Second Nature Podcast

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Second Nature explores issues related to culture, identity, artifice, habit, ideology, and everyday life. This podcast highlights key works and topics in the field, student and faculty research, special guest interviews, and other discussions of cultural studies.

This podcast is produced by George Mason University's Cultural Studies PhD Program and is hosted by May Santiago.

You can find it on Anchor.fm, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Second Nature 02: Interview with Dr. Adom Getachew

Second Nature 02: Interview with Dr. Adom Getachew

In this episode of Second Nature, we speak with Professor of Political Science and the College from the University of Chicago, Dr. Adom Getachew. Dr. Getachew released her first book, Worldmaking After Empire, in Feburary of 2019. In this interview, we discuss her work as well as her thoughts after America's summer of 2020.

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Second Nature 01: Racial Capitalism Reading Group

Second Nature 01: Racial Capitalism Reading Group

In this episode of Second Nature, we speak with Ph.D. student, Austin Gallas. Austin has been running a Das Kapital reading group during the fall 2020 semester. We speak with him about a new reading group he is forming for the spring 2021 semester focused on racial capitalism. We hear about the texts that inspired this endeavor as well as his goals with the reading group.

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