Earlier this month I was invited to be a speaker on a panel discussion about public scholarship. It was an honor to be on a panel with distinguished academics and an incredible artist/journalist (you MUST buy her cookbook here).
The topic of the panel centered around the question of public scholarship in precarious times. How do we, as academics, advocates, and scholars use the expertise we've obtained and earned in our academic journeys to advocate for those most vulnerable among us? The response to this was not uniform for obvious reasons, but the passion and need for action was. This blog post is more reflective in nature, but I hope you are inspired to ask yourself regularly a similar question: how am I, in the position that I am in, ensuring that my work advocates for the most vulnerable among us?