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Episode 45, Tanisha C. Ford

8/9/2017
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Host Cathy Hannabach interviews Tanisha C. Ford. Tanisha C. Ford is an Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She is the author of the book Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2015), which narrates the powerful intertwining histories of the Black Freedom movement and the rise of the global fashion industry. Tanisha studies social movement history, feminist issues, material...

Duration: 00:27:33


Episode 44, Heath Fogg Davis

7/26/2017
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Episode 44 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Heath Fogg Davis. Heath is a scholar-activist whose work in classrooms, boardrooms, community centers, and media seeks to alleviate discrimination and inequality. Heath is an associate professor of political science at Temple University, where he teaches courses on anti-discrimination law, democratic political theory, and the politics of race, gender, and sexuality. He is the author of the new book Beyond...

Duration: 00:22:14


Ep. 43: Marcella Ernest

7/12/2017
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Episode 43 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Marcella Ernest. Marcella is an Ojibwe interdisciplinary artist and scholar. She creates soundscapes with poetic imagery and abstract narratives. The collision of electronic media, ethnographic archival materials, found footage, unique sound design and film and photography is what Marcella uses as a foundation to create. She uses these renderings to translate critical issues of gender, family, memory, and...

Duration: 00:20:54


Episode 42: Solomon Enos, Abigail Romanchak, and John Hina

6/28/2017
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Episode 42 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hanabach interviews guests Solomon Enos, Abigail Romanchak, and John Hina, artists featured in the 'Ae Kai Culture Lab. 'Ae Kai is organized by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC). Following 2016’s transformational Culture Labs— CrossLines in Washington, DC and CTRL + ALT in New York City—‘Ae Kai will continue APAC’s practice of community building through curated art making. 'Ae Kai is the biggest Culture Lab to...

Duration: 00:25:59


Episode 41: Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban

6/21/2017
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Episode 41 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. How can shared space drive artistic, healing collaborations? In what ways can art address themes of global warming, gender identity, ancestral teachings, and the importance of local community? In episode 41 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach interviews artists Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban, who share their experiences working with the innovative 'Ae Kai Culture Lab coming up July 7 through...

Duration: 00:30:00


Episode 40: Kālewa Correa, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, and Adriel Luis

6/14/2017
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Episode 40 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. What would happen if we designed art exhibitions around social justice community organizing principles? How can collaboration between artists, curators, scholars, and participants generate a radical art making experience? In Episode 40 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach interviews curators Kālewa Correa, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, and Adriel Luis, who share their experiences curating the innovative 'Ae Kai Culture Lab coming...

Duration: 00:26:33


Episode 39: Lila Sharif

5/31/2017
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Episode 39 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Lila Sharif. Lila is an assistant professor in Asian American Studies and affiliated faculty with the Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. She teaches courses on race and food, transnational settler colonialism, and Palestinian history. Lila is currently writing a book that traces the transnational olive from the moment it is plucked by Palestinian...

Duration: 00:21:52


Episode 038: Surbhi Malik

5/24/2017
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Episode 038 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Surbhi Malik. Surbhi is an Assistant Professor of English at Creighton University. As an emigrant twice displaced, from India to Chicago and Chicago to Omaha, Nebraska, she is fascinated by how we imagine place and the role this imagination plays in the direction that diasporic journeys take. Specifically her research on South Asian diasporic literature and film thinks about place as a repository not simply...

Duration: 00:33:59


Episode 37: Emily Hue

5/17/2017
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Episode 37 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Emily Hue. Emily is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Riverside in the Departments of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages and Ethnic Studies. She is a cultural theorist and ethnographer who examines race, feminist/queer theory, visual arts,performance, and humanitarianism in the 21st century. She is currently finishing up a book called Economies of Vulnerability:...

Duration: 00:29:20


Episode 36: Leah Milne

5/10/2017
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Episode 36 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Leah Milne. Leah is an assistant professor of English at the University of Indianapolis, where she teaches literature and composition courses. Her research primarily focuses on issues related to ethnic identity, multiculturalism, and authorship in contemporary ethnic American literature. Her writing has appeared in publications such as College Literature, South Atlantic Review, CLA Journal, and books...

Duration: 00:17:51


Episode 35: Tara Fickle

5/3/2017
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Episode 35 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Tara Fickle. Tara Fickle is an Assistant Professor of Asian American Literature at the University of Oregon. Tara works at the intersections of literature, ethnic studies, and new media, exploring racial formation from a simultaneously historical, sociological, and theoretical standpoint. She is writing a book called Serious Play: Asian Americans and the Gamification of Race, which argues for the centrality...

Duration: 00:26:58


Episode 034: Karen Jaime

4/5/2017
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Episode 34 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Karen Jaime. Karen is an Assistant Professor of Performing and Media Arts and Latina/o Studies at Cornell University. Karen’s current book project, The Queer Loisaida: Performance Aesthetics at the Nuyorican Poets Café, reveals the world-renowned Nuyorican Poets Café Poets Café as a historically queer space, both in terms of sexualities and performance practices. Karen has published in the journals Women and...

Duration: 00:24:56


Episode 033: E. Patrick Johnson

3/22/2017
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Episode 033 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest E. Patrick Johnson. E. Patrick Johnson s the chair of African American Studies and also a Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. As a scholar/artist, he has published widely in the areas of race, gender, sexuality and performance. He has written two award-winning books, Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity and Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An...

Duration: 00:36:54


Episode 032: Francisco Galarte

3/7/2017
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Episode 032 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Francisco Galarte. Francisco is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. He is a self identified trans*fronterizo and was born and raised in California’s Imperial Valley, an agricultural community alongside the US/Mexico border. He received his BA in Political Science and Chicano/Latino Studies from the University of California, Irvine and his MA and PhD in...

Duration: 00:38:38


Episode 031: Felami Burgess

2/22/2017
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Episode 31 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Felami Burgess. Felami is a media producer, filmmaker, writer and educator based in New York City. In a desire to create greater opportunities for women, people of color and members of the LGBQT communities to produce and deliver their content to audiences, Felami provides digital content, distribution strategies, outreach partnerships and marketing initiatives to a diversity of independent media makers....

Duration: 00:30:16


Episode 30: Vince Schleitwiler

2/8/2017
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Episode 30 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Vince Schleitwiler. A fourth-generation Japanese American, Vince Schleitwiler grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, and received the greater part of his education from student-of-color organizers at Oberlin College and the University of Washington. He has worked in journalism, independent film, and arts consulting, and taught at Williams College and the University of Southern California before...

Duration: 00:29:07


Episode 29: Tala Khanmalek

1/25/2017
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Episode 29 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Tala Khanmalek. Tala is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies Programs at Princeton University. She completed her PhD in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Santa Cruz's Science and Justice...

Duration: 00:26:15


Episode 28: Zach McDowell

1/11/2017
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Episode 028 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Zach McDowell, founder of peer-reviewed Open Access Journal communication +1. Zach is an alumn of the Rockstar Programs. He discusses his work on digital media activism as well as how he put the Rockstar Program to use in building his interdisciplinary academic career. Zach is a Research Fellow at the Wiki Education Foundation working on a large interdisciplinary project to evaluate student learning...

Duration: 00:15:31


Episode 27: Jessie Daniels and Polly Thistlethwaite

12/28/2016
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Episode 027 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Guest Cathy Hannabach interviews Jessie Daniels and Polly Thistlethwaite. Jessie is a professor of sociology and critical social psychology at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the author of the books Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights and White Lies: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in White Supremacist Discourse, and is also the founder of the scholarly blog RacismReview. Polly is a...

Duration: 00:26:41


Episode 26: Mimi Khúc and Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis

12/14/2016
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Episode 26 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guests Mimi Khúc and Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis. Mimi is a queer Vietnamese American scholar, teacher, and writer, as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. Her research and writing interests span Vietnam War memory, race and religion, mental health, queer of color feminist critique, Asian American motherhood, and second-generation Asian American...

Duration: 00:31:16

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