Engaged Scholarship: Erika Franklin Fowler

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The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public life supports engaged scholarship on and off the Wesleyan campus. We define “Engaged Scholarship” as partnerships of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, creative activity, and public knowledge; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address and help solve critical social problems; and contribute to the public. A compendium of engaged scholarship and service by Wesleyan faculty may be found here.   Erika Franklin Fowler is Assistant Professor of Government and a co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project (WMP). The Wesleyan Media Project tracks advertising in election campaigns around the country by identifying the source of the funding with the intention of enhancing the public’s ability to understand where these campaign contributions are coming from. Professor Fowler brought the Wesleyan Media Project to campus after working…