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Literary Scholar and Assistant Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Petal Samuel sits down to discuss her current research project!
Geography Professor Betsy Olson, recipient of the George Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow, sits with Philip to discuss her career as a scholar and campus leader.
In this episode, Philip speaks with Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Candace Epps-Robertson. In our conversation, Professor Epps-Robertson discusses her work on a collaborative and open-sourced syllabus on the South Kor
Helga Davis, musician, artist, Carolina Performing Arts artist in residence speaks with us on the life of an interdisciplinary artist!
Assistant Professor Ron Williams (Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies) discusses his current book project on the advocacy organization TransAfrica.
Assistant Professor of Dramatic Art Jacqueline Lawton joins us again to talk about the projects she is doing! How are her plays living on despite the pandemic? Listen to find out! Follow Professor Lawton on Twitter: @dulcia25 Follow IAH on Twi
Associate Professor Priscilla Layne talks about her latest research on Afro-German Afrofuturism in literature and theater.
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Rebecka Rutledge Fisher discusses her decades-long research on the work of prolific author W.E.B. Du Bois.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Jocelyn Chua discusses her current research on the use of pyscho-pharmaceuticals by active duty soldiers in the US army post 9/11.
Melody Hunter-Pillion and Corban Davis speak with Philip on the Southern Futures Initiative and the Southern Futures podcast. Learn more at
Assistant Professor of Italian Maggie Fritz-Morkin speaks with us about her work in Medieval Studies!
Music Professor Michael Figueroa talks about the music of Arab America as a key component to post-9/11 racial identity formation. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
English Professor Jane Thrailkill discusses the meaning of aging during the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of humanities in health-related matters. Recorded May 14, 2020 as part of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities "Zoom Talks Series"
Recorded in September 2017, Journalist M. Clay Barnes interviews Reverend Doctor William J. Barber II, architect of the Moral Monday movement and co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
Professor of Comparative Literature (UC-Berkeley) Judith Butler joins IAH Director Andy Perrin and English Professor Florence Dore to discuss the essential role of humanistic work during the current pandemic. She also discusses the oft overlo
Poet and Associate Professor Gaby Calvocoressi speaks with us on what made her a poet, the creative process, and possibilities for being creative in quarantine. She also does a reading of her poem "Hammond B3 Organ Cistern", published in the
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Terry Rhodes and Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities Elizabeth Engelhardt speak to challenges in leadership during the COVID19 pandemic. Check or the IAH Twitter (@iah_unc) to regist
Assistant Professor Alexandrea Ravenelle (Sociology) discusses her research on the gig economy as well as her book HUSTLE AND GIG: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy (Univeristy of California Press).
Sociology Professor Eric Klinenberg (New York University) kicks off the IAH's "Zoom Talks" series with an insightful conversation on the new reality due to COVID-19. Recorded via Zoom on April 8, 2020 Follow Prof. Klinenberg on Twitter: @erick
Teaching Associate Professor Viji Sathy (Psychology & Neuroscience) talks with us about the transition of course work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow Prof. Sathy on Twitter: @vijisathy
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies with Dr. Ronald Judy (University of Pittsburgh) was held via Zoom video conference on March 31. Here is the audio from Prof. Judy's lecture, "On
David Halperin, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, talks about his latest book INTIMATE ALIEN: THE HIDDEN STORY OF THE UFO (Stanford University Press). He also discusses how the current COVID-19 pandemic might give rise to new UFO sight
R.A. Judy, Professor of English at Pittsburgh University, discusses his career in literary studies and also previews his topic for the upcoming Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies. The lecture has been rescheduled for Monday, Apr
Anthropology PhD student Eric Thomas sits down with us to discuss his research in southern Chile as well as the current uprising in Santiago de Chile, where hundreds of thousands of of people are protesting their federal government.
Associate Professor Carol Magee (Art & Art History) and Associate Professor Lee Weisert (Music) discuss their latest research!
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