Higher Education

Higher Education

episodes

Interviews on the current state and future of higher education.

Sommer Browning and Isabel Soto-Luna, "Serving Hispanic, Latine, and Latinx Students in Academic Libraries" (Library Juice Press, 2022)

June 15, 2024

Serving Hispanic, Latine, and Latinx Students in Academic Libraries

Sommer Browning and Isabel Soto-Luna
Hosted by Jen Hoyer

Serving Hispanic, Latine, and Latinx Students in Academic Libraries (Library Juice Press, 2024) is a collection of essays written by library workers t…

Lauren Lassabe Shepherd, "Resistance from the Right: Conservatives and the Campus Wars in Modern America" (UNC Press, 2023)

June 15, 2024

Resistance from the Right

Lauren Lassabe Shepherd

Pivoting from studies that emphasize the dominance of progressivism on American college campuses during the late sixties and early seventies, Lauren L…

Nicholas Tampio, ed., "Democracy and Education" (Columbia UP, 2024)

June 5, 2024

Democracy and Education

John Dewey
Hosted by Max Jacobs

John Dewey's Democracy and Education (1916) transformed how people around the world view the purposes of schooling. This new edition makes Dewey's ide…

Transforming Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Equity and Justice

May 30, 2024

Transforming Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Equity and Justice

Gina Ann Garcia

What makes Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) uniquely Latinx? And how can university leaders, staff, and faculty transform these institutions into …

Chris Haufe, "Do the Humanities Create Knowledge?" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

May 28, 2024

Do the Humanities Create Knowledge?

Chris Haufe

There is in certain circles a widely held belief that the only proper kind of knowledge is scientific knowledge. This belief often runs parallel to th…

Disrupting Academic Bullying: A Discussion with Bryan Hanson

May 27, 2024

Disrupting Academic Bullying

Bryan Hanson
Hosted by Lee Vinsel

Peoples & Things host Lee Vinsel talks with Bryan Hanson, ombudsperson for Virginia Tech's Graduate School, about a program he developed called Disrup…

Matthew Berland and Antero Garcia, "The Left Hand of Data: Designing Education Data for Justice" (MIT Press, 2024)

May 15, 2024

The Left Hand of Data

Matthew Berland and Antero Garcia
Hosted by Jen Hoyer

Educational analytics tend toward aggregation, asking what a “normative” learner does. In The Left Hand of Data: Designing Education Data for Justice …

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, "The Chosen We: Black Women's Empowerment in Higher Education" (SUNY Press, 2023)

May 12, 2024

The Chosen We

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The Chosen We: Black Women's Empowerment in Higher Education (SUNY Press, 2023) elevates the oral histories of 105 accomplished, college-educated Blac…

Donald Opitz and Derek Melleby, "Learning for the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness" (Brazos Press, 2014)

May 11, 2024

Learning for the Love of God

Donald Opitz and Derek Melleby
Hosted by Justin McGeary

Today I talked to Donald Opitz and Derek Melleby about their book Learning for the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness (Brazos Pre…

Leading from the Margins: College Leadership from Unexpected Places

May 2, 2024

Leading from the Margins

Mary Dana Hinton

Today’s book is: Leading From the Margins: College Leadership from Unexpected Places (Johns Hopkins UP, 2024), by Dr. Mary Dana Hinton, which is a gui…

Diana Chapman Walsh, "The Claims of Life: A Memoir" (MIT Press, 2023)

April 21, 2024

The Claims of Life

Diana Chapman Walsh
Hosted by Caleb Zakarin

The engaging memoir of a legendary president of Wellesley College known for authentic and open-hearted leadership, who drove innovation with power and…

Darren Wershler et al,, "The Lab Book: Situated Practices in Media Studies" (U Minnesota Press, 2022)

April 14, 2024

The Lab Book

Darren Wershler, Lori Emerson, and Jussi Parikka
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

A hybrid lab functions in the space between institutions and infrastructure, creating new opportunities for understanding their interconnection. Howev…

James McElvenny, "A History of Modern Linguistics: From the Beginnings to World War II" (Edinburgh UP, 2024)

April 9, 2024

A History of Modern Linguistics

James McElvenny
Hosted by Ingrid Piller

Ingrid Piller speaks with James McElvenny about his new book A History of Modern Linguistics: From the Beginnings to World War II (Edinburgh UP, 2024)…

Shardé M. Davis, "Being Black in the Ivory: Truth-Telling about Racism in Higher Education" (UNC Press, 2024)

April 9, 2024

Being Black in the Ivory

Shardé M. Davis
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

When Sharde M. Davis turned to social media during the summer of racial reckoning in 2020, she meant only to share how racism against Black people aff…

Kelsey Keyes and Ellie Dworak, "Supporting Student Parents in the Academic Library: Designing Spaces, Policies, and Services" (ACRL, 2024)

April 9, 2024

Supporting Student Parents in the Academic Library

Kelsey Keyes and Ellie Dworak
Hosted by Michael LaMagna

Student parents can feel unwelcome and invisible in their institutions. And for every student parent who is struggling to complete an education despit…

Margaret Price, "Crip Spacetime: Access, Failure, and Accountability in Academic Life" (Duke UP, 2024)

April 3, 2024

Crip Spacetime

Margaret Price
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard

In Crip Spacetime: Access, Failure, and Accountability in Academic Life (Duke University Press, 2024), Margaret Price intervenes in the competitive, p…

Cathryn M. Copper, "The Experimental Library: A Guide to Taking Risks, Failing Forward, and Creating Change" (ALA Editions, 2023)

March 30, 2024

The Experimental Library

Cathryn M. Copper
Hosted by Jen Hoyer

Using techniques garnered from startups and quickly evolving technology companies, in The Experimental Library: A Guide to Taking Risks, Failing Forwa…

Contingent Faculty and the Remaking of Higher Education: A Discussion with Claire Goldstene and Maria Maisto

March 28, 2024

Contingent Faculty and the Remaking of Higher Education

Claire Goldstene and Maria Maisto

Today’s book is: Contingent Faculty and the Remaking of Higher Education: A Labor History (University of Illinois Press, 2024), which is an essay coll…

John Warner on Teaching Writing in the Age of Generative AI

March 25, 2024

Teaching Writing in the Age of Generative AI

John Warner
Hosted by Lee Vinsel

Peoples & Things host Lee Vinsel talks with writer and editor John Warner, who taught writing at the college level for more than twenty years. Warner …

Colette Cann and Eric Demeulenaere, "The Activist Academic: Engaged Scholarship for Resistance, Hope and Social Change" (Myers Education Press, 2020)

March 24, 2024

The Activist Academic

Colette Cann and Eric Demeulenaere
Hosted by Jane Richards

How can traditional academic scholarship be disrupted by activist academics? How can we make space for those who are underrepresented and historically…