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Welcome to the 2016 PAGE Blog Salon

By Imagining America | September 11, 2016

Welcome to the 5th Annual PAGE Blog Salon!

The 2016-2017 PAGE Fellows are scholars, activists, and artists at universities across the United States. They are dedicated to advancing critical inquiry into social movements, cultural production, and issues of social and political agency using storytelling, public scholarship, and engaged pedagogy. Together their work spans the theories and practices of engaged scholarship, both in and outside of academia.

The Blog Salon will take place over five days, featuring diverse content produced by the Fellows each day. We invite you to engage with these innovative scholars and the entire PAGE community with your comments, questions, and insights. This year’s Salon format is organized with Fellows reflecting on three prompts:

  • What does it mean to succeed or fail at public engagement or public scholarship?
  • What creative potentials or unexpected challenges emerge when values, practices, and personal and professional networks intersect in various ways?
  • How does one negotiate privilege and intersectional position – in terms of race, class, gender, sexuality, and/or ability – in various spaces of engagement?

We are truly excited to introduce this year’s Fellows to you. The Fellows and PAGE alums will be continuing these conversations during IA’s national conference in Milwaukee in a session entitled: PAGE Fellows Lightning Talks on October 7, 15:30-17:00. We look forward to discussing strategies for how to thrive at the intersections of academia, creative praxis, and engagement.

The 2016-2017 National PAGE Co-Directors
Elyse, Janeke, Alyssa, Brittany, Sarah, Kira and Kush