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.
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
Liat Ben-Moshe on Community beyond the Carceral State
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews Liat Ben-Moshe about the intersections of disability justice and prison abolition and what it takes to create a world beyond containment, confinement, and segregation.
Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/134-liat-ben-moshe
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan on Cultivating Joy through Queer Black Feminist Art
Cathy Hannabach interviews creative writer, scholar, and professor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan about the political and ethical stakes of centering queer Black feminist pleasure in both literature and life.
Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/133-mecca-jamilah-sullivan
J. Faith Almiron on Abolitionist Pedagogy within and beyond Institutions
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews scholar and performance artist J. Faith Almiron about building an abolitionist future in art and education.
Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/132-j-faith-almiron