10 episodes

From the link between Disney princesses and eating disorders to the evolution of southern hip hop, we’ll put your brain cells to work as each month the host of Thought Provoking, Shelly Kiser, takes an in-depth look at innovative research that makes you say hmm…. The Thought-Provoking Podcast features research from the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, just outside Atlanta.

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From the link between Disney princesses and eating disorders to the evolution of southern hip hop, we’ll put your brain cells to work as each month the host of Thought Provoking, Shelly Kiser, takes an in-depth look at innovative research that makes you say hmm…. The Thought-Provoking Podcast features research from the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, just outside Atlanta.

    Digital Deciphering: Teaching English Students to Analyze Memes, Counterfeit Content and Sales Sites

    Digital Deciphering: Teaching English Students to Analyze Memes, Counterfeit Content and Sales Sites

    How can English class be a place to help students analyze Websites that target sales specifically to teenagers? And how can English teachers help students to think critically about memes in a world were content is purposefully designed to trigger our biases and inflame social divisions? We’ll find out on this episode as host Shelly Kiser, Communications Manager, talks with Darren Crovitz, Ph.D., Director of English Education and Professor of English and English Education.

    • 36 min
    Sustainable Peacebuilding

    Sustainable Peacebuilding

    How can peacebuilding efforts transform from quick-fix, one-size-fits-all solutions to a blueprint for sustainable peace? We’ll find out on this episode with Dr. Volker Franke, Professor of Conflict Management. We’ll also hear about research that Dr. Franke’s students in the Ph.D. in International Conflict Management program are doing. And we’ll discuss the Iraqi elections, peace talks in Afghanistan and disarmament in Liberia, and find out what they can teach us about success or failure in peacebuilding.

    • 42 min
    What Southern Hip Hop Says About Race, Region and Identity

    What Southern Hip Hop Says About Race, Region and Identity

    How does southern hip hop fill the historical gap from the civil rights movement until now? We’ll find out as I talk with Dr. Regina Bradley, Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies, here at KSU. We’ll learn what southern hip hop has to say about race, region and identity. We’ll also find out how hip hop music came to the south, and what makes it an important genre for talking about the southern black experience.

    • 36 min
    Misleading Graphics and COVID-19: The History of Visualizations and How They Can Help or Hinder Solutions to Big Issues

    Misleading Graphics and COVID-19: The History of Visualizations and How They Can Help or Hinder Solutions to Big Issues

    How have some COVID 19 graphs misrepresent data and how big of a problem is intentional or unintentional misrepresentation of data? We’ll find out as I talk with Dr. Sara Doan, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication here at KSU. We’ll learn how visualizations like charts, graphs and maps helped birth the modern practice of epidemiology, the study of disease in different populations. And we’ll examine how you can be a savvy consumer of technical information. View the research paper: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1050651920958392. View the graphs discussed on the podcast: http://saracdoan.com/index.php/misleading-covid-19-visualizations/.

    • 36 min
    Meeting People Face to Face: History Research on Holocaust Survivors

    Meeting People Face to Face: History Research on Holocaust Survivors

    How can you meet people who lived through the holocaust face to face? On this episode of the Thought Provoking podcast, we’ll hear the words of holocaust survivors and people who lived through WWII that are part of oral histories gathered by history researchers here at Kennesaw State University. We’ll talk with Adina Langer, Curator of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education and Part-Time Instructor of History here at KSU, and James Newberry, Curator of Outreach and Special Projects for KSU’s Museums, Archives and Rare Books, about how researchers use these histories to help young people understand that history has meaning and relevance today. Visit the museum and listen to the oral histories at https://historymuseum.kennesaw.edu/.

    • 53 min
    Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: How Researchers Are Uncovering Biases and Making the Workplace More Equitable

    Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: How Researchers Are Uncovering Biases and Making the Workplace More Equitable

    How do researchers test what biases we may have, and how do they go about capturing biases we don’t even know we have? We’ll find out on this episode as we talk with Tracie Stewart, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological Science here at Kennesaw State University, about unconscious biases, also called implicit biases. We’ll learn if truly unbiased people exist or whether we are all biased to some extent. We’ll also discover how biases can impact the workplace, and how to rewire our brain to reduce our bias. And, we’ll explore an anti-bias model that can help employers in reducing bias in the workplace.

    • 38 min

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