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.Continue Reading
Cathy Hannabach is the founder and president of Ideas on Fire, where she helps progressive academics write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and create more just worlds. She founded Ideas on Fire to harness the collective expertise of progressive, interdisciplinary PhDs and provide the editing, indexing, and consulting help scholars need to create an impact.
Cathy is also the founder of the Grad School Rockstars mentorship community, where she and the other coaches supporting interdisciplinary grad students rock their grad school years and build diverse careers both within and beyond academia.
She hosts the Imagine Otherwise podcast, which highlights the awesome people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds.
She is the author of Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), which traces the cultural history of blood as it both enabled twentieth-century US imperialism and was creatively transformed by feminist, anticolonial, anticapitalist, and queer artists and activists, and Book Marketing for Academics (Ideas on Fire, 2016), which teaches you how to harness your resources, skills, and time to build your author platform and get the word out about your awesome new book.
Cathy sits on the executive boards of the Cultural Studies Association and the DP Arts Consortium, is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and ACES Editors Association, and is a former co-chair of the Philadelphia Editorial Freelancers Association chapter.
She received her PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Davis and her BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.