Mexicans in Animated Films
The Roundtable Perspective 431
Black Horror Noire
The Roundtable Perspective 428

Manuel M. Martín Rodríguez, Ph.D., Professor of Literature and Language at University of California Merced joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of Mexicans and depictions of Mexicans in animated films. Discussion ranges from 1940s Disney short films to modern day feature length animated films such as Coco and The Book of Life.

Robin R. Means Coleman, Ph.D., Professor of Communication at Northwestern University joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the black horror renaissance in film and the untold history of Black Americans through their connection to the horror film genre and how that has changed over time.

Kawergosk: Home Made of Cloth
The Roundtable Perspective 317 

Elizabeth Wuerffel, Associate Professor of Art at Valparaiso University and documentary filmmaker joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the plight of Syrian refugees in Iraq as well as her documentary and experience making it in this troubled region.

Identity in the Digital Closet
The Roundtable Perspective 404

Patrick Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication at Indiana University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss his research on how social media has changed reflections of the LGBTQ community.

Doctor Who Fandom
The Roundtable Perspective 427
Hip-Hop and Culture
The Roundtable Perspective 318

Paul Booth, Ph.D., Professor of Media Studies at DuPaul University joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the near 60 year history of the science fiction television series Doctor Who, and the role that fans and fandoms play in popular culture and society as a whole

George Villanueva, Associate Professor of Advocacy and Social Change at Loyola University Chicago joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the rise of hip hop music and the impact on culture and the changes in modern times.

Star Wars and Religion
The Roundtable Perspective 319
Olive Oil: The Story of Palestine
The Roundtable Perspective 315 

IRussell Johnson, Divinity Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the films in the Star Wars franchise and how they relate to stories of mythology and religion.

Lila Sharif, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss Palestine’s struggle to be recognized and how exporting olive oil is one way to keep the history of the region in the minds of Americans.

Black Girlhood
The Roundtable Perspective 302

Ruth Nicole Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Indiana University Northwest, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how economists view students as human capital in their socioeconomic models and how those statistics may be altered by outside factors not figured into their analyses.

The Fallacy of “Post-Conflict” in Colombia
The Roundtable Perspective 308 

Elizabeth Lozano, Ph.D., Director of Communication Studies at Loyola University Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss her autoethnography as qualitative research in Colombia’s alleged post-conflict era.

Sanitization of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Roundtable Perspective 217 

Kelly Harris, Ph.D. an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Chicago State University, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how Martin Luther King Jr.’s activism and body of work has been sanitized in the modern era.

Shakespeare's Rosalind
The Roundtable Perspective 218 
Protest and public history in Chicago
The Roundtable Perspective 219 

Paul Hecht, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English at Purdue University Northwest, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the Elizabethan character Rosalind, and her importance in Shakespeare’s works as well as the works of others. 

Rachel Boyle, Ph.D., public historian and co-founder of Omnia History, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the history of protest and public interest in Chicago and the changing roles of a historian in modern context.

Plight of the Pioneer Woman
The Roundtable Perspective 224 
Cartoons in the Postwar Era
The Roundtable Perspective 208 

Wendy St. Jean, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at Purdue Northwest, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the life of pioneer women and contrast that with the life of Native American Chickasaw Nation women in the same era.

Dan Bashara, Ph.D., Instructor of Cinema and Media Studies at DePaul University, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss American animation and design in the postwar era. Dr. Bashara has written extensively on the cartoons of United Productions of America and how their unique style and modernism helped shape the creative landscape of the nation.

Urban Social Change - The Roundtable Perspective 210 w/Guest George Villanueva

George Villanueva, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Advocacy and Social Change in the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss urban planning and development and social change in the current economic climate.

Collective Memory - The Roundtable Perspective 310
w/Guest Margarita Saona

Margarita Saona, Ph.D., Head of Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the effects of collective memory and how it can be reconstructed from events that were not necessarily witnessed. Dr. Saona is the author of the book “Memory Matters in Transitional Peru”.

 
The Epidemic of Human Trafficking with Charles Hounmenou - The Roundtable Perspective 122

Charles Hounmenou, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss human trafficking and the exploitation of women in the US. Dr. Hounmenou was a principal investigator of a recent comparative study on child prostitution in West Africa and has spent years examining the human traffic epidemic.

 
The Roundtable Perspective 115 - Elizabeth Lozano

Elizabeth Lozano, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the changing face of militarization in Columbia and the continuing conflict between what is perceived by those living in the country versus what is seen in the media. Dr. Lozano has spent much of the past decade discussing the nonviolent resistance movement in the Colombian Peace Community.

Visual Narrative and Trauma Recovery - The Roundtable Perspective 214

Robin Hoecker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism at DePaul University, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss visual narratives and its role in recovery as a process. Dr. Hoecker has studied the effect of visual representations in Peruvian government reform.

Garbology - The Roundtable Perspective 127

Edward Humes, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist joins special guest host Karen Bishop Morris, Ph.D. and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at Purdue Northwest, Dr. Ralph O. Mueller, to discuss Humes’ book Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash. Humes discusses how much garbage Americans create and what possible solutions there are to reduce, recycle and reuse.

The Roundtable Perspective 104 - Dr. Kim Scipes

Dr. Kim Scipes, Associate Professor of Sociology at Purdue University Northwest, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D to discuss his experiences teaching Qualitative Research Methods at Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during the summer of 2017. Dr. Scipes also explains how globalization has caused changes in places like Vietnam and how it influenced his most recent book “Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization”.

The Roundtable Perspective 103 - Gary Mills

Pinnacle Performance Company co-founder G. Riley Mills joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D to discuss his book, "The Pin Drop Principle," and how CEOs can better convey their message by changing how they communicate. Mills has experience teaching communication through an actor’s approach and has taught his unique methods around the globe.

The Roundtable Perspective 102 - W.F. Santiago-Valles

Dr. W.F. Santiago-Valles, professor emeritus in Africana Studies at Western Michigan University joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D to discuss African Diaspora, the consequences of globalization and the effect on Caribbean culture. During his time as director of the Race & Ethnic Relations Institute, Dr. Santiago-Valles conducted research on power inequities in race and the lasting ramifications of globalization.

The Roundtable Perspective 101- Dr. Catherine M. Gillotti- Bad News Delivery in Healthcare

Dr. Catherine M. Gillotti an Associate Professor of Communication at Purdue University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D to discuss the delivery of bad news from an emotional, ethical, and humanistic approach. Dr. Gillotti has done research focusing on the doctor-patient relationship with respect to health outcomes and is currently researching the effect of how bad news delivery correlates to treatment and survival.

The Roundtable Perspective 112 - Pemon Rami Part 2
The Roundtable Perspective 111 - Pemon Rami Part 1

Pemon Rami, an international film director and creative activist once again joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss his career as one of the African American pioneers of cinema. Pemon Rami explains his most recent films, 93 Days, which was shot in Nigeria and tells the story of a Nigerian physician who played a key role in the containment of Ebola in Nigeria.

Pemon Rami, an international film director and creative activist joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the roles of African Americans in film and the changing way that creative protest can impact the media culture. Pemon Rami has worked on dozens of films, including Hollywood hits like The Blues Brothers and Cooley High.

Human Rights Naming and Shaming
The Roundtable Perspective 316

Rochelle Terman, Ph.D., Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss human rights and how to make them more effective in the social media age.