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An Imagine Otherwise podcast miniseries

A 3-episode miniseries recorded live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the 2018 Cultural Studies Association conference.

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Sami Schalk on Black Women’s Speculative Fiction

How does speculative fiction provide us models for more queer, just, and creative futures? How are Black women novelists helping us reimagine what (dis)ability and embodiment mean? What is missing from our conversations in popular representation, disability studies, and Black studies?

In episode 66 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach and scholar Anastasia Kārkliņa talk with Sami Schalk about Sami’s new book Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction.

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

Aimi Hamraie on the Politics of Design and Disability

How has the concept of Universal Design and its application to architectural practice changed over the years? Who is left out of design practices that are meant for “everyone”? What if the design industry actually employed the people with disabilities who have been designing adaptable and accessible products for decades?

In episode 67 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach talks with professor and designer Aimi Hamraie about their new book Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability.

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

Heath Fogg Davis on Gender’s Administration

Do we really need sex classification in our education system, our public restrooms, or our government IDs? How can we alleviate some of the harm that trans and gender-nonconforming people who don’t fit into a binary face? How might gender studies scholars best work with community members on these issues?

In episode 68 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach and trans studies scholar Julian Gill-Peterson talk with professor and consultant Heath Fogg Davis about his book Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?