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Welcome to the home of ISA's growing family of podcasts. This page will be a work in progress while we develop our content and coordinate with sections and caucuses to facilitate their recordings. Please check back or keep an eye on our Twitter or Facebook to learn about new additions!

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The Teaching Curve

The Teaching Curve is a podcast exploring the teaching and learning of global issues. The Teaching Curve can be contacted on Twitter at @TeachingCurve or by email at TeachingCurve@isanet.org.

 

EPISODE 7: Mvuselelo Ngcoya

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(July 12, 2021) Dr. Mvuselelo Ngcoya is a Senior Lecturer of Development Studies in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (SBEDS) at the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. His research and teaching is on agrarian issues as land reform, small-scale agriculture and rural development, as well as the role of subjugated philosophies in International Relations.

Our conversation explores

  • The politics of student empowerment in a post-colonial university;
  • Approaches to the challenges of decentering Western knowledge, including by expanding the classroom to bring students to the wisdom of the encompassing culture and community;
  • The pedagogical power of disrupting student expectations

 

EPISODE 6: Aparna Devare

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(June 7, 2021) Dr. Aparna Devare is an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science in the School of Social Science at the University of Hyderabad in India. Her research and teaching is on Post-colonial Theory, Indian Political Thought, and the intersection of Religion and Politics in International Relations.

The episode explores

  • The use of literature as a way of connecting students emotionally to post-colonial politics;
  • Adaptations necessary to teach to a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of student preparation, especially with respect to the common language of instruction;
  • And the power of establishing personal connections with students as a way of empowering their learning.

 

EPISODE 5: Heather Smith

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(May 6, 2021) Dr. Heather Smith is Professor of Global and International Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia in Canada. She has received the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the Canadian Political Science Excellence in Teaching Award and numerous teaching awards at UNBC. She has held multiple leadership positions with the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

This episode explores

  • How an awareness of disruption can improve both teaching and learning
  • The importance of mutual appreciation of the human dimensions of the student/teacher relationship
  • And the transformative power of the authority to be curious.

 

EPISODE 4: Esther Jordan

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(March 29, 2021) Dr. Esther Jordan is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Faculty Success at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the Kennesaw State University in Georgia, US and the former president of the Active Learning in International Affairs Section (ALIAS) of the International Studies Association.

Resources referenced in the podcast:

  • Maryellen Weimer, Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, Jossey-Bass, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-118-11928-0
  • Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy, University of Toronto Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-487-52185-1
  • Active Learning in International Affairs Section (ALIAS)

 

EPISODE 3: Jeff Lantis

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(March 9, 2021) Dr. Jeff Lantis is Professor of Political Science, Global and International Studies at the College of Wooster in Ohio, US. He is chair of the Innovative Pedagogy Initiative of the International Studies Association (ISA) and co-editor of International Studies Perspectives. He was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award by ISA’s Active Learning in International Affairs Section (ALIAS).

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EPISODE 2: Cristina Inoue

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(February 10, 2021) When we recorded this episode in late 2020, Dr. Cristina Inoue was Associate Professor at the Institute for International Relations at the University of Brasilia. She is now Associate Professor of Environment at Radboud University in the Netherlands. She is a former president of the Active Learning in International Affairs Section (ALIAS) of the International Studies Association.

Resources referenced in the podcast:

  • Freire, Paulo, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 4th edition, Bloomsbury, 2018, ISBN 978-1501314131

 

EPISODE 1: Sebastian Kaempf

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(January 11, 2021) Today’s dialogue is with Seb Kaempf of the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia. I invited Seb because he is the recipient of the ISA’s Deborah Gerner Award for Innovative Teaching in 2020. He was awarded the Australian National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013, and has earned numerous other teaching honors at UQ. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace consistently recognizes his MOOC “Media War X” as one of the top 10 courses on Conflict Resolution worldwide. With his UQ colleague Al Stark, he hosts a podcast on teaching called HigherEd Heroes.

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Podcasts from Our Sections

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Science, Technology, and Art in International Relations (STAIR)

The ISA-STAIR podcast is a place for academic discussions related to science, technology, and art in International Relations. The point of contact for this podcast is Vic Castro, by email at vica@ifs.ku.dk.

 

EPISODE 6: Beheadings, prisons, and duress, with Asees Puri and Pedro Maia (Best Graduate Paper 2022)

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(March 1, 2022) In advance of the celebration of this year’s STAIR awards at the International Studies Association annual conference in Nashville later this March, we are inviting our awardees to speak on our podcast. Asees Puri and Pedro Dos Santos Maia (Graduate Institute, Geneva) have received our very first Best Graduate Paper award for their co-authored paper "Diagrams of Ruination: Beheadings, Prisons, and the Un/Making of Violent Remains", presented at the ISA conference in 2021.

You can view the full episode description by clicking one of the "Listen on..." links above.

 

EPISODE 5: Law and technology in Africa, with Olufunmilayo Arewa (Best Book 2022)

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(March 1, 2022) In advance of the celebration of this year’s STAIR awards at the International Studies Association annual conference in Nashville later this March, we are inviting our awardees to speak on our podcast. Professor Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Arewa (Temple University) has received our 2022 Best Book award for Disrupting Africa: Technology, Law, and Development, published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press.

You can view the full episode description by clicking one of the "Listen on..." links above.

 

EPISODE 4: Music and internet governance, with Marianne Franklin (Distinguished Scholar 2022)

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(February 15, 2022) In advance of the celebration of this year's STAIR awards at the International Studies Association annual conference in Nashville later this March, we are interviewing our awardees. Professor Marianne Franklin (Goldsmiths, University of London) is our 2022 Distinguished Scholar, and in this episode, she discusses her career studying Internet governance and the politics of music – with insights from Marxism, feminist technoscience, and postcoloniality.

You can view the full episode description by clicking one of the "Listen on..." links above.

 

EPISODE 3: Counter-terrorism financing trials, with Tasniem Anwar

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(February 15, 2022) How can one research counter-terrorism financing trials while following the various forms of expertise, as well as the colonial and gendered dynamics in the courtroom? This third episode of the STAIR podcast invites Tasniem Anwar, assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, to talk about her recently-finished PhD dissertation at the University of Amsterdam. She points to the usefulness of postcolonial science and technology studies to make sense of the field.

You can view the full episode description by clicking one of the "Listen on..." links above.

 

EPISODE 2: Boundary work, cybersecurity, and bureaucracies, with Clare Stevens

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(December 9, 2021) State actors put cybersecurity on top of their agendas, but do they have an idea of what "cybersecurity" is supposed to mean? And how strategically do they disagree about it? This second episode of the STAIR podcast invites Clare Stevens, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Portsmouth, to talk about her PhD dissertation defended in the summer of 2021 at the University of Bristol. She highlights the contribution that "boundary work", a concept from science & technology studies, can make to International Relations.

You can view the full episode description by clicking one of the "Listen on..." links above.

 

EPISODE 1: Pro-Kremlin digital disinformation, with Yevgeniy Golovchenko

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(August 30, 2021) In this pilot episode of the STAIR Podcast, we welcome Yevgeniy Golovchenko, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, to discuss the topic of the PhD thesis that he defended in 2020: pro-Kremlin disinformation on social media. What is digital disinformation, how can it be measured, and can talking about it actually make it worse?

You can view the full episode description by clicking one of the "Listen on..." links above.

 

 

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Further information about and episodes of the ILAW podcast will appear in this space in the coming months.

 

 

 

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