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The Beautiful Skin: Football, Fantasy, and Cinematic Bodies in Africa

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Vlad Dima to discuss his book The Beautiful Skin: Football, Fantasy, and Cinematic Bodies in Africa. Thanks for tuning in.

Engaging Social Media in China: Platforms, Publics, and Production

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Guobin Yang to discuss the edited collection Engaging Social Media in China: Platforms, Publics, and Production. Thanks for tuning in.

Resowing the Seeds of War: Presidential Peace Rhetoric Since 1945

Stephen J. Heidt joins us to discuss his book Resowing the Seeds of War: Presidential Peace Rhetoric since 1945.

The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria

On this episode, we discuss The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918 with the book's author Khatchig Mouradian.

Community Engagement Abroad

On today's episode we're joined by Pat Crawford and Brett Berquist to discuss their book, Community Engagement Abroad: Perspectives and Practices on Service, Engagement, and Learning Overseas.

Writing That Breaks Stones

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Joya Uraizee to discuss her book Writing That Breaks Stones: African Child Soldier Narratives.

On Poetry and Nature with Noah Davis and Derek Sheffield

I have with me today two poets from MSU Press’s Wheelbarrow Books series, Derek Sheffield and Noah Davis, who both know a thing or two about feeling, understanding, and expressing greatly the natural beauty of the world in language of poetry. Join us for a conversation about poetry, nature, and life in community with each other and other beings.

Desire

In this episode, we’re joined by Per Bjørnar Grande to discuss his book, Desire: Flaubert, Proust, Fitzgerald, Miller, Lana Del Rey. Thanks for tuning in.

Divided Loyalties: Young Somali Americans and the Lure of Extremism

Today on the show, we’re joined by Joseph Weber to discuss his book, Divided Loyalties: Young Somali Americans and the Lure of Extremism.

Sovereign Traces

Gordon Henry, Jr. and Elizabeth LaPensée join us to discuss their comics project Sovereign Traces. In two volumes, the Sovereign Traces series brings contemporary Indigenous literature into form with imaginative illustrations.

Talking Acquisitions & University Press Publishing

Catherine Cocks, the press's editor in chief, and Caitlin Tyler-Richards join us to discuss university press publishing, acquisitions editorial, advice to authors, and upcoming titles from MSU press.

Detroit's Hidden Channels: French Indigenous Families in the Eighteenth Century

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Karen L. Marrero to discuss her book, Detroit’s Hidden Channels: The Power of French-Indigenous Families in the Eighteenth Century.

Cleveland Architecture, 1890-1930

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Jeannine deNobel Love to discuss her book, Cleveland Architecture, 1890-1930.

African Diasporic Cinema: Aesthetics of Reconstruction

On this episode, we’re joined by Daniela Ricci to discuss her book, African Diasporic Cinema: Aesthetics of Reconstruction.

Hats

In this episode, we’re joined by Malcolm Smith to discuss his book, Hats: A Very UNnatural History.

The Medicine Wheel: Environmental Decision-Making Process of Indigenous Peoples

In this episode, we’re joined by Kristiina A. Vogt and Michael E. Marchand and to discuss their book, The Medicine Wheel: Environmental Decision-Making Process of Indigenous Peoples. The goal of this book is to lay the context for how to connect Western science and Indigenous knowledge frameworks to form a holistic and ethical decision process for the environment.

Re-Membering and Surviving: African American Fiction of the Vietnam War

In this episode, we’re joined by Shirley A. James Hanshaw to discuss her book, Re-Membering and Surviving: African American Fiction of the Vietnam War, which Yusef Komunyakaa calls "a powerful call seeking a response."

The Crisis of School Violence: A New Perspective

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Marianna King to discuss her book The Crisis of School Violence: A New Perspective.

The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI

In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Stephen M. Underhill to discuss his book, The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and The Rhetorical Rise of the FBI. Topics include the FBI's relationship with Hollywood, Hoover's interest in scientific racism and Anglo-American nationalism, and the conflict between the surveillance state and the New Deal.

Academic Journal Publishing and the Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Today, we kick off the new season with a discussion of one of MSU Press’s ten award-winning academic journals: Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades, or, the Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies, with the journal's editor in chief Rocío Quispe-Agnoli and José Badillo Carlos, the journal’s first editorial assistant.

The 16th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Kim Crawford to discuss his book The 16th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War.

Anthropology and Radical Humanism

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Jack Glazier to discuss his book, Anthropology and Radical Humanism: Native and African American Narratives and the Myth of Race.

The Eagle Has Eyes

On today’s episode, we’re joined by José Angel Gutiérrez to discuss his book, The Eagle Has Eyes: The FBI Surveillance of César Estrada Chavez of the United Farm Workers Union of America, 1965-1975.

Intellectual Populism

In conversation with Paul Stob about his book Intellectual Populism: Democracy, Inquiry, and the People, this episode explores the rhetoric of populist movements from America's nineteenth century.

Blackhood against the Police Power

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Tryon Woods to discuss his book, Blackhood against the Police Power: Punishment and Disavowal in the “Post-Racial” Era.

(New) Fascism: Contagion, Community, Myth

A wide ranging discussion with Dr. Nidesh Lawtoo based on his book, (New) Fascism: Contagion, Community, Myth.

Toward the Wild Abundance

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Kristin Brace to discuss her lovely book of poems, Toward the Wild Abundance.

Once Upon a Time at the Opera House

On today’s episode, we’re joined by James Berton Harris to discuss his book, Once Upon a Time at the Opera House: Drama at Three Historic Michigan Theaters, 1882-1928. The book explores the importance of opera houses to the cultural and community life of nonmetropolitan areas in Michigan. As both the civic and arts center for the community, the local opera house was a venue for community meetings, political rallies, concerts, lectures, and theatrical entertainments.

RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music

Today on the MSU Press podcast we’re headed to the poor man’s promised land: Detroit rock city, the home of Motown, the birthplace of funk, the eight mile cradle of American music. Joining us on our trip today are Jim Daniels and M. L. Liebler, the editors of exciting anthology from MSU Press of “the poetry of Detroit Music” entitled RESPECT.

James D. Diamond on Healing after Rampage Shootings

In this episode, James D. Diamond discusses his book After the Bloodbath: Is Healing Possible in the Wake of Rampage Shootings. Topics include Indigenous justice traditions, restorative justice, the effects of rampage shootings on victims and families, and potential changes to the US legal system to encourage healing in the wake of tragedy.

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