The Other Side of Campus

Episode 9: Social Work in Academia: Teaching the "Twilight" Generation with Diane McDaniel Rhodes

November 2nd, 2020

From the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Diane McDaniel Rhodes joins us for a fun, thematic discussion about young adult fiction as well as the problematic nature of beloved popular culture icons and the narratives they propound, albeit not on purpose. As Diane says, "We are all steeped in the same tea," authors such as J.K. Rowling included. Thus, in this episode, we ask the question: where did our society get it wrong and how do we reexamine the narratives we've so easily accepted? Thanks for joining us!


Diane McDaniel Rhodes received her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Texas at Austin, where her areas of research include partner violence, family violence, and social constructions of intimate violence with a focus on the presentation of partner violence in young adult fiction. She brings 28 years of social work professional experience to her scholarship, including senior management roles in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention agencies. Her teaching areas include introduction to social work, generalist practice of social work, foundations of social justice, social work practice in organizations and communities, leadership in human services. She has published in Sage Publications, Journal of Family Violence, Violence Against Women.

PRODUCER's NOTE: This episode was recorded on September 28th, 2020 via Zoom.

Assistant Producers/Hosts: Stephanie Seidel Holmsten, Jen Moon
(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, Blue Dot Sessions, Scott Holmes, and Ketsa)
-- Movie theme samples from Harry Potter, Twilight, and Star Wars taken from YouTube.
Produced and Edited by: Michelle S Daniel
Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger

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