Oct 26 2018

Linda R. Tropp Colloquium

October 26, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Student Center East -Room 605


750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

Becoming an Engaged Scholar: Pathways to Public Engagement

As academics, we often hope that the work we do will somehow contribute to the public good.  But for many of us, such a goal might seem elusive; we might not know where to start in order for our research to make a difference in the world.  This talk and interactive session has been designed for people who seek to learn more about different way in which academic researchers can have real-world impact, and to begin to chart their own paths toward becoming engaged scholars.

Dr. Tropp is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she is also a member of the UMass Psychology of Peace and Violence Program.  Professor Tropp is internationally renowned for her research on intergroup contact, including seminal meta-analytic findings documenting that intergroup contact reduces prejudice.  She most recently is Editor of the book Making Research Matter: A Psychologist’s Guide to Public Engagement (published by the American Psychological Association, 2018), which has been hailed as a volume that “both inspires and informs, telling us how we can make our scientific knowledge contribute to the greater good.”



Karla Rivera Ruiz

Date posted

Oct 15, 2018

Date updated

Oct 16, 2018