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Owning and Honing Your Voice: A Public Writing Webinar for Academics

Speaker

Anthony Ocampo, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University

Many academics dream of sharing their research and expertise beyond the ivory tower, on media outlets such as the New York Times and NPR. However, the transition from academic to public writing can be intimidating for a variety of reasons--unfamiliarity with journalistic conventions, fear of being dismissed for making their work "too accessible" (as if that's a bad thing!), and above all, a lack of self-belief in one's expertise. In this webinar, I will talk about the mindset and mechanics behind transitioning from writing for fellow scholarly experts to writing for the public--from the art of pitching articles to landing a "big 5" publishing deal.

Duke graduate students can access this event sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity through Duke's institutional membership, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Advancement. Find information about how to claim your Duke membership to NCFDD here


Categories

Communication, Professional Adaptability, Professional Development