The university and the Public Sphere

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The Academic Exchange
Vol. 13 No. 2
Spring 2011

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The University and the Public Sphere
What is public scholarship?

The Legacy of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship at Emory

Further Resources

Scholar, Teacher, Public Policy Player
The balancing act of the modern legal scholar

Turning to Public Scholarship
Race and music

Teaching and Learning in the Public Realm
Lessons on effectiveness

Further Resources

Shared Knowledge
Developing a public voice through the media

Media Strategies for Faculty

"Often, when academics are not involved in [media] conversations, people rely on short-term generalizations to explain the world."

"I have my effectiveness in speaking to diverse audiences, whether it’s to three hundred executives or two thousand teachers, going out and telling them something about the global economy and its implications."

Reflections on a Tragedy
The media and the public stigma around mental illness

Trusted But Not Respected
Nurses in contemporary media

Further Reading

The Public Scholars of the Future
Preparing undergraduates with skills and experiences for public service

Lives Steeped in Stories
Teaching students to become critical consumers of media

More Resources on Critical Media Literacy

"The Bible in one hand, the newspaper in the other"
Cultivating public theologians in the Youth Theological Initiative



Giroux, Henry. Beyond the Spectacle of Terrorism: Global Uncertainty and the Challenge of the New Media. Paradigm, 2006.

____. Schooling and the Struggle for Public Life: Critical Pedagogy in the Modern Age. U of Minnesota P, 1988.

____. Stealing Innocence: Corporate Culture’s War on Children. Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.

____. Youth in a Suspect Society: Democracy or Disposability? Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Nussbaum, Martha C. Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education. Harvard UP, 1997.

____. The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy. Cambridge University Press, 1986.

____. Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities. Princeton UP, 2010.