PHD+ Writing Op-Eds 2: How to Build an Op-Ed

Virtual (register for Zoom link)

In session 2 of our Writing Op-Eds Series, Dr. Rosenwald will lead participants through a breakdown of different pieces of public writing to help you gain familiarity and comfort with several potential structures, and the differences between public writing and academic writing.


NOTE: This workshop is tailored for grad students in humanities and social sciences disciplines, but scholars from any field can join and learn about how writing op-eds can be a worthwhile use of your time and expertise. 


By completing this workshop series, you can earn a non-credit “Research Communication: Public Writing” credential that will appear on your transcript. To “complete” the workshop and be eligible for a credential, you must:

  1. Attend at least 3 of the first 4 sessions AND
  2. Submit an op-ed pitch for feedback in the 5th session OR work with Kelly Oman, PhD Plus Assistant Director of Research Communication, to get feedback on your op-ed pitch and prepare to send it to editors (within 1 year of completing the workshop)



Brian Rosenwald, Ph.D. - Dr. Rosenwald is a scholar in residence at the Partnership for Effective Public Administration and Leadership Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, an instructor at Penn, and author of Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States. He serves as a senior editor of Made By History, a Washington Post history section, and as a political analyst for NBC10 Philadelphia. He also makes regular appearance on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick, the Michael Smerconish Show, NBCLX, and the Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano. Dr. Rosenwald received a PhD and a MA in history from the University of Virginia and a BA in political science (with honors) and history from the University of Pennsylvania.

More broadly, Dr. Rosenwald is a frequent commentator on radio, television and in print. He has authored pieces for The Atlantic, The Washington Post,, Politico, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, The Daily Beast and Time Magazine's history blog, and contributed insight to pieces for media outlets including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Dr. Rosenwald’s work intersects four disciplines— history, political science, media studies, and communications. His scholarly interests include Congress, the media, public policy, and the Supreme Court. He also has significant interests in the substance of public policy and in helping scholars to reach a wider audience with their work. Read more here.


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