Day of public scholarship: Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Carleton College

The Broom Fellow for Public Scholarship, Professor Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, and the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) invite the Carleton community to the Day of Public Scholarship.

Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 9am-5pm
Weitz Center for Creativity, room 236 (Larson Family Meeting Room), Carleton College

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Ellen Mayock, author of Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace; professor at Washington & Lee University
  • Dr. Buffy Smith, Dean of the Dougherty Family College at the University of St Thomas

Afternoon written and group reflection facilitated by:

Susan Gust, a Minneapolis-based community activist, community-based participatory research field leader, and public health instructor at the University of Minnesota, will also be in attendance.

A Call for Public Scholars

What do we mean by “public scholarship” at Carleton? How public is our scholarship?

Join fellow Carleton faculty and two visiting engaged scholars on Thursday, June 8, 2023, for this interactive day-long workshop of collective reflection and shared learning. Guiding questions that will shape the day’s content include: How do public scholars employ academic resources and different forms of knowledge to create collaborative tools to address pressing public priorities and social challenges? How are non-experts included or addressed in this practice? How can scholars shift academic cultural norms and political power toward equity and inclusion? For instance, are there ways public scholars can position themselves in opposition to attacks against marginalized communities? Does our public scholarship inform our teaching or vice versa? In what ways can we prepare our students to become public scholars?  

This year the Broom Fellowship, in collaboration with the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE), is organizing the first Day of Public Scholarship at Carleton. The agenda will include guest speakers in the morning, lunch, and facilitated written and group reflections on public scholarship in the afternoon. We will hear from two experts who will share their public scholarship journeys: Dr. Ellen Mayock, author of Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace and professor at Washington & Lee, and Dr. Buffy Smith, Dean of the Dougherty Family College at the University of St Thomas. Sun Yung Shin, a poet, writer, and co-director of Poetry Asylum in the Twin Cities, will facilitate the afternoon session.

This event is intended for faculty and academic support staff interested in learning more about public scholarship practices and deepening the growing community of those engaged in this work at Carleton. This is also a space for those interested in the ways public scholarship can advance more just, humane higher education systems for those who work and learn within them. Experience conducting public scholarship is not required. All are welcome. 

Register by June 1

Contact Palmar Alvarez-Blanco,, with questions.

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Broom Fellow for Public Scholarship

Palmar Alvarez Blanco

Palmar Alvarez-Blanco
Weitz Center for Creativity 225B
(507) 222-4246