Learning and Doing with Playwright Erik Ehn
Professor Erik Ehn believes in dismantling false hierarchies, including ivory towers. To this end, he strives to immerse himself in communities beyond the walls of Brown; asking questions, listening closely, and working alongside his “fellow humans” to create stories together.
This story is part of "Learning and Doing" - a series on engaged scholarship at Brown University that tells the stories of faculty and students partnering with the community to advance scholarship and benefit the world beyond Brown.
December 17, 2015
November 10, 2015
Professor Sarah Besky is alternately described as a “goddess” (by her students), as “a thorn in corporations’ sides” (by herself) and as an anthropologist (by the rest of the world).
She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown and author of The Darjeeling Distinction, an ethnographic study of the lives of tea plantation workers in India. Here is an anthropological look at her journey from coastal Connecticut to lush Nepal and back to Providence.
November 2, 2015The Power in Sharing Stories, Art, and Meals“We never know how our small activities will affect others through the invisible fabric of our connectedness. In this exquisitely connected world, it's never a question of 'critical mass.' It's always about critical connections.” - Grace Lee BoggsSarah Day is interested in how scholar-researcher-activists can interrogate their positionality when conducting research or engaging in community outreach. She's currently completing her Masters of Arts in Teaching for History and Social Studies and working as the Assistant for the Engaged Scholars Program.
October 28, 2015
September 23, 2015
September 14, 2015