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.
Mark Katz (Institute Director, Professor of Music) interviews Professor Emeritus William Ferris on his Grammy Award-winning boxed set “Voices of Mississippi” (Dust to Digital). You can buy the boxed set or the vinyl version through www.dust-digital.com/ferris/.
We sit down with Associate Professor of History Chad Bryant (Faculty Fellow ’19) as he discusses his current book project on Prague’s history in the 20th century.
Assistant Professor, Art Historian Maggi
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.
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).
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.
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.
Biology Professor David Pfennig discusses his research on how environment can effect evolution of species.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor of American Studies Michelle Robinson talks with us on her current book on Billy Graham and her studies on stand-up comedy.
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.
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.