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An interview with Paul Bové, professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on Professor Bové's new book Love’s Shadow, which was published in January by Harvard University Press. The interview was recorded on Friday, May 21, 2021. Information on boundary2, the journal Professor Bové edits, can be found here: read.dukeu…
 
An interview with Shelome Gooden, professor of linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on Professor Gooden's research, teaching, and the way both have been affected by various crises in 2020. It was recorded on Friday, May 7, 2021. Professor Gooden's LSA plenary talk is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlVotlTf6QM&t=565s. A …
 
An interview with Adriana Helbig, professor of music at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on Professor Helbig's research, teaching, and the way both have been affected by various crises in 2020. It was recorded on Friday, March 12, 2021. The Music at Pitt podcast, which is recorded and produced by Phil Thompson, can be found here:…
 
An interview with Shaundra Myers, professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on Professor Myers' research, teaching, and the way both have been affected by various crises in 2020. It was recorded on Friday, February 19, 2021. Professor Myers' essay on black anaesthetics can be found here: academic.oup.com/alh/articl…
 
An interview with Christopher Nygren, professor of art history at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on Professor Nygren's research, teaching, and the way both have been affected by the pandemic. It was recorded on Friday, February 5, 2021. The Beatrice Institute podcast we discuss can be found here: beatriceinstitute.libsyn.com/ny…
 
An interview with Mohammed Bamyeh, professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on Professor Bamyeh's research and writing, in particular, including his books Lifeworlds of Islam: the Pragmatics of a Religion, and Anarchy as Order: the History and Future of Civic Humanity. The essay we discuss (which is in Arabic) o…
 
An interview with Alaina Roberts, professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on Professor Roberts' research and writing, in particular her forthcoming book I've Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land. More information on the book can be found here: bit.ly/3garKyE. Professor Roberts' website can be fou…
 
An interview with RA Judy, professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on RA Judy's research and writing, in particular his recently published book Sentient Flesh: Thinking in Disorder, Poiesis in Black. The interview with Fred Moten we discuss can be found here: www.boundary2.org/2020/05/of-human…y-by-fred-moten/. A…
 
An interview with Mari Webel, professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on Professor Webel's teaching and research, and the perspectives they provide on the crises of 2020. Dr. Webel's National Humanities Webinar can be found here: nationalhumanitiescenter.org/putting-co…epidemics/. The article on reporting respons…
 
An interview with Robin Brooks, professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on Professor Brooks' teaching and research, and the perspectives they provide on the crises of 2020. Dr. Brooks' essay on RIP Shirts in the journal Biography can be found here: muse.jhu.edu/issue/40025. A Washington Post article that…
 
An interview with Rudolph Ware, professor of history at the University of Michigan. The interview focuses on Professor Ware's life and career, particularly his recent book The Walking Qur’an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa. The novel we discuss during the conversation is Ambiguous Adventure, by Cheikh Hamidou Kane…
 
An interview with Mabel Wilson, architect, designer, and professor of architecture at Columbia University. The interview focuses on Professor Wilson's life and career, including her 2012 book "Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums." The website for Who Builds Your Architecture?, which we discuss in the interview, can be …
 
An interview with Fred Moten, professor in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. The interview focuses on Professor Moten's life and career, particularly his recent volume of criticism called "consent not to be a single being." The Nathaniel Mackey poem "Destination Out," which Moten references at the end of the conversation, is available h…
 
An interview with Allen MacDuffie, professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin. The interview focuses on Professor MacDuffie's work as a scholar of Victorian literature and the environment. The essay we discuss, "Charles Darwin and the Victorian Pre-History of Climate Denial," is currently available on Jstor, here: www.jstor.org/stable/…
 
An interview with Merry Wiesner-Hanks, distinguished professor emerita of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The interview focuses on Professor Wiesner-Hanks' career as a world historian and a historian of women and gender. The Masha Gessen essay that she references can be found here: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the…
 
An interview with Clay Risen, deputy op-ed editor at the New York Times and author of The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century. The interview focuses on Risen's book on Roosevelt, as well as his general approach to writing popular American history.
 
An interview with Simon Gikandi, professor of English at Princeton University and President of the Modern Language Association (MLA). The interview focuses on Professor Gikandi's life and career, and the role that literature and art played for him growing up in a postcolonial setting. We also discuss the upcoming MLA conference, the theme of which …
 
An interview with Angie Cruz, Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and author of the novel Dominicana (2019). The interview focuses on Professor Cruz's recent novel and her work editing the literary journal Aster(ix). Link to Aster(ix) here: asterixjournal.com/. The interview "Editing with Love and Openness is Activism" is available…
 
An interview with David Crandall and Elizabeth Dowd of Theatre Nohgaku, an international performance ensemble whose members share a passion for noh theater and a conviction that it has profound power for audiences today. The interview took place on September 11, 2019, ahead of their upcoming performance of Gettysburg: An American Noh in Pittsburgh.…
 
A reading and interview with Andrea Brady, professor of poetry at Queen Mary University of London and fellow at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina. The interview was taped live at City of Asylum in Pittsburgh on February 27, 2019. It focuses on Professor Brady's recently completed poem The Blue Split Compartments as well as her writin…
 
An interview with Ed Ayers, Tucker-Boatright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond. The interview focuses on Professor Ayers' life and career, particularly his work with digital humanities and southern history. The "Everyone Their Own Historian" address that Professor Ayers references can be viewed here: w…
 
An interview with Steve Lyons, director of research for the Natural History Museum. The interview focuses on NHM's work within the museum sector, particularly their attempts to change the politics of museum practice. More information on all of the exhibits and projects we discuss can be found on NHM's website, here: thenaturalhistorymuseum.org/. Mo…
 
An interview with Kazuo Hara, Japanese documentary filmmaker and winner of the first biennial University of Pittsburgh Japan Documentary Film Award. The interview focuses on Hara's nearly 50 years of documentary filmmaking and the social impact his films have had in Japan and worldwide. Special thanks to Charles Exley, professor of modern Japanese …
 
An interview with Noël Carroll, distinguished professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The interview focuses mostly on Professor Carroll's work on horror, particularly his 1990 book The Philosophy of Horror, or Paradoxes of the Heart. It was part of the 50th anniversary celebration of George Romero's film Night o…
 
Highlights from a panel conversation on September 26, 2018 titled "Environmental Institutions: Representing Nature in the Anthropocene." The panel featured Reid Frazier (Energy Reporter, The Allegheny Front and StateImpact Pennsylvania), Nicole Heller (Curator of the Anthropocene, Carnegie Museum of Natural History), and Heather Houser (Associate P…
 
An interview with Lee Gutkind, writer and founder of the literary journal Creative Nonfiction. The interview was conducted live at the University of Pittsburgh on July 20, 2018. It was part of the concluding event for Pitt's 2018 Summer Science Writing Workshop, organized by Lillian Chong. The event began with students from the workshop reading som…
 
An interview with Robin Bernstein, Dillon Professor of American History at Harvard University. We were honored to have Professor Bernstein at Pitt to give the Humanities Center's 2018 Faculty Seminar. The interview focuses on Professor Bernstein's life and career, particularly her work on childhood and performance studies.…
 
An interview with Rob Nixon, professor of English at Princeton University. The interview focuses on Professor Nixon's life and career, particularly his work in environmental criticism and public humanities. You can find his book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor here: www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674072343. The essay we…
 
An interview with Rhodessa Jones, co-artistic director of the performance company Cultural Odyssey and creator of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. Rhodessa Jones was at Pitt for a month-long residency in February, 2018. During her residency, she worked with students to create a theatrical performance, offered performances of her o…
 
An interview with author John Edgar Wideman. The interview focuses on Wideman's life and career, particularly connections between his writing and the various communities of which he has been a part. The conversation also features Leon Ford, a social activist in Pittsburgh. Ford was shot by police in 2012 and is paralyzed as a result. He currently w…
 
An interview with Janet Marstine, Academic Director of the Art Museum and Gallery Studies program at the University of Leicester. The interview focuses on Dr. Marstine's life and career, particularly her work on museums and ethical practice. For information on Theaster Gates' piece "To Speculate Darkly," see here: www.chipstone.org/exhibitionframe.…
 
An interview with Eric Dorfman, director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. The interview focuses on Dr. Dorfman's life and career, particularly the his thoughts on the roles that natural history museums can play in communities. The website for the conference we discuss at the end of the interview is here: 2017.icom-nathist.or…
 
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