S04E05 | Othello in America: Prof Brigitte Fielder on Race, American Studies, & Academia

Listen here. Subscribe for more! Race is messy, literally and figuratively, as Professor Brigitte Fielder (Wisconsin-Madison) argues in her project on the non-linear transferability of race in nineteenth-century America. Shakespeare’s Othello in America became a minstrel play warning against the dangers of miscegenation — what does it mean with Othello’s blackface makeup begrimes Desdemona? At…

S03E27 | Can We Ever Take a Break?

Listen here. Summer vacation: when academics look forward to spending quality time… working on their research. Over the “holiday” weekend Liz and Xine talk about structuring their time and the unexpected emotional labour that comes when you do take a “break” only to frantically play catch-up on your personal life. We discuss the idea of…

Decolonizing or Indigenizing the University? Interview with Sereana Naepi

Listen here. To decolonize or Indigenize the university? Sereana Naepi, an Indigenous Pacific Islander, takes on this question through her doctoral studies in Education at the University of British Columbia on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. PhDiva Xine Yao interviews Sereana about Education as a discipline unto itself and how…