Jon Beasley-Murray is a professor at the University of British Columbia, in the Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies. He chairs chair UBC’s program in Latin American Studies. In the spring of 2008, Jon required his students in a Latin American literature class to research and write entire articles with the goal of achieving Featured Article Status. This pioneering work, known as Murder, Madness and Mayhem, led to his participation in the development of the Wikipedia Education Program.
His book, Posthegemony, was published by the University of Minnesota Press and won honorable mention in the MLA’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for “an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures.” A Spanish translation came out with Paidós. He has also published many articles and reviews, presented at dozens of conferences and universities, and maintains a blog that is likewise called Posthegemony.
Topic: Wikipedia as a teaching tool.
When: March 5, 2018, 3:00 PM CDT (check your local time)
- Jon Beasley-Murray’s Wikipedia profile page in English.
- Jon Beasley-Murray’s Wikipedia profile page for Spanish-language encyclopedia.
- “Views on the Wikipedia Education Program”.
- “Advice on Using Wikipedia in Colleges in Universities”.