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Imagine Otherwise: Simone Browne on Resisting Surveillance & Creative Collaborations

May 4, 2016 Podcast

How does the history of slavery shape modern-day surveillance systems? How is privacy inherently gendered and racialized? Simone Browne explains how Black communities have resisted and interfered with the surveillance practices that target them, coming across Frantz Fanon’s FBI file, and the joys of collaborating with academics, artists, and activists.

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Imagine Otherwise: Elizabeth Ellcessor on Disability Media Accessibility

April 20, 2016 Podcast

How can media producers address the varied ways people with diverse disabilities use media and technology? Elizabeth Ellcessor explains why media accessibility is a social justice issue, how disability activists have harnessed technology in unexpected ways, and how producers can create media for the widest range of audiences.

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Imagine Otherwise: André Carrington on Race in Science Fiction & Shifting Roles for Black Academics

April 6, 2016 Podcast

What role does race play in imaginative literary genres like science fiction and fantasy? andré carrington discusses how bringing Black representation to academia is a form of activism, why we should complicate our current understanding of popular culture and race, and what sustains him in doing his social justice work.

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Imagine Otherwise: Eric Tang on the Cold War Origins of Refugee Policy & the Importance of Activist Scholarship

March 23, 2016 Podcast

Eric Tang chats about why the US state resettled Cambodian refugees in historically Black neighborhoods in the 1980s and 1990s, how way urban spaces are shaped by slavery’s aftermath, and how scholars can join the vital movement for welfare rights.

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Imagine Otherwise: Lauren Rile Smith on Feminist Circus Art & Disability Body Love

March 9, 2016 Podcast

Lauren Rile Smith shares her experience directing the feminist and queer circus arts troupe Tangle Movement Arts, how disability and chronic pain shape her relationship to her dancing body, and the politics of a life onstage.

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Imagine Otherwise: Margaret Rhee on Teaching in Prisons & Queer Feminist Robot Poetry

February 24, 2016 Podcast

Margaret Rhee talks about the magic that can happen when one brings art, activism, and academia together; her new poetry book Radio Heart: or, How Robots Fall Out of Love; and what teaching new media classes in prisons taught her about intersectionality.

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Imagine Otherwise: Aymar Jean Christian on Queer and Trans of Color Media Production

February 10, 2016 Podcast

What are the benefits of indie television production for women, queers, and trans people of color? How is the slow speed of collaborative work actually an advantage? Aymar Jean Christian chats about Open TV; independent web series by queers, women, and trans people of color; and how his scholarship has informed his creative work.

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Imagine Otherwise: Sarah Sawyers-Lovett on Queer Southern Memoir & How Zines Can Save Queer and Trans* Kids’ Lives

January 27, 2016 Podcast

Sarah Sawyers-Lovett shares her experience writing memoirs about “growing up poor, queer, and lonely in a conservative small town in Virginia”; the power of zines in queer and trans youth cultures; and how she’s produced her two podcasts, Queering the Shelves and Book Jawn.

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Imagine Otherwise: Minh-Ha T. Pham on Asian Fashion Bloggers & Finding Her Scholarly Voice Through Public Writing

January 19, 2016 Podcast

Minh-Ha T. Pham talks about her new book on elite Asian fashion bloggers and racialized (unpaid) blogging labor, the politics and pleasure of fashion, why researchers shouldn't be afraid to study what they love, and how academics can use blogs to create engaged scholarship and develop their public intellectual voice.

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Imagine Otherwise: Cathy Hannabach Introduces the Podcast

January 11, 2016 Podcast

Imagine Otherwise is a podcast about the people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds. Episodes offer in-depth interviews with creators who use culture for social justice, and explore the nitty-gritty work of imagining and creating more just worlds.

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