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Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne

By IRW Rutgers
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory. As a Goddess archetype, she reminds us of the importance of sharing stories. Mnemosyne is a space for feminist storytelling, where we center conversations about feminist work and research across disciplines. The podcast series is hosted by Andrea Zerpa and Ameena Qobrtay.
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Anti-Racist Pedagogy Practices with Sara Perryman
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory and language, and this podcast seeks to immortalize feminist conversations through the ancient art of storytelling. In this episode of Mnemosyne, Andrea interviews Sara Perryman, the IRW Learning Community Coordinator, Rutgers Livingston Writing Center Coordinator, and Assistant Director in the Rutgers Writing Program. Her work centers on building more just and inclusive learning environments for all students. Her background is in Critical Theory and Gender Studies, both of which inform her teaching and leadership practices.  The Institute for Research on Women invites all undergraduates to apply to its Spring 2022 Learning Community, "Futures: Another World Is Possible." Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_hIlqXds3rUkiunvlGBm709K0eDpw5C6gPFpj9BO_ln66gQ/viewform Mnemosyne is a podcast run by the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University. Explore more of IRW here: https://irw.rutgers.edu/ Cover art photo credit goes to Mohamed Nohassi.
33:26
November 23, 2021
The Racial Muslim with Dr. Sahar Aziz
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory and language, and this podcast seeks to immortalize feminist conversations through the ancient art of storytelling. In this episode, Andrea and Ameena interview Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law, Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, and Middle East and Legal Studies Scholar at Rutgers University Law School, as well as founding director of the interdisciplinary Rutgers Center for Security, Race, and Rights (csrr.rutgers.edu). Sahar's book, The Racial Muslim: https://csrr.rutgers.edu/the-racial-muslim/ | Out on November 30, 2021, and currently available for pre-order on ucpress.edu, use the promo code 17M6662 for $8.99 off. Mnemosyne is a podcast run by the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University. Explore more of IRW here: https://irw.rutgers.edu/ Cover art photo credit goes to Mohamed Nohassi.
28:36
November 16, 2021
Affect and Language with Smruthi Bala Kannan
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory and language, and this podcast seeks to immortalize feminist conversations through the ancient art of storytelling. In this episode of Mnemosyne, Andrea and Ameena interview feminist poet, writer, and researcher, Smruthi Bala Kannan, who is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University Camden and is a past IRW Seminar Fellow. Smruthi is interested in observing the experience of being a child in post-colonial situations, studying language, culture, and ability in these contexts.  Wind Sketching by Smruthi Bala Kannan: https://www.writersworkshopindia.com/books/poetry/redbird/wind-sketching/ Mnemosyne is a podcast run by the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University. Explore more of IRW here: https://irw.rutgers.edu/ Cover art photo credit goes to Mohamed Nohassi.
26:22
November 9, 2021
A Labor of Love with Dr. Charlotte Bunch
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory and language, and this podcast seeks to immortalize feminist conversations through the ancient art of storytelling. In this first episode of Mnemosyne, Ameena and Andrea interview Charlotte Bunch, feminist author, women's rights and human rights organizer as well as founding director and senior scholar at the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Mnemosyne is a podcast run by the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University. Explore more of IRW here: https://irw.rutgers.edu/ Cover art photo credit goes to Mohamed Nohassi.
43:27
November 2, 2021
Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration with Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory and language, and this podcast seeks to immortalize feminist conversations through the ancient art of storytelling. In this episode of Mnemosyne, Andrea and Ameena interview former IRW Director Dr. Nicole Fleetwood, who is an author, curator, former professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and current professor in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Dr. Fleetwood was recently awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and the 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. Mnemosyne is a podcast run by the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University. Explore more of IRW here: https://irw.rutgers.edu/ Cover art photo credit goes to Mohamed Nohassi. Nicole Fleetwood's book: "Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration" available at https://www.amazon.com/Marking-Time-Art-Mass-Incarceration/dp/067491922X Marking Time MoMA PS1 Exhibition: https://press.moma.org/exhibition/marking-time/#:~:text=As%20its%20first%20exhibition%20upon,2020%20through%20April%205%2C%20202 Feminist Formations Issue: The New Status Quo: Essays on Poverty in the US & Beyond, co-edited by IRW Associate Director, Sarah Tobias & Nicole R. Fleetwood: https://t.co/wh6GpTcWQG?amp=1 Artists Mentioned:  James “Yaya” Hough: https://hyperallergic.com/536345/meet-the-formerly-incarcerated-artist-in-residence-who-hopes-to-transform-the-philadelphia-das-office/ Tamika cole, Graphite collage in a women’s prison: https://www.gpb.org/news/2020/10/28/marking-time-and-making-art-in-confinement Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter, Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivj9Jt_ONbQ
27:28
October 26, 2021
Writing and Spirituality with Activist Dr. Basuli Deb
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory and language, and this podcast seeks to immortalize feminist conversations through the ancient art of storytelling. In this episode of Mnemosyne, Andrea and Ameena interview Dr. Basuli Deb, an educator, scholar, and activist. Dr. Deb engages with literature, media, and visual culture. She's an ICLS Scholar at Columbia and has been a Global Scholar at the IRW in recent years. Mnemosyne is a podcast run by the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University. Explore more of IRW here: https://irw.rutgers.edu/ Cover art photo credit goes to Mohamed Nohassi.
25:55
October 12, 2021
Medieval Riddles with Dr. Stacy Klein
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory and language, and this podcast seeks to immortalize feminist conversations through the ancient art of storytelling. In this episode of Mnemosyne, Andrea and Ameena interview Dr. Stacy Klein, an early medievalist, feminist writer, and English Professor at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Mnemosyne is a podcast run by the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University. Explore more of IRW here: https://irw.rutgers.edu/ Cover art photo credit goes to Mohamed Nohassi.
29:45
October 5, 2021
Serving Communities with Dr. Leslye Obiora
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory and language, and this podcast seeks to immortalize feminist conversations through the ancient art of storytelling. In this episode of Mnemosyne, Andrea and Ameena interview Dr. Leslye Obiora who served as the Minister of Mines and Steel Development for the Federal Republic of Nigeria and is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. Her scholarship has contributed to critical interdisciplinary knowledge and creative public policy. Mnemosyne is a podcast run by the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University. Explore more of IRW here: https://irw.rutgers.edu/ Cover art photo credit goes to Mohamed Nohassi.
30:11
September 28, 2021
Respecting the Land with Landscape Architect Dr. Anette Freytag
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory and language, and this podcast seeks to immortalize feminist conversations through the ancient art of storytelling. In this episode of Mnemosyne, Andrea and Ameena interview award-winning scholar, educator, and critic, Dr. Anette Freytag. She's an art historian and landscape architect. Her quest is to bring new impulses to landscape architecture by bridging the gap between landscape history and contemporary practice. Before joining the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers in the Fall of 2016, she taught at Universities in Zurich, Basel, Innsbruck, Rapperswil, and Leuven. March to Rutgers Gardens September 25, 2021 Event Info & Registration: https://sites.rutgers.edu/march2rugardens/ GirlTrek@Rutgers on September 24, 3:30-4:30 pm (Pre-event for the March2RUGardens): During this pre-event of the March2RUGardens, you can meet Chyna Johnson, Director of Impact and Innovation and learn more about this amazing walking initiative and movement. Please spread the word, they are especially looking for Black women to join! Event-Host Corina Hernandez from DRC and us (Julia M Ritter&Anette Freytag from the AIR Collaborative@Rutgers) welcome you dearly! Meet and Greet GirlTrek. Hosted by Douglass Residential College, Corina Hernandez  Date and time: Friday, September 24, 3:30pm- 4:30pm Venue: Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center (Ludwig Center) located on 9 Suydam Street New Brunswick.   Room: Albers Schonberg Room on the 1st floor.   Rebel Girls book mentioned: https://www.rebelgirls.com Mnemosyne is a podcast run by the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University. Explore more of IRW here: https://irw.rutgers.edu/ Cover art photo credit goes to Mohamed Nohassi.
33:18
September 21, 2021
Shared Experiences with Sociologist Dr. Arlene Stein
Mnemosyne is the Greek Goddess of memory and language, and this podcast seeks to immortalize feminist conversations through the ancient art of storytelling. In the first episode of Mnemosyne, Andrea and Ameena interview IRW Faculty Director, Dr. Arlene Stein. Dr. Stein is a sociologist and author who writes about gender, sexuality, and American culture. Her work looks at the intersection of personal and political change, the stories we tell about our lives, the things that can’t be said, and how groups mobilize to narrate their experiences. Unbound by Arlene Stein: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/538902/unbound-by-arlene-stein/ Mnemosyne is a podcast run by the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University. Explore more of IRW here: https://irw.rutgers.edu/ Cover art photo credit goes to Mohamed Nohassi.
26:35
September 13, 2021