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Welcome to the IAH Podcast Series, where we profile fascinating people connected to the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We talk with faculty about the pillars of their work in teaching, service and research. We learn the makings of successful leaders across disciplines. And we share this with you.

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Uncovering Abandoned Voices Of Antiquity With Hérica Valladares

Herica Valladares

Associate Professor of Classics Hérica Valladares speaks with Philip on her current research project regarding the material culture of domestic Ancient Rome.


Literature on the Politics of Noise with Petal Samuel

Petal Samuel

Literary Scholar and Assistant Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Petal Samuel sits down to discuss her current research project.

 

 


2020 Johnson Prize Winner Betsy Olson

Elizabeth Olson, George Johnson Prize

Geography Professor Betsy Olson, recipient of the George Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow, sits with Philip to discuss her career as a scholar and campus leader.


Studying BTS with Candace Epps Robertson

Assistant Professor Epps-Robertson discusses her work on a collaborative and open-sourced syllabus on the South Korean pop group BTS and their fandom known as ARMY.


Helga Davis: Artist-in-Residence, Carolina Performing Arts

Helga Davis

Helga Davis, musician, artist, Carolina Performing Arts artist in residence speaks with us on the life of an interdisciplinary artist.


The History Of TransAfrica With Ron Williams

Assistant Professor Ron Williams (Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies) discusses his current book project on the advocacy organization TransAfrica.


Theater Of The Everyday And Marginalized With Jacqueline Lawton

Jacqueline Lawton

Assistant Professor of Dramatic Art Jacqueline Lawton joins us again to talk about the projects she is working on. How are her plays living on despite the pandemic? Listen to find out!

 


Afro-German Afrofuturism With Priscilla Layne

Priscilla Layne

Associate Professor Priscilla Layne talks about her latest research on Afro-German Afrofuturism in literature and theater.


The Poetry Of W.E.B. Du Bois With Rebecka Rutledge Fisher

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Rebecka Rutledge Fisher discusses her decades-long research on the work of prolific author W.E.B. Du Bois.

 


Medicine and the Armed Forces with Jocelyn Chua

Jocelyn Chua

Associate Professor of Anthropology Jocelyn Chua discusses her current research on the use of psycho-pharmaceuticals by active-duty soldiers in the US Army post 9/11.


Southern Futures With Melody Hunter-Pillion And Corban Davis

Southern Futures UNC

Melody Hunter-Pillion and Corban Davis speak with Philip on the Southern Futures Initiative and the Southern Futures podcast.

 


Music Of Arab America Post 9/11 With Michael Figueroa

Music Professor Michael Figueroa talks about the music of Arab America as a key component to post-9/11 racial identity formation. Prof. Figueroa will serve as the facilitator of the IAH Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group in the academic year 2020-2021.


Bonus episode: IAH Zoom Talks with Judith Butler

Professor of Comparative Literature (UC-Berkeley) Judith Butler joins IAH Director Andy Perrin and English Professor Florence Dore (UNC-CH) to discuss the essential role of humanistic work during the current pandemic. She also discusses the oft-overlooked considerations necessary for reopening universities in the fall.

Recorded on May 20, 2020, as part of the IAH’s Zoom Talks Series.

 


Poet Gaby Calvocoressi

Poet and Associate Professor Gaby Calvocoressi speaks with us on what made her a poet, the creative process, and possibilities for being creative in quarantine. She also does a reading of her poem “Hammond B3 Organ Cistern”, published in the New Yorker. Follow Professor Calvocoressi on Twitter:@rocketfantastic.

 


Bonus episode: IAH Zoom Talks with Deans Terry Rhodes and Elizabeth Engelhardt

Old Well

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Terry Rhodes and Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities Elizabeth Engelhardt speak to challenges in leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check iah.unc.edu or the IAH Twitter (@iah_unc) to register for upcoming Zoom Talks.


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