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

Listen. Subscribe! 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…

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

Listen here. Subscribe! 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….

S5E11 | Cells and Society at Work: Biomedical & Biopolitical Takes on Immunity

Listen. Subscribe! Why do we talk about our immune systems using the language of warfare? Let’s discuss immunity from two perspectives that may seem very different: biomedical engineering and biopolitics. In this episode PhDivas Liz and Xine educate each other about their disciplinary knowledge of what “immunity” means. Cells at Work! is a recent anime…

S5E10 | COVID-19 Anti-Asian & Anti-Black Racism with Professor Charissa Cheah

Listen. Rate, review, subscribe! Who is seen as the disease or the diseased? Psychologist Charissa Cheah received RAPID grant funding from the National Science Foundation to study the forms of anti-Chinese racism from COVID-19 and their impact on Chinese-American individuals, families, and communities. PhDivas Liz and Xine discuss with Professor Cheah the politics and histories…

S5E8 | Let’s Talk about #COVID19- Dr. Kishana Taylor

Listen. Subscribe! Support us here. Do you have questions about #COVID19? Or even basic questions about viruses in general? Dr. Kishana Taylor is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis. She studies the rate of reassortment between influenza viruses during co-infection.Listen as Dr. Taylor breaks down how viruses are named, with #COVID19 is so bad and…

S5E7 | Doing Science on her Own Terms- Conversation with Dr. Laura Boykin

Listen. Subscribe! Support us here. PhDivas Podcast interviews Computational Biologist Dr. Laura Boykin. We talk about Tree Lab, the project bringing sequencing capabilities to farmers in Uganda. Also mentioned, being nervous before a TED Talk, doing science on her own terms, and dancing. You can follow Dr. Boykin on twitter @Laura_boykin and learn about Tree Lab…

S5E6 | Black Feminism in Britain: Jade Bentil &Paulette Williams

Listen. Subscribe! Support us here. There are currently fewer than 30 Black women full professors in the UK…in any discipline. If you know Angela Davis and Kimberle Crenshaw, do you also know about Gail Lewis and Olive Morris? PhDiva Xine interviews Jade Bentil, a historian of Black British women’s activism, and Paulette Williams, who heads…