A podcast about bridging art, activism, and academia to build more just futures. On each episode, host Cathy Hannabach interviews the scholars, dancers, authors, artists, and filmmakers imagining collective freedom and creating it through culture.
Sandra Ristovska on Seeing Human Rights
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews filmmaker and media studies scholar Sandra Ristovska about the complex ethical, political, and legal relationship between imagery and human rights.
They discuss the role of video evidence in simultaneously exposing and reproducing injustice, the often life-and-death stakes of critical visual interpretation, and what it means to turn the act of seeing each other into a practice of human rights.
Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/140-sandra-ristovska
Jessica Bissett Perea on Indigenous Transformations in Academic Publishing
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews Dena’ina musician-scholar Jessica Bissett Perea about transforming the academic publishing pipeline by centering Indigenous worldviews.
Covering the research process, writing process, and publishing process, this episode outlines what Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty journal editors, professional copyeditors, and authors can do to build a more justice-focused publishing world.
Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/139-jessica-bissett-perea
Priya Kandaswamy on Embracing Permanent Change
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews gender, sexuality, and ethnic studies scholar Priya Kandaswamy about embracing permanent change as a way to build more just social bonds in our classrooms, communities, and creative endeavors.
Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/138-priya-kandaswamy
Mark Villegas on Collaborative Abundance in Hip-Hop Cultures
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews filmmaker and scholar Mark Villegas about the power of collective abundance emerging from multiracial hip-hop cultures and how centering interdisciplinary abundance in our writing, publishing, and teaching can transform higher education and the worlds beyond.
Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/137-mark-villegas
Maile Arvin on Kuleana and Indigenous Feminist Community
Cathy Hannabach interviews Kānaka Maoli feminist scholar Maile Arvin, who explains why she approaches community building through the Native Hawaiian concept of kuleana, or a reciprocal relationship of responsibility.
Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/136-maile-arvin
Christen A. Smith, Dána-Ain Davis, and Sameena Mulla on Cite Black Women
Cathy Hannabach interviews Christen A. Smith, Dána-Ain Davis, and Sameena Mulla about the Cite Black Women movement, Black feminist approaches to anthropology, and editing a journal special issue about the racially gendered politics of citation.
Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/135-smith-davis-mulla