Come join Ideas on Fire for a workshop on

Podcasting and Public Intellectualism

at the 2017 Cultural Studies Association conference

in Washington, DC

Black Lives Matter, the Women’s March on Washington, #NoDAPL: All of these current 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. Public intellectuals 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 podcasts 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

You can register for the conference here. 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.

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