About Deidre Tyler

Deidre Tyler, PhD - Sociologist, Instructional Technologist.

NBN Episodes hosted by Deidre:

Sally Stocksdale, "When Emancipation Came: The End of Enslavement on a Southern Plantation and a Russian Estate" (McFarland, 2022)

June 19, 2024

When Emancipation Came

Sally Stocksdale
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Linked by declarations of emancipation within the same five-year period, two countries shared human rights issues on two distinct continents. In When …

Jean Trounstine, "Motherlove: Stories" (Concord Free Press, 2024)

June 11, 2024


Jean Trounstine
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Motherlove (Concord Free Press, 2024) is the powerful short-story collection from Jean Trounstine, an acclaimed writer and social-justice activist wit…

Margaret A. Hagerman, "Children of a Troubled Time: Growing Up with Racism in Trump's America" (NYU Press, 2024)

June 9, 2024

Children of a Troubled Time

Margaret A. Hagerman
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Kids are at the center of today's "culture wars"--pundits, politicians, and parents alike are debating which books they should be allowed to read, whi…

Larry Roeder and Barry Harrelson, "Dirt Don't Burn: A Black Community's Struggle for Educational Equality Under Segregation" (Georgetown UP, 2023)

May 27, 2024

Dirt Don't Burn

Larry Roeder and Barry Harrelson
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The system of educational apartheid that existed in the United States until the Brown v. Board of Education decision and its aftermath has affected ev…

Marc C. Johnson, "Mansfield and Dirksen: Bipartisan Giants of the Senate" (U Oklahoma Press, 2023)

May 26, 2024

Mansfield and Dirksen

Marc C. Johnson
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The U.S. Senate is so sharply polarized along partisan and ideological lines today that it's easy to believe it was always this way. But in the turbul…

Mark Robert Rank, "The Poverty Paradox: Understanding Economic Hardship Amid American Prosperity" (Oxford UP, 2023)

May 21, 2024

The Poverty Paradox

Mark Robert Rank
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The paradox of poverty amidst plenty has plagued the United States throughout the 21st century--why should the wealthiest country in the world also ha…

Elise Andaya, "Pregnant at Work: Low-Wage Workers, Power, and Temporal Injustice" (NYU Press, 2024)

May 19, 2024

Pregnant at Work

Elise Andaya
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The low-wage service industry is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the US economy. Its workers disproportionately tend to be low-income…

Kevin Woodson, "The Black Ceiling: How Race Still Matters in the Elite Workplace" (U Chicago Press, 2023)

May 13, 2024

The Black Ceiling

Kevin Woodson
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

America's elite law firms, investment banks, and management consulting firms are known for grueling hours, low odds of promotion, and personnel practi…

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…

John J. Berger, "Solving the Climate Crisis: Frontline Reports from the Race to Save the Earth" (Seven Stories Press, 2023)

May 3, 2024

Solving the Climate Crisis

John J. Berger
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Solving the Climate Crisis: Frontline Reports from the Race to Save the Earth (Seven Stories Press, 2023) is a hopeful and critical resource that make…

Susan Partovi, "Renegade M.D.: A Doctor's Stories from the Streets" (Bookbaby, 2024)

April 21, 2024

Renegade M.D.

Susan Partovi
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Dr. Susan Partovi first experienced poverty medicine volunteering at a dump site in Tijuana during high school. There, she recognized the need for all…

Joseph H. Holland, "Make Your Own History: Timeless Truths from Black American Trailblazers" (Dafina, 2023)

April 14, 2024

Make Your Own History

Joseph H. Holland
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

One hundred and twenty Black leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs share their wisdom and experience across the centuries in Make Your Own History: T…

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…

John Bond, "The Little Guide to Getting Your Book Published" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2023)

April 6, 2024

The Little Guide to Getting Your Book Published

John Bond
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The Little Guide to Getting Your Book Published (Rowman & Littlefield, 2023) takes prospective authors from idea to draft manuscript to published book…

Greg Jarrell, "Our Trespasses: White Churches and the Taking of American Neighborhoods" (Fortress Press, 2024)

April 3, 2024

Our Trespasses

Greg Jarrell
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Greg Jarrell's book Our Trespasses: White Churches and the Taking of American Neighborhoods (Fortress Press, 2024) uncovers how race, geography, polic…

Naomi Cahn, et al., "Fair Shake: Women and the Fight to Build a Just Economy" (Simon & Schuster, 2023)

April 3, 2024

Fair Shake

Naomi Cahn, June Carbone. and Nancy Levit
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

A stirring, comprehensive look at the state of women in the workforce--why women's progress has stalled, how our economy fosters unproductive competit…

William W. Parsons and Regina M. Matheson, "The Pink Wave: Women Running for Office After Trump" (NYU Press, 2023)

March 26, 2024

The Pink Wave

William W. Parsons and Regina M. Matheson
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

How and why the election of Donald Trump inspired more women to enter politics. Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidentia…

Sharon D. Wright Austin, "Political Black Girl Magic: The Elections and Governance of Black Female Mayors" (Temple UP, 2023)

March 11, 2024

Political Black Girl Magic

Sharon D. Wright Austin
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Political Black Girl Magic: The Elections and Governance of Black Female Mayors (Temple UP, 2023) explores black women's experiences as mayors in Amer…

Judith Pearson, "Crusade to Heal America: The Remarkable Life of Mary Lasker" (Mayo Clinic Press, 2023)

February 27, 2024

Crusade to Heal America

Judith Pearson
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Mary Woodard Lasker had a singular goal: saving lives by increasing medical research. Together with her husband, advertising genius Albert, they creat…

Tim Keogh, "In Levittown’s Shadow: Poverty in America’s Wealthiest Postwar Suburb" (U Chicago Press, 2023)

February 11, 2024

In Levittown’s Shadow

Tim Keogh
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

There is a familiar narrative about American suburbs: after 1945, white residents left cities for leafy, affluent subdivisions and the prosperity they…

Brian H. Williams, "The Bodies Keep Coming: Dispatches from a Black Trauma Surgeon on Racism, Violence, and How We Heal" (Broadleaf Books, 2023)

February 10, 2024

The Bodies Keep Coming

Brian H. Williams
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Trauma surgeon and professor Dr. Brian H. Williams has seen it all: gunshot wounds, stabbings, and traumatic brain injuries. In The Bodies Keep Coming…

Todd Mildfelt and David D. Schafer, "Abolitionist of the Most Dangerous Kind: James Montgomery and His War on Slavery" (U Oklahoma Press, 2023)

February 5, 2024

Abolitionist of the Most Dangerous Kind

Todd Mildfelt and David D. Schafer
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

A controversial character largely known (as depicted in the movie Glory) as a Union colonel who led Black soldiers in the Civil War, James Montgomery …

Elizabeth Varon, "Longstreet: The Confederate General Who Defied the South" (Simon & Schuster, 2023)

February 4, 2024


Elizabeth Varon
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

An authoritative biography of the controversial Confederate general, who later embraced Reconstruction and became an outcast in the South. It was the…

Jon Clinch, "The General and Julia" (Atria Books, 2023)

January 30, 2024

The General and Julia

Jon Clinch
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

Barely able to walk and rendered mute by the cancer metastasizing in his throat, Ulysses S. Grant is scratching out words, hour after hour, day after …