Education
Education November 20, 2020

Writing Support for International Graduate Students

Enhancing Transition and Success

Shyam Sharma

Hosted by Daniel Shea
Listen to this interview of Shyam Sharma, author of Writing Support for International Graduate Students: Enhancing Transition and Success (Routledge, 2020). We talk about international students and rhetoric, international students …

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Scholarly Communications November 18, 2020

Stylish Academic Writing

Helen Sword

Hosted by Daniel Shea
Listen to this interview of Helen Sword, author of Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard UP, 2012). We talk about bad writing, but a lot more about how to make it good …
Scholarly Communications November 13, 2020

Writing Center Talk over Time

A Mixed-Method Study

Jo Mackiewicz

Hosted by Daniel Shea
Listen to this interview of Jo Mackiewicz, author of Writing Center Talk over Time: A Mixed-Method Study (Routledge, 2018). We talk about talk, tutor talk, student talk, spoken written-language, and …
Princeton UP Ideas Podcast November 12, 2020

College Presidents and the Struggle for Integration

A Conversation with Eddie R. Cole

Eddie R. Cole

Hosted by Marshall Poe
Some of America's most pressing civil rights issues--desegregation, equal educational and employment opportunities, housing discrimination, and free speech--have been closely intertwined with higher education institutions. Although it is commonly known …
Academic Life November 12, 2020

Should I Quit My Ph.D. Program?

A Discussion with Rebecca Duke-Barton

Rebecca Duke-Barton

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our own mentor networks to bring you …
Medicine November 10, 2020

Feeling Medicine

How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training

Kelly Underman

Hosted by Claire Clark
The pelvic exam is considered a fundamental procedure for medical students to learn; it is also often the one of the first times where medical students are required to touch …
Scholarly Communications November 9, 2020

The Work and Value of University Presses

A Discussion with Niko Pfund

Niko Pfund

Hosted by Marshall Poe
What do university presses do? And how do they contributed to public discourse? November 9 is the beginning of University Press Week, and today I had the honor of talking …
Academic Life November 5, 2020

Introduction to the "The Academic Life" Podcast

Christina Gessler and Dana Malone

Hosted by Dana Malone
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you’re not an island, and neither are we. So, we are reaching across our own contacts – and beyond …
Education November 5, 2020

Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines

Jamie Merisotis

Hosted by Dan Hill
Are robots going to be our overlords? In Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines (RosettaBooks, 2020), Jamie Merisotis says they don't have to be. We can make them …
Architecture November 4, 2020

States of Childhood

From the Junior Republic to the American Republic, 1895-1945

Jennifer S. Light

Hosted by Nushelle de Silva
A number of curious communities sprang up across the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century: simulated cities, states, and nations in which children played the roles …
African American Studies October 30, 2020

The Campus Color Line

College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom

Eddie Cole

Hosted by Matthew Johnson
Some of America’s most pressing civil rights issues—desegregation, equal educational and employment opportunities, housing discrimination, and free speech—have been closely intertwined with higher education institutions. Although it is commonly known …
Literary Studies October 30, 2020

Scholarly Communication

Kit Nicholls on the Writing Center and the University

Kit Nicholls

Hosted by Daniel Shea
Listen to this interview of Kit Nicholls, Director of Cooper Union Center for Writing. We talk about writing, thinking, the university, and what everyone cares about. Interviewer : "That's the …
Literary Studies October 29, 2020

Transforming Ethos

Place and the Material in Rhetoric and Writing

Rosanne Carlo

Hosted by Daniel Shea
Transforming Ethos: Place and the Material in Rhetoric and Writing (Utah State UP, 2020) approaches writing studies from the rhetorical flank, the flank which, for many, is the only flank …
Education October 7, 2020

Syllabus

The Remarkable, Unremarkable Document that Changes Everything

William Germano and Kit Nicholls

Hosted by Daniel Shea
Do you teach, or do you care about education? Then you have to read this book. At turns radical in the interventions it proposes in educational practice, at turns perspicacious …
Education September 24, 2020

Dr. Christopher Harris on Teaching Neuroscience

Christopher Harris

Hosted by John Griffiths
Dr. Christopher Harris (@chrisharris) is a neuroscientist, engineer and educator at the EdTech company Backyard Brains. He is principal investigator on an NIH-funded project to develop brain-based robots for neuroscience …
Architecture September 22, 2020

Living on Campus

An Architectural History of the American Dormitory

Carla Yanni

Hosted by Bryan Toepfer
Every fall on move-in day, parents tearfully bid farewell to their beloved sons and daughters at college dormitories: it is an age-old ritual. The residence hall has come to mark …
Education September 22, 2020

How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School

Kathryne M. Young

Hosted by Ian Drake
Kathryne M. Young, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has written a combination of a sociological study and self-help book about and for American law …
Middle Eastern Studies September 15, 2020

Studying the Qur’an in the Muslim Academy

Majid Daneshgar

Hosted by Asad Dandia
“Consider the works of the renowned Nobel-prize-winning African American writer, literary and social critic, and activist Toni Morrison (b. 1931),” writes Majid Daneshgar. “Hers—like Said’s—are popular in the West and …
Communications September 15, 2020

Critical Thinking

Jonathan Haber

Hosted by Trevor Mattea
In this episode, I speak with fellow New Books in Education host, Jonathan Haber, about his book, Critical Thinking (The MIT Press, 2020). This book explains the widely-discussed but often …
American Studies September 9, 2020

Excluded by Choice

Urban Students with Disabilities in the Education Marketplace

Federico R. Waitoller

Hosted by Trevor Mattea
In this episode, I speak with Federico R. Waitoller about his book, Excluded by Choice: Urban Students with Disabilities in the Education Marketplace (Teachers College Press). This book highlights the …