• Alexia Leclerqc Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2022-04-06)
      This interview is with Alexia Leclerqc, an environmental justice activist working with PODER in Austin, TX. Alexia discusses moving around a lot in childhood and struggling with others’ lack of respect for her family’s ...
    • Amanda Martinez Beck Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2021-12-02)
      This interview is with Amanda Martinez Beck, a fat liberation activist living in Marshall, TX. Amanda talks about the work that online activism involves, such as social media engagement, podcasting, and writing for various ...
    • 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 ...
    • Amanda Veasy Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2022-02-18)
      This interview is with Amanda Veasy, co-founder of One Love Longview, a nonprofit resource center for unsheltered, uninsured, and underserved populations. Amanda talks about the rapid rise of her organization as a response ...
    • Aurelia Pratt Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-10-29)
      This interview is with Aurelia Pratt, a Chicana woman, and lead pastor to a progressive Baptist Church based in Austin, Texas. The vision of Pratt’s church focuses on decolonizing faith, justice, inclusion, and liberation. ...
    • Avery Wright Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2022-06-10)
      This interview is with Avery Wright, a theater educator living in San Marcos, TX. Avery talks about growing up in College Station and living cautiously as a young transgender man. He compares these experiences to his time ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Carrie Holley-Hurt Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2021-08-05)
      This interview is with Carrie Holley-Hurt, a seminarian studying at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Carrie tells the story of her history of activism and involvement, including her current work tracking and ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Daryl Horton Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2020-12-15)
      This interview is with Daryl Horton, a minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Daryl discusses helping students sustain their faith and community through the pandemic and transitioning his congregation to church in this time. ...
    • Duriba Khan Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2019-03-04)
    • Emily Nash Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2021-08-20)
      This interview is with Emily Nash, a case manager and aspiring social worker in Austin. Emily reflects on her upbringing, including growing up lower class and the influences that caused her to pursue social work as a career. ...
    • Faegheh Shirazi Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2021-06-18)
      This interview is with Faegheh Shirazi, a professor in the Middle Eastern Studies Department at UT Austin. Faegheh talks about her family life and education in Iran before the Iranian Revolution, including her early exposure ...
    • Faiza Susan Interview 

      Institute for Diversity and Civic Life (2021-03-25)
      This interview is with Faiza Susan, an Ahmadi Muslim woman and aspiring counselor. Faiza talks about her experiences growing up in an insular minority community and the bigotry she was subjected to at a young age in North ...
    • Grace Carlin Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2021-07-30)
      This interview is with Grace Carlin, a San Antonio-based environmentalist. Grace discusses finding her passion for nature through exposure to national parks and educational opportunities. She talks about her work coordinating ...
    • Gregory Han Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2022-03-14)
      This interview is with Gregory Han, an educator and Presbyterian minister active in interreligious dialogue in Houston. Gregory shares his story of growing up biracial in a very White area and the experience of simultaneously ...
    • Hasan Abbas Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2021-06-21)
      This interview is with Hasan Abbas, a Pakistani first-generation American who works in accounting. Hasan talks about his interest in culture, from American pop culture to traditional Pakistani culture, and his continuing ...