A Toolkit event with the creator of the Religion for Breakfast video series.
“Public scholarship” has become something of a buzzword in recent years. Promoting the “public understanding of religion” has even become a stated, central mission of the American Academy of Religion. But “public scholar” is an insider’s term used by the academy. Outside of the academy, bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, and TikTokers are called “content creators.” The difference is subtle, but it is worth examining. Can scholars take ownership of the role of “Content Creator?” What does content creating as a scholar entail? In this workshop, Andrew Henry, the creator of the largest religious studies YouTube channel, Religion for Breakfast, will share his experiences pivoting from full-time research to YouTubing. Topics he will touch on include the challenges that independent content creators face, the commodification of scholarship, the future of public scholarship on social media platforms, as well as practical strategies on how to be both a public scholar and scholarly content creator.
In-person attendance limited to graduate students and CCSR affiliates. To attend, please rsvp to email@example.com. Lunch will be provided.
Attendance by Zoom is open to the public. Please register here to attend via Zoom.