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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis wearing a black suit and black tie, and Mimi Khúc wearing a purple shirt
December 14, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Mimi Khúc and Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis on Asian American Mental Health Activism

What does wellness and unwellness look like in the context of Asian America? In the context of academia? Mimi Khúc and Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis discuss Asian American mental health activism and how academia can better address parenting, mental health, and wellness.

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.

AManda Phillips wearing a grey blazer, plaid button-down shirt, and glasses
November 16, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Amanda Phillips on Critical Digital Humanities

Amanda Phillips chats about the politics of video game realism in an era of increasingly visible police violence, why marginalized communities have turned to digital media for organizing, and how hashtag syllabi have transformed what it means to teach about current events.

Wazhmah Osman wearing a pink button-down shirt, in front of a wall painted with graffiti
October 19, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Wazhmah Osman on Autoethnography and Afghan Documentary Film

Wazhmah Osman addresses the politics of memoir, what the trauma of war does to archival research, and her critically acclaimed documentary film, Postcards from Tora Bora, which recounts Wazhmah's return to her childhood home of Kabul, Afghanistan nearly 20 years after her family fled Cold War violence.

Ronak Kapadia wearing a black button-down shirt, in front of bright green leaves
October 5, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Ronak Kapadia on Resisting Imperial Visuality

Ronak Kapadia shares how Middle East, Arab, and South Asian artists are using visual culture to critique US empire, the relationship between social justice activism and ethnic studies/women's studies scholarship, and self-care and community care as disability/healing justice ways to imagine otherwise.

Karma Chávez wearing a light blue shirt
September 7, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Karma Chávez on Queer Migration Politics

Karma Chávez discusses the intersectional politics of migration, how grassroots activism is essential to social change, the power of sound-based media, and how her work integrates art, activism, and academia.

Minal Hajratwala wearing a blue and white shirt and pans, sitting in a stone windowsill in front of green plants and rocks
August 24, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Minal Hajratwala on How to Write Like a Unicorn

Minal Hajratwala on her genre-bending writing style, the joy of coaching other writers, and how to "write like a unicorn."

Kate Manthey wearing a tan coat and glasses, standing on a bridge
August 10, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Katie Manthey on Fat Feminist Fashion Blogging

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

micha cárdenas wearing a red coat, in front of green leaves
June 1, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: micha cárdenas on Wearable Technologies for Racial Justice

How can we retool science and technology to serve marginalized groups? micha cárdenas discusses using digital media and wearable technologies to protect Black and Latinx communities from police violence, how art can enable survival, and how queer and trans communities of color are imagining and creating more just worlds.

Lauren Rile Smith wearing an orange scarf and glasses
March 9, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Lauren Rile Smith on Feminist Circus Art

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
February 24, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Margaret Rhee on Queer Feminist Robot Poetry

Margaret Rhee talks about 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.

Aymar Jean Christian wearing a black shirt
February 10, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Aymar Jean Christian on Queer and Trans of Color Media Production

What are the benefits of indie television production for women, queers, and trans people of color? How is the slow speed of collaborative work actually an advantage? Aymar Jean Christian chats about Open TV; independent web series by queers, women, and trans people of color; and how his scholarship has informed his creative work.

Sawyer Lovett wearing a black shirt
January 27, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Sawyer Lovett on Queer Southern Memoir Zines

Host Cathy Hannabach interviews Sawyer Lovett about the power of zines and memoirs for Southern, poor, queer and trans youth.

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