With The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship, editor Patricia Leavy and a diverse array of contributing authors fight for affirmation of the value of public scholarship in mainstream academic consciousness. The result is an impressively expansive and phenomenally detailed volume that handily demonstrates not only the scientific rigor of public scholarship, but also the irreplaceable value of such work. This handbook both orients readers to the conceptual contributions of various forms of public scholarship and instructs us in concrete skills for practicing these approaches in our own work.


Public Scholarship, Book Review, Patricia Leavy, Edited Volume, Research Methods

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Dr. Alexandra "Xan" C.H. Nowakowski is a medical sociologist, public health program evaluator, and community advocate focused on health equity in aging with chronic disease. Their work is informed by lived experiences with progressive physical illness and intimate partner abuse. They are currently an Assistant Professor in the departments of Geriatrics and Behavioral Sciences & Social Medicine at Florida State University College of Medicine. Correspondence can be addressed directly to: xnowakowski@fsu.edu.

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