The Academic Citizen

THE ACADEMIC CITIZEN  |  Podcast , ±37 min episodes every 2 weeks, 6 days  | 
An academic citizen is anyone who is part of the higher education community. They are engaged in pedagogy or research or both, and are committed to furthering knowledge, education and the advancement of society from their disciplinary position.

An academic citizen sees their work in higher education as a public project, both in terms of being partially funded by taxpayer money, and in terms of the contributions they wish to make to the world around them.

Although citizenship implies an exclusive form of belonging, here we use it to signal the role of academic work in collective life in a non-exclusionary way, and to anchor it in a public project to which all humanity belongs.

We create knowledge not only for our individual benefit but for the benefit of all.

The Academic Citizen is an independent podcast series produced and funded in its second iteration by the South African Research Chair in Science Communication in 2022. It was originally supported by the Academic Staff Association of Wits University (ASAWU) when it was first established in 2016.

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23
DEC
2022

62. Journeys PART 2

In this episode, we explore three ways of understanding journeys from movement as knowledge with A/Professor Harmony Signaporia, to the ethics of flying and climate change with Dr Henri-Count Evans and to the elusiveness of nature and the wild by Dr Gabriella Leighton. Journeys is the final episode of Season 6. Come with us.

Part 2 is with Prof Mehita Iqani, Dr Henri-Count Evans and Dr Gabriella Leighton.
23
DEC
2022

62. Journeys PART 1

In this episode, we explore three ways of understanding journeys from movement as knowledge with A/Professor Harmony Siganporia, to the ethics of flying and climate change with Dr Henri-Count Evans and to the elusiveness of nature and the wild by Dr Gabriella Leighton. Journeys is the final episode of Season 6. Come with us.

Part 1 is with Prof Iqani and A/Prof Harmony Siganporia.
19
DEC
2022

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15
NOV
2022

61. Failure PART 2

In the latest episode of #TheAcademicCitizen, being delayed is not being denied. We explore the choppy waters of what it means to be success? with Adv Thato Toeba, who or what determines failure with Dr Sthabile Kolwa and unpacking the enabling conditions that aid us in taking risks and learning from our failure with Dr Dee Marco.

Part 2 comprises of Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu, Dr Sthabile Kolwa and Dr Dee Marco.
15
NOV
2022

61. Failure PART 1

In the latest episode of The Academic Citizen, being delayed is not being denied. We explore the choppy waters of what it means to be success? with Adv Thato Toeba, who or what determines failure with Dr Sthabile Kolwa and unpacking the enabling conditions that aid us in taking risks and learning from our failure with Dr Dee Marco.

Part 1 comprises of Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu and Adv. Thato Toeba
18
OCT
2022

60. Breathing PART 2

Breath is life. In this episode, our academic citizens explore how breathing helps our mental and physical well-being with Dr. Ela Manga and the advocacy for improved air quality in our cities and health with A/Prof Tolullah Oni. A special thank you to Dr. Nosipho Mngomezulu for permission to use excerpts from her ethnographic audio Hold For Sixty, None, Two and Seven, which focuses on the use of breath in our personal and academic life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breathe with us.

Part 2 is with A/Prof Tolullah Oni and Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu.
07
OCT
2022

60. Breathing PART 1

Breath is life. In this episode, our academic citizens explore how breathing helps our mental and physical well-being with Dr. Ela Manga and the advocacy for improved air quality in our cities and health with A/Prof Tolullah Oni. A special thank you to Dr. Nosipho Mngomezulu for permission to use excerpts from her ethnographic audio Hold For Sixty, None, Two and Seven, which focuses on the use of breath in our personal and academic life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breathe with us.

Part 1 is with Dr Ela Manga and Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu.
04
OCT
2022

59. Ancestors PART 3

An exploration of ancestors and lineage with reference to the academic and intellectual project. Part 3 explores placement and identity with Youlendree Appasamy as well as academic ancestors with Dr Mohammad Shabangu.
04
OCT
2022

59. Ancestors PART 2

An exploration of ancestors and lineage with reference to the academic and intellectual project. Part 2 speaks to heritage and ancestry from rock art to archeology with Dr Sven Ouzman.
03
SEP
2022

59. Ancestors PART 1

An exploration of ancestors and lineage with reference to the academic and intellectual project. This is an intro by Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu, podcast host of The Academic Citizen.
30
JUN
2022

58. Blue

In this episode, we think about the other version of eluhlaza: Blue. This journey will take us into and below the ocean and beyond forms of earth-bound thinking. Listen to our guests, artist and oceanic academic Meghan Judge, zoologist and behavioural ecologist Professor Aliza Le Roux and artist and PhD candidate, Zayaan Khan as they help us imagine the deep colour Blue.
25
MAY
2022

57. Green

As universities grapple with what it means to take seriously the imperative to green our campuses and research practice, this episode explodes the colour green: to consider the importance of indigenous knowledge, the relationship between ecological and social diversity and how envy and competition shape our relationship to academic work.

In this episode, we think out loud with the colour green with three academic citizens. Our journey takes us from a conversation with a philosopher turned organiser (Dr Alex Lenferna), to reflecting on biodiversity with applied conservationist (Dr Zoe Nhleko) and settle back into our bodies with narrative psychologist (Dr Jill Bradbury). Come with us.

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