Welcome to the Intersectionality Research Hub Podcast! This podcast is the result of the ongoing research carried out by the Intersectionality Research Hub, which incorporates the work on digital graveyards and online memorialization.

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Episode Guide

Episode 0: What is intersectionality and why is it important?

Coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, intersectionality is a concept examining how the different facets of our identity interlock and interact in the face of power. Helmed by Professor Yasmin Jiwani, the Intersectionality Research Hub podcast features interviews, conversations and presentations exploring the different articulations of intersectionality in our day to day lives.

Episode 1: The Digital Graveyards Project – Interview with Tina FiveAsh

As part of the Digital Graveyards Project, this episode focuses on a research trip attended by Dr. Yasmin Jiwani and her research assistant to the 4th Symposium of the International Death Online Research Network that was held at the University of Hull in England. This conversation features Tina FiveAsh, an Australian photo-artist and founder of The Death Letter Project (deathletterprojects.com). The Death Letter Project is an initiative that reached out to 50 Australians and asked them to write a letter responding to what they believe death is and what happens when we die. In this episode, Tina explains what motivated her to start The Death Letter Project, how her project was received by the public and what the responses have led her to discover about our relationship to death.

Episode 2: The Digital Graveyards Project – Interview with Stine Gotved

As part of the Digital Graveyards Project, this episode focuses on a research trip attended by Dr. Yasmin Jiwani and her research assistant to the 4th Symposium of the International Death Online Research Network that was held at the University of Hull in England. This conversation features Dr. Stine Gotved, the co-founder of the Death Online Research Network, and a professor at the IT-University of Copenhagen with an interest in Internet Research specifically around death online and digital culture. In this episode, Stine explains how technology is used to speak about death and the value of openly talking about it.