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Kiki Petrosino wearing a polka dot shirt and glasses

Imagine Otherwise: Kiki Petrosino on Writing from the Body

Pushcart Prize–winning poet Kiki Petrosino on writing from and with the body, place-specific pedagogy, and history's ghosts.


Sarah Stefana Smith wearing a royal blue blazer, blue glasses, and a blue patterned scarf

Imagine Otherwise: Sarah Stefana Smith on a Poetics and Politics of Bafflement

Artist Sarah Stefana Smith about a poetics and politics of bafflement, Black feminist art, and artistic collaboration.


Amber Jamilla Musser wearing a black shirt and glasses

Imagine Otherwise: Amber Jamilla Musser on Valuing Embodied Knowledge

Feminist scholar Amber Jamilla Musser on aesthetics and racialized sexuality, the politics of co-authoring, and embodied knowledge.


Tania Lizarazo in front of a teal wall

Imagine Otherwise: Tania Lizarazo on Listening and Learning in Public

Professor Tania Lizarazo about digital storytelling, collaborative research, and listening and learning together in public.


Sandra Ruiz wearing a grey vest and black shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Sandra Ruiz on Resetting the Colonial Clock

Curator and professor Sandra Ruiz on Puerto Rican anti-colonial resistance and imagining otherwise towards decolonization.


Black and white photo of Alix Olson wearing a black sweatshirt

Imagine Otherwise: Alix Olson on Transitioning from Performer to Professor

Poet and professor Alix Olson on career transitions, pedagogy, queer kinship, and the limits of resilience.


Jenn M. Jackson wearing a blue and white polka dot shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Jenn M. Jackson on Black Feminist Love and Community Building

Teen Vogue columnist and political scientist Jenn M. Jackson on Black millennial podcasting, Black feminism, public scholarship, and justice as love in public.


Ebony Elizabeth Thomas wearing a pink sweater and shell earrings

Imagine Otherwise: Ebony Elizabeth Thomas on Leaving No One Behind

Young adult novelist Ebony Elizabeth Thomas on the power of children's literature and speculative fiction, especially for young girls of color.


Marisol LeBrón wearing a blue checked shirt and glasses in front of a bookcase

Imagine Otherwise: Marisol LeBrón on an Anti-Colonial Abolitionist Praxis

Latinx studies professor Marisol LeBrón on policing and US colonialism in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria's impact on research, and queer feminist prison abolition.


Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón wearing a blue blazer and teal glasses against a colorfully painted wall

Imagine Otherwise: Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón on Women Graffiti Artists

Performance studies scholar and arts activist Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón on women graffiti writers, curation as social justice, and the importance of solidarity across the Puerto Rican diaspora.


Jade S. Sasser wearing a black blazer

Imagine Otherwise: Jade S. Sasser on Reproductive Justice and Climate Change

Gender and health studies scholar Jade S. Sasser on the reproductive justice movement, climate change activism, and interdisciplinary creativity.


Aimee Bahng wearing a black shirt and colorful scarf, in front of green leaves

Imagine Otherwise: Aimee Bahng on Speculating from the Undercommons

Transnational feminist studies scholar Aimee Bahng onspeculative fiction, queer of color feminist futures, challenging US colonialism across the Pacific, and the racist origins of statistics.


J. Kēhaulani Kauanui wearing a black blazer and blue striped shirt, in front of houses nestled in the mountains

Imagine Otherwise: J. Kēhaulani Kauanui on Hawaiian Sovereignty

Radio host and Indigenous studies scholar J. Kēhaulani Kauanui on Hawaiian sovereignty, independent media, consent politics, and the solidarities between anarchist and Indigenous movements.


Jian Neo Chen wearing a black leather jacket and white button-down shirt standing in front of a fountain

Imagine Otherwise: Jian Neo Chen on Trans of Color Art and Activism

Transgender studies scholar Jian Neo Chen on the histories and futures of transgender studies publishing and drawing academic inspiration from art and activism.


Imani Perry wearing a white shirt and resting her face on her hand

Imagine Otherwise: Imani Perry on Love as an Ethic

Feminist scholar Imani Perry on critiquing patriarchy, academic productivity and self-care, and her fierce commitment to personal and social ethics.


Macarena Gómez-Barris wearing a green shirt and gold hoop earrings

Imagine Otherwise: Macarena Gómez-Barris on Fighting Extractive Capitalism

Latinx feminism scholar Macarena Gómez-Barris on using art to fight extractive capitalism beyond the state, the politics of translation, and working in and with community.


Veronica Corzo-Duchardt wearing a white shirt and grey glasses, standing in front of shelves

Imagine Otherwise: Veronica Corzo-Duchardt on Art Between Worlds

Bitch Media art director Veronica Corzo-Duchardt on architectural surfaces, her research-based art practice, and the importance of intersectional creative collaboration.


Manuela Lavinas Picq wearing silver earrings, a white shirt, and a blue wrap

Imagine Otherwise: Manuela Lavinas Picq on Indigenous Futures

Journalist and feminist studies scholar Manuela Lavinas Picq on Indigenous Kichwa women's role in international politics, being a scholar in the Global South, and imagining Indigenous futures.


Francesca Royster wearing tortoiseshell glasses, teal earrings, and a multicolored shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Francesca T. Royster on Writing Courageously

Professor and writer Francesca T. Royster on the queer afterlives of soul music, her formidable family histories, and the power of storytelling.


Aimi Hamraie wearing a brown sweater and glasses outside in front of a brick building

Imagine Otherwise: Aimi Hamraie on the Politics of Disability and Design

Disability studies and permaculture designer Aimi Hamraie on the politics of universal design, accessibility, and disability justice activism.


Gayatri Gopinath wearing a black shirt and gold hoop earrings

Imagine Otherwise: Gayatri Gopinath on Queer Diasporic Aesthetics

Queer diaspora studies scholar Gayatri Gopinath on queering visual culture, revolutionary diasporic aesthetics, and the importance of mentoring queer scholars of color.


Heath Fogg Davis wearing a navy blazer and blue button-down shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Heath Fogg Davis on Gender’s Administration

Political scientist and transgender studies scholar Heath Fogg Davis on getting rid of gender markers in public restrooms, IDs, sports, and educational institutions.


Bianca Laureano wearing a black and white striped shirt and silver earrings

Imagine Otherwise: Bianca Laureano on Feminist Afro-Latinx Sex Education

Educator and sexologist Bianca Laureano on the radical work of women of color sexual health communities and feminist Afro-Latinx sex education.


Sami Schalk wearing a purple shirt and glasses against a white brick wall

Imagine Otherwise: Sami Schalk on Black Women’s Speculative Fiction

Critical disability studies scholar Sami Schalk on how Black women's speculative fiction is reimagining what (dis)ability, gender, and embodiment mean.


Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha wearing purple lipstick, a black shirt, and gold earrrings

Imagine Otherwise: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on Disability Justice

Poet and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on the past successes and current challenges of the disability justice movement and its intersections with queer, feminist, and anticolonial politics.


Lynn Comella wearing a black shirt and glasses, in front of a bookcase

Imagine Otherwise: Lynn Comella on Finding Your Voice

Gender studies scholar Lynn Comella on the fierce women and queers who jump started the feminist sex toy revolution and how scholars can up their public engagement game.


Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha wearing purple lipstick, a black shirt, and gold earrrings

Imagine Otherwise: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on Radical Memoir

Poet and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on her memoir Dirty River and how queer brown and disabled femmes write themselves into history.


Shaka McGlotten wearing a grey shirt and black hat with "boy" written on it

Imagine Otherwise: Shaka McGlotten on the Passion of Inquiry

Professor and artist Shaka McGlotten on how queer and trans communities of color can use voguing, drag, and what Shaka calls "Black Data" to imagine and create new worlds.


Elizabeth J. Chin wearing gold hoop earrings

Imagine Otherwise: Elizabeth Chin on Dancing Beyond Whiteness

Dancer and technology studies scholar Elizabeth Chin on how dance is fantastic preparation for academic work and how she makes space for her whole self amidst a busy academic career.


Sara Bernstein wearing a black sweater and purple and red shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Sara Tatyana Bernstein on Critical Public Scholarship

Dismantle magazine co-founder Sara Tatyana Bernstein on why she started a digital magazine focused on fashion and politics and why public engagement is the future of education.


Yaba Blay wearing a black turtleneck sleeveless sweater and necklace

Imagine Otherwise: Yaba Blay on Everyday Black Girl Magic

Cultural producer and scholar Yaba Blay on colorism, being an insider/outsider in the academy, and how celebrating Black girl magic is key to how she imagines otherwise.


Elicia Gonzales wearing a black shirt, against a green backdrop

Imagine Otherwise: Elicia Gonzales on Latinx Reproductive Justice

Sex educator and reproductive justice advocate Elicia Gonzales on how feminist reproductive justice organizations can better incorporate intersectionality (and why they should).


Adeline Koh wearing a pink shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Adeline Koh on Feminist Entrepreneurship and Self-Care

Sabbatical Beauty founder Adeline Koh on her journey from tenured English professor to entrepreneur and how she puts her postcolonial feminist training to work at Sabbatical Beauty.


Nia King wearing a black blazer and gold hoop earrings

Imagine Otherwise: Nia King on Supporting Queer and Trans Artists of Color

Podcaster Nia King on how she came to host the podcast We Want the Airwaves and why getting queer and trans artists of color paid fairly for their work is a key part of how she imagines otherwise.


Tanisha C. Ford wearing a grey dress and gold earrings

Imagine Otherwise: Tanisha C. Ford on Black Creative Genius

Scholar  Tanisha C. Ford on the cultural and political dimensions of Black fashion, the state of contemporary critical feminist fashion studies, and how Black art and creative genius help us imagine otherwise.


Marcella Ernest wearing a grey shirt and teal earrings

Imagine Otherwise: Marcella Ernest on Native American Filmmaking and Podcasting

Ojibwe video artist and scholar Marcella Ernest on why representing Indigenous women require complex film techniques and how building a better world requires a new relationship between humans, land, and resources.


Heath Fogg Davis wearing a navy blazer and blue button-down shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Heath Fogg Davis on Transgender Discrimination

Political scientist and transgender studies scholar Heath Fogg Davis on transgender activism, non-discrimination law, his new book Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?


Rosanna Raymond wearing a black shirt and colorful scarf, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi performing in a red boa ad black shirt, and Ricky Tagaban in a green patterned hat

Imagine Otherwise: Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban on Indigenous Sovereignty Movements

Indigenous artists Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban on how art can address global warming, gender identity, and ancestral teachings.


Karen Jaime wearing a grey suit and white button-down shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Karen Jaime on Queer Puerto Rican Slam Poetry

Slam poet and performance studies scholar Karen Jaime on NYC queer and trans* Puerto Rican poets and how masculine-of-center and butch professors can use the classroom as an artistic/activist space.


Francisco Galarte wearing a dark grey suit, red patterned tie, and glasses

Imagine Otherwise: Francisco Galarte on Chicanx Transgender Style

Chicanx studies scholar Francisco Galarte on the racialized politics of style for Chicanx queer and transgender subjects, the classroom as a social justice space, and how trans faculty of color can queer the academy.


Tala Khanmalek wearing a purple blazer and gold earrings

Imagine Otherwise: Tala Khanmalek on Femme of Color Healing Justice

Feminist scholar Tala Khanmalek on how academics can incorporate femme-of-color- healing justice and disability justice into academic workflows.


André Pérez wearing a grey suit, blue button-down shirt, and purple bow tie against a purple paisley wall

Imagine Otherwise: André Pérez on Transgender Oral History

Filmmaker André Pérez on his approach to multimedia projects, why he focuses on work that empowers marginalized communities, and how storytelling helps us imagine otherwise.


Mimi Nguyen wearing a blue sweater and gold hoop earrings

Imagine Otherwise: Mimi Nguyen on Punk of Color Politics

Feminist scholar Mimi Nguyen on imperialist US discourse of debt and freedom repeatedly attached to refugees and unexpected artistic encounters between actor Keanu Reeves and Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön.


Ronak Kapadia wearing a black button-down shirt, in front of bright green leaves

Imagine Otherwise: Ronak Kapadia on Resisting Imperial Visuality

Transnational feminist studies scholar Ronak Kapadia on how Middle East, Arab, and South Asian artists are using visual culture to critique US empire and self-care and community care as feminist disability/healing justice ways to imagine otherwise.


Kate Manthey wearing a tan coat and glasses, standing on a bridge

Imagine Otherwise: Katie Manthey on Fat Feminist Fashion Blogging

Blogger and scholar Katie Manthey on feminist fat fashion blogging, running a website about body positivity, and the racially gendered politics of what counts as “professional dress” in the academy.


Vicko Alvarez wearing a pink and purple jacket in front of a colorful outdoor background

Imagine Otherwise: Vicko Alvarez on Latina Feminist Comics

Artist and educator Vicko Alvarez on her two comic series—ScholaR Comics and CholActivist—which use humor to tell otherwise tough stories of growing up Latina in a low-income neighborhood.


Aisha Shahidah Simmons wearing a purple shirt and silver earrings, resting her chin on her hand

Imagine Otherwise: Aishah Shahidah Simmons on Black Feminist Anti-Violence Activism

Filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons on her award-winning film NO!: The Rape Documentary and how every one of us can help end violence in our communities.


micha cárdenas wearing a red coat, in front of green leaves

Imagine Otherwise: micha cárdenas on Wearable Technologies for Racial Justice

Artis and scholar micha cárdenas on using wearable technologies to protect Black and Latinx communities from police violence and how queer and trans communities of color are imagining and creating more just worlds.


Nikiko Masumoto wearing a black jacket and blue button-down shirt looking joyously to the sky, below peach trees

Imagine Otherwise: Nikiko Masumoto on Queer, Feminist Japanese American Farming

Farmer and playwright Nikiko Masumoto on queer feminist of color farming in California's Central Valley and creative entrepreneurship for rural artists.


Lauren Rile Smith wearing an orange scarf and glasses

Imagine Otherwise: Lauren Rile Smith on Feminist Circus Art

Dancer and poet Lauren Rile Smith on directing the feminist and queer circus arts troupe Tangle Movement Arts and how disability shapes her relationship to dancing bodies.


Black and white photo of Margaret Rhee wearing a dark shirt, looking over her shoulder

Imagine Otherwise: Margaret Rhee on Queer Feminist Robot Poetry

Poet and scholar Margaret Rhee on 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.


Sawyer Lovett wearing a black shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Sawyer Lovett on Queer Southern Memoir Zines

Memoirist and zinester Sawyer Lovett on the power of zines and memoirs for Southern, poor, queer and trans youth.


Minh-Ha T. Pham wearing a black sleeveless shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Minh-Ha T. Pham on Asian Fashion Bloggers

Threadbared co-founder and critical fashion studies scholar Minh-Ha T. Pham on elite Asian fashion bloggers and the racialized, unpaid labor of fashion blogging.


Black and white photo of Amy Lam wearing glasses

Imagine Otherwise: Amy Lam on Feminist Travel Writing

Podcaster, travel writer, and journalist Amy Lam on the power of feminist podcasting and how to write travel stories that ditch the cis white guy tropes for more political and accessible forms.


Elizabeth Wayne wearing a white blazer and black shirt next to Christine "Xine" Yao wearing a red blazer and black shirt

Imagine Otherwise: Elizabeth Wayne and Christine "Xine" Yao on Women's Academic Podcasting

PhDivas cohosts Elizabeth Wayne and Christine "Xine" Yao on why the many awesome academic podcasts run by women, queers, trans folks, and people of color.