This episode is a first: that is, the first podcast episode I’ve recorded with brilliant scholar and politicker Andrea Hasenbank in which we were both stone cold sober (if you want to know what I’m talking about, give this and this a listen). It’s charming nonetheless, and so coherent, as we get into questions of which knowledges are valued and which aren’t, how to build a sustainable democratic society, and what feminists have to contribute to academia, activism, and politics. If you want to follow up on some of the topics in this episode, here are some starting points:
- First off, my recommendations: the movie and the book and while we’re at it here’s a whole thread on Black women writers
- While you’re at it, why don’t you listen to this episode of Fresh Air featuring a great interview with Jessica Williams
- If you want to read more of Andrea’s thoughts on canons and why they suck, CanCon for Crooks is a great place to start
- One day, if I’m lucky, I’ll have brilliant Indigenous scholar Zoe S. Todd on this podcast, but until then read her thoughts on tenderness in academia
Andrea’s theme song is “Rise Up (With Fists!!)” by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins. The video is great.