Podcast & Public Pedagogy
Nga Than, Sociology
Faculty Advisor: Jessie Daniels
Project Website: Podcast & Public Pedagogy
NML Award: The Dewey Digital Teaching Award (June 2021)
Photo Credit: “My Podcast Set I” by brainblogger is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Our class website hosts student projects from the course Sociology of the Gig Economy, a graduate level course that examines different aspects of the gig economy at Hunter College. Over the semester, students will investigate different issues associated with gig work, and how technological changes have given the rise to the gig economy. During the semester, we will publish two public pedagogy projects. The first project is a series of research summaries, where students will use jargon free, approachable language to distill scholarship in sociology of work to the wider public. The second project that we will co-produce as a class is a one-season podcast series, titled Voices of the Gig Economy, that examine the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on gig workers, organization of gig work. We are excited about these public pedagogy projects, and welcome any feedback.