Science, Religion, and the Art of Storytelling - SciComm Lunch & Learn
If you're a fan of Radiolab or have ever become engrossed in a TED talk, then you have experienced how storytelling can be a powerful tool for science communication. Storytelling is a genre that draws on anecdotes and personal experience in order to convey a big idea. Storytelling has become a popular way for scientists and scholars to translate their work for a general audience. This installment of the SciComm Lunch-and-Learn series will offer some tricks of the trade. Join us to explore how storytelling can make you a better communicator and educator.
Dr. Andrew Ali Aghapour is a comedian and a scholar of religion. He teaches improv, stand up, and storytelling, and has performed alongside comedians including Maria Bamford, Kevin McDonald, and Emo Philips. His one-person show Zara, about religion and immigration, premiered earlier this year in Durham. Andrew's scholarship focuses on the intersection of religion and science. He is the managing editor of Harvard's Cosmologics magazine and a consulting scholar with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.