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November 21, 2019

100th Episode of Imagine Otherwise!

We just released the 100th episode of Imagine Otherwise! In the episode, I reflect on the past 3 years of interviewing artists, filmmakers, chefs, dancers, authors, poets, teachers, scholars, and movement leaders about how they… Continue Reading

November 7, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Kiki Petrosino on Writing from the Body

In this week's episode of Imagine Otherwise, I interview Pushcart Prize–winning poet Kiki Petrosino about the role of the racialized and gendered body in her newest book Witch Wife, how Kiki teaches her students to… Continue Reading

October 24, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Fobazi Ettarh on the Limits of Vocational Awe

In the latest episode of Imagine Otherwise, I interview librarian Fobazi Ettarh about what it means to be a radical librarian, how vocational awe limits solidarity options in libraries and academia, how progressive archivists and… Continue Reading

October 10, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Melody Jue on Thinking through Seawater

On episode 97 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast I interview ocean humanities scholar and scuba diver Melody Jue about how she uses scuba diving as a humanities research methodology and method of interpretation, how scuba… Continue Reading

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September 26, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Sarah Stefana Smith on a Poetics and Politics of Bafflement

This week's Imagine Otherwise episode features me interviewing artist and scholar Sarah Stefana Smith about how Sarah uses a poetics and politics of bafflement to trace how Black art takes shape across national borders, the… Continue Reading

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August 15, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Anthony Romero on Sound and Socially Engaged Art

For Imagine Otherwise this week, I got to interview artist, writer, and educator Anthony Romero about bringing socially engaged art into the classroom, the politics of building Latinx artist retreats within and beyond institutions, and… Continue Reading

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August 1, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Emilly Prado on Making Space for Creativity

Episode 94 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast is out! I interview  journalist and educator Emilly Prado about the complicated politics of assimilation, how to shift your voice when writing across genres and formats, the ways… Continue Reading

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July 18, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Amber Jamilla Musser on Valuing Embodied Knowledge

On Imagine Otherwise this week, I interview feminist scholar Amber Jamilla Musser about how abstraction and materiality work together in the context of racialized sexuality; why the art/activism/academia braid for Amber really comes down to… Continue Reading