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Guidebook • Engage in Public Scholarship!: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accessible Communication

6 February 2024

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Engage in Public Scholarship!: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accessible Communication

✎ English

Target Audiences
• Scholars 
• Organizations and professionals in content creation and knowledge translation 

• Guidebook


Conception by
Alex Ketchum, Ph.D., assistant professor at McGill University's Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF)

Release Date and Last Update

2022 (no update as of the review date)

Public scholarship – sharing research with audiences outside of academic settings – has become increasingly necessary to counter the rise of misinformation, to fill gaps from cuts to traditional media, and to increase the reach of important scholarship by making it available to the public. Engaging in these efforts often comes with the risk of harassment and threats – especially for women, people of color, queer communities, and precariously employed workers. Engage in Public Scholarship! provides constructive guidance on how to translate research into inclusive public outreach while ensuring that such efforts are accessible for a range of abilities as well as safer for those involved.

In clear and helpful language, Alex D. Ketchum discusses practices and planning for a great range of educational activities – from in-person and online events, conferences, and lectures, to publishing and working with the media, to social media activity, blogging, and podcasting. Using an intersectional feminist lens, this book serves as a concise approach to the key challenges and benefits of feminist and accessible public scholarship by surveying debates and offering solutions. Examining the needs for long-term preservation and impact, Ketchum discusses issues relating to digital sustainability, maintenance, the concept of “openness,” and how to be mindful of exclusionary barriers that impede access.

A useful and readable guidebook for scholars, students, and content creators, Engage in Public Scholarship! offers both encouragement and toolkits for reaching audiences and sharing knowledge in practical and more equitable ways.

*** Note that this description is the official description of the book and has been translated by the author of this tool ***

Official Reference
Ketchum, A. D. (2022). Engage in Public Scholarship!: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accessible Communication. Concordia University Press.

To Access the Tool

Both hard (35.95 $) and digital (free) copies of this book are available on the Concordia University Press website

Clarifications by the Review Team
research, science, academia, knowledge translation, popularization feminist theory, accessibility, social media, digital media, equity


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