edited by Thomas J. Billard and Silvio Waisbord
contributions by Holley Wilkin, Srividya Ramasubramanian, Sue Robinson, Yidong Wang, Elaine Almeida, Aymar Jean Christian, Stacey L Connaughton, Susan Mancino, Daniel Kreiss, Shannon C McGregor, Danielle K Brown, Todd P Newman, Becca Beets, Larry Gross, Thomas J. Billard, Silvio Waisbord, Amy Jordan, Rachel Kuo, Philip M Napoli, Chad Raphael and Paula Gardner
University of Illinois Press, 2024
Cloth: 978-0-252-04569-1 | Paper: 978-0-252-08780-6 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05655-0
Library of Congress Classification P91.5.U5P83 2024
Dewey Decimal Classification 302.2072

Prometheus brought the gift of enlightenment to humanity and suffered for his benevolence. This collection takes on scholars’ Promethean view of themselves as selfless bringers of light and instead offers a new vision of public scholarship as service to society.

Thomas J Billard and Silvio Waisbord curate essays from a wide range of specialties within the study of communication. Aimed at scholars and students alike, the contributors use approaches from critical meditations to case studies to how-to guides as they explore the possibilities of seeing shared knowledge not as a gift to be granted but as an imperative urging readers to address the problems of the world. Throughout the volume, the works show that a pivot to ideas of scholarship as public service is already underway in corners of communication studies across the country.

Visionary and provocative, Public Scholarship in Communication Studies proposes a needed reconsideration of knowledge and a roadmap to its integration with community.

Contributors: Elaine Almeida, Becca Beets, Thomas J Billard, Danielle K. Brown, Aymar Jean Christian, Stacey L. Connaughton, Paula Gardner, Larry Gross, Amy Jordan, Daniel Kreiss, Rachel Kuo, Susan Mancino, Shannon C. McGregor, Philip M. Napoli, Todd P. Newman, Srividya Ramasubramanian, Chad Raphael, Sue Robinson, Silvio Waisbord, Yidong Wang, and Holley Wilkin