Explore African American literature across the sonic colour line with students of Professor Kristen Moriah’s ENGL 471 course at Queen’s University. Each podcast covers a different work of African American literature and mobilizes a variety of songs to further develop new understandings of Black aesthetics, literature, and politics.
Yara Hussein on Sexual Violence and Resources at Queen’s
In this segment of the Scoop, Prerna sits down with Yara Hussein, Equity Commissioner ASUS to discuss recent happenings at HOCO at Queen’s, resources for sexual violence on campus and possible steps for Queen’s to take to enact concrete change on campus!
Get to know More about Gender Affirmation Assistance Project!
Prerna sits down with Jane Mao who spearheads GAAP to discuss the project’s bursary options, resources needed for Gender Affirmation and the need for Gender Affirmation assistance at Queen’s University.
New Research on Social Isolation and Though Patterns with Dr. Jonathan Smallwood
Professor Jonathan Smallwood from the Department of Psychology here at Queen’s University joins us in this segment. He was recently involved in a research study with several British Universities on the impact of prolonged social isolation and changes to work opportunities on people’s thought patterns. Like Canada, the first UK lockdown caused huge disruption to people’s social and work lives. As part of the study, researchers analysed people’s thought patterns to see what effect these changes had on our everyday thoughts and learned more about he important role our social and working lives play in shaping what we think, and how we think, as we go about our everyday lives.
Listeners with access to scholarly publications are invited to read the full article Dr. Smallwood’s work contributed to, published in PNAS.
After the War: A New Concert by Cantabile Choirs
In this episode of The Scoop, we are joined by Geoffrey Sirett, Artistic Director & General Manager of Cantabile Choirs of Kingston. He sheds light on the exciting new in-person concert, After the War taking place November 6th & 7th at The Spire in Kingston while sharing much about his own time with Cantabile and how members of the community can get involved with the Choirs.
Interview with Dr Ali Na on Squid Game
In this segment, we sit with Professor Ali Na from Film and Media Department to discuss Squid Game and situate it in the context of late capitalism, South Korean Cultural Industry and History.
Interview with Dr. Wood about Sexual Health on University Campuses
In this segment, we sit down with Dr. Jessica Wood, a research specialist and sexual health expert at the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN), to discuss questions and issues pertaining to consent, safer sex and contraception, as well as sexual health in the time of a pandemic.