Episode

6

Semester

Fall 2020

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Description

Episode 6 of the podcast features David Gerber, emeritus professor of history at UB and Bruce Dierenfield of Canisius College. Professors Gerber and Dierenfield discuss their new book, focused on the Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District case at the crossroads of disability rights and church-state separation.

Publication Date

9-21-2020

Recording Date

August 2020

Picture

Picture Credit

Book cover: Disability Rights and Religious Liberty in Education: The Story Behind Zobrest V. Catalina by David Gerber and Bruce Dierenfield

Music Credit

“Drops of H2O (The Filtered Water Treatment)” by J.Lang (c) 2012 Creative Commons (3.0). Ft: Airtone.

Speaker Research Focus

American History Writing in the Mid-Twentieth Century, Developmental Disability

Speaker Bio

David A. Gerber is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus and Emeritus Director of the Center for Disability Studies at the University at Buffalo. He is a social historian with interests in identity and groups in American History. Gerber recently authored in immigration and ethnic history: Authors of Their Lives: The Personal Correspondence of British Immigrants to North America in the Nineteenth Century (2006), and American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction (2011). Recent works in the history of disability include, as editor, Disabled Veterans in History (enlarged and revised edition, 2012).

Bruce J. Dierenfield is professor emeritus of American history at Canisius College, Buffalo NY. Dierenfield has written six books, including the prize-winning The Battle over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed America (2007), The Civil Rights Movement (revised edition, 2008), and A History of African-American Leadership (3rd edition, 2012). He has also completed another book manuscript entitled, “Separating Church & State: How the Minnesota Affiliate of the ACLU Led the Nation in Religious Liberty.”

Host Name

Azalia Muchransyah

Host Bio

Azalia Muchransyah is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar from Indonesia. She is a PhD Candidate in Media Study at University at Buffalo (SUNY), funded by the DIKTI Fulbright Scholarship. In 2019 she became a Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Scholar at HASTAC, a Social Impact Fellow at University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Diversity Scholar at Ithaca College.She won first place in UB's 2021 Three-Minute Thesis Competition. Muchransyah's research investigates the status of activist media, specifically for HIV advocacy in Indonesia. Her short films have been officially selected for screening at international festivals and academic conferences.

Producer Name

Azalia Muchransyah

Producer Bio

Azalia Muchransyah is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar from Indonesia. She is a PhD Candidate in Media Study at University at Buffalo (SUNY), funded by the DIKTI Fulbright Scholarship. In 2019 she became a Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Scholar at HASTAC, a Social Impact Fellow at University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Diversity Scholar at Ithaca College.She won first place in UB's 2021 Three-Minute Thesis Competition. Muchransyah's research investigates the status of activist media, specifically for HIV advocacy in Indonesia. Her short films have been officially selected for screening at international festivals and academic conferences.

Executive Producers

Samantha Barbas, PhD & Caroline Funk, PhD

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