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Podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. Dr. Liz Wayne and Dr. Christine "Xine" Yao are two women of color Ivy League PhDs navigating higher education. Biomedical engineer meets literary critic. Both fans of lipstick.

PhDiva‪s‬ PhDivas

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Podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. Dr. Liz Wayne and Dr. Christine "Xine" Yao are two women of color Ivy League PhDs navigating higher education. Biomedical engineer meets literary critic. Both fans of lipstick.

    S5E18 | The Good, the Bad, the COVID-19: Winding Down and Burning Out

    S5E18 | The Good, the Bad, the COVID-19: Winding Down and Burning Out

    PhDivas Dr. Xine Yao and Dr. Liz Wayne get together over American Thanksgiving to talk about the challenges of working during COVID19. Supporting our own self care as we support our students, or research efforts is no trivial feat. All the best as the term and the year are winding down!

    Learn about the Indigenous peoples and their treaties of the land you're on if you are in a settler colonial nation: https://native-land.ca

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    • 45 min
    S5E17 | The Anti-Indiana Jones Approach: Decolonizing Zoo Archaeology w Alex Fitzpatrick

    S5E17 | The Anti-Indiana Jones Approach: Decolonizing Zoo Archaeology w Alex Fitzpatrick

    "This belongs in a museum!" Indiana Jones's catchphrase inspired generations of young archaeologists like Alex Fitzpatrick who are now critical of their discipline's colonial and imperialist pasts and presents. In this second part of their interview, PhDiva Xine chats with Alex about Napoleon's influence and approaching archaeology through animals, rather than humans. Alex works on pre-historic Britain, asking about the difference between wild and domestic animals. They also chat about the videogame Animal Crossing as self-care

    Learn more on her podcast Archaeo Animals @ArchaeoAnimals! https://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/animals
    @ArchaeologyFitz https://animalarchaeology.com/

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    S3E16 | Phinishing Your PhD During a Pandemic ft. Archaeologist Alex Fitzpatrick

    S3E16 | Phinishing Your PhD During a Pandemic ft. Archaeologist Alex Fitzpatrick

    Handing in your PhD dissertation and disrupting the field of archaeology is exhausting enough... but during a global pandemic? Archaeologist Alex Fitzpatrick talks to PhDiva Xine on the cusp of earning her degree about precarity, post-dissertation depression, and the strangeness of a Chinese diasporic migrant in the United Kingdom.

    Twitter @ArchaeologyFitz
    https://animalarchaeology.com/
    Image by Molly Lester https://mollypukes.com

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    • 46 min
    S5E15 | Degrees of Difference: WOC Graduate Experiences with Denise Delgado & Kim McKee

    S5E15 | Degrees of Difference: WOC Graduate Experiences with Denise Delgado & Kim McKee

    Imagine an interdisciplinary volume collecting advice and experiences of women of colour in graduate school. PhDiva Xine discusses Degrees of Difference with co-editors Denise Delgado and Kimberly McKee (Grand Valley State University). The project grew out of their friendships during their PhDs at Ohio State: other related collaborations include a conference roundtable and writings on feminist pedagogy. We discuss community-building, microaggressions, and how their collection can help support Black Lives Matter-inspired calls for institutional change in higher education.

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    Buy Degrees of Difference: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/37xtz2qt9780252043185.html
    https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/05/01/three-ways-help-women-color-and-indigenous-women-graduate-students-thrive-opinion

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    S5E14 | Disability Activism & Access in Academia: Divya Persaud & Ellie Armstrong

    S5E14 | Disability Activism & Access in Academia: Divya Persaud & Ellie Armstrong

    COVID-19 presents new challenges and possibilities for disabled students. Thousands signed an open letter asking grant agencies to automatically extend student funding and for grants for assistive equipment needed to work remotely. Conversely, many shifts to coronavirus teaching are only too familiar to disabled people who have long been advocating for change. "Access is a relationship," says space scientist Divya Persaud in this continuation of her interview with STS colleague Ellie Armstrong and PhDiva Xine. Learn about disability activism in academia -- we all gain from improvements to access.

    On the open letter: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/may/21/were-being-fobbed-off-why-disabled-students-are-losing-out-in-lockdown
    Sick Woman Theory: http://www.maskmagazine.com/not-again/struggle/sick-woman-theory
    You can still check out their conference Space Science in Context: https://spacescienceincontext.wordpress.com/

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    • 29 min
    S5E13 | Space Science, Space Colonialism: Ellie Armstrong & Divya Persaud on #SSiC2020

    S5E13 | Space Science, Space Colonialism: Ellie Armstrong & Divya Persaud on #SSiC2020

    "To boldly go to where no man has gone before" -- the classic Star Trek slogan reflects how colonialism informs space exploration. NASA's technologies are the same used for American imperialist ventures today. Even space rocks in museums are procured because of British colonialism. Planetary scientist Divya Persaud and STS scholar Ellie Armstrong organized Space Science in Context, an online interdisciplinary conference in May 2020. PhDiva Xine discusses with Divya and Ellie the legacies of colonialism in space science and fantasies about space exploration. They highlight exciting scholarship and activism by female and nonbinary BIPOC scholars as well as share strategies for making conferences more accessible.

    For more on the conference Space Science in Context: https://spacescienceincontext.wordpress.com/

    @ellietheelement // ellietheelement.squarespace.com/
    @Divya_M_P // divyampersaud.com

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Chantell Ross ,

Love the Podcast but Turn Down the Music!!!

I love this podcast but it can be hard to hear the intro and ending because the music is too loud or the mic isn’t loud enough.

XsB ,

Excellent!!

Particularly liked the ep on the Asian American Feminist Collective!!

Cdeepti ,

Such an important service

I am so thankful that a podcast like PhDivas exists! As a scientist and lit geek, it speaks to many of my interests, and it is so thrilling to see women of color using a platform to speak their minds. I think this is an important service to the academic community, and I hope they keep going!

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