Interdisciplinary Publicly-Engaged Scholarship—Friday, November 10

9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, November 10 

Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Memorial Auditorium
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

University of Minnesota faculty and staff from a range of colleges and campuses will discuss publicly-engaged methodologies including digital storytelling and technologies, asset mapping, action research, citizen science, and community-based participatory research. Participants will explore how these methodologies can be incorporated into teaching and research, and how publicly-engaged scholarship can encourage interdisciplinary work.

The event will be moderated by Cathy Jordan, associate professor, Medical School and University of Minnesota Extension, with the following panelists: 

  • Michele Allen, associate professor, Medical School
  • Fernando Burga, assistant professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Lucy Fortson, professor, College of Science and Engineering
  • Lauren Martin, director of research, Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
  • David Syring, associate professor, University of Minnesota Duluth

Discussion questions will include: With publicly-engaged scholarship being conducted in every college at the University, how do disciplinary norms determine public engagement methods?  Do particular engagement methods lend themselves better to specific disciplines?  Are there interdisciplinary opportunities to utilize diverse engaged methods?

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study and the Office for Public Engagement.



The event is free and open to all University faculty, staff, and students.

Registration is not required.