UW Graduate School

Public Scholarship

The Graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship has a project- and portfolio-based curriculum that enables graduate students to integrate their intellectual, political, and professional interests through engagement with diverse publics. Together, the certificate’s students, faculty, and community partners generate new forms of culture, knowledge, and expression; re-envision the ends and means of higher education; and open professional pathways inside and outside the academy. The certificate is sponsored by the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity in the Department of Communication, and is supported in part by the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

Program website

Degree(s)/Certificate(s) offered

  • Graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship

Program director/interdisciplinary group chair

  • Michelle Habell-Pallan, Professor, Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Primary Staff Contact

  • Gina Aaftaab, Assistant Director, Center for Communication, Difference, & Equity

Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Membership

The following are the core/voting Graduate Faculty members of the interdisciplinary group.  For a complete list of faculty active in the program, see the program website.

  • Bruce Burgett, Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • Ralina Joseph, Professor, Department of Communication
  • Leilani Nishime, Professor, Department of Communication
  • Sonnet Retman, Associate Professor, Department of American Ethnic Studies and Comparative History of Ideas