RECORDED 12/7/15: I was excited to talk with this talented group of scholars from University of Michigan. They bring an important discussion to the show about how multiracialism informs academic work. The scholars spoke on this subject recently as part of a year-long series at University of Michigan about what it means to be multiracial in a monoracial world. Listen in here or download the episode from itunes!-Heidi Durrow
Martha Jones, Prof. of History and Afroamerican & African Studies, co-director of the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law & History. Dr. Jones’ scholarly interests include the history of race, citizenship, slavery, and the rights of women in the United States and the Atlantic world.
Ed West is an internationally recognized mixed race photographer. His most recent artist’s book “So Called” focuses on portraits from strong mixed race communities in South Africa, Cuba and Hawaii. The project began as a way make visible the increasing number of communities across the globe where mixed ethnicity constitutes an identity and geography of its own.
Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, Director, Graduate Student Success, Rackham Graduate School, Lecturer, Oakland University. Dr. Kamimura-Jimenez’s research examines the college experience for multiracial students.
Karen Downing, Head of the Social Sciences and Education Liaison Librarian.