S5E17 | The Anti-Indiana Jones Approach: Decolonizing Zoo Archaeology w Alex Fitzpatrick

Listen. Rate, review, subscribe! “This belongs in a museum!” Indiana Jones’s catchphrase inspired generations of young archaeologists like Alex Fitzpatrick who are now critical of their discipline’s colonial and imperialist pasts and presents. In this second part of their interview, PhDiva Xine chats with Alex about Napoleon’s influence and approaching archaeology through animals, rather than…

S3E16 | Phinishing Your PhD During a Pandemic ft. Archaeologist Alex Fitzpatrick

Listen. Rate, review, and subscribe! Handing in your PhD dissertation and disrupting the field of archaeology is exhausting enough… but during a global pandemic? Archaeologist Alex Fitzpatrick talks to PhDiva Xine on the cusp of earning her degree about precarity, post-dissertation depression, and the strangeness of a Chinese diasporic migrant in the United Kingdom. Twitter…

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…