Podcasts

In this podcast, we hear from Carrie Oser, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Michele Staton-Tindall, associate professor in the College of Social Work, and Damien Angel, a former student of the College of Social Work, as they talk about their experiences with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. This course,...

Published March 4, 2014
Earlier this year, the Catholic University of Peru selected Associate Professor Cristina Alcalde of the Department of Gender & Women's Studies to be one of six international visiting professors and scholars.
 
Alcalde spent her time at the university teaching a graduate seminar on femicide and violence against women. This opportunity to travel and teach abroad allowed Alcalde to investigate new areas of research and...
Published January 13, 2014
https://soc.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Coming%20Full%20Circle_%20Bob%20Burke_0.mp3

Though he no longer lives in Kentucky, Sociology graduate Bob Burke still comes to Rupp Arena now and then for a game. He graduated in 1970 and has landed in Greensboro, North Carolina, serving as President for the Colonial Group. In this interview, he talks about how he came to Kentucky and what came after - and how he wants to give back to the University that helped him along his path to success. He was...

Published July 10, 2013
https://soc.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Global%20Sustainability%20Expert%20Vandana%20Shiva_%20The%20Future%20of%20Food_0.mp3

Internationally renowned scholar and activist Vandana Shiva visited the University of Kentucky to present her lecture on "The Future of Food" and to discuss the many challenges of global sustainability. Shiva has been the author of more than 20 books on sustainable agriculture, development, feminist theory, alternative globalization, and bioengineering. Her work in the interdisciplinary field of sustainability has elevated her to the position...

Published March 4, 2013
https://soc.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Nature%20Song%20by%20TM_0.mp3

The Nature Experiment explores the connection between humans, the natural world, and our reliance upon technology. The idea for this experiment was sparked by our reading of the Richard Louv book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. The book explores society's disconnection from the natural world and the things children and families collectively lose as a result. The experiment gave students a creative outlet for connecting their lived experiences to the sociological...

Published December 11, 2012
https://soc.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Crime%20and%20Punishment%20in%20Russia%27s%20Realms_%20Cynthia%20Ruder%20%26%20Janet%20Stamatel.mp3

When you hear the phrase “Crime and Punishment,” you may think of the famous novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – or, if you’re a student at the University of Kentucky, you may think about a unique course developed by Cynthia Ruder and Janet Stamatel. The course, titled “A&S 100-401: Crime and Punishment in Russia’s Realms...

Published September 14, 2012
https://soc.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/stsglobal.mp3

For ten years, Shoulder to Shoulder Global has been serving impoverished communities in and near Santo Domingo, Ecuador. In 2002, Shoulder to Shoulder Global went on its first trip to help people in need of medical care. Groups of students, healthcare professionals, faculty and volunteers have been visiting multiple times a year ever since. Though the group’s goal is to provide healthcare, any interested student or community member can participate. 

This podcast features Craig Borie, the program coordinator for Shoulder to Shoulder Global, and...

Published August 31, 2012
https://soc.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Dimensions%20of%20Political%20Ecology%20Conference%202012_%20Jairus%20Rossi.mp3

Jairus Rossi is a graduate student in the Department of Geography, and one of twelve individuals organizing the 2nd annual Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference, which will take place from April 13th – 15th 2012 at the University of Kentucky. The conference is a multi-disciplinary event that will bring two guest speakers and scholars from at least ten countries.

It is organized by the UK...

Published March 26, 2012
https://soc.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Appalachian%20Food%20Preservation_%20Lisa%20Conley.mp3

Spring is on its way! Gardens will be growing, and fruits and vegetables will be ready to eat - or preserve, pickle, freeze or dry! Lisa Conley is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, and has been working on a documentary film about home food preservation methods in Appalachia since 2009.

In this podcast, Conley discusses her research for the film, as well as an upcoming event. On April 5th, 2012, Conley will be presenting at the...

Published March 21, 2012
https://soc.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Oral%20Histories%20from%20Coal%20Country_%20Abby%20Kerins.mp3

Abby Kerins was a poster presenter at the Lexington Farmer's Market on September 17th, 2011. Inspired by Alessandro Portelli, author of They Say in Harlan County, Kerins' research involved listening to (and reading transcripts of) oral histories from the coal-rich region of Appalachian Kentucky. Kerins focused on the role of women during coal miners' strikes in the 20th century. Kerins was mentored by Sociology professor Joanna...

Published October 6, 2011

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