What’s New on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

Let’s be honest, the only thing better than reading a book is hearing the author talk about that book and the research behind it. Did you know that you can listen to UNC Press authors on the UNC Press Presents podcast? You can stream the podcast, produced in partnership with the New Books Network, on Apple PodcastsStitcherSpotify, or directly from the UNC Press Presents webpage.

Take a look at some of our episodes below or browse all episodes here.

In this episode Juliana Hu Pegues, author of Space-Time Colonialism: Alaska’s Indigenous and Asian Entanglements, is in conversation with Alize Arıcan, a Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Scholar at Boston University and an incoming Assistant Professor of Anthropology at CUNY—City College.

Space-Time Colonialism offers an intersectional approach to U.S. empire, Indigenous dispossession, and labor exploitation and makes clear that Alaska is essential to understanding both US imperial expansion and the machinations of settler colonialism.

Listen to a conversation with  Christian O. Paiz, author of The Strikers of Coachella: A Rank-and-File History of the UFW Movement, and David-James Gonzales, Assistant Professor of History at Brigham Young University.

Based on more than 200 hours of original oral history interviews conducted with Coachella Valley residents who participated in the UFW and Chicana/o movements, as well as previously unused oral history collections of Filipino farm workers, bracero workers, and UFW volunteers throughout the United States, The Strikers of Coachella spans from the 1960s and 1970s through the union’s decline in the early 1980s.

A conversation with Jeanne K. Firth, author of Feeding New Orleans: Celebrity Chefs and Reimagining Food Justice (December 2023), hosted by writer and documentarian, Kelly Spivey.

In Feeding New Orleans, Jeanne K. Firth documents the growth of celebrity humanitarianism, viewing the phenomenon through the lens of feminist ethnography to understand how elite philanthropy is raced, classed, and gendered. 

In this episode Josephine Lee, author of Oriental, Black, and White: The Formation of Racial Habits in American Theater, is in conversation with Stephen R. Hausmann, assistant professor of history at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

In Oriental, Black, and White, Josephine Lee examines the linked histories of orientalism, Blackface and Yellowface, in nineteenth and early twentieth century American theater, showing how identity creation and racialization occurred among multiple groups simultaneously.