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Doing Cultural Studies in Public: Op-Eds and Knowledge Translation

Centre for Research in Cultural Studies (CRiCS)


Dr. Shannon SampertOn October 25, 2019, the Centre for Research in Cultural Studies (CRiCS) hosted "Doing Cultural Studies in Public: Op-Eds and Knowledge Translation" as its second fall 2019 session in the Professional Development Series. Facilitated by Dr. Shannon Sampert, this session was an opportunity for faculty, students, and staff to learn more about how to bring research and knowledge down from the "ivory tower" of academia and share it with a general audience.

Dr. Shannon Sampert has recently retired from the University of Winnipeg and is now working as a consultant with organizations in a bid to synergize research with public policy. Her work at EvidenceNetwork.ca at the University and her time at the Winnipeg Free Press taught her the importance of moving outside academe and getting research into the public realm. In this session, Dr. Sampert shared a number of innovative ideas on how researchers and students can make their research “live” and in the process, open up new doors for public collaboration, dissemination and potential funding.

(Image - Dr. Shannon Sampert, Photo credit: Lauren Bosc)