• "You Can't Think
    from Nowhere"

Reflecting on the Dialectics of Engaged Scholarship at UChicago

The Chicago Studies Core is a new workshop series exclusively for Certificate Program participants, designed to expand students' toolkit for enacting social justice work through exploration of key frameworks for and practices of engaged scholarship. Across three evenings and one Saturday morning, participants will develop shared definitions of engaged scholarship, explore tried and true methodologies for its enactment, and brainstorm creative ways to make ongoing and upcoming academic work both meaningfully engaged and impact-oriented. Participants, who MUST be enrolled in the Certificate Program, will leave the workshop with a well-developed Certificate learning plan, and be better-equipped to form mutually beneficial partnerships for collaborative work.

The Chicago Studies Core is the recommended way to fulfill one of the three introductory experiences required for the Certificate Program. It is highly recommended for second and third years pursuing the Certificate; first years are also welcome, but preference will be given to upperclassmen due to limited space. Fourth years are welcome to join the Chicago Studies Core, despite having fulfilled the introductory requirements in other ways (as discussed in your first Chicago Studies advising appointment).

Locating key concepts (and each other)
Wednesday, April 4th (5-7 PM)
The social production of "blank space" and the dialogue of knowledges
Saturday, April 14th (10 AM-2 PM)
A quick and dirty refresher on South Side history
Wednesday, April 25th (5-7 PM)
Co-producing knowledge in Chicago
Wednesday, May 2nd (5-7 PM)

Click here to register for Spring 2018

Interested in the Chicago Studies Core, but NOT enrolled for the Certificate?
Learn more and enroll today!

Questions about the Chicago Studies Core?
Contact instructor Jeanne Lieberman for more information.