2020 Johnson Prize Winner Betsy Olson
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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.
The Gig Economy With Alexandrea Ravenelle
Assistant Professor Alexandrea Ravenelle (Sociology) discusses her research on the gig economy as well as her book HUSTLE AND GIG: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy (University of California Press).
Bonus Episode: IAH Zoom Talks with Eric Klinenberg
Sociology Professor Eric Klinenberg (New York University) kicks off the IAH’s “Zoom Talks” series with an insightful conversation on the new reality due to COVID-19.
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