Storytelling as Scholarship: Exploring Digital Stories, PhotoVoice and Other Methods

The 2019 Nashman Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) are forming now. These small inter-disciplinary/inter-professional groups meet monthly for one year to discuss and learn collectively about their topic of interest. All GW faculty and administrators are welcome. Click here for information about other FLC's forming for 2019.

Chair: Imani M. Cheers, School of Media and Public Affairs

We would like to invite faculty from across all disciplines and programs to join a Faculty Learning Community that will explore a variety of forms of storytelling available to scholars. Digital Storytelling has been employed as a powerful reflection tool for students. It has also used in community advocacy work. PhotoVoice is a qualitative research method, increasingly popular among researchers who use community-based participatory methods.

Collectively, this group will identify and discuss relevant texts and examples of this work. Members will share their successes, challenges, paths, and barriers.

The purpose of this FLC is to:

  • build a sense of community among the community-engaged faculty across GW

  • stimulate challenging conversations about quality community engagement and the tools available to help us achieve it

  • create a final deliverable, defined by the group,  that helps to pave the way for more high quality community-engaged scholarship and practice at GW

The FLC will convene monthly through December 2019 and will involve moderate preparation for our meetings. 

To indicate your interest in this group, please email Wendy Wagner (wagnerw@gwu.edu) by December 10, 2018