Reading:
Cultural Studies Podcasting and Public Intellectualism

Cultural Studies Podcasting and Public Intellectualism

retro
May 5, 2017
Cultural Studies Podcasting - Person wearing a purple shirt and headphones speaks into a microphone covered by a pop filter
Image: WOC in Tech Chat

Ideas on Fire is heading to Washington, DC soon for the 2017 Cultural Studies Association conference where we’ll be leading a workshop on cultural studies podcasting and public intellectualism. Come on by, we’d love to see you!

Cultural Studies Podcasting and Public Intellectualism

2017 Cultural Studies Association conference

Washington, DC

Black Lives Matter, the Women’s March on Washington, #NoDAPL: All of these social justice movements have harnessed independent cultural production and the type of public intellectual work that cultural studies scholars have long championed.

In a era marked by intensified structural and interpersonal violence, what role can culture and public intellectualism play in creating more just and accessible worlds?

One form of public intellectualism that has been growing steadily over the past decade is podcasting, an audio form that allows a diverse range of hosts, scholars, audiences, activists, teachers, students, and broader communities to participate in these debates and contribute to those new worlds.

Scholars are hosting podcasts, professors are assigning them in classrooms, and activists and artists are using podcast interviews to build transnational communities.

In this workshop Cathy Hannabach, host of the Imagine Otherwise podcast that highlights projects and people that bridge art, activism, and academia to build more just worlds, will guide participants through the process of creating podcasts as public intellectual work.

Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm how they can use cultural studies podcasting in their specific scholarly, pedagogical, and community projects, as well as learn the production process for producing their own podcast.

Topics will include

  • how grad students, staff, and faculty can use podcasts for public intellectual work
  • the process of producing your own podcast
  • how teachers use podcasts in the classroom as teaching materials
  • creating student podcast assignments
  • and the cultural politics of podcasting as independent media

Join us on May 25, 2017, 10:30–12:00 pm at Georgetown University in Washington, DC

If anyone would like to attend the workshop but has difficulty with the conference registration fee, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Check out our other events at CSA this year

Sign up for our newsletter

Podcast episodes, articles, and offers right to your inbox to help you rock your interdisciplinary career

Our Privacy Policy

Related Stories

Academic Politics for New & Contingent Faculty, blog - Icebergs in cold waters
January 21, 2019

Academic Politics for New and Contingent Faculty

Help navigating academic politics for new and contingent faculty, including finding allies, trusting colleagues, and knowing when to stay out of it.

How to Clean and Organize Your Computer Desktop - Multicolored blocks with computer app icons, resting on a laptop keyboard
October 15, 2019

How to Clean and Organize Your Computer Desktop

Tips on how to organize your computer desktop, including building a file system that works for you, and utilizing your task bar and trash folder.

Weekend Reading - Orange tabby cat wearing glasses reading from an open book
June 1, 2017

Weekend Reading: The Importance of Reflection

The most difficult part of academic life is pulling back and reflecting on the "why" of it all. Why are we working so frantically, and within systems that often erase and dehumanize people of color, queer people, women, and those of us with disabilities? Whose expectations are our efforts serving?

Arrow-up