5: ACTIVISM WITHIN THE ACADEMY
Ever meet people and almost instantly know you're going to be friends? In the words of Ricky Bobby, "THAT JUST HAPPENED!" I record episode 5 of B-Side while at a retreat for graduate students of color aspiring to the professoriate. My guests are Dr. Pranav Jani, Associate Professor of English at Ohio State University, and Elena Costello, graduate student at Ohio State University, two attendees of the 4th Annual Preparing for the Professoriate retreat sponsored by my alma matar Ohio State University. We reflect on a number of topics including student let actions at universities, tenure's influence on activism, how activism is done, the role of retreats in providing outlets for social change, hashtags, and the problems with BMI. Some serious talk with a healthy dose of jokes and levity.