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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Second printing!

Racial Innocence is going into its second printing--less than three months after the first print run! Many thanks to everyone who bought a copy, everyone who asked their library to buy a copy, and especially everyone who assigned my book in courses.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Radio, Video, and Print, Oh My!

This past fall and winter, I was interviewed 19 times on regional NPR and other stations. I had a blast talking about childhood and race, Raggedy Ann dolls and the Scarecrow from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and lots more on a variety of African American, feminist, religious, queer, and progressive shows. Many thanks to all the interviewers who asked such great questions. Here's the archive--along with some older video and print interviews about Racial Innocence. Enjoy!


"Uprising Radio" with Sonali Kolhatkar, KPFK, Pacifica in Southern California, 15-minute interview, February 2, 2012

"Women-Stirred Radio" with Merry Gangemi, WGDR, Plainfield, VT, 30-minute live interview, January 12, 2012

"Voices of Our World" with Kathy Golden, program run by the Maryknoll, a progressive religious community, nationally syndicated to over 100 radio stations, 25 minute taped interview (click "Not So Innocent"), December 12, 2011

"The Women's Show" with Arly Helm, feminist radio program, KVMR-FM, Grass Valley, CA, 50-minute taped interview,
December 12, 2011

"The Wimmin's Music Program" with Laura Rinaldi, feminist radio program, KKUP, Santa Cruz, 30-minute live interview, December 4, 2011

"The Bob Salter Show," progressive radio show, WFAN/WXRK, New York City, 30-minute taped interview, December 3, 2011

"Peace and Social Justice" with Laurel Avalon, KZFR, Chico, CA, 30-minute live interview, December 2, 2011

"Northern Spirit Radio" with Mark Judkins Helpsmeet, progressive Christian radio program, hour-long taped interview, December 1, 2011

"Radio with a View" with Marc Stern, progressive radio program, WMBR FM, Cambridge, MA, 40-minute live studio interview, November 27, 2011

"Perspectives" with Richard Baker, progressive radio show syndicated on 23 NPR stations, 30-minute taped interview, November 21, 2011

"Late Mornings with Jeff Schechtman," progressive radio show, KVON-AM, Napa, CA, 30-minute taped interview, November 15, 2011

"Lambda Radio Report" with Charone Pagett, African American LGBT radio show, WRFG-FM, Atlanta,
30-minute live interview, November 15, 2011

"Culture Shocks" with Barry Lynn, progressive radio show sponsored by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, syndicated to 9 radio stations in New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and California, 40-minute taped interview, November 14, 2011

"An Evening With Guy Rathbun," progressive radio show, KCBX - FM, (NPR) San Luis Obispo, 20-minute taped interview, November 14, 2011

"Queer Voices" with Jone Devlin, KPFT (Pacifica), Houston, TX, 15-minute live interview, November 14, 2011

"LIBRadio" ("Living in Black Radio") with Keidi Obi Awadu, Afrocentric radio show, Black Star Media, Inglewood, CA, hour-long live interview with callers, November 11, 2011

"Feminist Edition with Charlotte Crockford," WUML, Lowell, MA, 30-minute taped interview, November 8, 2011

"The 8:00 Buzz with Stan Woodard," progressive radio show, WORT-FM, Madison, Wisconsin, 20-minute live interview, November 8, 2011

"Conversations with Peter Solomon," progressive radio show, WIP AM and FM, Philadelphia, 30-minute live interview, November 6, 2011


Interview with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education on the occasion of winning the award for Outstanding Article in a Journal. This interview explains some of the key ideas in Racial Innocence


"Professor Revisits Clark Doll Tests," article in The Harvard Crimson, December 1, 2011.

"The Invention of Childhood Innocence," interview in The Harvard Gazette, April 29, 2010.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Advertisement in New York Review of Books

Check out the rear cover of next week's New York Review of Books! I'm thrilled to be included in this ad, and especially grateful that NYU Press featured my cover image.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Interview with Uprising Radio

Many thanks to Sonali Kolhatkar and Uprising Radio for a terrific interview on W-KPFK. Sonali asked me great questions about the history of childhood innocence, topsy-turvy dolls, and changes in the perception of black and white children. You can hear the interview
here. Thanks, Sonali, and thanks, Uprising Radio!