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Episode Two: “Land Grab Universities” with Tristan Ahtone and Maria Parazo Rose
Tim Burke, Rachel Buurma, and Andy Hines speak with Tristan Ahtone and Maria Parazo Rose about their work on “Land Grab Universities,” a project that makes a direct, irrefutable claim about how the wealth of land-grant universities is linked to indigenous dispossession. The discussion considers how to understand the present ramifications of the Morrill Act of 1862, how the process associated with land-grant universities might extend to other institutions, and the next phase of their project. Tristan Ahtone is a member of the Kiowa Tribe and is Editor at Large at Grist. Maria Parazo Rose is a spatial data analyst at Grist, where she writes and makes maps about Indigenous affairs, conservation, and climate migration.

Podalot is the podcast of the Aydelotte Foundation at Swarthmore College, an interdisciplinary research center that supports the creation and dissemination of knowledge about liberal arts education as it exists across the broadest possible range of contexts and institutions. The podcast facilitates conversations about critical investigations into higher education and the liberal arts. You can subscribe on SpotifyAmazon or Apple Podcasts to keep up to date with new episodes as they are released.

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Marianne Dages is the Administrative Assistant for the Aydelotte Foundation.

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