work, and consider what they have achieved and why.

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