Higher Education Anti-Racist Teaching (H.E.A.R.T.) Podcast
Community Engagement & Antiracist Teaching

Community Engagement & Antiracist Teaching

June 4, 2021

Dr. Danielle Filipiak from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Johnny Ramirez from the University of Denver, and Marissa Martinez Suarez and Briana Aguilar from the University of Denver guide us through their work with community outreach and youth specifically. Join us as our guests share how their community work informs the way they approach antiracist teaching. We'll also hear insights as to what sparked their passion to engage in community work. 

Intergroup Dialogue & Antiracist Teaching

Intergroup Dialogue & Antiracist Teaching

June 2, 2021

Danielle DeRosa from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Rani Varghese from Adelphi University, and Wilson Okello from the University of North Carolina Wilmington guide us through their process of how they help facilitate conversations between members of various social identity groups in an effort to create new levels of understanding. Join us as we delve deeper into themes of relating while also hearing more about how our guests integrate their knowledge in the classroom. 

Indigeneity & Antiracist Teaching

Indigeneity & Antiracist Teaching

May 5, 2021

Dr. Sandy Grande from the University of Connecticut and Dr. Chris Nelson from the University of Denver join us in this episode to discuss notions of collectivity, community, and grounding our work in relation to those around us. Given the critical and indigenous perspectives of our guests we are also called to deepen our understanding about the centrality of relationships in antiracist teaching. 

Antiracist Teaching at Community Colleges

Antiracist Teaching at Community Colleges

April 21, 2021

Dr. Kenny Nienhusser from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Liz Cantu from Estrella Mountain Community College, and Dr. Lewis Brownlee from Estrella Mountain Community College join us in this episode to discuss the importance of community colleges and their role in antiracist teaching practices. They share valuable narratives and insights about what guides their work both inside and outside of the classroom.  

Preparing Educational Professionals through Antiracist Teaching

Preparing Educational Professionals through Antiracist Teaching

March 24, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Grace Player from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly from the University of Maryland, and Dr. Michael Funk from New York University focus on how they go about preparing educational professionals through antiracist and liberatory teaching practices. For this conversation, we took it to the kitchen table, keeping love at the center of the hard work that is the H.E.A.R.T. work of antiracist teaching. 

CRT and Intersectionality in Antiracist Teaching and Antiracist Leadership

CRT and Intersectionality in Antiracist Teaching and Antiracist Leadership

March 10, 2021

Dr. Frank Tuitt from the University of Connecticut and Dr. Lori Patton Davis from The Ohio State University join us in this episode to discuss how critical race theory and intersectionality informs their approach to antiracist teaching and how their pedagogical approach now informs their university leadership. They provide valuable insights on the synergy between teaching and leadership. 

Antiracist Teaching in S.T.E.M.

Antiracist Teaching in S.T.E.M.

February 24, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Stephany Santos from the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut along with Dr. Nicole Joseph and Dr. Luis Leyva from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University share how learning how to do anti-racism work from an intersectionality approach requires “life-long work” that includes what Dr. Joseph calls “the prework.” Our guests dive deep into antiracist teaching and learning within S.T.E.M. fields. They all discuss the necessary self-interrogation that is needed before getting into antiracist actions in the classroom. It’s a powerful conversation and lots of wisdom dropping. Get ready! 

(Part 2) Applying Intersectionality Research to Antiracist Teaching

(Part 2) Applying Intersectionality Research to Antiracist Teaching

February 9, 2021

In this episode, we continue our discussion with Dr. Saran Stewart from the University of Connecticut and Dr. Jessica Harris from the University of California, Los Angeles about how intersectionality serves as a lens from which they enact antiracist teaching. They discuss the embodied nature of antiracist teaching, the influential moments and teachers that have shaped their own antiracist teaching, and offer advice for instructors interested in antiracist teaching.

Stay tuned for our next episode, focused on how intersectionality can be a lens for anti-racist teaching within STEM. This next episode will air on Wednesday, February 24th, and features Dr. Stephanie Santos from the University of Connecticut, as well as Dr. Nicole Joseph and Dr. Luis Leyva from Vanderbilt University. 

(Part 1) Applying Intersectionality Research to Antiracist Teaching

(Part 1) Applying Intersectionality Research to Antiracist Teaching

February 3, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Saran Stewart from the University of Connecticut and Dr. Jessica Harris from the University of California, Los Angeles discuss what antiracist teaching means to them, how they enact it in their classrooms, and why they engage in antiracist teaching. They also discuss how students have responded to this teaching approach and how they have worked through those responses. You can hear both of them discuss how contexts shape antiracist teaching whether that is national context or institutional context. This is Part I of this conversation. Join us next Wednesday, February 10th, for Part II of this conversation with Dr. Stewart and Dr. Harris. 

H.E.A.R.T. Podcast Introduction

H.E.A.R.T. Podcast Introduction

January 28, 2021

With this introduction we launch the Higher Education Anti Racist Teaching (H.E.A.R.T.) Podcast! Co-Hosts Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya and Omar Romandia, will explore what anti-racist teaching in higher education is, what it entails, what challenges educators face, and any advice our guests can give our audience in their anti-racist teaching journey. 

Please join us next week (Wednesday, February 3rd) for our full-length episode in which we will be discussing intersectionality alongside Dr. Saran Stewart, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Connecticut as well as Dr. Jessica Harris Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change from the University of California, Los Angeles. As scholars who engage in intersectionality research, they share how their educational foundations, research, and personal experiences guide their antiracist teaching. 

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