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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.

Amber Jamilla Musser wearing a black shirt and glasses
July 17, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Amber Jamilla Musser on Valuing Embodied Knowledge

Cathy Hannabach interviews Amber Jamilla Musser about aesthetics and racialized sexuality, the politics of co-authoring, and embodied knowledge.

Sandra Ruiz wearing a grey vest and black shirt
July 3, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Sandra Ruiz on Resetting the Colonial Clock

Cathy Hannabach interviews curator and professor Sandra Ruiz about Puerto Rican anti-colonial resistance and imagining otherwise towards decolonization.

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.

Veronica Corzo-Duchardt wearing a white shirt and grey glasses, standing in front of shelves
October 24, 2018

Imagine Otherwise: Veronica Corzo-Duchardt on Art Between Worlds

Veronica Corzo-Duchardt talks about architectural surfaces, her research-based art practice, and the importance of intersectional creative collaboration.

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.

Francesca Royster wearing tortoiseshell glasses, teal earrings, and a multicolored shirt
September 12, 2018

Imagine Otherwise: Francesca T. Royster on Writing Courageously

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

Gayatri Gopinath wearing a black shirt and gold hoop earrings
August 15, 2018

Imagine Otherwise: Gayatri Gopinath on Queer Diasporic Aesthetics

Professor Gayatri Gopinath discusses queering visual culture, revolutionary diasporic aesthetics, and the importance of mentoring queer scholars of color.

Elizabeth J. Chin wearing gold hoop earrings
January 31, 2018

Imagine Otherwise: Elizabeth Chin on Dancing Beyond Whiteness

Elizabeth Chin discusses how dance is fantastic preparation for academic work and how she makes space for her whole self amidst a busy academic career.

Elicia Gonzales wearing a black shirt, against a green backdrop
November 29, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Elicia Gonzales on Latinx Reproductive Justice

Sex educator and reproductive justice advocate Elicia Gonzales talks about how reproductive justice organizations can better incorporate intersectionality (and why they should), the role of Latinx and other queer of color movements in Philadelphia’s radical history, why pleasure is a right not a privilege, and why she puts listening at the center of how she imagines otherwise.

Nia King wearing a black blazer and gold hoop earrings
September 6, 2017

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

Nia King shares how she came to host the podcast We Want the Airwaves, the racial politics of the publishing industry, how she has put her ethnic studies training to work beyond the academy, and why getting queer and trans artists of color paid fairly for their work is a key part of how she imagines otherwise.

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.

Marcella Ernest wearing a grey shirt and teal earrings
July 12, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Marcella Ernest on Native American Filmmaking and Podcasting

Ojibwe video artist and scholar Marcella Ernest shares why complex subjects require complex film techniques, how scholar-artists can use their academic pursuits as inspiration for their creative endeavors and vice versa, and how building a better world requires a new relationship between humans, land, and resources.

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
June 21, 2017

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

How can shared space drive artistic, healing collaborations? How can art address global warming, gender identity, ancestral teachings, and the importance of local community? Indigenous artists Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban share their experiences with the 'Ae Kai Culture Lab, July 7–9 in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Surbhi Malik wearing a black shirt and gret scarf, in front of trees and a neighborhood street
May 24, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Surbhi Malik on Diasporic Radio

Surbhi Malik talks about migrants’ complex place-making practices, mentoring students’ whole selves, how she went from hosting an American music radio show in India to hosting an Indian music radio show in the US, and how public projects like radio taught her how to identify and resist colonial legacies.

Leah Milne wearing a pink blazer and white button-down shirt, in front of a bookcase
May 10, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Leah Milne on the Good Trouble of Racial Justice

Leah Milne considers how metafictional narratives by authors of color can provide a pedagogy of discomfort, how comics and graphic novels can spur the "good trouble" of social justice activism, and how she uses the classroom to teach radical empathy.

Karen Jaime wearing a grey suit and white button-down shirt
April 5, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Karen Jaime on Queer Puerto Rican Slam Poetry

Karen Jaime chats about NYC queer and trans* Puerto Rican poets, how masculine-of-center and butch professors can use the classroom as an artistic/activist space, how poets paradoxically use language to bust through language barriers, and why queer and trans artists of color turn to multimedia work for social justice.

Tala Khanmalek wearing a purple blazer and gold earrings
January 25, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Tala Khanmalek on Femme of Color Healing Justice

Tala Khanmalek shares how academics can incorporate healing justice and disability justice into academic workflows, how a holistic approach to graduate school enabled Tala to create social justice projects, and what a healing justice and disability justice-based world would look like.

Jessie Daniels wearing a black shirt and Polly Thistlethwaite wearing a black blazer
December 28, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Jessie Daniels and Polly Thistlethwaite on Being a Scholar in the Digital Era

Jessie Daniels and Polly Thistlethwaite on the impact of digital technologies in higher education and expanding public access to scholarship.

Mimi Nguyen wearing a blue sweater and gold hoop earrings
November 30, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Mimi Nguyen on Punk of Color Politics

Mimi Nguyen addresses imperialist US discourse of debt and freedom repeatedly attached to refugees, how Mimi is drawing unexpected artistic encounters between actor Keanu Reeves and Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön, and why communities of color are turning to tarot for activist inspiration and to imagine other ways of being in the world.

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