Research On Air: Reaching Public Audiences via Public Radio

I gave a workshop for the University of Michigan’s Rackham Program for Public Scholarship in May 2019 focused on scholarly communication and public media. Over a four-hour session, participants:

  • Gained a better understanding of the media landscape, including podcasting, broadcast, and print sources.

  • Understood how media decision-makers evaluate stories, and how scholars can pitch their research as relevant to those decision-makers.

  • Considered how research about controversial topics, such as Palestinian, LGBTQ, or African-American civil rights struggles, can impact the risks and rewards of public-facing scholarship.

  • Role-played pitching, shaping, and producing research-based stories for local and national audiences.

Please feel free to reach out if you want to commission a similar workshop for your institution or community! I am passionate about connecting scholars and storytellers at all levels.

Courses Taught at University of Michigan

As Instructor of Record:

Winter 2018: Who Tells Your Story? Media, Race, Gender, and Power in 2018. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (English 140) *tweets about this course can be found using my hashtag #MediaIn2018*

Fall 2017: What Is Transgender Literature? University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (English / WMST 314)

Winter 2015: Literatures of Transformation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (English 124)

Fall 2014: Literatures of Transformation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (English 124)

Winter 2013: “Transgender Politics and Community Activism,” Community-Engaged Pedagogy Course, Residential College, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  (Residential College 340)
  
Fall 2013: The Trouble With Normal, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (English 125)
 

As Graduate Student Instructor: 

 
2014: Digital Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (Instructor of Record: Lisa Nakamura)

2013: Rhetorical Activism and United States Civil Rights Movements, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (Instructor of Record: Alisse Portnoy)

2012: Immigrant Novels Since 2001, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (Instructor of Record: Michael Byers)