Welcome to The Institute, a podcast where we profile the 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.
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.
Professor J. Michael Terry talks about his research on linguistic bias of standardized testing.
Assistant Professor Danielle Christmas d
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Jacqueline Lawton, Assistant Professor of Dramatic Art, sits down with us to talk drama: teaching and writing. She also talks about the inspiration of her latest play she is writing and researching on the life of investigative journalist Marvel Cooke.
Prof. Lawton has since completed the play we discussed in the interview. The play, titled EDGES of TIME, will be part of the Playmakers 2019-2020 season and premieres April 29!
Associate Professor of Art History Lyneise Williams discusses her recent talk at an art symposium in southern France and shares her thoughts on the importance of physical objects in visual representation.