Episode 1: Emancipating the Academy with Dr. Oliver Rollins

Dr. Oliver Rollins is an Assistant Professor of American Ethnic Studies at University of Washington and author of the newly released book, Conviction: The Making and Unmaking of the Violent Brain. In this episode, Dr. Rollins traces his intellectual development and personal journey to studying the sociology of neuro & brain sciences. Dr. Rollins reflects on the implications of academic knowledge production for social inequity through his study of neuroscientists and the construction of the "violent brain." He unpacks what counts of "productivity" within academia and speaks to both the urgency and complications of "imagining a different kind of academy" altogether.



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