Podcasts

Our newest episode of Office Hours is here! Listen in as we wrap up the semester with Jennifer Cramer, a professor from the Linguistics Program in the Department of English. Cramer discusses a variety of linguistics-related topics, ranging from her inspiration for her studies to hip hop and how stereotypes can be tied to dialect.

Office Hours is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and airs on WRFL FM 88.1 every Wednesday from 2-...

Published December 22, 2014

Our latest episode of Office Hours is here! In this session, Professors Brenna Byrd and Anastasia Curwood join us to discuss their teaching, research, and interests. Professor Byrd leads off with a discussion of German culture and Turkish-German hip-hop while Professor Curwood explores her recent research regarding Shirley Chisholm. The two professors discover their common interests -- forms of social resistance, feminism, language, and identity and discuss them from two very different...

Published December 10, 2014

The Department of History is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Anastasia Curwood to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and...

Published October 16, 2014

This summer took a different turn for Nathan Moore, an English undergraduate student with a minor in African American and Africana Studies, as he headed to New York City as a...

Published July 30, 2014

What do Ouita Michel, Nelson Mandela, and food have in common? In this first installment of the Nelson Mendela Lecture Series, Ouita Michel, local chef and restaurant owner, speaks about her own commitment to building community. In this lecture, Ouita Michel and Melynda Price, Director of the African American and Africana Studies program,...

Published April 8, 2014
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Walker.mp3

On February 6, 2014, the UK Student Activities Board hosted a reading featuring the Affrilachian Poets as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The poets, representing their publication Pluck! the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, each read a selection of their work individually.

Frank X Walker is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a professor at UK, and Kentucky's Poet Laureate. He has published six volumes of...

Published March 4, 2014
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/UKP_Afrofuturism2.mp3

Wikipedia defines the subject as “an emergent literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past.” Professor DaMaris Hill and her student Nathan Moore elaborate on this definition and tell us about the course. More information about the class is...

Published February 18, 2014

English Professor and Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker introduces us to the history and origins of Affrilachia while also fast-forwarding to it’s present-day development in Kentucky’s first Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture known as ...

Published February 14, 2014
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Frank%20X%20on%20Accents.mp3

English professor and current Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker appeared on Katerina Stoykova-Klemer's radio show called "Accents:...

Published January 10, 2014
The African American and Africana Studies Program and the Department of Gender and Women's Studies are excited to welcome Chamara Jewel Kwakye to their faculty!
 
Kwakye's work at the University of Kentucky will revolve around the examination of the life experiences of black women and girls particularly focusing on their educational experiences. Like many who come to UK and join departments within the College of Arts & Sciences,...
Published November 25, 2013

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