Human Rights in Transit is a collaborative project that engages the ongoing and emerging tensions that are at the center of contemporary global existence. As people struggle for their lives as migrants, refugees, citizens, and indeed as humans, there is also a radical de-centering and even crisis of the human underway. From technology, bioscience, and environmental transformations, to deconolonial critiques of humanism, the category of the human and the future of the humanities, is deeply uncertain. This podcast contains conversations on the myriad dynamics and processes that speak to the fact that human rights and the idea of the human are in transit. To inquire, learn more, or get involved, you can visit our website at http://u.osu.edu/HRIT
Episode 10: A conversation with Karma Chávez
Hosts Dr. Jennifer Suchland and PhD student Pritha Prasad speak with University of Texas, Austin professor Dr. Karma Chávez. They discusses the practice of coalitions, the importance of intersectional politics, and the struggle structural change working within institutions such as academia.
Episode 9: Precarious Journeys—Transit at EU Borders
In this episode, Kathryn Metz and Eleanor Paynter discuss conditions of transit for migrants both outside and inside EU borders. What factors shape the journeys of migrants as they reach and attempt to enter the EU? How do migrants’ descriptions of their own experiences of transit complicate popular representations of migration to Europe? Our conversation draws on fieldwork observations and interviews from Summer 2017.
Episode 8: Human Rights - Multiple Origin Stories
Dr. Jennifer Suchland and Dr. Katherine Marino discuss different origin stories for human rights.