Using Social Media to Enhance Your Academic Work


Social media is becoming a critical communication tool for scholars, public intellectuals, journalists, politicians, etc. Social media is a great forum to promote your research to a wide audience and, if used strategically, it can help you expand your academic networks.  This talk will discuss how social media can enhance the impact of your research and give you a competitive edge when it comes to identifying the key players in your field of study. 

Open to graduate students and faculty

Paloma Diaz, a native of Chile, serves as the Associate Director of Programs and Faculty Liaison for LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections of The University of Texas at Austin.  She also serves as the Social Media Coordinator for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), the Latin American Research Review (LARR) and the Latin American Research Commons (LARC).  In addition, she is a council member for the Latin American Studies Center Directors Section and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP). Paloma received a MA in International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University and a BA in Social Work from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile.  She has extensive experience developing and coordinating international conferences throughout the Americas and working in coordination with higher education institutions as well as government institutions and nonprofit organizations. She currently manages about 50 social media accounts for LASA, LARR, LARC, and LLILAS Benson.


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