“Pedagogies for Peace” podcast enters second season

Author: Hannah Heinzekehr

Following the success of its first season, the Pedagogies for Peace podcast returned on November 1st for a second season. The podcast, part of the Intersectionality and Justice initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, explores teaching through intersectional and decolonial lenses. 

The second season includes six episodes where hosts Ashley Bohrer and Justin de Leon sit down with scholar-practitioners from various disciplines to discuss strategies, tactics, and methods for intersectional teaching, self-care, and navigating higher education during an ongoing global pandemic. Bohrer is Assistant Professor of Gender and Peace Studies and de Leon serves as Senior Advisor with the Institute’s Mediation Program and a Research Justice at the Intersections Fellow at Mills College.

This season’s guests include:

  • Zachary Casey, Associate Professor and Chair of Educational Studies at Rhodes College;
  • Roxani Krystalli, Lecturer (assistant professor) in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of St. Andrews; 
  • Yasser Payne, Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Delaware;
  • Regina Shands Stoltzfus, Professor of Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies at Goshen College; and
  • Matthew Wildcat, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Native Studies at the University of Alberta. 

“This second season allowed us to connect with scholars doing innovative work with students, reminding us that liberatory possibilities of knowledge come from relational and holistic approaches,” said de Leon. “If we dream of transforming the world, we must speak to students at the level of the heart and body, not just the mind.”   

New episodes are posted each week on Monday through December 13 . The first three episodes of season two are now available at kroc.nd.edu/PedgagogiesforPeace, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and TuneIn. Note that a new episode will not be published on November 22. 

Music for the podcast was created by David Hazardous, and artwork was created by Dona Park.