About This Show
Podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. Liz Wayne, a Black cancer scientist from Mississippi, meets Christine "Xine" Yao, an Asian literary critic from Canada.
Both Ivy League PhDs.
Both fans of lipstick.
Most Recent Episode
Decolonizing or Indigenizing the University? Interview with Sereana Naepi
5 days ago
To decolonize or Indigenize the university? Sereana Naepi, an Indigenous Pacific Islander, takes on this question through her doctoral studies in Education at UBC on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. PhDiva Xine interviews Sereana about Education as a discipline unto itself and how she brings Indigenous methodologies into her work on Indigenous women's experiences as higher ed staff. As a Fijian Pasifika scholar from New Zealand, Sereana explains how her community and family inform her work: the PhD gives you a right to serve, not a right not to lead. In this episode, we discuss the various erasures of Pacific Islanders in culture, climate change, the category of Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. And we had to talk about Disney's Moana!
More on Sereana Naepi's work: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/campus-community/meet-our-students/naepi-sereana
Watch the Pasifika Samoan movie Three Wise Cousins: https://www.threewisecousins.com/
Free West Papua: https://www.freewestpapua.org/
Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang's essay "Decolonization is Not a Metaphor": http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/article/view/18630