Breaking Binaries
Season 2 coming out this autumn

Season 2 coming out this autumn

October 3, 2020

Make sure you're caught up with Season 1 before Season 2 drops this autumn iA!

Pakistani/Balochi with Hanain Brohi

Pakistani/Balochi with Hanain Brohi

March 8, 2020

In episode 7 (final episode of Season 1) Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Pakistani/Balochi with Hanain Brohi. She is a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University, her study explores sisterhood in Muslim women, and the discourses of Otherness in their everyday lived experiences, she is interested in the use of language as a reflection of socio-cognitive ideologies. The discussion surrounds her Balochi identity and how it is both forced into "Pakistan" but also excluded from it both ideologically and culturally. The conversation connects more broadly to all nation-state boundaries and aks how ethnicity, nationality etc are constructed and what their consequences are.

Ethical/Unethical Fashion with Mayisha Begum

Ethical/Unethical Fashion with Mayisha Begum

January 26, 2020

In episode 6 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Ethical/Unethical fashion with Mayisha Begum who is also known as @ohsoethical - she’s an advocate and activist for labour rights who studied labour, social movements and development at SOAS and works as a labour research assistant. The discussion looks into how "ethical" has increasingly become a marketing tool and whether material conditions of garment workers have changed despite the rise of 'ethical fashion' brands. More resources: http://ohsoethical.website/ .

 

Black/White with Saffana Monajed

Black/White with Saffana Monajed

October 27, 2019

In episode 5 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Black/White with Saffana Monajed, co-founder of Project Ribcage: http://projectribcage.com/ who works in the media researching ethnic minorities in the UK and focused especially on the census data to break it down.

Healthy/Sick with Waithera Sebatindira

Healthy/Sick with Waithera Sebatindira

September 29, 2019

In episode 4 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Healthy/Sick with Waithera Sebatindira, writer, educator, lawyer and feminist hero co-author of A FLY GIRL'S GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY: Being a woman of colour at Cambridge and other institutions of power and elitism: https://vervepoetrypress.com/product/fly-girls-guide-to-university/

Moderate/Extremist with Nisha Kapoor

Moderate/Extremist with Nisha Kapoor

August 26, 2019

In episode 3 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Moderate/Extremist with Nisha Kapoor. Nisha is Assistant Professor in Sociology at Warwick and  author of, Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism (Verso 2018). Purchase here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2551-deport-deprive-extradite

Illegal/Legal Migrants with Helen Brewer of Stansted 15

Illegal/Legal Migrants with Helen Brewer of Stansted 15

August 4, 2019

In episode 2 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Illegal/Legal Migrants with Helen Brewer. Helen is a member of the "Stansted 15" who were a group of non-violent human rights activists who took action to stop a deportation flight leaving from Stansted Airport, UK on 28 March 2018. The discussion looks into how "legal" and "illegal" are constructed and what happens when we think beyond that binary.

Innocence/Guilt with Daria Reaven

Innocence/Guilt with Daria Reaven

July 19, 2019

In episode 1 Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan discusses the binary of Innocence/Guilt with Daria Reaven. Daria is a Criminal Defense Investigator, prison abolitionist and PhD Candidate at New York University. The discussion looks into how "crime" is constructed as a category, how "innocence" is applied disproportionately to certain bodies, and what the function of believing in a direct opposing dichotomy that all people fit into is. What happens when we think beyond innocence vs guilt?

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