Ideas on Fire’s 2021 Year in Books
A big congrats to all of our clients who published books in 2021!
We loved working on these and higlighting the cutting edge of interdisciplinary scholarship through our author interviews.
Anima Adjepong on Interdisciplinary Intuition
Cathy Hannabach interviews Anima Adjepong about how Anima used intuition to write their book Afropolitan Projects and what intuition brings to interdisciplinary, transnational scholarship.
Catherine Knight Steele on Black Feminist Extensions of Grace
Cathy Hannabach interviews Catherine Knight Steele about her new book Digital Black Feminism, extensions of grace, and the politics of collaboration during a pandemic.
Jessica Bissett Perea on Indigenous Transformations in Academic Publishing
Cathy Hannabach interviews Dena’ina musician-scholar Jessica Bissett Perea about transforming the academic publishing pipeline by centering Indigenous worldviews.
Nitasha Tamar Sharma on Recalibration and Balance
Cathy Hannabach interviews Nitasha Tamar Sharma about how her book Hawai‘i Is My Haven allowed her to return home—and the importance of recalibrating work and life across an interdisciplinary career.
Christopher Ali on Building a More Connected World
Cathy Hannabach interviews Christopher Ali about his book Farm Fresh Broadband and the politics of rural internet access and connectivity.
Christen A. Smith, Dána-Ain Davis, and Sameena Mulla on Cite Black Women
Cathy Hannabach interviews Christen A. Smith, Dána-Ain Davis, and Sameena Mulla about the politics of citation and editing a Feminist Anthropology special issue about the Cite Black Women movement.
Sandra Ristovska on Seeing Human Rights
Cathy Hannabach interviews Sandra Ristovska about the ethical, political, and legal relationship between imagery and human rights.
Priya Kandaswamy on Embracing Permanent Change
Cathy Hannabach interviews Priya Kandaswamy about her new book Domestic Contradictions and embracing permanent change in our classrooms, communities, and creative endeavors.
Mark Villegas on Collaborative Abundance in Hip-Hop Cultures
Cathy Hannabach interviews filmmaker and scholar Mark Villegas about how transnational, interracial hip-hop cultures are crafting new worlds centered in abundance and creativity.
Liat Ben-Moshe on Community beyond the Carceral State
Cathy Hannabach interviews Liat Ben-Moshe about the intersections of disability justice and prison abolition.
J. Faith Almiron on Abolitionist Pedagogy within and beyond Institutions
Cathy Hannabach interviews scholar and performance artist J. Faith Almiron about abolitionist pedagogy in the classroom and the art world.
Hiʻilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart on Transgenerational Inspiration
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews Kānaka Maoli food studies scholar Hiʻilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart about inspiration and writing.
Badia Ahad-Legardy on Black Historical Joy and Inspiration
Cathy Hannabach interviews Badia Ahad-Legardy about Black historical joy and cultivating intellectual and political inspiration in our daily practices.
Meredith D. Clark on Adapting Plans to Where You’re At
Cathy Hannabach interviews media studies scholar Meredith D. Clark about planning during the pandemic and tools to support mental health.
Maile Arvin on Kuleana and Indigenous Feminist Community
Cathy Hannabach interviews Kānaka Maoli feminist scholar Maile Arvin about community building, kuleana, and reciprocal responsibility.
Dolores Inés Casillas on Flexible Planning with Bullet Journals
Cathy Hannabach interviews Chicanx media studies scholar Dolores Inés Casillas about parenting, flexible planning, and bullet journaling during the pandemic.
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan on Cultivating Joy through Queer Black Feminist Art
Cathy Hannabach interviews Mecca Jamilah Sullivan about her new book The Poetics of Difference and centering queer Black feminist joy in literature and life.
Chris Barcelos on Beginning from Educated Hope
Cathy Hannabach interviews public health scholar Chris Barcelos about their new book Distributing Condoms and Hope, reproductive justice, and access intimacy.