Gender Studies

Gender Studies

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Interviews with scholars of gender about their new books.

Obert Bernard Mlambo, "Land Expropriation in Ancient Rome and Contemporary Zimbabwe: Veterans, Masculinity and War" (Bloomsbury, 2022)

February 27, 2024

Land Expropriation in Ancient Rome and Contemporary Zimbabwe

Obert Bernard Mlambo
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In this highly original book Land Expropriation in Ancient Rome and Contemporary Zimbabwe: Veterans, Masculinity and War (Bloomsbury, 2022), Dr. Obert…

Eve Benhamou, "Contemporary Disney Animation: Genre, Gender and Hollywood" (Edinburgh UP, 2022)

February 27, 2024

Contemporary Disney Animation

Eve Benhamou
Hosted by Pete Kunze

Eve Benhamou's book Contemporary Disney Animation: Genre, Gender and Hollywood (Edinburgh UP, 2022) is the first in-depth study of Disney’s latest ani…

Horace J. Maxile, Jr. and Kristen M. Turner, "Race and Gender in the Western Music History Survey: A Teacher's Guide" (Routledge, 2022)

February 27, 2024

Race and Gender in the Western Music History Survey

Horace J. Maxile, Jr. and Kristen M. Turner
Hosted by Emily Ruth Allen

Race and Gender in the Western Music History Survey: A Teacher’s Guide provides concrete information and approaches that will help instructors include…

Neema Avashia, "Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place" (West Virginia UP, 2022)

February 25, 2024

Another Appalachia

Neema Avashia
Hosted by Julia Lee

Neema Avashia is the daughter of Indian immigrants and was born and raised in southern West Virginia. She has been an educator and activist in the Bos…

Aaron J. Jackson, "Worlds of Care: The Emotional Lives of Fathers Caring for Children with Disabilities" (U California Press, 2021)

February 25, 2024

Worlds of Care

Aaron J. Jackson
Hosted by Alize Arıcan

Vulnerable narratives of fatherhood are few and far between; rarer still is an ethnography that delves into the practical and emotional realities of i…

Matthew C. Ward, "Making the Frontier Man: Violence, White Manhood, and Authority in the Early Western Backcountry" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2023)

February 18, 2024

Making the Frontier Man

Matthew C. Ward
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

For western colonists in the early American backcountry, disputes often ended in bloodshed and death. Making the Frontier Man: Violence, White Manhood…

Kareem Khubchandani, "Decolonize Drag" (OR Books, 2023)

February 14, 2024

Decolonize Drag

Kareem Khubchandani
Hosted by Latoya Johnson

Kareem Khubchandani’s book Decolonize Drag (OR Books, 2024) explores the intricate interplay among gender, colonialism, and drag performance. It illus…

Alison M. Downham Moore, "The French Invention of Menopause and the Medicalisation of Women's Ageing" (Oxford UP, 2022)

February 14, 2024

The French Invention of Menopause and the Medicalisation of Women's Ageing

Alison M. Downham Moore
Hosted by Jana Byars

In The French Invention of Menopause and the Medicalisation of Women's Ageing (Oxford University Press, 2022), Alison Downham Moore discusses her cont…

Anru Lee, "Haunted Modernities: Gender, Memory, and Placemaking in Postindustrial Taiwan" (U Hawaii Press, 2023)

February 9, 2024

Haunted Modernities

Anru Lee
Hosted by Suvi Rautio

On the podcast today, I am joined by Professor Anru Lee, who is professor of anthropology at John Jay College, the City University of New York. Anru w…

Bryce Henson, "Emergent Quilombos: Black Life and Hip-Hop in Brazil" (U Texas Press, 2024)

February 7, 2024

Emergent Quilombos

Bryce Henson
Hosted by Reighan Gillam

Known as Black Rome, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, is a predominantly Black city. The local art, food, and dance are closely linked to the population's A…

Youjin B. Chung, "Sweet Deal, Bitter Landscape: Gender Politics and Liminality in Tanzania's New Enclosures" (Cornell UP, 2024)

February 6, 2024

Sweet Deal, Bitter Landscape

Youjin B. Chung
Hosted by Dhouha Djerbi

During the “global land grab” of the early twenty-first century, legions of investors rushed to Africa to acquire land to produce and speculate on agr…

Brydie Kosmina, "Feminist Afterlives of the Witch: Popular Culture, Memory, Activism" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2023)

February 6, 2024

Feminist Afterlives of the Witch

Brydie Kosmina
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Feminist Afterlives of the Witch: Popular Culture, Memory, Activism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023) by Dr. Brydie Kosmina investigates the witch as a key r…

Courtney Brannon Donoghue, "The Value Gap: Female-Driven Films from Pitch to Premiere" (U Texas Press, 2023)

February 4, 2024

The Value Gap

Courtney Brannon Donoghue
Hosted by Pete Kunze

Conversations about gender equity in the workplace accelerated in the 2010s, with debates inside Hollywood specifically pointing to broader systemic p…

Robin Judd, "Between Two Worlds: Jewish War Brides After the Holocaust" (UNC Press, 2023)

February 2, 2024

Between Two Worlds

Robin Judd
Hosted by Paul Lerner

Facing the harrowing task of rebuilding a life in the wake of the Holocaust, many Jewish survivors, community and religious leaders, and Allied soldie…

Georgina Hickey, "Breaking the Gender Code: Women and Urban Public Space in the Twentieth-Century United States" (U Texas Press, 2023)

February 2, 2024

Breaking the Gender Code

Georgina Hickey
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

From the closing years of the nineteenth century, women received subtle--and not so subtle--messages that they shouldn't be in public. Or, if they wer…

Black Women, Ivory Tower: Revealing the Lies of White Supremacy in American Education

February 1, 2024

Black Women, Ivory Tower

Jasmine L. Harris

Today’s book is: Black Women, Ivory Tower: Revealing the Lies of White Supremacy in American Education (Broadleaf Books, 2024), by Dr. Jasmine L. Harr…

Emma Bridges, "Warriors' Wives: Ancient Greek Myth and Modern Experience" (Oxford UP, 2023)

February 1, 2024

Warriors' Wives

Emma Bridges
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Epic poetry and tragic drama provide us with some of the richest ancient Greek depictions of women who are married to soldiers. In tales of the Trojan…

Why are there more women in parliament than ever before, and does it matter?

January 31, 2024

Why are there more women in parliament than ever before, and does it matter?

Aili Mari Tripp
Hosted by Nic Cheeseman

Why do some countries do better than others in advancing women as political leaders and in promoting women’s rights? And what difference does this mak…

Eviane Leidig, "The Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers and Online Radicalization" (Columbia UP, 2023)

January 31, 2024

The Women of the Far Right

Eviane Leidig
Hosted by Rameen Mohammed

On mainstream social media platforms, far-right women make extremism relatable. They share Instagram stories about organic foods that help pregnant wo…

Holly A. Baggett, "Making No Compromise: Margaret Anderson, Jane Heap, and the Little Review" (Northern Illinois UP, 2023)

January 30, 2024

Making No Compromise

Holly A. Baggett
Hosted by Jane Scimeca

Holly A. Baggett's Making No Compromise: Margaret Anderson, Jane Heap, and the Little Review (Northern Illinois UP, 2023) is the first book-length acc…