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Academia. It is a site of exclusion. For those of us who are first-generation, who are racialized, who are women, and who inhabit social locations that are traditionally unrepresented in this space, academia is full of landmines. This is why we need academic aunties. This podcast will bring you stories and advice about how to navigate this treacherous world and maybe even plant the seeds for structural transformation. Come listen to Auntie Ethel and her friends. Episodes drop monthly. Message us on Twitter at @AcademicAuntie and visit us online at academicaunties.com.

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Academic Aunties Ethel Tungohan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

Academia. It is a site of exclusion. For those of us who are first-generation, who are racialized, who are women, and who inhabit social locations that are traditionally unrepresented in this space, academia is full of landmines. This is why we need academic aunties. This podcast will bring you stories and advice about how to navigate this treacherous world and maybe even plant the seeds for structural transformation. Come listen to Auntie Ethel and her friends. Episodes drop monthly. Message us on Twitter at @AcademicAuntie and visit us online at academicaunties.com.

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    #AskAnAcademicAuntie: Responding to Reviewers

    #AskAnAcademicAuntie: Responding to Reviewers

    How do you respond to peer reviews for journal articles? Do you respond to every single reviewer comment? How do you respond to this strategically? On this #AskAnAcademicAuntie we have Dr. Heather Millar (https://www.twitter.com/hlmillar (@hlmillar)) and Dr. Carmen Ho (https://www.twitter.com/carmenjho_ (@carmenjho_)) dispensing a little auntie wisdom.
    Thanks for listening! Get more information, support the show, and read all the transcripts at https://www.academicaunties.com/ (academicaunties.com). Get in touch with Academic Aunties on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/academicauntie (@AcademicAuntie) or by e-mail at podcast@academicaunties.com.


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    • 15 min
    The Ultimate Academic Auntie

    The Ultimate Academic Auntie

    Get your elbows up. On this episode, our season 2 finale, we talk to the ultimate academic auntie, Dr. Joyce Green, an emeritus Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Regina. Over her three decades in the discipline she has spoken out, lifted us up, and been an inspiration for those of use who want to change academia. In her reflection, she talks about the struggles and how she's been witness to a transformation in academia that gives us hope for the future.
    Want more Auntie Joyce? Check out the 2022 Indigenous Feminisms Symposium in Victoria, BC and online! More information and registration is here:
    https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/circle/events/ifs/index.php (https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/circle/events/ifs/index.php)
    Related Links:
    https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/making-space-for-indigenous-feminism693 (Making Space for Indigenous Feminism), edited by Dr. Joyce Green

    Thanks for listening! Get more information, support the show, and read all the transcripts at https://www.academicaunties.com/ (academicaunties.com). Get in touch with Academic Aunties on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/academicauntie (@AcademicAuntie) or by e-mail at podcast@academicaunties.com.


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    • 45 min
    Turning Red

    Turning Red

    We talk about Turning Red, the newest Pixar film, directed by Toronto filmmaker Domee Shi, about a thirteen year old Chinese Canadian girl, Meilin Lee, who finds out that when she gets emotional, she turns into a big, red panda. Meilin also has to navigate life as a middle schooler and all that this entails, which includes learning how to manage her crushes, bullies and strict parents. Turning Red is also a movie that is about fitting in and about the vital importance of friendships. Which makes it a perfect topic for Academic Aunties! So today, we’re unpacking this film, and be warned: there are spoilers.
    Joining us is Dr. Yvonne Su (https://www.twitter.com/suyvonne (@suyvonne)), an Assistant Professor in the Department of Equity Studies at York University.
    Related Links
    https://torontolife.com/culture/how-domee-shi-turning-red-became-new-pixar-superstar/ (The Animated Life of Domee Shi)

    Thanks for listening! Get more information and read all the show notes at https://www.academicaunties.com (academicaunties.com). Get in touch with Academic Aunties on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/academicauntie (@AcademicAuntie) or by e-mail at podcast@academicaunties.com.


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    • 39 min
    Conferences

    Conferences

    Conference season is almost upon us! And man oh man, do we have a lot to say about academic conferences. Conferences are a crucial part of academics’ professional trajectories. In theory, these are the spaces where we’re supposed to present our work, engage with scholars in our field to make potential contacts for collaborations, and to find out new ideas that can help inform our own work! And yet, conferences are not always easy for many of us. For some, our experiences in conferences can encourage us to carry on in academia. For others, they can be the catalyst to actually leave, given that they can, at times, harm us in ways that make clear that we’re not welcome in these spaces.
    Joining us to talk about all of this are our guests, Dr. Anita Girvan, an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Athabasca University, and Dr. Catherine Clune-Taylor, an Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University.
    Thanks for listening! Get more information and read all the show notes at https://www.academicaunties.com (academicaunties.com). Get in touch with Academic Aunties on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/academicauntie (@AcademicAuntie) or by e-mail at podcast@academicaunties.com.


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    • 44 min
    #AskAnAcademicAuntie: Productivity Tips

    #AskAnAcademicAuntie: Productivity Tips

    On this #AskAnAcademicAuntie, Dr. Alison Smith (https://twitter.com/AliSmith_UdeM (@AliSmith_UdeM)), Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga, tells us about some of her tips and hacks to stay afloat amidst our competing responsibilities.
    Have a question? Tweet us at https://www.twitter.com/AcademicAuntie (@AcademicAuntie), or send us an e-mail at podcast@academicaunties.com.


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    • 18 min
    When Yasmeen Met Abbie: Research Collaborations and Friendships in the Academy

    When Yasmeen Met Abbie: Research Collaborations and Friendships in the Academy

    When we think about academic relationships, we often think of romantic partnerships between two academics. We might also think about the power relationships between, say, a supervisor and a student, or a dean and a professor. But we often don’t think about our research collaborations as an important kind of relationship. That’s surprising because research collaborations are, arguably, the most important relationships that you will ever have in academia.
    In this episode, we talk to https://www.twitter.com/yasmeenabulaban (Dr. Yasmeen Abu-Laban), a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta and https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/sje/People/370533/Abbie_Bakan.html (Dr. Abigail Bakan), a Professor in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. They are research collaborators, friends, and an inspiration for those of us who are doing work that is intensely contested and political.
    Related Links
    https://www.bloomsbury.com/ca/israel-palestine-and-the-politics-of-race-9781780765327/ (Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race), by Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail Bakan
    https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=p081880 (Dissident Friendships), edited by Elora Halim Chowdhury and Liz Philipose

    Thanks for listening! Get more information and read all the show notes at https://www.academicaunties.com (academicaunties.com). Get in touch with Academic Aunties on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/academicauntie (@AcademicAuntie) or by e-mail at podcast@academicaunties.com.


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

AElafros ,

Outsanding!

Thank you Aunties, for all that you do!

Precariously Employed PhD ,

Academia is toxic, and this podcast is medicine

Smart. Funny. Courageously speaks truth to the oppression reproduced by the academic system. Provides subversive and hopeful re-imaginings for what the academy could be. All this and more in 30 minute doses. Academia is toxic, and this podcast is medicine. You need the Academic Aunties.

Cobaille22 ,

Excellent podcast about academia!

This is /the/ podcast about what happens behind the curtains of academia. A must listen for everybody in academia.

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