Bookshelf - Audio and Video
by Lehman College Media Relations Office
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"Bookshelf" focuses on interviews and readings from faculty, alumni, and visiting authors.
||Sicilian Mafia and Colombian Paramilitaries: Fieldwork of a War Machine||Aldo Civico is an assistant professor in anthropology at Rutgers University and the founder of the International Institute for Peace. Since 2001, he has being doing fieldwork in Colombia on paramilitary death squads and drug trafficking. Between 2005 and 2007, Civico facilitated ceasefire peace talks between the government of Colombia and the guerrilla of the National Liberation Army. Originally from Italy, he joined the 1990s anti-mafia social movement in Palermo, Italy, and was a senior adviser to the mayor and anti-mafia fighter Leoluca Orlando. This talk, recorded on December 2, 2013, was part of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies’ Fall lecture series. It was co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Herbert H. Lehman Center for Student Leadership Development. For more information on the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, visit www.lehman.edu/human-rights-peace-studies.||12/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPussy Riot: A Punk Prayer for Freedom||Earlier this year, Amy Scholder and Elizabeth Koke of the Feminist Press at CUNY published the book Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer for Freedom.||6/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers||Dr. Alyshia Gálvez, assistant professor of Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies, shares excerpts from her book, "Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers: Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care, and the Birth Weight Paradox." The book is an ethnographic examination of the Latina health paradox, in which Mexican immigrant women have less complicated pregnancies and more favorable birth outcomes than other groups, despite socioeconomic disadvantages.||1/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alphie McCourt Shares Memorable Moments from His Memoir||Alphie McCourt talks about his family, his early days in Ireland and other remembrances, while offering excerpts from his memoir, “A Long Stone’s Throw.” He is the youngest brother of the late Pulitzer-Prize winning author Frank McCourt. This event was recorded on December 9, 2010 and sponsored by the City and the Humanities Program at Lehman College.||3/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoPoetry Slam Celebrates Haitian Women||In honor of Women's History Month, several esteemed poets visited Lehman College for a poetry slam, "Celebrating Haitian Women," on March 28. The event was sponsored by the Division of Arts and Humanities, The Kreyol Students Association, Haiti Cultural Exchange, Inc., and the Women's Studies Program.||4/13/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoSpotlight on Research: English||Bookshelf: A look at the English Department's most recent publications.||2/22/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk||Professor Massimo Pigliucci, chair of Lehman's Philosophy Department, talks about the differences between science and pseudoscience. Professor Pigliucci is the author of "Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk," an entertaining exploration of the nature of science and the borderlands of fringe science.||1/7/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Producer: John Hammond and the Soul of American Music||Author Dunstan Prial talks about his book, "The Producer: John Hammond and the Soul of American Music." Prial reveals how Hammond discovered and produced such music legends as Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.||9/20/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Michael Patrick Macdonald on His Book 'All Souls: A Family Story from Southie'||Irish American activist Michael Patrick MacDonald talks about his memoir, "All Souls: A Family Story from Southie." In this breakaway bestseller, MacDonald writes about growing up in South Boston and how he overcame his traumatic childhood.||9/17/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights Among Mexican Immigrants||Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Professor Alyshia Gálvez talks about her latest book, which examines the activism of New York-based religious organizations called Guadalupan Committees.||4/12/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Blue Tattoo: The Story of Olive Oatman||Author and English professor Margot Mifflin talks about her new book "The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman." Oatman was captured and lived as a slave with the Yavapai Indians until she was traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her on the chin and raised her as their own.||6/25/09||Free||View In iTunes|