IRW regularly hosts professional development workshops for students and faculty. In 2018-19 IRW will continue to administer the Rutgers Public Engagement Project. This will enable the university community to continue to take advantage of skills training designed to help scholars communicate their research to a broad audience. 2018-19 workshops will include:
October 4, 2018. Defending Democracy: Making a Difference in the Midterm Elections
A workshop for students and faculty interested in community organizing.
November 8, 2018. Participatory Writing
A workshop designed to help academics cope with pressure to produce, manage writing time, maintain momentum, and engage readers both inside and outside the academy.
November 12, 2018. Job Market Basics
A panel providing strategic advice for graduate students contemplating an academic job market that is increasingly comprised of visiting positions and post-doctoral fellowships.
December 6, 2018. Oral History and Activism
A workshop on how oral history can contribute to social justice activism.
February 21, 2019. Public Engagement for Academics: The Use and Abuse of Story
An introduction to best practices for using narrative to convince broad audiences -- in op-eds, blogs, social media, and fundraising.
March 7, 2018. When History is Personal: The Role of Memoir
A workshop on using memoir to illuminate academic work.
April 11, 2019. Storytelling and Social Change
A conversation about the strategic impact of story-sharing.