Conversations on relationships, identity, and society with Dr. Ginger, a PhD in sociology. Come for the tea, stay for the sociology!
On Language Learning and Identity
Have you ever tried to learn another language? I talk to a multilingual friend about experiences with language learning, including my own. We discuss the relationship between identity and language and how the emotions related to identity can complicate the language learning process!
World Atlas of Languages
Korean and Turkish
Schoolteaching Stories and Abbott Elementary
The show Abbott Elementary is a humorous window into the life of a schoolteacher. I chat with my friend Ms. Scully who taught elementary school with me and helped bring humor into our school teaching days!
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Intro/outro music by Gabriel Douglas, "Justice in Intellect" as found on pixabay.com.
Have you ever seen a stage goin' Apesh*t?!
Are you interested in the way that artists communicate social commentary via pop culture? I sure am! Especially if the artist is Beyoncé, or her husband ;) I was on a panel for the Bruce Gallery at Edinboro University talking about The Carters’ video, Apesh*t! This episode is a repost of that panel discussion with art historian Dr. Charlotte Wellman, political scientist Dr. Rhonda Matthews, and Director of the Bruce Gallery Professor Lisa Austin. If you haven’t seen the Apesh*t video recently, I suggest you watch it before listening to the episode. You could also check out the full the video recording of the event here.
Panel repost starts at 8:34 mins.
My neck, my back...pain>.
I catch up with an old grad school friend who laments with me about the ways that working in front of a computer has taken a physical toll on our bodies. We ponder: What is health? What is healthy aging? What is causing our neck, hip, and back pain?!
We have a good time talking about painful times. I hope you have a good time listening!
Code Switch episode discussing K Beauty
The Critical Race Theory Controversy
This year we’ve witnessed an outcry against critical race theory, but what is really fueling this resistance? Luis and I studied critical race theory together. I went on to teach it in undergrad classes and Luis brings it into his current work with K-12 educators. We discuss why critical thought feels threatening and connect it to militarism, Obama’s presidency, and inaccurate assumptions that racism is a problem of our nation’s past. Our conversation addresses two central questions: What is knowledge? Whose voices and perspectives are legitimated?
I encourage you to check out this episode on Crenshaw’s Intersectionality Matters for a deeper discussion of the origins of critical race theory.
Bargaining for the common good
Luis on Squeezin' Lemons
"The Chair" with The Vulgar Geniuses
The Chair, starring Sandra Oh, on Netflix is a satirical look at our contemporary academic crisis. It tackles financial issues, gender and racial inequities, and the question of cancel culture and protest on college campuses. My very thoughtful and hip friends at The Vulgar Geniuses invited me to discuss The Chair, and in this very short episode I offer some comments on this discussion.
CHECK OUT THE FULL EPISODE HERE!
HBR podcast "Why the highest paying jobs so rarely go to women" episode discussing "greedy work."