The Other Side of Campus

Episode 4: Examining Global Racism in the Classroom with Chelsi West Ohueri

September 25th, 2020

On this episode, Jen and Stephanie have a fun conversation with anthropologist Chelsi West Ohueri from UT's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Chesi tells us her unique and amazing journey to anthropology and the remarkable turn of events that thrust her into Albania, which in turn shaped her research and teaching. Thank you for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


Dr. Chelsi West Ohueri is a cultural anthropologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies with appointments in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. Her scholarship and teaching are primarily concerned with the study of racialization, marginalization, and structural inequality. She has conducted extensive ethnographic research throughout Albania and is interested in configurations of race and belonging among Albanian, Romani, and Egyptian communities in Southeastern Europe. She also examines categories of whiteness and blackness as they are produced and reproduced throughout Europe and across the globe. West Ohueri is currently completing her ethnographic book project about this research.

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PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on July 7th, 2020 via Zoom.

Assistant Producers/Hosts: Jennifer Moon, Stephanie Seidel Holmsten
(Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout)
Intro and Outro Music by: Charlie Harper (Additional background music by Charlie Harper, Michelle Daniel, Blue Dot Sessions, Scott Holmes, the Strugatsky Brothers, and the Michelle Daniel Trio)
Produced and Edited by: Michelle S Daniel
Creator & Executive Producer: Mary Neuburger

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