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Developing Your Academic Presence Online through Writing & Social Media

When: Monday, November 12, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Road, 140, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Elizabeth Anne Lenaghan  

Group: The Writing Place

Category: Academic


A digital persona is a critical component of academic life. A bio on your department website, personal research page, professional blog, and networking profile (LinkedIn, are among several integral spaces for the production and distribution of your scholarship, particularly for advanced graduate students and job candidates. The Internet has opened up the possibility for digital publishing (e.g., H-Net, MediaCommons) and blog commentating/reviewing, crucial platforms for aspiring scholars. Additionally, social media such as Facebook have opened up new avenues for networking and collaboration with other scholars. This workshop provides an introduction to these various digital media and best practices for management of your digital self. Exercises include brief surveys of other academics’ digital personas and examination of scholarly blogs. You will be encouraged to share their own experiences with digital content and profiles.

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