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Sarah Stefana Smith wearing a royal blue blazer, blue glasses, and a blue patterned scarf
September 25, 2019

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

Host Cathy Hannabach chats with artist Sarah Stefana Smith about a poetics and politics of bafflement, Black art, and artistic collaboration.

Jade S. Sasser wearing a black blazer
February 27, 2019

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

Cathy Hannabach interviews Jade S. Sasser about the reproductive justice movement, climate change activism, and interdisciplinary creativity.

Imani Perry wearing a white shirt and resting her face on her hand
October 10, 2018

Imagine Otherwise: Imani Perry on Love as an Ethic

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

Shanté Paradigm Smalls wearing a grey shirt and silver and black watch
August 23, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Shanté Paradigm Smalls on Hip Hop’s Queer Aesthetics

Shanté Paradigm Smalls discusses their journey with Shambhala Buddhist Meditation, their research on the queer collision of race, gender, and sexuality in hip hop culture, building a critical practice around embodiment, and how working towards an enlightened society is critical to how they imagine otherwise.

Aisha Shahidah Simmons wearing a purple shirt and silver earrings, resting her chin on her hand
July 13, 2016

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

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.

Pixelated photo of Simone Browne
May 4, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Simone Browne on the History of Anti-Black Surveillance

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.

andré carrinngton wearing a grey blazer, blue button-down shirt, and blue patterned tie
April 6, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: andré carrington on Race in Science Fiction

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.

Eric Tang wearing a blue shirt
March 23, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Eric Tang on the Cold War Origins of Refugee Policy

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

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