Presenters: Jessie Daniels (Hunter Public Health / CUNY Graduate Center)
Time: Wednesday, March 12, 12pm – 1:30pm
Location: Room 1631, Hunter West, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10065
Public Sociology in the Digital Era
Changes in publishing, funding and expectations about academic career paths are converging with the expansion of digital technologies. Whereas traditionally trained sociologists and other academics may have once had the luxury of speaking to small audiences of specialized experts, the digital era, changing economic models and pressing social problems are creating a new set of expectations. From blogging to Twitter, academics are increasingly engaged in dialogue with wider publics that include public officials, the media, and society. In this talk, Daniels will discuss an example of public sociology in the digital era through the JustPublics@365 project.