ASAC PODCAST

This is the official podcast for the Alliance for the Study of Adoption & Culture. We interview scholars, artists, activists, and other participants in adoption studies. Episodes are uploaded monthly around the 15th.

Episode 1: Shannon Gibney and Kimberly McKee

 

ASAC Podcast · ASAC Podcast Episode 1 Feat. Shannon Gibney and Kimberly McKee

The inaugural episode of the ASAC Podcast, the official podcast of the Alliance for the Study of Adoption & Culture. This monthly podcast is a part of the Alliance’s mission to promote understanding the experience, institution, and cultural representation of domestic and transnational adoption and related practices such as fostering, assisted reproduction, LGBTQ+ families, and alternative kinship formation.

Interviewed today is Shannon Gibney, award-winning author of the See No Color, Dream Country, and What God Is Honored Here: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color. She is a university professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

This episode is hosted by Kimberly McKee, Associate Professor of Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department at Grand Valley State University, author of Disrupting Kinship: Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States.

Episode 2: Angela Tucker and Emily Bartz

This monthly podcast is a part of the Alliance’s mission to promote understanding the experience, institution, and cultural representation of domestic and transnational adoption and related practices such as fostering, assisted reproduction, LGBTQ+ families, and alternative kinship formation.

Today’s episode is hosted by Emily N. Bartz, PhD candidate in English rhetoric at Texas A&M University, studying adoptees in comics and film (@phusaza).

Interviewed today is Angela Tucker, an adoptee educator, speaker, and consultant. She has appeared on CNN, Al Jazeera, and Red Table Talk. Her first book is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2023 (Beacon Press). She serves on the Ethics Committee for The Adoption Files Initiative and also serves on the steering committee of The Society of Adoptee Professionals of Color In Adoption.

Content Warning: We mention adoptee suicide and adoptee suicide statistics.

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