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Stanford Engaged Scholarship Conference: (Re)Thinking Engaged Scholarship and Participatory Citizenship

February 1, 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
CSRE Conference Room, 450 Serra Mall, Building 360, Stanford University

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by January 29th. 

The 3rd Annual Stanford Engaged Scholarship Conference highlights engaged scholarship and scholar-activism in institutions of higher education and in the community. We define engaged scholarship as diverse research, pedagogy, and creative performance—conducted in partnership with public, non-profit, or private stakeholders—focused on addressing critical social issues and contributing to the public good.

The most up-to-date schedule can be found on the conference website. Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Monday, January 29th. 

This year’s conference theme focuses on the relationships between engaged scholarship and participatory citizenship, while highlighting interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches. The conference will include panel discussions on the following topics: Art and Activism, Education and Justice, Human Rights and Immigration, and Enviroment and Sustainability.  

Framing Questions of the Conference: 

As we think about the role of engaged scholarship in these times of transforming democratic participation, we are asking ourselves:

  • How, as community engaged scholars, are we building intellectual and political solidarities across communities and across politicized difference?
  • How can our collaborations with citizen groups or community organizations contribute to community engaged learning and scholarship in today’s political context?

The Stanford Engaged Scholarship Conference is meant to interrogate relationships among academic scholarship, communities, and movements; create spaces for productive dialogue among community groups, scholars, and students; explore the research/learning possibilities between students and faculty in classrooms and communities; and bring together different stakeholders to build a community of engaged scholars. Our hope is this conference will encourage us to think critically and actively about our research and collaborations.

For more information, please contact Donna Hunter, Clayton Hurd, or Rigoberto Marquez.

Event Sponsor: 
Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Haas Center for Public Service
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