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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Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists? with Charles Kurzman

Professor Charles Kurzman speaks about his research on Muslim-Americans, as well as his book The Missing Martyrs: Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists?  that recently published a revised edition in 2018.


The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle With Author Malinda Maynor Lowery

History Professor Malinda Maynor Lowery talks about her new book The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle (UNC Press) and about her involvement in the music documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017).


The Reckoning Of Silent Sam With Jennifer Ho

Jennifer Ho

English Professor and IAH Associate Director Jennifer Ho discusses the recent (recorded Dec. 18, 2018) issues revolving around the fate of the UNC’s Confederate Monument known as Silent Sam.


A Career In The Humanities with Lloyd Kramer

We speak with Director of Carolina Public Humanities and History Professor Lloyd Kramer. He reflects on his career in the humanities and discusses how Camus has shaped his outlook on life and his work.


Evolution And Environment With David Pfennig

David Pfennig

Biology Professor David Pfennig discusses his research on how environment can effect evolution of species.


Revitalizing The Cherokee Language With Misha Becke

Misha Becker

Academic Leadership Program Fellow and Linguistics Professor Misha Becker discusses how efforts for the revitalization of the Basque language in Spain might help inform work being done to save the Cherokee language.


The Importance Of Physical Objects With Lyneise Williams

Lyneise Williams

In this episode, Associate Professor of Art History Lyneise Williams discusses her recent talk at an art symposium in southern France, and then shares her thoughts on the importance of physical objects in visual representation.

Introducing this episode is IAH student assistant, Amani Reed.

 


New Writing Challenges With Daniel Wallace

Daniel Wallace

Distinguished Professor Daniel Wallace leads the creative writing program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, and is also a Fellow for Fall 2018. He speaks to us about his writing process and the shift into his first non-fiction book.

 


The Obama Presidency with Professor Claude Clegg

Claude Clegg

Claude Clegg, Distinguished Professor in the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, talks with Philip about his latest project on a history of the Obama presidency.

 


On Stand-Up Comedy and Billy Graham with Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson

Associate Professor of American Studies Michelle Robinson talks with us on her current book on Billy Graham and her studies on stand-up comedy.


Atlantic Bonds: The Latest Book by Lisa Lindsay

Atlantic Bonds, a book by Lisa Lindsay

Lisa Lindsay, Distinguished Professor of History and Department Chair, talks with us about her latest book, Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa.

 


Vietnam War Hero Roy Benavidez with Professor William Sturkey

William Sturkey, American Studies

Assistant Professor of History William Sturkey speaks with us about a recent course he taught on the Civil Rights Era, as well as his current research project on the life of Vietnam War hero Roy Benavidez.

 


Music of Black Panther And the Ugandan Guitar with David Pier

David Pier, Associate Professor

David Pier, Associate Professor in the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, talks with Philip Hollingsworth about his current research in Ugandan music. They also discuss the music from the movie Black Panther (2017) and the synthesis of distinct musical traditions.

 


Meet the new IAH Communications Specialist, Sophia Ramos

Sophia Ramos, Communications Specialist

In this bonus episode, Philip talks with the new IAH Communications Specialist Sophia Ramos. She introduces herself as co-host of the podcast by speaking on her background in Florida, her favorite books, and more.


IAH New Faculty Collaboration Grant: Senior Associate Dean Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Associate Professor Javier Arce-Nazario (Geography)

Rudi Colloredo Mansfeld, Javier Arce-Nazario

We sit down with Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld and Associate Professor of Geography Javier Arce-Nazario about their collaboration on the geo-visualization of North Carolina mill towns. Their work together is made possible by the IAH’s New Faculty Collaboration grant.

 


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