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Wazhmah Osman
October 19, 2016

Episode 022: Wazhmah Osman, filmmaker of documentary “Postcards from Tora Bora”

Guest: Wazhmah Osman Wazhmah Osman is a filmmaker and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University. For the 2016-2017 academic year, she is a visiting fellow at New… Continue Reading

October 5, 2016

Episode 021: Ronak Kapadia, author of Insurgent Aesthetics: Race, Security, and the Sensorial Life of Empire

Guest: Ronak Kapadia Ronak K. Kapadia is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and affiliated faculty in Global Asian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ronak is a cultural theorist of race,… Continue Reading

April Lynn James
September 21, 2016

Episode 020: April Lynn James, writer, performer, and designer of Whimsical Things

Guest: April Lynn James  April Lynn James is a writer, performer and designer of whimsical things. Her research interests include 18th-century music, baroque dance, and operas composed by women. Madison Hatta is her alter ego who writes… Continue Reading

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September 7, 2016

Episode 019: Karma Chávez, author of Queer Migration Politics

Guest: Karma Chávez Karma R. Chávez is an associate professor in the Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies at the University of Texas - Austin. She is co-editor of Text + Field: Innovations in Rhetorical Method (with Sara… Continue Reading

August 24, 2016

Episode 018: Minal Hajratwala, poet, author, and unicorn of many colors

Guest: Minal Hajratwala Minal Hajratwala is a unicorn of many colors, and a poet at heart. Her latest book of poetry, Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment, includes poems and the script for her theatrical poetry extravaganza, “Avatars: Gods… Continue Reading

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August 17, 2016

Episode 017: Elizabeth Walker and Maria Novotny, curators of The ART of Infertility

Guests: Elizabeth Walker and Maria Novotny Elizabeth Walker and Maria Novotny curate The ART of Infertility, a national art, oral history, and portraiture traveling exhibit. They met through their shared activist, professional, and personal work around infertility.… Continue Reading

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August 10, 2016

Episode 016: Katie Manthey, founder of Dress Profesh

Guest: Katie Manthey Katie Manthey is an assistant professor of English and director of the Writing Center at Salem College, a small women’s college in Winston Salem, NC. Her research and teaching are focused around cultural… Continue Reading

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July 27, 2016

Episode 015: Vicko Alvarez, creator of ScholaR Comics

Guest: Vicko Alvarez Vicko Alvarez is the creator of ScholaR Comics and CholActivist—two comics projects inspired by Vicko’s life, Latina activism and chola culture. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas and currently living on the south… Continue Reading

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July 13, 2016

Episode 014: Aishah Shahidah Simmons, filmmaker and director of NO! The Rape Documentary

Guest: Aishah Shahidah Simmons Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an award-winning Black feminist lesbian documentary filmmaker, activist, cultural worker, writer and international lecturer. An incest and rape survivor, she is the creator of the Ford Foundation-funded,… Continue Reading

June 29, 2016

Episode 013: Amy Sadao, director of the Institute of Contemporary Art

  Guest: Amy Sadao: Amy Sadao is the Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art. She is a respected contemporary art writer, juror and lecturer. Sadao advocates for art and culture’s essential role in civil society, and… Continue Reading

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