Our 2018 Year in Review: A Year of Connection

by | Dec 11, 2018

December is a time for reflection, when we look back at what has happened throughout the year and make plans for what we want to bring into being in the new one. It also brings our annual “year in review” post highlighting some of the most exciting things to come out of Ideas on Fire in the last 12 months.

2018 has been an exciting year for us at Ideas on Fire.

We took the Imagine Otherwise podcast on the road!

For the first time, we taped three live episodes of Imagine Otherwise at the 2018 Cultural Studies Association conference. These episodes made up our Interventions miniseries, and featured scholars Sami Schalk with Anastasia Karklina, Aimi Hamraie, and Heath Fogg Davis with Julian Gill-Peterson.

We produced 24 episodes of the Imagine Otherwise podcast featuring

  • Performing artist and professor Shaka McGlotten on the passion of inquiry
  • Dancer and ethnographer Elizabeth J. Chin on dancing beyond whiteness
  • Podcaster and nonprofit consultant Alice Y. Hom on queer of color public history
  • Magazine editor and cultural studies scholar Sara Bernstein on critical public scholarship
  • Feminist writer and sexuality studies professor Lynn Comella on finding your voice and the history of vibrators
  • Folklórico dancer and interdisciplinary professor Manuel Cuellar on dancing as community building
  • Memoirist and cultural worker Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on radical memoir (this was such an awesome interview we split it into two episodes!)
  • Disability justice activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on truly accessible performance spaces
  • African American studies and women’s studies professor Tina Campt on listening to images
  • Performance studies scholar Tavia Nyong’o on revolutionary queer imaginaries
  • Educator and sexologist Bianca Laureano on feminist Afro-Latinx sex education
  • Feminist disability studies scholar Sami Schalk on Black women’s speculative fiction
  • Designer and disability studies professor Aimi Hamraie on the politics of disability and design
  • Transgender studies professor and nonprofit consultant Heath Fogg Davis on gender’s administration
  • Queer diaspora studies scholar Gayatri Gopinath on visual culture intimacies across the Global South
  • Librarian and archivist Stacie Williams on radical librarianship and the politics of knowledge preservation
  • Writer and sound studies scholar Francesca T. Royster on writing courageously
  • Journalist and Latin American studies scholar Manuela Lavinas Picq on transnational Indigenous futures
  • Feminist studies professor Imani Perry on love as an ethic
  • Artist, designer, and Bitch Media art director Veronica Corzo-Duchardt on art between worlds
  • Latin American cultural studies scholar Macarena Gómez-Barris on fighting extractive capitalism
  • Feminist and ethnic studies professor Aimee Bahng on the radical potential of speculative fiction
  • Chamoru poet and professor Craig Santos Perez on the fight for a demilitarized and decolonized Pacific
  • Transgender studies scholar Jian Chen on trans of color art movements and political solidarities

We led or co-led 5 workshops on

We delivered 12 webinars on topics including

We published 23 articles helping interdisciplinary scholars rock their careers and lives, including

We worked with 59 clients on 64 projects, about topics including

We attended 3 conferences including

And 17 Ideas on Fire clients published books this year, including these!

Thank you SO much to all of you who supported us, hired us, appeared on or listened to our podcast, wrote for or read our blog, or created your own world-changing social justice work.

We are looking forward to an awesome 2019, thanks to you.

You rock!

Author: <a href="https://ideasonfire.net/author/admin/" target="_self">Cathy Hannabach</a>

Author: Cathy Hannabach

Cathy Hannabach is the founder and CEO of Ideas on Fire as well as the host of the Imagine Otherwise podcast.

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