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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.

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.

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.

John Hina (Prime) wearing a blue shirt and lavender jacket, Abigail Romanchak wearing a black shirt and brown pants kneeling on the floor making art, and Solomon Enos wering a black shirt with a yellow fruit on his head
June 28, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Solomon Enos, Abigail Romanchak, and John Hina (Prime) on Native Hawaiian Food Security

What is the relationship between food insecurity, colonialism, and global warming? How can art intervene in these processes? Native Hawaiian artists Solomon Enos, Abigail Romanchak, and John Hina (Prime) share their experiences working with the 'Ae Kai Culture Lab coming up July 7–9 in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vicko Alvarez wearing a pink and purple jacket in front of a colorful outdoor background
July 27, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Vicko Alvarez on Latina Feminist Comics

Vicko Alvarez chats about using comics in the K-12 classroom and how she drew on her life to create her two comic series—ScholaR Comics and CholActivist—which use lighthearted, sometimes humorous events to tell otherwise tough stories of growing up Latina in a low-income neighborhood.

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.

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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