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37 minutes | Jan 23, 2023
Elizabeth Lanphier on the Translational Work of Bioethics
On this episode, we are joined by Elizabeth Lanphier, a faculty member in the Ethics Center and in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is a philosopher and bioethicist affiliated faculty in the University of Cincinnati departments of Pediatrics, Philosophy, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as well as the Center for Public Engagement With Science, and is a non-resident fellow with the George Mason Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. She is guest editor, along with Larry Churchill, of the latest issue of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, which is titled " "Translational Work of Bioethics." She joins us today to talk about how the issue came about, and what important work the field of bioethics is doing today.
42 minutes | Jan 12, 2023
Jennifer Hochschild and David Beavers on Covid Conspiracy Theories
We are joined this episode by Jennifer Hochschild and David Beavers, both of Harvard University. Jennifer Hochschild is the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. Her recent books include Genomic Politics: How the Revolution in Genomic Science Is Shaping American Society (2021) and Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in American Politics (2016), coauthored with Katherine Levine Einstein. David Beavers is a PhD student in the Department of Government, Harvard University. He specializes in the study of political communication in the United States. He was formerly a journalist and editor at Politico. Their recent paper, "Learning from Experience? COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories and Their Implications for Democratic Discourse," was published in the Fall 2022 issue of Social Research. Their study looked at coronavirus-related conspiracy narratives in the United States across the continuum of political affiliation. They joined us today to discuss their research and how what they found surprised them.
28 minutes | Dec 20, 2022
Sahanika Ratnayake on the philosophical issue with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Our guest today is Dr Sahanika Ratnayake - a philosopher of psychiatry and medicine, whose work focuses on talking therapy. She is interested in what constitutes evidence for talking therapy, the ethics of therapy and the integration of therapy into healthcare systems. She is currently a researcher at the UK Council for Psychotherapy. She joined us today to discuss her paper published in a recent issue of Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, titled "It's Been Utility All Along: An Alternate Understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and The Depressive Realism Hypothesis."
23 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
Rafael Walker on Ernest Gaines and Toni Morrison
Last month, the United States Post office announced its 2023 slate of stamp designs, which includes tributes to writers Toni Morrison and Ernest Gaines, both of whom died in 2019. Our guest today, Dr. Rafael Walker, recently published a paper in the journal Arizona Quarterly that examines there two extraordinary writers. He explores how Gaines' last book, "The Tragedy of Brady Sims" draws parallels to Toni Morrison's "Beloved". Dr. Walker joined us to discuss his research and the legacy of these two critically acclaimed authors. Rafael Walker is assistant professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York, where he is also affiliate faculty in the Department of Black and Latino Studies and in the Program in Women and Gender Studies. He has published on a variety of topics both in American literature and in higher education. Walker is the editor of a critical edition of Kate Chopin's work, The Awakening and Other Selected Stories (Warbler Press), and of Broadview Press's inaugural edition of Nella Larsen’s Passing (forthcoming). And he is working on two book-length monographs—one on the American realist novel and the other on biraciality in American culture.
31 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
Nicholas Tilmes on the Fuzzy Edges of Psychiatric Diagnosis
Our guest today is Nicholas Tilmes, whose research focuses on the intersection of cognition, law, and technology, ranging from disability rights to neurotechnology and AI. He holds an M.A. in Bioethics from NYU and a B.A. in Philosophy & Psychology from Cornell University. He joins us today to discuss his paper published in the latest issue of the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, which examines the areas of psychological diagnosis that are fuzzy, vague, or indeterminate, and philosophical ways this vagueness can be reckoned with.
19 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Samuel Woolley on how online manipulation is evolving
Our guest this week is Dr. Samuel Woolley, a researcher and writer who examines how emerging media tools are used for both democracy and control. He is a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin and directs the Propaganda Research Lab at UT’s Center for Media Engagement. He has published four books, including the recently released Bots and the forthcoming Manufacturing Consensus: Understanding Propaganda in the Age of Automation and Anonymity. He has testified before the U.S. Congress regarding the impact of electoral disinformation on communities of color. His work has been presented to and cited by the UK Parliament, NATO, and the United Nations. He joined us today to discuss his paper recently published in the Journal of Democracy - "Digital Propaganda: The Power of Influencers", which examines how attempts to manipulate public opinion using social media and emerging information communication technologies continue to proliferate and evolve internationally.
59 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
New School President Dwight McBride on "A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats"
Hopkins Press is honored to welcome to this podcast episode President of The New School in New York City, Dr. Dwight McBride. Dr. McBride is an accomplished higher education leader, educator, scholar, and author. Over nearly three decades in higher education, he has encouraged innovation in scholarship and teaching, launched initiatives to build interdisciplinary strength around global challenges, created environments that foster inclusive excellence, and expanded opportunities for experiential learning. The Summer 2022 issue of the journal Social Research, Books That Matter II, invited notable scholars to select one book that had a deep and lasting influence on their thinking and life. Dr. McBride's essay, "A Rising Tide Lifts all Boats", reflects on Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects. He joined us to discuss his essay, which not only details Wheatley's remarkable life and writing, but examines what over 200 years of analysis and criticism of Wheatley's work can show us about the history of racism in the United States and its enduring impact on African American literature.
25 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
Rebecca Natow Rebecca Natow on why Higher Education bills pass in Congress - and why they don't
This week we are joined by Dr. Rebecca Natow, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at Hofstra University, where she is also the director of the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies program. Dr. Natow is an expert on higher education policy and has conducted extensive research on the U.S. Department of Education’s rulemaking process, performance-based funding for higher education, federal higher education policymaking, and research utilization in the creation of federal regulations. She joined Hopkins Press to speak about her legislation research recently published in the Review of Higher Education.
29 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Wendy Doniger on Her Life in Wonderland
The Summer 2022 issue of Social Research, Books That Matter II, invited notable scholars to select one book that had a deep and lasting influence on their thinking and life. Joining us this episode is Dr. Wendy Doniger. Dr. Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, Emerita. She is the author of over forty books, including The Hindus: An Alternative History , Hinduism in the Norton Anthology of World Religions . Dr. Doniger's essay for Books that Matter II, "My Life in Wonderland", explores the many ways the work of Lewis Carroll has held a special place in her heart. She joined us to discuss her essay and how Carroll's work has threaded through her scholarly work, as well.
31 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Maria Ortiz-Myers on how Parents of Transgender and Non-Binary Youth access information
Our guest today is Maria Ortiz-Myers. Maria is a doctoral candidate in library and information science at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Her research focuses on information practice, particularly collaborative information interactions and personally meaningful information experiences. The journal Library Trends recently published her paper, titled "The Information Practices of Parents of Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: An Exploratory Study". She joined us to discuss her research on how families of transgender youth pursue and assess information.
33 minutes | May 16, 2022
Clara Humpston on the prism of truths in Schizophrenic impossibilities
Dr. Clara Humpston is our guest this week, discussing her paper “Isolated by Oneself: Ontologically Impossible Experiences in Schizophrenia,” published in the latest issue of the journal Philosophy Psychiatry and Psychology.
47 minutes | May 6, 2022
Rachel Pruchno on The Pain and Possibilities of Serious Mental Illness
Dr. Rachel Pruchno is an endowed professor of medicine at Rowan University and the director of research at the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging. She joins Hopkins Press Acquisitions Editor Joe Rusko to discuss her book, Beyond Madness: The Pain and Possibilities of Serious Mental Illness.
25 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Dora Malech and Kosiso Ugwueze on The Hopkins Review's bold future
Our guests this week are The Hopkins Review's Dora Malech and Kosiso Ugweuze. They joined us to talk about the literary journal's recent dramatic redesign, and what's in store for the publication's bright future. Dora Malech an associate professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and the new editor-in-chief of The Hopkins Review. She has written four books of poetry: Flourish (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020), Stet (Princeton University Press, 2018), Say So (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011), and Shore Ordered Ocean (2009). With Laura T. Smith, she is the co-editor of The American Sonnet: An Anthology of Essays and Poems, forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in 2022. Kosiso Ugwueze is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer and editor. She was born in Enugu, Nigeria and raised in Southern California. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Joyland, Gulf Coast, Subtropics, and the New England Review, among others.Kosiso is an MFA candidate in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University where she’s the managing editor of The Hopkins Review.
25 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien on what defines a mental disorder
Joining us on this episode is Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien, a postdoctoral fellow at the Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University, also affiliated with École Normale supérieure (Paris). She holds a PhD in philosophy of science and psychiatry at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Dr. Gagné-Julien was recently named the 2021 winner of the Karl Jaspers award, given by the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. Her winning paper is titled "Dysfunction and the Definition of Mental Disorder in the DSM.”
38 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Z Nicolazzo on the dimensions of trans femininity
Our guest this week is Dr. Z Nicolazzo, an associate professor of Trans* Studies in Education at the University of Arizona, which resides on the unceded homelands of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui peoples. Dr, Nicolazzo's paper, "Ghost Stories from the Academy: A Trans Feminine Reckoning" speaks to her experience as a trans woman in academia. The paper was published in the Winter 2021 issue of The Review of Higher Education.
29 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Journal of the History of Philosophy, Episode 1: Jari Kaukua
The Journal of the History of Philosophy occasionally selects articles published in its pages for 30 minute podcast interviews with the author(s). The interviewer and interviewee are both specialists in the field, but the podcast focuses on the significance of the article for the general philosophical public. In this episode, Peter Adamson (LMU Munich) interviews Jari Kaukua (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) on Jari’s article, “Avicenna's Outsourced Rationalism,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 58.2 (April 2020): 215-40. The article won the JHP’s Prize for the best article published in its pages in 2020. The interview was recorded in November 2021. Episode Transcript: https://www.press.jhu.edu/sites/default/files/2021-12/JHP%20Podcast%201%20transcript.pdf Producer: Andrew Gittlitz Music: Taylor Carman JHP contact: Jack Zupko (zupkoATualberta.ca) Transcription by Calum Jopling, University of Alberta
25 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Freeden Blume Oeur, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth
Our guest this month is Dr Freeden Blume Oeur, author of Black Boys Apart: Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Public Schools from University of Minnesota Press. Dr. Blume Oeur was Guest Editor for the most recent issue of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, and joins us today to discuss the special issue commemorating the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking children's magazine, The Brownies' book.
31 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
James Colgrove, Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Joining us today for a conversation about the history and ethics of vaccine mandates is Dr. James Colgrove, a Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and the Dean of the Premedical Program at the Columbia School of General Studies.
33 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Brian Earp, Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology
Can love be an unhealthy addiction? If you can't kick the habit (or heartbreak) cold turkey, can science help? On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Brian Earp. Dr. Earp is the Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and is a Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. He co-authored of Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships from Stanford University Press, and has published extensively on moral psychology, experimental philosophy, and bioethics. He joined us today to discuss his 2017 Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology paper, "Addicted to love: What is love addiction and when should it be treated?", which has been cited in The New York Times and New Scientist, among many other publications.
32 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Molly Robson, Perspectives in Biology & Medicine
Joining us today is Molly Robson - a researcher, writer and photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. Molly recently completed her Master’s thesis at Victoria University of Wellington, which explored how listeners engaged with podcasting during the pandemic, and sought to understand the affective dimensions of the fast-growing medium. Molly's paper, “Intimacy in Isolation: Podcasting, Affect and the Pandemic” was published in the latest issue of the journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. She is currently working for an environmental organization as an advisor in science and policy communication.
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