Rutgers University Press Podcast

Rutgers University Press Podcast

episodes

Interviews with authors of Rutgers University Press books.

Casey James Miller, "Inside the Circle: Queer Culture and Activism in Northwest China" (Rutgers UP, 2023)

June 11, 2024

Inside the Circle

Casey James Miller
Hosted by Yadong Li

After the end of the Maoist era in the People's Republic of China, the rise of queer communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has generat…

Jan Baetens, "Rebuilding Story Worlds: The Obscure Cities by Schuiten and Peeters" (Rutgers UP, 2020)

May 26, 2024

Rebuilding Story Worlds

Jan Baetens
Hosted by Elizabeth Woock

Rebuilding Story Worlds: The Obscure Cities by Schuiten and Peeters (Rutgers UP, 2020) examines The Obscure Cities, one of the few comics series to ac…

Fumilayo Showers, "Migrants Who Care: West Africans Working and Building Lives in U.S. Health Care" (Rutgers UP, 2023)

April 21, 2024

Migrants Who Care

Fumilayo Showers
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

As the U.S. population ages and as health care needs become more complex, demand for paid care workers in home and institutional settings has increase…

Diana Leon-Boys, "Elena, Princesa of the Periphery: Disney’s Flexible Latina Girl" (Rutgers UP, 2023)

April 19, 2024

Elena, Princesa of the Periphery

Diana Leon-Boys
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In the summer of 2016, Disney introduced its first Latina princess, Elena of Avalor. Elena, Princess of the Periphery: Disney’s Flexible Latina Girl (…

Eva van Roekel, "Phenomenal Justice: Violence and Morality in Argentina" (Rutgers UP, 2020)

January 11, 2024

Phenomenal Justice

Eva van Roekel
Hosted by Jeff Bachman

In Phenomenal Justice: Violence and Morality in Argentina (Rutgers University Press, 2020), Eva van Roekel grounds her research in phenomenological an…

Cristina A. Pop, "The Cancer Within: Reproduction, Cultural Transformation, and Health Care in Romania" (Rutgers UP, 2022)

December 17, 2023

The Cancer Within

Cristina A. Pop
Hosted by Yadong Li

In The Cancer Within: Reproduction, Cultural Transformation, and Health Care in Romania (Rutgers UP, 2022), Cristina Pop examines cervical cancer in R…

Gregory J. Goalwin, "Borders of Belief: Religious Nationalism and the Formation of Identity in Ireland and Turkey" (Rutgers UP, 2022)

December 7, 2023

Borders of Belief

Gregory J. Goalwin
Hosted by Keith Krueger

Despite theories to the contrary, religious nationalism, and the use of religion to determine membership in the national community, has continued to p…

Leontina Hormel, "Trailer Park America: Reimagining Working-Class Communities" (Rutgers UP, 2023)

November 24, 2023

Trailer Park America

Leontina Hormel
Hosted by Michael Johnston

In rural northern Idaho in the winter of 2013-2014, Syringa Mobile Home Park’s water system was contaminated by sewage, resulting in residents’ water …

Huping Ling, "Chinese Americans in the Heartland: Migration, Work, and Community" (Rutgers UP, 2022)

November 16, 2023

Chinese Americans in the Heartland

Huping Ling
Hosted by Donna Anderson
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This episode features a conversation with Dr. Huping Ling on her two latest books, Chinese Americans in the Heartland: Migration, Work, and Community …

Adrien Sebro, "Scratchin' and Survivin': Hustle Economics and the Black Sitcoms of Tandem Productions" (Rutgers UP, 2023)

November 14, 2023

Scratchin' and Survivin'

Adrien Sebro
Hosted by Pete Kunze
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The 1970s was a golden age for representations of African American life on TV sitcoms: Sanford & Son, Good Times, The Jeffersons. Surprisingly, nearly…

Sébastien Tutenges, "Intoxication: An Ethnography of Effervescent Revelry" (Rutgers UP, 2022)

October 19, 2023

Intoxication

Sébastien Tutenges
Hosted by Michael Johnston
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For two decades, Sébastien Tutenges has conducted research in bars, nightclubs, festivals, drug dens, nightlife resorts, and underground dance parties…

Chesya Burke, "Hero Me Not: The Containment of the Most Powerful Black, Female Superhero" (Rutgers UP, 2023)

August 25, 2023

Hero Me Not

Chesya Burke
Hosted by Katrina Anderson
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First introduced in the pages of X-Men, Storm is probably the most recognized Black female superhero. She is also one of the most powerful characters …

Romit Chowdhury, "City of Men: Masculinities and Everyday Morality on Public Transport" (Rutgers UP, 2023)

August 22, 2023

City of Men

Romit Chowdhury
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In South Asian urban landscapes, men are everywhere. And yet we do not seem to know very much about precisely what men do in the city as men. How do m…

Sophie Bjork-James, "The Divine Institution: White Evangelicalism's Politics of the Family" (Rutgers UP, 2021)

August 12, 2023

The Divine Institution

Sophie Bjork-James
Hosted by Joseph Gaines

The Divine Institution: White Evangelicalism's Politics of the Family (Rutgers University Press, 2021) provides an account of how a theology of the fa…

Nour Halabi, "Radical Hospitality: American Policy, Media, and Immigration" (Rutgers UP, 2022)

July 13, 2023

Radical Hospitality

Nour Halabi
Hosted by Dave O'Brien
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How should we understand contemporary migration policy? In Radical Hospitality: American Policy, Media, and Immigration (Rutgers UP, 2022), Nour Halab…

Randall Patnode, "The Synchronized Society: Time and Control From Broadcasting to the Internet" (Rutgers UP, 2023)

July 12, 2023

The Synchronized Society

Randall Patnode
Hosted by Miranda Melcher
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The Synchronized Society: Time and Control From Broadcasting to the Internet (Rutgers University Press, 2023) by Dr. Randall Patnode traces the histor…

Eliyana R. Adler and Katerina Capková, "Jewish and Romani Families in the Holocaust and its Aftermath" (Rutgers UP, 2020)

June 4, 2023

Jewish and Romani Families in the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Eliyana R. Adler and Katerina Capková
Hosted by Ari Barbalat
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Diaries, testimonies and memoirs of the Holocaust often include at least as much on the family as on the individual. Victims of the Nazi regime experi…

Yang Va Lor, "Unequal Choices: How Social Class Shapes Where High-Achieving Students Apply to College" (Rutgers UP, 2023)

May 30, 2023

Unequal Choices

Yang Va Lor
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

High-achieving students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to end up at less selective institutions compared to their so…

A. J. Faas, "In the Shadow of Tungurahua: Disaster Politics in Highland Ecuador" (Rutgers UP, 2023)

April 18, 2023

In the Shadow of Tungurahua

A. J. Faas
Hosted by Aleem Mahabir

In the Shadow of Tungurahua: Disaster Politics in Highland Ecuador (Rutgers University Press, 2023) relates the stories of the people of Penipe, Ecuad…

Erin Raffety, "Families We Need: Disability, Abandonment, and Foster Care's Resistance in Contemporary China" (Rutgers UP, 2022)

March 21, 2023

Families We Need

Erin Raffety
Hosted by Shu Wan

Set in the remote, mountainous Guangxi Autonomous Region and based on ethnographic fieldwork, Families We Need: Disability, Abandonment, and Foster Ca…