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Public Scholarship As translation
Implicit Religion US Keynote
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"Public Scholarship as translation"
Kelly J. Baker & David Dault
2023 Implicit Religion US Keynote

Public scholarship is both an act of translating our knowledge to a general audience–through our writing, speaking, social media, podcasting, etc.–as well as one in which we translate to the academy why communicating to the public matters. Public scholarship, then, is an adaptive strategy to both stay in the academy and develop the opportunities outside of the academy as well. Public scholarship requires building skills to talk to a larger public outside the academy but these skills can also be used in your academic careers too. This keynote is both a practical talk about how to do public scholarship with Kelly and David explaining how they do their different forms of public scholarship (writing and podcasting respectively) and an opportunity for participants to bring their own projects and ask questions about how to turn them into public scholarship.

ABout Kelly J. Baker and David Dault

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Kelly J. Baker is a multiple award-winning (Choice, INDIE, FAPA), best selling, essayist, historian, editor, and journalist, Kelly has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and other outlets. Kelly is the author of The Gospel According to the Klan, Sexism Ed, The Zombies are Coming and Grace Period was named one of the Best Books in New Religion Journalism of the Decade by Religion Dispatches.
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David Dault is a Chicago-based media producer, writer, and educator. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on the documentary, Selma at 50: Still Marching, and has won awards for his media work from the Religion News Service and Religion Communicators Council. David is co-founder of Sandburg Media and Host and Executive Producer of the radio show and podcast, Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith. David is an assistant professor of Christian Spirituality at Loyola University Chicago, and since 2020 has served as President of the Society for Comparative Research in Iconic and Performative Texts (SCRIPT).

Attend Integrating FOCI - Implicit REligion US 2023

We have eight spaces available for the Implicit Religion US conference, for audience participation only. The conference is online and free of charge on  31st May 10 - 6pm CST, including the keynote  delivered by Dr Kelly J. Baker and Dr David Dault focused on public scholarship. The audience spaces are available to students, early career scholars, independent scholars, and marginalised scholars only.

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