Join Jennifer Wilson, PhD, for a two-hour writing workshop on translating research into public writing. Dr. Wilson will give a talk about her experience breaking into media writing during and after a career in academia, covering topics like pitching, working with editors, making research publicly accessible, and the pluses and minuses of writing for a wider audience. Workshop participants will be encouraged to share aspects of their research that they would be interested in transforming into an article for a magazine or newspaper.
Bio: Jennifer Wilson is a Contributing Writer at The Nation magazine where she covers books and culture. Her other literary essays and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The New Republic, and elsewhere. Before her career in media, she completed a PhD in Russian Literature from Princeton University and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Friday, February 12, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
Registration closes at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 11. Zoom links will be sent the day before the event.
This event is hosted by the UBC Eurasia Research Cluster, and is part of the Public Humanities Hub’s Public Scholarship Workshop Series.