Attend the “Publicizing Your Research” Event April 25th!


If you haven’t published yet, don’t worry, there are other options for you! Digital media technologies have become increasingly important in academic life, offering new opportunities and new challenges to get your academic voice heard outside of peer-reviewed journals.

Digital media technologies have become increasingly important in academic life, offering both new opportunities and new challenges. Digital technologies provide academics an array of platforms on which to share their work, broaden its reach, gain recognition and involve a range of stakeholders. At the same time, such technologies raise concerns for researchers about how legacy academic institutions value (or do not) such work, while it may also make them vulnerable to political attacks.

This panel, titled “Publicizing Your Research: Building, Communicating, and Branding Your Academic Identity,” brings together prominent public-facing academics across disciplines to discuss best practices for GC students to cultivate a public voice for their scholarship through innovative ways of conceiving, communicating, and connecting their research to broader audiences.

On Tuesday, April 25th, panelists will discuss strategies and mindsets that students can use to publicize their research through blogs, op-eds, social media and repositories. Panelists include Graduate Center alumna Dr. Kara Alaimo (Assistant Professor of Communications at Hofstra), Dr. Katina Rogers (the Futures Initiative at GC), and Dr. Jessie Daniels (Professor of Sociology at GC). The event will be moderated by Polly Thistlethwaite, chief librarian at the GC.

Attend and learn how to:

  • Connect and cultivate non-traditional publishing opportunities
  • Publish your research through blogs, op-eds, social media and online repositories
  • Brand your unique voice for maximum impact and effectiveness
  • Network with diverse audiences and stakeholders through digital platforms
  • Learn how to make your innovative engagement count in legacy academic institutions
  • Navigate the politics of engaging the public on important social issues

The panel takes place from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in room C202 at the Graduate Center, and will be followed by a Q & A. Please RSVP for your attendance here.

Also, read our blog post about pitching your research for op-eds, and how to turn your dissertation into a book.