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.
Melody Hunter-Pillion and Corban Davis speak with Philip on the Southern Futures Initiative and the Southern Futures podcast.
Music Professor Michael Figueroa talks a
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 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.
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.
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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).
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.
Teaching Associate Professor Viji Sathy (Psychology & Neuroscience) talks with us about the transition of course work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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!
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.
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!
IAH Program Administrator Philip Hollingsworth interviews Anthropology Ph.D. student Eric Thomas to discuss his research in southern Chile as well as the current uprising in Santiago de Chile, where hundreds of thousands of people are protesting their federal government.
Michael Gutierrez (English & Comparative Literature novelist) and Caela O’Connell (Anthropology) discuss human response to climate change and natural disasters in relation to O’Connell’s anthropological studies and Gutierrez’s current novel project.
Jacqueline Hagan (Sociology) and Mai Thi Nguyen (City & Regional Planning) discuss the intersections of their research. They also discuss what federal policies end up looking like at the local levels.