The Humanities Media Project (HMP) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas, Austin, promotes the importance of the humanities not only at the University but also throughout the state and the nation by creating compelling media, building working relationships, and hosting engaging events. Our goal is to tell human stories and invite critical conversations that educate, inspire, and connect individuals and communities. We believe that the humanities play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy, democratic society.

I worked as the co-writer and co-host of HMP’s podcast “Death and Numbers.”  Check out our two limited series below:

Food for Thought series

The first episode pairs a largely forgotten 17th century French cookbook with Julia Child’s classic cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking to consider how food writing shapes cultural transmission.

The second episode breaks down how technology influences food writing and criticism by focusing on the effect of visual-based technology.

The third episode cracks open cookbooks and archival records to learn about the bond between food and text.

International Women’s History series

The first episode describes the life and literary production of author and activist Charlotte Delbo.

The second episode complicates the beliefs and legacy of author Irène Némirovsky.

The third episode considers how a feminist should present herself through the example of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.