16 episodes

Rocking the Academy, hosted by Mary Churchill and Roopika Risam, brings you conversations with the very best truth tellers who are formulating a different vision of the university.

Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Press

Rocking the Academy Mary L Churchill, Roopika Risam

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Rocking the Academy, hosted by Mary Churchill and Roopika Risam, brings you conversations with the very best truth tellers who are formulating a different vision of the university.

Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Press

    Season 2: #8 - Chris Newfield, The Great Mistake

    Season 2: #8 - Chris Newfield, The Great Mistake

    In this episode of Rocking the Academy, co-hosts Roopika Risam and Mary Churchill talk with Chris Newfield, author of The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them (Johns Hopkins UP, 2016). We talk with Chris about the systematic defunding of higher education, the lack of faculty workplace engagement in universities, gender and scholar-activism within universities, and the need for debt-free college.

    Find us on Twitter: @roopikarisam, @mary_churchill, and @cnewf.

    • 16 min
    Season 2: #7 - Ashley Gray, American Council on Education

    Season 2: #7 - Ashley Gray, American Council on Education

    In this episode of Rocking the Academy, co-hosts Roopika Risam and Mary Churchill talk with Ashley Gray, Program Manager in the Professional Learning division at the American Council on Education. We talk with Ashley about race and gender in higher education leadership, the need for new approaches to trust in higher education, and how to navigate imposter syndrome and racial battle fatigue.

    Find us on Twitter: @roopikarisam, @mary_churchill, and @leadershipace.

    • 12 min
    Season 2: #6 - Katina Rogers, Futures Initiative, CUNY Grad Center

    Season 2: #6 - Katina Rogers, Futures Initiative, CUNY Grad Center

    In this episode of Rocking the Academy, co-hosts Roopika Risam and Mary Churchill talk with Katina Rogers, co-director of Futures Initiative at CUNY Grad Center and author of Putting the Humanities PhD to Work (Duke UP, 2020). We talk with Katina about the changing face of graduate education, misalignment between values and structures within higher ed, and her innovative work trying to change that.

    Find us on Twitter: @roopikarisam, @mary_churchill, and @katinalynn.

    • 16 min
    Season 2: #5 - Lavelle Porter, The Blackademic Life

    Season 2: #5 - Lavelle Porter, The Blackademic Life

    In this episode of Rocking the Academy, co-hosts Roopika Risam and Mary Churchill talk with Lavelle Porter, author of The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual, and Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology. We talk with Lavelle about his recently published book, the experiences of Black academics, and some of the biggest challenges facing Black scholars today.

    Find us on Twitter: @roopikarisam, @mary_churchill, and @alavelleporter.

    • 12 min
    Season 2: #4 - Yves Salomon-Fernández, President, Greenfield Community College

    Season 2: #4 - Yves Salomon-Fernández, President, Greenfield Community College

    In this episode of Rocking the Academy, co-hosts Roopika Risam and Mary Churchill talk with Yves Salomon-Fernández, president of Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We talk with Yves about her leadership in community colleges, insights from rural colleges, and challenges to diversifying the presidency in higher ed.

    Find us on Twitter: @roopikarisam, @mary_churchill, and @PrezYves.

    • 12 min
    Season 2: #3 - Maria Maisto, New Faculty Majority

    Season 2: #3 - Maria Maisto, New Faculty Majority

    In this episode of Rocking the Academy, co-hosts Roopika Risam and Mary Churchill talk with Maria Maisto, co-founder and coalition president of New Faculty Majority, The National Coalition for Adjunct and Contingent Equity. We talk with Maria about her journey into organizing and advocacy, the successes and challenges of the contingent faculty movement, and what tenure-track allies can do to support contingent faculty.

    • 13 min

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