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RIGS Graduate Student Workshop: The Job Talk as Storytelling with Professor Josef Woldense

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February 4, 2021 - 10:00am to February 5, 2021 - 11:30am


The Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies Initiative (RIGS) is pleased to annouce that UMN Professor Josef Woldense is kicking-off the RIGS Spring 2021 workshop series with his two-day Zoom Workshop for Graduate Students: The Job Talk as Storytelling on the mornings of Feb 4 and 5th, 2021. 
Description and details below. Please be sure to REGISTER HERE
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Event Description:
The Job Talk as Storytelling with Professor Josef Woldense 
What is the job talk? Simple, it is an oral presentation that displays your research. The problem, of course, is that you have spent all of your time thinking and expressing your research in a medium other than the oral form of communication. Although the underlying ideas you wish to convey are largely the same, the medium in which you are now asked to express them is profoundly different. The primary challenge in crafting the job talk, then, is this: How do I translate my research from one mode of communication to another? This is precisely the question this workshop seeks to answer and it does so by drawing on storytelling as the central translating device. 
This is a two-day workshop broken up into three parts: 
Day 1: The first part offers a general framework on how to think about the research presentation as storytelling. The second part walks through a portion of an actual job talk to demonstrate the principles of storytelling when applied to research. 
Day 2: The third and last part of the workshop offers participants the opportunity to start crafting their own research presentation in the form of storytelling. 
Thursday, February 4, 10:00AM - 12:30PM 
Friday, February 5, 10:00AM - 11:30AM 
Zoom (Register HERE). 
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of African American & African Studies and the Institute for Advanced Study.
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