Featured Experts: Dr. Valerie D’Erman, University of Victoria

Dr. Valerie D’Erman is an emerging scholar and a regular contributor to national media.

Fields of expertise: Comparative political economy; European Integration Theory; International Relations; CETA.

Contact info: vjderman@uvic.ca

EUCAnet invited Valerie D’Erman to share some tips and advice about her outreach expertise:

“Teaching involves cultivating a skillset of being able to translate abstract ideas and concepts into building blocks of knowledge, and there are parallels in that process to being able to communicate complex events going on around the world into useful pieces of information. Giving interviews also requires the willingness to answer directly the question at hand, and to cultivate the mindset of going into the interview to be helpful to the audience.”

“Media opportunities force academics to distill areas of knowledge into accessible bits of information. This is important as academic analysis can help to offer a removed perspective from partisan issues and fields of debate. ”

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