Public Scholarship Initiatives

THE CENTER FOR WOMEN is engaged in a number of initiatives related to "public scholarship," which we conceive of broadly as work that crosses boundaries between the academy and the broader public sphere.  We believe that Emory faculty, staff and students have an obligation to contribute to the public good, whether through participating in public debates about critical issues, contributing to public policy, working with communities to solve problems, making research available to the general public, or engaging in service learning. We primarily promote thought leadership at Emory through two initiatives: the application-only Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship, and the Public Scholarship workshop series, open to all Emory faculty and graduate students, which we coordinate in partnership with the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.

The Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship

Check back for the announcement of the 2013-2015 cohort, made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Center for Women, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Center for Injury Control, Laney Graduate School, School of Law, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Office of the Provost, and Dr. Sheryl Heron.

Emory University partners with the OpEd Project to expand the range of voices heard in the public sphere. With this two-year fellowship, we aim to increase the number of women and minority scholars who are “thought leaders” in the nation’s most visible forums by teaching them how to write for and connect to major media outlets. This program is for Emory University faculty. A small number of graduate students may also be selected if space is available. Space is limited to twenty participants. If you're curious about what it feels like to take the leap into public scholarship, we encourage you to read this piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education by a fellow in the Public Voices program at Yale. Current Emory fellows' bios and successes can be found by clicking the link on the left sidebar.

The 2012-14 cohort is made possible by generous sponsorship from the Center for Women, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Center for Injury Control, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, School of Law, Candler School of Theology, Emory College, and Office of the President.


Public Voices Fellowship

Past Programs

The OpEd Project at Emory 

The OpEd Project helps women engage in public scholarship by teaching them how to write op eds and place them in major media outlets. Emory women faculty, graduate students, and senior administrators were invited to apply to a two-day workshop for January 10 and 11, 2012, after which participants have one-year access to the OpEd Project's Mentor-Editors, many of whom are Pulitzer Prizewinners. Click here for more information and an application. 

Other programs and initiatives related to public scholarship at the Center for Women include