What is "Engaged Public Scholarship"?
The artifacts in this portfolio archive chronicle my efforts in engaged public scholarship as I see it. There are documents from my academic work, articles I've written for an internet magazine, blog posts, and some of my attempts at using digital images for public scholarship. And even though I primarily address education, popular culture, and critical media literacy, the subject matter and nature of the scholarship is still extremely varied. Sometimes it's serious and technical with all types of big words, while at other times it's humorous (at least I hope it is!) and down-to-earth. I'm attempting to learn how to be both at the same time, sometimes even within one artifact! Whether it's polysyllabic and full of jargon, or easy-to-read and contains the occasional four-letter word (sorry, Mom), I want to be provocative and informative, and promote the types of conversations and interactions between publics that epitomize engaged public scholarship... as I see it.