The Religion and the Public Conversation (RPC) Media Team is a weekly interdisciplinary seminar exploring the uses and potentials for religion scholarship for various publics, and equipping students with tools to integrate their research with contemporary media landscapes. Media Team fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and affiliated scholars learn together to distill their work for non-academic audiences, develop media production skills such as script-writing and video editing, workshop one another’s public-facing scholarship, and collaborate to produce works that are hosted on the CCSR website.

The Media Team is a laboratory for developing research and presentation methods relevant to academic work in the 21st century. Each year’s cohort explores what scholars with expertise in religion have to offer the many audiences for new media, inquiring into what works and what might be needed. See below for some of our recent projects. Interested in applying for the Media Team