The Baldy Center Podcast
Victoria-Idongesit Udondian discusses her sculptural work “The Republic of Unknown Territory” and immigration.

Victoria-Idongesit Udondian discusses her sculptural work “The Republic of Unknown Territory” and immigration.

March 22, 2021

Episode 13 features Victoria-Idongesit Udondian, interdisciplinary artist and University at Buffalo Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Art. Udondian discusses her new sculptural work “The Republic of Unknown Territory) in the UB Arts Collaboratory until March 27, 2021, focused on immigrants’ experiences in migrating and building society. She highlights her study of the politics of the post-colonial global market in second-hand clothing, and her use of second-hand clothing in her art.

Keywords: Cultural Studies, Art and Politics, Narrative Studies, Immigration Studies, Post-colonialism, Global Trade Systems

Marie Jauffret-Roustide discusses harm reduction as an effective response to the opioid overdose crisis.

Marie Jauffret-Roustide discusses harm reduction as an effective response to the opioid overdose crisis.

March 8, 2021

Episode 12 features Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Senior Fellow in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies at The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy and research fellow at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Paris, France. Jauffret-Roustide discusses the effectiveness of drug policies that are embedded in human rights and harm reduction, and compares them to repressive drug policies that are ineffective in protecting vulnerable people and the communities in which they live.

Keywords: Health and Society, Drug Policy, Law and Society, Harm Reduction, Health and Social Policy

Erkin Özay discusses his new book, Urban Renewal and School Reform in Baltimore.

Erkin Özay discusses his new book, Urban Renewal and School Reform in Baltimore.

February 22, 2021

Episode 11 features Erkin Özay, assistant professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning. Özay discusses his new book “Urban Renewal and School Reform in Baltimore: Rethinking the 21st Century Public School” (Routledge 2021), and his holistic approach to the relationships among urban development, urban design, and schools.

Keywords: Cultural Studies, Culture and Society, Education Policy, Urban Design, Urban Studies

Waverly Duck and Anne Rawls discuss their new book, Tacit Racism.

Waverly Duck and Anne Rawls discuss their new book, Tacit Racism.

February 8, 2021

Episode 10 features Waverly Duck, a 20-21 UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar from the Department of Sociology at University of Pittsburgh and Anne Rawls, Professor of Sociology at Bentley University. They discuss their new book, Tacit Racism (University of Chicago Press) and their research focused on understanding how centuries of institutional racism have shaped interactions between white people and Black Americans into patterns of implicit bias and tacit racism.

Jessica Castner discusses “Nurse-Initiated Protocols in Emergency Departments.”

Jessica Castner discusses “Nurse-Initiated Protocols in Emergency Departments.”

January 26, 2021

Episode 9 features Jessica Castner, a board-certified emergency nurse and emergency nurse scientist, and a 2013-2014 Baldy Center research grant recipient. She discusses her current research and recent publication on nurse-initiated protocols in emergency departments. Caster discusses policy and protocol impacts on pandemic emergency room care. 

KeywordsHealth and Society, Health Policy, Regulation, Emergency Nursing, COVID-19, pandemic 

Baldy Center Podcast Season 2 Trailer

Baldy Center Podcast Season 2 Trailer

January 26, 2021

Welcome to season 2 of the podcast of The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, produced at the University at Buffalo.

In Spring 2021, we are back with new episodes about Nurse-Initiated Protocols in Emergency Departments, Tacit Racism, Urban Renewal and School Reform, Harm Reduction, Law, Class and Racial Capitalism on ClassCrits, and more. 

With me, Azalia Muchransyah, as your host and producer. Check out our old and new episodes at buffalo.edu/baldycenter and baldycenterpodcast.podbean.com.

And don't forget to follow our Twitter, @baldycenter.

Baldy Center Podcast Season 1 Trailer

Baldy Center Podcast Season 1 Trailer

January 25, 2021

From the tension between contact tracing and privacy to the concept of One Health and zoonotic diseases. From prison labor to airport security. From pirates of Southeast Asia to the legal history of the Holy Roman Empire. They are all coming your way in the first podcast season of The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, produced at the University at Buffalo. With me, Azalia Muchransyah, as your host and producer.

Sarah Ludin discusses the socio-legal history of the Early Reformation in Germany.

Sarah Ludin discusses the socio-legal history of the Early Reformation in Germany.

January 25, 2021

In episode 8 of the podcast, Sarah Ludin discusses her developing book manuscript focused on the socio-legal history of the Early Reformation in Germany, which relies on close readings of 1521-1555 C.E. case files in the Holy Roman Empire to understand the historiography of secularism and the definition and significance of religion as a modern secular legal category.

Keywords: Cultural Studies, Constitutional Law, European Cultural Studies, Law and Society, Legal History, Legal Research

Daniel Platt discusses “The Domestication of Credit.”

Daniel Platt discusses “The Domestication of Credit.”

January 25, 2021

Episode 7 features Daniel Platt, Assistant Professor at University of Illinois Springfield and former Baldy Center Postdoctoral Fellow. Professor Platt discusses his recent article “The Domestication of Credit,” focused on the moral politics of personal finance in 19th and 20th century U.S., paying specific attention to women’s contributions to household finances, to credit, debt, and financial institutions, and to the roles of coercion and discrimination in a debt economy.

Keywords: Finance and Finance Law, Legal History, Politics, Cultural History

David Gerber and Bruce Dierenfield discuss disability rights and religious freedom.

David Gerber and Bruce Dierenfield discuss disability rights and religious freedom.

January 25, 2021

Episode 6 of the podcast features David Gerber, emeritus professor of history at UB and Bruce Dierenfield of Canisius College. Professors Gerber and Dierenfield discuss their new book, focused on the Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District case at the crossroads of disability rights and church-state separation.

Keywords: Constitutional Law, Education Policy, Legal History, Disability Rights, Church-State Separation.

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