• Amanda Quraishi Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2018-09-20)
      This interview is with Amanda Quraishi, a Muslim convert and activist in Austin, Texas. Quraishi discusses her journey of converting to Islam and her story of becoming an activist within the community and beyond. She shares ...
    • Constance Shabazz Interview 

      Institute of Diversity and Civic Life (2018-10-11)
      This interview is with Constance Shabazz, a social activist, feminist, and speaker from Chicago. After learning about the health care disparities and injustice faced by the African American community during her time working ...
    • Duriba Khan Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2019-03-04)
    • Seja Haque Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2019-03-21)
      This interview is with Seja Haque, a high school senior in Corpus Christi, Texas who speaks about struggling between her Muslim and feminist identities as well as being involved at her local mosque where she was eventually ...
    • Mehraz Rahman Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2019-04)
      This interview is with Mehraz Rahman, an outgoing senior at The University of Texas at Austin, serving as Vice President of the student body in her final year. Mehraz discusses navigating her identity as part of a small ...
    • Roshnara Mustafa Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2019-04-15)
      This interview is with Roshnara Mustafa, an Indian Muslim who lives in Austin, Texas. Roshnara shares her story of growing up in Kerala, India and her exposure to different sects of Islam, including Sufism. Roshnara discusses ...
    • Shameem Azizad Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2019-04-20)
      This interview is with Shameem Azizad, a radiologist and a mother who lives in Austin, Texas. Shameem discusses navigating her faith from her childhood to adulthood and the potential challenges she sees her children face, ...
    • Qusay Hussein Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2019-04-24)
      This interview is with Qusay Hussein, an Iraqi former refugee who fled his native country to Jordan after losing his vision after a bomb blast detonation in Baghdad. After working with Doctors Without Borders in Jordan, ...
    • Neda Hamid Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2019-05-08)
      This interview is with Neda Hamid, a Palestinian Muslim and recent Human Development and Family Sciences graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. Neda speaks to Islam being a very important part of their life and ...
    • Husaina Yusuf Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2020-03-02)
      This interview is with Husaina Yusuf, a young Muslim woman who was born in California and raised in Texas. In this interview, she discusses her upbringing in Houston, the cultural dynamics of her religious sect, and her ...
    • María Del Carmen Unda Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2020-03-22)
      This interview is with María Del Carmen Unda, a doctoral student and community organizer in Austin, Texas. Maria was born and raised in California, later moving to Texas when she enrolled as a doctoral student at the ...
    • Mary Wilson Interview 

      Department of Religious Studies (2020-08-26)
      This interview is with Mary Wilson, a retired pastor and teacher who discusses her experiences from both occupations. Mary grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and has a background in education, first teaching junior high and ...
    • Sam Brannon Interview 

      Institute for Diversity and Civic Life (2020-09-18)
      This interview is with Sam Brannon, who is the pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Elgin, Texas. Sam discusses the fresh perspective he brings to the church. After three years of serving as their pastor, Sam has developed ...
    • Billie Watts & Kerry Kirtley Interview 

      Institute for Diversity and Civic Life (2020-09-25)
      This interview is with Billie Watts and Kerry Kirtley, co-pastors of the Touchstone Community Church. Billie and Kirtley share their passion for creating an inclusive, justice-seeking community outside of their previous ...
    • Bonnie How Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-09-28)
      This interview is with Bonnie How, the senior solo pastor of St. Luke United Methodist Church, a radically inclusive and justice-minded space. Bonnie recently became a citizen of the U.S. and speaks to the challenges of ...
    • Jake Maxwell Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-09-29)
      This interview is with Jake Maxwell, Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Jake is interested in contemplative or meditative practice within organized religion and uses that knowledge to run a progressive ...
    • Dan DeLeon Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-10-01)
      This interview is with Dan DeLeon, who serves Baptist congregations and has also been a youth minister for several years. Dan discusses growing in his theological beliefs and finally being a pastor at the Friends Congregational ...
    • Neil Thomas Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2020-10-05)
      This interview is Reverend Dr. Neil Thomas. Reverend Dr. Neil Thomas is a well known reverend who has served as a pastor in the United Kingdom, Los Angeles, CA and Dallas, TX. Reverend Thomas is currently the pastor for ...
    • Karen Thompson Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-10-06)
      This interview is with Karen Thompson, Pastor of Uprising Austin. Karen was an avid church go-er in Pflugerville and involved in youth work. She came out as lesbian during the process of becoming a minister and was eventually ...
    • Brent Hampton Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-10-06)
      This interview is with Brent Hampton, a pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Brenham. Brent studied engineering and business in college, but was most interested in the history of religion courses, eventually leading him ...