New Books Network 2022
We return after our four-month relaunch with an episode on Birthdays, variously interpreted. The reason? It’s the second birthday of High Theory Podcast! (And it’s also the shared birthday of its two hosts).
Joining us are our brilliant collaborators, Julia and Nathan. The four of us talk about our birthdays, what they actually celebrate, their relationship with the stars, and what they have to do with the fetish for newness and the good and the bad of that relationship.
Help us ring in a new year of High Theory Podcast with the messy conversation we were born for!
Júlia Irion Martins is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature and Digital Studies at the University of Michigan. She writes about posts: post-feminism, post-internet, post-truth, and posting itself. Despite studying the online, Júlia has not paid for wifi since 2019.
Nathan Kim is in his final semester at Yale College, where is double majoring in Statistics & Data Science as well as Ethnicity, Race, & Migration. When not fretting about how to least confusingly declare he studies what may appear as five majors, he also enjoys Korean R&B, the Nintendo Switch game "Hades," and messing around with his home server. He is an active member of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Kim Adams is an ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow at Stanford University. She writes about medicine, race, and technology in American culture, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. She also grows her own garlic, drives inordinate distances at very late hours, and is contemplating how to best sell out. Maybe founding a biotech startup? She co-hosts the podcast High Theory and is a founding member of the Humanities Podcast Network.
Saronik Bosu is a doctoral candidate in the NYU English Department. He is writing his dissertation on economic thought and literary rhetoric, and co-organizing the Postcolonial Anthropocene Research Network. His work in public humanities entails this podcast, co-organizing the Humanities Podcast Network, and the 2022-23 NYU Public Humanities Fellowship. He also procrastinates.