S3 E8: The Crown Chronicles

We’re doing this ‘fro the culture! In our last episode of the semester Brendane and Alyssa talk featurism, texturism, the politics of Black hair, and are joined by biological anthropologist Tina Lasisi. We’ll be back in 2023 with new episodes. In the meantime, don’t forget to submit your listener letters and voice notes to zorasdaughterspod@gmail.com…

S3 E5: It’s Not You, It’s Them: Tips for Academic Conferences

Now that we’re “back to normal,” it takes more than hitting ‘Leave Meeting’ to exit a boring talk! We skip the usual structure of our episodes and speak freely about preparing for and attending conferences as graduate students. We answer listener questions like, What’s the point of going to conferences? Should I attend a conference…

S3 E4: All Skinfolk Ain’t Kinfolk

“I’m not Black, I’m OJ!” Today, Brendane and Alyssa are talking kinship, belonging, diaspora wars, and what we need to do to get free. What’s the Word? Kinship. Kinship studies are foundational to the discipline of anthropology, but in this section we talk about how people are taking up the concept to tell their own stories…

S3 E3: Looting the Womb: Black Birthing People and Reproductive Unfreedom

We’re getting down with Marxy Marx and the Foucky Bunch! In this episode, Alyssa and Brendane discuss reproductive justice, dispossession, and the stakes for Black birthing people in a post-Roe v. Wade world with Dr. Mali Collins (IG | Twitter). What’s the Word? Dispossession. We draw a thread through Karl Marx’s primitive accumulation, Rosa Luxemburg’s The Accumulation of Capital,…

S3 E2: The Death of Sovereignty

Ding dong! In this week’s episode, Alyssa and Brendane are talking about sovereignty, non-sovereignty, and the death of the sovereign Queen Elizabeth II to ask whether it’s possible (and desirable!) to leave the past behind while creating our collective future. (CW: rape, sexual assault 1:05:00- 1:16:00) What’s the Word? Sovereignty. Defined as autonomy, freedom from external control,…

S3 E1: Dangerously in Love with Celebrity

Your favorite terrestrial commoners are back! For our first episode of the new THIRD season, we’re talking about popular culture, the cult of celebrity and influence, and how they undermine radical movements for change. What’s the Word? Postfeminism. Originally used to describe the backlash to the second wave feminist movement, postfeminism is an ideology that…

S2 E16: Practicing Zora

In this final episode of the season, you will hear our incredible conversation with Professors Riché J. Daniel Barnes, Kevin Quashie, and Autumn Womack, and vocalist and composer Candice Hoyes from Wednesday, May 4th. Traditionally, Zora Neale Hurston has been more widely celebrated for her contributions to American literature than as an anthropologist and folklorist.…