With the emergence of alternative facts and post-truth, researchers’ engagement and involvement in the public discourse has become increasingly important. But how does one communicate research results in an interesting and efficient way? How can researchers make their work matter and be influential at the public level?
The School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University invites you to a lecture with M V Lee Badgett, Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst, who has more than 25 years of experience connecting research with policymakers and the public. She will depart from own experience and academic work and share strategies on how to disseminate research to the public and become more publically engaged.
Lee Badgett’s research interests lie within the area of economics of sexual orientation. She was the first scholar to document a sexual orientation wage gap and to debunk the myth of gay affluence. During her academic career, she has continuously contributed with important knowledge to the field but also been active in advising and publically speaking about LGBT economic issues.
We welcome staff and students at Linnaeus University and anyone interested in public engagement!