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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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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.


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

Dr. Eric Klinenberg for IAH Zoom Talks

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.


Inclusive Teaching During COVID-19 With Viji Sathy

Viji Sathy

Teaching Associate Professor Viji Sathy (Psychology & Neuroscience) talks with us about the transition of course work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Bonus Episode: On The Question Of Beloved Community With Ronald Judy

R.A. Judy Zoom Reckford Lecture

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies with Dr. Ronald Judy (University of Pittsburgh) was held via Zoom video conference on March 31.

Here is the audio from Prof. Judy’s lecture, “On the Question of Beloved Community: Revisiting W.E.B. DuBois’s Critique of the Teutonic Strongman.”

Enjoy this BONUS episode!


“UFOs are a Myth. Myths are Real” with David Halperin

Dave Halperin

David Halperin, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, talks about his latest book INTIMATE ALIEN: THE HIDDEN STORY OF THE UFO (Stanford University Press).

He also discusses how the current COVID-19 pandemic might give rise to new UFO sightings and interest in UFOlogy.


2020 Reckford Lecturer: Ronald A. Judy

R.A. Judy, Professor of English at Pittsburgh University, discusses his career in literary studies and also previews his topic for the upcoming Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies. The lecture has been rescheduled for Monday, April 13th. Get your tickets here! 


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