Social Innovation Conversation: Applying a Social Innovation Lens to Community Engaged Scholarship
- How are these fields of Community Engagement and Social Innovation related?
- How are they different?
- How might these fields support each other to promote academically relevant research, scholarship, and knowledge production that also works for social justice?
This event is a cross-fertilization of the Tulane Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship and the Research & Scholarship team at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking.
The format of the event will be a panel discussion featuring three student panelists, current graduate students, and alumni from the humanities and social sciences participating in the Mellon program, who will share their personal stories and present a critical reflection on their doctoral work and their Mellon community-engaged projects.
Discussants from the Taylor Center will offer constructive comments drawing from action research (participatory learning and design) and social innovation theories, ontologies, and epistemological stances and research approaches.
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About the organizers:
This event is co-sponsored by the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking as part of its spring Social Innovation Conversation, led by the research and scholarship team, and the Tulane Center for Public Service (CPS) as part of its Faculty Series .
The Tulane University Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship is an initiative of Tulane’s Office of the Provost and School of Liberal Arts, launched in 2017 with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Mellon Program supports graduate students doing public humanities work. A distinctive feature of the program is the way it values community organizers’ knowledge and ways of knowing. Community organizers are not just guest speakers, they are integral parts of each cohort and advisors to the graduate students for two years. In addition to coursework and regular meetings with faculty and community advisors, graduate students pursue collaborative projects in publicly engaged scholarship. To learn more about the Mellon program, participants, and projects, please visit mellon.wp.tulane.edu.
The Taylor Center’s Research and Scholarship team supports researchers in any discipline working to advance knowledge and understanding of the fields of social innovation and changemaking. The Social Innovation Conversations are one of our regular initiatives. Learn more about the R&S team and work at taylor.tulane.edu/research.