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Episode 26 - Microaggressions in Academia (Dr. Broderick Sawyer)

Season 2, Ep. 6

What is "Microaggression"? How does it come into play in academia? What can we do to prevent or handle it?

In this special episode, Danni chats with Dr. Broderick Sawyer about microaggressions in academia. We have asked our followers on twitter to share with us their personal stories and experiences of microaggressions. In this episode we play 5 of those testimonials which Dr. Sawyer helps analyze using the ideas and philosophy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Freud.

The stories:

  1. Lena talks about microaggressions against people with mental disorder.
  2. Jill (pseudonym, voiced by Nadège August) talks about microaggressions from a non-binary person's point of view.
  3. Rosalind (pseudonym, voiced by Meredith Castles) talks about gender based microaggression.
  4. Suparna talks about microaggression against ethnic minorities.
  5. Ana talks about microaggressions from the point of view of a foreign PhD student in China

Dr. Broderick Sawyer

On Twitter: @BroderickA88

Website: brodericksawyer.com

This episode was directly influenced by an inspirational microaggressions episode on the What The Fockery podcast hosted by Nadège August. The episode can be found on this link.

We wish to thank Lena, Jill, Rosalind, Suparna, and Ana for sharing their stories and experiences with us. We also wish to thank Nadège and Meredith for helping Jill and Rosalind to maintain their anonymity.

Follow Nadège August on twitter: @NadègeAugust & @whatthefockery

Follow Meredith Castles on twitter: @meredithcastles

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Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)

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Episode 39 - Special collaboration with Planthropology (Dr. Vikram Baliga)

Season 2, Ep. 19
In this special collaboration episode, Danni chats with Dr. Vikram Baliga,a.k.a. the plant professor the host of the successful "Planthropology"podcast. Vikram talks about his journey that led him from being lost to finishing a PhD in Horticultural Science at Texas Tech University and becoming an award-winning lecturer in it, owning his own business, being a manager of the university greenhouse, and a successful podcaster. Vikram shares about his passion for plants that started with his MD grandfather, and his hobbies of woodworks, music, and photography. Vikram also talks about his podcast and how the idea was triggered in his mind, and about his hilarious and educational tik-tok videos. In this special episode Danni drank Amaretto and Vikram drank his coffee.This is Part I of a special double episode. In Part II, Vikram interviews Danni for a Planthropology episode. You should really check it out at https://www.planthropologypod.com/Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow Vikram and Planthropology:Website: www.planthropologypod.comPodchaser: www.podchaser.com/PlanthropologyFacebook page: PlanthropologyFacebook group: Planthropology's Cool Plant PeopleInstagram: @PlanthropologyPodTwitter: @Planthropology_Vikram's Twitter: @ThePlantProfTik-Tok: @theplantprofe-mail: Planthropologypod@gmail.comContact us:On Twitter:@What2DoWithTHATOn Facebook:@What2DoWithTHATOn Instagram:@What2DoWithTHATSubscribe toour YouTube ChannelOur website:www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode!