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Academia. A-CAAAHHH---DEEEMM--AIYA! ACA-DEEM-YAAHH. 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 talk about how to navigate this treacherous world and maybe even plant seeds for the beginnings of structural transformation. Come listen to Auntie Ethel and her friends. Episodes drop monthly.

Academic Aunties Ethel Tungohan

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Academia. A-CAAAHHH---DEEEMM--AIYA! ACA-DEEM-YAAHH. 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 talk about how to navigate this treacherous world and maybe even plant seeds for the beginnings of structural transformation. Come listen to Auntie Ethel and her friends. Episodes drop monthly.

    Subversives in the Academy

    Subversives in the Academy

    For many women of colour, life in academia feels like a constant fight. As Dr. Rita Dhamoon writes, racism is a workload issue. So, when do we sit down and when do we fight back? And how do we keep fighting in the face of such intractible systemic hostility? In this episode of Academic Aunties, we talk to Dr. Debra Thompson (Associate Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Racial Inequality in Democratic Societies at McGill University) about the necessity of the fight, the value of stealing your time back, how creating subversives can drive change, and the importance of armour to survive the neoliberal academy. 

    Follow us on Twitter at @AcademicAuntie.

    Mentioned in this Episode and Related Resources:

    The Abolition of White Democracy by Joel Olson
    The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney
    Racism as a Workload and Bargaining Issue by Rita Dhamoon article
    Socioeconomic Roots of Academic Faculty by Allison Morgan, Aaron Clauset, Daniel Larremore, Nicholas LaBerge and Mirta Galesic
    "CPSA" = Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference
    "REP" = Race, Ethnicity and Politcs

    Transcript
    Visit academicaunties.com for more information. A transcript of this episode will be available approximately one week after release.

    • 31 min
    A-holes in the Academy

    A-holes in the Academy

    Why are there so many in academia? Does the institution attract them or does the institution make them? What is institutional gaslighting? And how do we care for each other in this often toxic space? In this episode, we chat with academic aunties, Dr. Nisha Nath, an Assistant Professor of Equity Studies at Athabasca University, and Dr. Mariam Georgis, a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Manitoba about coping with exclusionary academic norms, the messages that the neoliberal academy sends that breeds toxic behaviour, and the value of checking in.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

    - "I’m concerned for your academic career if you talk about this publicly" by Erica Violet Lee

    - "What researchers think about the culture they work in" by Wellcome Foundation

    - Critical Aunty Studies

    • 28 min
    Introducing Academic Aunties (Trailer)

    Introducing Academic Aunties (Trailer)

    Academia. A-CAAAHHH---DEEEMM--AIYA! ACA-DEEM-YAAHH. 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 talk about how to navigate this treacherous world and maybe even plant seeds for the beginnings of structural  transformation. Come listen to Auntie Ethel and her friends. Coming soon to a podcast app near you!

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