Mixed Chicks Chat
Summary: Mixed Chicks Chat is a live, weekly podcast about being racially and culturally Mixed. Hosts Heidi Durrow and Fanshen Cox tackle everything from whether Mixed people should/can use the 'N' word, hair tips, political agendas and relationships, all from a Mixed race perspective. You can call in on Wednesdays and join the discussion live, or send them an e-mail or blog comment and participate in the discussion.
Faith Adiele, Devin Hughes, Christina Guillen & Karen DeGroot Carter from the Sunday Readings 6/17/12
RUDY P. GUEVARRA JR. is an assistant professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Filipinos in San Diego: Images of America Series, and coeditor of Transnational Crossroads: Remapping the Americas and the Pacific and Crossing Lines: Race and Mixed Race Across the Geohistorical Divide. About his book: Becoming Mexipino is a social-historical interpretation of two ethnic groups, one Mexican, the other Filipino, whose paths led both groups to San Diego, California. Rudy P. Guevarra Jr. traces the earliest interactions of both groups with Spanish colonialism to illustrate how these historical ties and cultural bonds laid the foundation for what would become close interethnic relationships and communities in twentieth-century California and the Pacific West Coast. Through racially restrictive covenants, both groups were confined to segregated living spaces along with African Americans, other Asian groups, and a few European immigrant clusters. Within these urban multiracial spaces, Mexicans and Filipinos coalesced to build a world of their own. Mexipino children, living simultaneously in two cultures, have forged a new identity for themselves and their lives are the lens through which these two communities are examined. Using archival sources, oral histories, newspapers, and personal collections and photographs, Guevarra defines the niche that this particular group carved out for itself.
EPISODE 260 - Mixed Chicks Chat with Chad Welch
EPISODE 259 - Mixed Chicks Chat with Tiana Rideout
Associate Professor Cherise Smith joined the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. She offers courses in and has published articles on African American and African Diaspora art, the history of photography, and contemporary art. Her manuscript, Enacting Others: Politics of Identity in Eleanor Antin, Nikki S. Lee, Adrian Piper, and Anna Deavere Smith, was published by Duke University Press in 2011. It examines how identity is negotiated in performance art by reading closely a performance work by each artist in which she takes-on the characteristics and manners of a racial, ethnic, and gender Ã¢??otherÃ¢??. She has worked in the curatorial departments of several museums and curated a number of exhibitions.
Hettie WilliamsÃ?Â¢?? research and teaching interests include: recent American history; the 1960s; the history of African Americans; race; identity; studies in the African Diaspora; and gender. She has taught survey courses in U.S. history, world history, western civilization, and upper division courses on the history of African Americans. She has published various entries and essays for several volumes and a text on the American civil rights movement titled We Shall Overcome to We Shall Overrun: The Collapse of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Revolt (1962-1968). Currently, she teaches as a lecturer of African American history in the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University. She has recently completed an edited volume titled Color Struck: Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective and is currently working on an edited volume with the renown race scholar G. Reginald Daniel.
Erica Chito Childs is a leading qualitative researcher on issues of race, gender and sexuality, particularly in the areas of multiracialism, families, media and popular culture. She is also currently involved in research in urban public schools and childcare options in New York City. She is a popular and engaging speaker and is frequently invited to lecture on multiracial issues in the United States, Britain and South Africa. Her work has also been featured in various media outlets.
Mary BeltrÃ?Â¡n, an Assistant Professor of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, is of Mexican and German, English, and Scotch Irish heritage. Her research is focused on the production and narration of race, ethnicity, gender and class in U.S. television, film, and celebrity culture, with an emphasis on Latina/o and mixed race representation. She is the co-editor (with Camilla Fojas) of Mixed Race Hollywood (NYU Press 2008), an anthology of scholarship on mixed-race representation in film, television, and new media. She also is the author of Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom (University of Illinois Press, 2009), which explores the construction and marketing of Latina and Latino stars in the U.S. in relation to the evolving status of Mexican Americans and other Latinos since the 1920s. Mary is a former journalist and social worker; her experiences working in San Francisco with Latina and African American teens and interest in the complexities of popular culture and its impact on young people of color spurred her to pursue a career that would allow her to combine her various interests and conduct research at the intersections of race, class, and gender and entertainment media studies. Since becoming a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now the University of Texas, BeltrÃ?Â¡n has taught a variety of classes on race and entertainment meida, including first-ever courses at both universities on Mixed Race and U.S. Media Culture. Aside from her books, she has published on such topics as mixed-race actors and characters in U.S. media culture, racial representation in millennial television, ethnic media activism targeting the television networks, and the racial politics of beauty and body ideals as reinforced in Hollywood media productions. She has been conducting research for a new book, Post-Race Pop: Interrogating Racelessness in Millennial Media Culture. Post-Race Pop explores the emphasis on racial ambiguity and utopic presentations of racial and ethnic diversity in contemporary television and other millennial media culture, particularly in light of the imperatives of the media industries to appeal to an increasingly diverse audience and popular political rhetoric that has utilized notions of post-racial America to widely divergent ends.
Brian Bantum is Assistant Professor of Theology at Seattle Pacific University and author of "Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity"
Author: True Blood: The Vampire as a Multiracial Critique on Post-Race Ideology
â??Itâ??s her voice which draws you in, a soulful mix of Van Morrisonâ??s country hospitality, Ella Fitzgeraldâ??s jazzy range and Fiona Appleâ??s modern honesty â?¦ the curly-haired, bespectacled singer is a truly modern folkie.â?? www.samanthafarrell.com
Andrew Jolivette received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is associate professor and chair of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University where he is an affiliated faculty member in Race & Resistance Studies and the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. He is the author of three books,Cultural Representation in Native America (2006), Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed Race Native American Identity(2007), and Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority (2012). Jolivette is currently working on a new book, Indian Blood: Mixed Race Gay Men, Transgender Women, and HIV. He is a former Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellow and the editor of a special volume of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Ã¢??Indigenous Landscapes Post-Katrina: Beyond Invisibility and Disaster.Ã¢?? He is the board President of and a national speaker with the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture-Speak Out, the Co-Chair of the GLBT Historical Society Board, Vice-Chair of the board of the DataCenter for Research Justice, and the former Board President of iPrideÃ¢??an organization for multiracial youth and families. Jolivette currently serves on the 2-Spirit HIV/AIDS Advisory Board of the Native American Health Center in Oakland, California. Dr. Jolivette was the Indigenous PeopleÃ¢??s Representative at the United Nations Development ProgrammeÃ¢??s Global Forum on HIV and the Law in 2011. Professor Jolivette is an IHART (Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training) Fellow at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle. His current research which includes a pilot study at the Native American AIDS Project in San Francisco focuses on Indigenous stress coping mechanisms, inter-generational trauma, healing, and cultural leadership in the context of HIV risk in urban American Indian populations.
EPISODE 251 - Mixed Chicks Chat w/filmmaker Maria Breaux
EPISODE - Mixed Chicks Chat w/Justin Tutt
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