Welcome to the Intersectionality Research Hub Podcast!

This podcast features ongoing research carried out by the Intersectionality Research Hub, which incorporates the work on digital graveyards and online memorialization that can be found on Thanatech.org. Check back frequently for new episodes.

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Intersectionality Research Hub Podcast

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.

Digital Graveyards Podcast

Episode Guide

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.

Episode 3: The Digital Graveyards Project – Interview with Elaine Kasket and Luke Van Run

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 an interview with Dr. Elaine Kasket and Luke Van Ryn.

Elaine Kasket is a psychologist, visiting lecturer at Regents's University (London) and author of All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age. She speaks to us about the digital footprint we leave after our death, and the online rights of those who have passed away.

Luke Van Ryn is a Media Studies researcher at the University of Melbourne. In this episode, he explains how the funeral industry is adapting to the digital era.

Episode 4: The Digital Graveyards Project – Interview with Charles Ess

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. Charles Ess, professor in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo, whose interests lie in the distinction between the capacities of AI and human beings. In this interview, he speaks on the ethics of death within new technologies.

Episode 5: The Digital Graveyards Project – Interview with Jo Bell

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. Jo Bell, a senior lecturer at University of Hull. Her focus is on suicide and online communities. She speaks to us on how suicide is often memorialized online and through social medias.

Episode 6: The Digital Graveyards Project – Interview with Ylva Hård Af Segerstad

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. Ylva Hård Af Segerstad from the university of Gothenburg in Sweden. In this interview, she explains how bereaved parents use social media to cope with their children's suicide.

Episode 7: The Digital Graveyards Project – Interview with Anu A. Harju

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. Anu A. Harju, from the University of Helsinki. This interview treats of the patriotism that can stem from spectacular forms of violence.

Episode 8: The Digital Graveyards Project – Interview with Tal Morse

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 Professor Tal Morse from Hadassah Academic College in Israel. In this interview, he explains how the media shapes our understanding of death, focusing on a case study comparing the 2008 Gaza war, the 2011 terrorist attack in Oslo and the Haitian earthquake of 2010.