Deliberations on Diaspora

Food Mobility: Bunny Chow

with Nathan Clemente, Henry Jeong, and Olivier Champagne Food is often an overlooked topic by many historians; indeed, for something that we can’t live without, many people take it for granted. Have you ever wondered how your favourite dishes came into being? Or how certain foods and ingredients have moved around the world? This podcast Continue Reading

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Warsan Shire’s “Teaching my Mother How to Give Birth,” a Diasporic Analysis

with Christina Anderson, Olivia Marve, and Lara Kahn This podcast mobilizes Warsan Shire’s book of poems titled “Teaching my Mother How to Give Birth” to explore how diasporic belonging intersects with her experiences of  gender, race, and sexuality as a first-generation immigrant from Somalia. We begin with  an overview of Shire’s personal background with migration Continue Reading

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Joy Kogawa’s Poetry

with Bronte McMaster, IanMichalek, and Sarah Prowten Our podcast discusses Joy Kogawa’s collection of poems from her book “The Splintered Moon.” This episode explores Kogowa’s background and the history of Japanese-Canadian internment in Canada, while ultimately relating these topics to the content of her poems and our interpretations. We analyze four poems int his collection: Continue Reading

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