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On the Imagine Otherwise podcast

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Imagine Otherwise: Yaba Blay on Everyday Black Girl Magic

December 13, 2017 Podcast

Cultural producer Yaba Blay talks about how beauty culture and colorism shape her publically engaged approach to scholarship, how being an insider/outsider in the academy allows one to enact broad social change, the importance of meeting students where they’re at, and how her celebration of everyday #BlackGirlMagic is how she imagines otherwise.

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Imagine Otherwise: Elicia Gonzales on Reproductive Justice and Latinx Queer Advocacy

November 29, 2017 Podcast

Sex educator and reproductive justice advocate Elicia Gonzales talks about how reproductive justice organizations can better incorporate intersectionality (and why they should), the role of Latinx and other queer of color movements in Philadelphia’s radical history, why pleasure is a right not a privilege, and why she puts listening at the center of how she imagines otherwise.

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Imagine Otherwise: Karen Tongson on Musical Migration and the Pleasures of Pop Culture

November 15, 2017 Podcast

Podcaster and professor Karen Tongson chats about music and its relationship to place, the migratory and melodic flows between Manila and Los Angeles, how the Spice Girls can help us understand Adorno and Horkheimer, and the queer and transnational inspiration that Karen draws from her namesake, Karen Carpenter.

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On the Blog

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Questions for the New Year

December 12, 2017 Blog

Although many people set New Year’s resolutions, spending some time reviewing this year ensures you can set smart ones that reflect your real-life needs and situation.

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Congrats to IoF Authors Who Published Books in 2017!

December 11, 2017 Blog

Check out our fantastic editing and indexing clients who published books in 2017! They also show how interdisciplinary, progressive scholarship really does have the power to change the world.

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Money Management for Graduate Students

December 6, 2017 Blog

Learn the basics of money management for graduate students, including managing anxiety about money, saving when there's not enough to save, figuring out loans and ways to pay them back, and planning for taxes.

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