My name is Stefani Ruper. I love the humanities. I have a PhD in theology and religion from the University of Oxford.
I have also:
-run a business for 8 years
-published 2 books for public audiences
-built 9 websites
-grown a website from zero to 1.5 million annual visitors in three years
-hosted 3 podcasts
-written more than 500 blog posts
-been on 400+ podcast episodes
-published thousands of social media posts to 40,000+ followers
I bring my experience with business management to the humanities so I can help scholars and institutes engage public audiences effectively, productively, and authentically.
Tldr; If you’re a scholar or institute looking to expand your public presence, you’ve come to the right place.
Philosophers were once the Beyoncés of popular culture.
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Jean-Paul Sartre drew standing-room only crowds to their lecture halls.
But today, people don’t seem to care all that much. Plus, if you want to get your ideas out to the public, it’s almost impossible to know where to start. Twitter? TikTok? Podcast? Which headshot should you use? What should your tagline be?
Public scholarship is harder than ever. At the same time, it’s also more important than ever.
It’s time for us to do it better.
I study how to do it better.
My mission is making the humanities as engaging, accessible, and popular as possible.