In this first episode of the “Root U: Blossoming at the University” podcast, Carina, Daniel, Maria Carolina, and Heather, all doctoral students with non-traditional backgrounds, reflect on their experiences in academia and how staying true to their roots has helped them thrive. They share anecdotes of their past and present challenges and how they found the strength and motivation to continue to make space in institutions that have historically left out individuals like themselves. Whether it is through political activism, community engagement, or powerful literary research, these four students have found fertile ground to grow their roots and make space for others. Transcript of this episode provided as PDF file below.
This podcast made possible through the generous support of the National Humanities Center and the Digital Humanities Center. It was created through the 2022 Podcasting the Humanities Institute.