About This Show
Podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. Dr. Liz Wayne and Dr. Christine "Xine" Yao are two women of color Ivy League PhDs navigating higher education. Biomedical engineer meets literary critic. Both fans of lipstick.
Most Recent Episode
Anti-Racist Student Activism and Its Aftermath: Interview with Kristi Carey
Student protests inspired by Black Lives Matter have swept across American universities. What did these undergraduate activists want? PhDiva Dr. Xine Yao interviews Kristi Carey, one of the leaders of the 2014-5 protests at Colgate University. Kristi and her fellow women of color activists organized in the wake of Michael Brown's killing to draw attention to systemic problems on campus and to demand real change from the university. Sit-ins, death threats, candle light vigils -- what has happened since this momentous unsettling in the name of making the corporate university a safer, more livable space for marginalized students? Kristi talks about the aftermath having just finished a scholarly article and thesis reflecting on the extent of protest and change in the neoliberal higher education as part of her MA in Gender, Race, and Social Justice at UBC. What inspires a student to change from a major in math to one in education?
Kristi Carey's article "On Cleaning: Student Activism in the Corporate and Imperial University": https://olh.openlibhums.org/articles/10.16995/olh.92/
Image: a poster from the Colgate protests depicting a person with a raised fist and "RECLAIMING OUR EDUCATION" in the background. Drawing by Anna Ríos-Rojas and design by Natasha Torres.