Antiracist Reading: Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race

As promised, the first post of the month will focus on a contemporary work of anti-racist reading. Today, we’ll take a closer look at Ijeoma Oluo’s seminal book, So You Want to Talk About Race. Before we get into this book, here’s a quick bio. Based in Seattle, Oluo describes herself as “a writer, speaker,… Continue reading Antiracist Reading: Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race

The Multifaceted World of Cultural History

Some of the most engaging readings that I’ve explored on my history list so far belong to the genre of cultural history. This is partly because cultural histories tend to encompass unusual subject matter (see my recent post on toilet paper advertising), and over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been able to read about… Continue reading The Multifaceted World of Cultural History

Thinking (and Reading) About Digital Humanities III

Last week I talked about some of the critiques that have been made of digital humanities, including its replication of previous academic biases, the overrepresentation of white, particularly male perspectives, and its complicity in the corporatization of the university as an institution. There are few things more annoying than pointing out flaws without offering solutions,… Continue reading Thinking (and Reading) About Digital Humanities III