Radical (Re)imagining

By Libby Smith

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A show about our collective vision for being more human in our work lives. For evaluators, academics, researchers, and other people in the information economy.

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Radical (Re)imagining S3 E5
49:52

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Tovey, & Libby Smith are joined by Nora Murphy Johnson and A. Rafael Johnson (Andy), co-founders of Inspire to Change out of Minneapolis, MN, they are practitioners of Creative Evaluation - an approach that weaves together developmental, principles-focused and arts-infused evaluation to create social change. 

This year we’ve chosen to focus a little less on how the work gets done and a little more on who we are in the work. That translates to ongoing attention to how we’re showing up and purposeful self-examination. We hope our conversations and guests inspire you to do just that.

 

Nora & Andy offered the following resources:

 

The Inspire to Change Mighty Network

 

Creative Evaluation and Engagement: Volume 1: Essentials 

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Jul 21, 2022
Dr. Silvia Bettez - Radical (Re)imagining S3 E4
38:06

Dr. Silvia Bettez - Radical (Re)imagining S3 E4

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Tiffany Tovey, & Libby Smith are joined by Dr. Silvia Bettez. Dr. Bettez teaches about issues of social justice in the Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department here with me (Tiffany) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Her scholarship centralizes social justice with a focus on fostering critical community building, teaching for social justice, and promoting equity through intercultural communication and engagement.

This year we’ve chosen to focus a little less on how the work gets done and a little more on who we are in the work. That translates to ongoing attention to how we’re showing up and purposeful self-examination. We hope our conversations and guests inspire you to do just that.

 

Silvia offered the following resources on politicized somatics:

 

Finding Our Way podcast with Prentis Hemphill

 

The Embodiment Institute

 

Strozzi Institute

 

The Politics of Trauma by Staci K Haines

And her own article on Creating Community Commitments

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Apr 18, 2022
Dr. Z Nicolazzo - Radical (Re)imagining S3 E3
43:23

Dr. Z Nicolazzo - Radical (Re)imagining S3 E3

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Tovey, & Libby Smith welcome Dr. Z Nicolazzo, Associate Professor of Trans* Studies in Education at the Center for the Study of Higher Education. Z's research explores how discourses of gender pervade and mediate college environments, with particular attention paid to trans people. 

Z has two forthcoming books mentioned in the podcast:

Weaving an Otherwise: In-Relations Methodological Practice, Edited by Amanda Tachine and Z Nicolazzo

Digital Me: Trans Students Exploring Future Possible Selves Online, by Z Nicolazzo, Alden C. Jones, Sy Simms

The group discussed the onslaught of anti-trans legislation, you can read up on that here and here. As well as this piece from 2021 by Z and co-author Harper B. Keenan.

Finally, we referred to this article that discusses the concept of hospicing institutions that have failed us. 

de Oliveira Andreotti, V., Stein, S., Ahenakew, C., & Hunt, D. (2015). Mapping interpretations of decolonization in the context of higher education. Decolonization: Indigeneity, education & society, 4(1).

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Mar 15, 2022
Tenneson Woolf - Radical (Re)imagining S3 E2
32:45

Tenneson Woolf - Radical (Re)imagining S3 E2

 

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Tovey, & Libby Smith welcome Tenneson Woolf, a facilitator, teacher, coach, circle host, and poet. This year our conversations will focus on who we are in the work and how we make moves towards showing up as our full human selves in the work. 

Tenneson is also a host (with Quanita Roberson) of the 18-month Fire & Water Leadership Journey & Rite of Passage and the Fire & Water podcast.

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Feb 12, 2022
Season 2 Reflections - Radical (Re)imagining S3 E1
22:38

Season 2 Reflections - Radical (Re)imagining S3 E1

 

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Tovey, & Libby Smith reflect on the conversations they had with podcast guests in season 2 (2021) and then spend a little time talking about what’s ahead for us in Season 3.

They reference the following works:

Social Service or Social Change? by Paul Kivel

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

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Jan 22, 2022
#Eval21 Reflections - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E12
39:06

#Eval21 Reflections - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E12

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith are joined by Evaluland podcast host, Dr. Dana Wanzer. Together they reflect on the recent American Evaluation Association conference. Asking this question - what did you see, hear, or experience at the conference that felt radical. 

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Dec 07, 2021
Lisa Sargent - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E11
23:45

Lisa Sargent - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E11

 

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Lisa Sargent an Evaluator Advocate & Project Coordinator at BECOME, a social change center in Chicago, Illinois. 

This is the third episode in a three part series with members of the BECOME team on what it means to be a culturally responsive evaluator in this time of sociopolitical upheaval and collective trauma. In this episode we explore how evaluators can also be activists. 

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Nov 13, 2021
Dr. Gabriela Garcia - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E10
24:39

Dr. Gabriela Garcia - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E10

 

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Dr. Gabriela Garcia an Evaluator Advocate at BECOME, an innovative movement building organization in Chicago, Illinois. 

This is the second in a three part series with members of the BECOME team on what it means to be a culturally responsive evaluator in this time of sociopolitical upheaval and collective trauma. In this episode we explore what it looks like to engage community in a culturally responsive way. .

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Oct 14, 2021
Dr. Dominica McBride - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E9
22:17

Dr. Dominica McBride - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E9

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Dr. Dominica McBride founder and CEO of BECOME an innovative movement building organization in Chicago, Illinois. 

This is the first in a three part series with members of the BECOME team on what it means to be a culturally responsive evaluator in this time of sociopolitical upheaval and collective trauma. In this episode we explore how culture shows up in our work.

They reference the following works:

Tomorrow’s Child: Imagination, Creativity, and the Rebirth of Culture by Rubem Alves

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Sep 17, 2021
Dr. Aisha Rios - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E8
25:56

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Dr. Tiffany Tovey, & Libby Smith chat with Dr. Aisha Rios. She is the founder and learning and change strategist at Co-Active Change. She co-laborers and collaborates with an array of people who practice evaluation and organize for abolition. 

The group chats about Libby’s August post where she explores the economic and political context of evaluation and the role that evaluators have historically played in upholding oppressive systems. Aisha shares the ways in which she is re-imagining the role of the evaluator. 

They reference the following works:

Social Service or Social Change? by Paul Kivel

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

We Do This til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba

 

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Aug 17, 2021
Chris Hall - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E7
30:39

Chris Hall - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E7

 

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Chris Hall, a PhD candidate in the Evaluation Track in the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina Greensboro who has been a consistent contributor to our blog posts since the beginning of the Rad journey.

Take a look at Tiffany’s July post where she explores how evaluators can facilitate a truly collaborative learning environment. 

Here are a few resources that Chris referenced in the podcast:

One Nation Under God by Kevin Kruse

With God On Our Side: RIse of the Religious Right by William Martin

His personal blog on Domestic Violence Intervention and Education

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Aug 04, 2021
Dr. Melanie Mitros Radical (Re)imagining S2 E6
22:14

Dr. Melanie Mitros - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E6

 

Radical (Re)Imagining host Deven Wisner chats with Dr. Melanie Mitros, Director of Strategic Community Partnerships at Vitalyst Health Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona.

Take a look at Deven's June post, and listen to the earlier conversation with Rory Neuner on the topic. 

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Jul 31, 2021
Rory Neuner - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E5
23:00

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Rory Neuner

In this conversation, we're reimagining our relationship with funders. Rory currently works in philanthropy as a learning and evaluation officer. 

Take a look at Deven's June post, listen to the conversation with Rory and then join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog or tweet at us.

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Jun 25, 2021
Dawn Valentine - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E4
29:39

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Dawn Valentine about our May prompts

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May 17, 2021
Dr. Ayesha Boyce - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E3
23:00

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Dr. Ayesha Boyce about our April prompts. We explore the challenges of measuring equity and inclusion and the role of evaluation in navigating equitable and inclusive programming.

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation: Strategies That Address Culturally Responsive Evaluation

Integration of Social Justice Into the Teaching of Evaluation - Thomas & Madison, 2010

Moving Beyond the Buzzword: A Framework for Teaching Culturally Responsive Approaches to Evaluation - Boyce & Chouinard, 2017

AaEA Anti-Racism Evaluation Panel

 

 

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Apr 19, 2021
Social Capital - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E‪2
20:45

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with one another on social capital. 

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Mar 18, 2021
Maddy Frey - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E1
23:48

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with independent evaluation consultant Maddy Frey about our February prompt

From the blog:

“So here we are, standing on the bridge, and we can’t quite see the other side. As we stand on this threshold, there are things we are leaving behind, some by choice, some painfully torn away from us. We also have some choice about what we want to carry to the other side with us.

So tell us, what are you leaving behind? What are you carrying with you that you hope will serve you on the other side? What questions are you struggling with in this liminal space?”

Resources mentioned in the conversation: 

Tiffany quoted from The Evaluation Society by Peter Dahler-Larsen

Maddy quoted from Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

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Feb 11, 2021
Aimee White - Radical (Re)imagining #6
21:00

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Aimee White to reflect and specifically share how she is and what she's noticing about herself right now. 

Resources mentioned in the conversation: Learn more about #Eval20 here: https://www.evaluationconference.org/...

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Dec 21, 2020
Dr. Allison Titcomb - Radical (Re)imagining #5
21:36

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven WisnerTiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Dr. Allison Titcomb about what the elements of community that allow for authenticity.

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Dec 20, 2020
Carolyn Camman - Radical (Re)imagining #4
20:02

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Carolyn Camman about what it means to them to be radical.

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Dec 19, 2020
Rakesh Mohan - Radical (Re)imagining #3
15:55

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven WisnerTiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Rakesh Mohan about what it means to be in services to others.

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Dec 19, 2020
Jara Dean-Coffey - Radical (Re)imagining #2
22:36

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Jara Dean-Coffey about what it means to show up to work with our values intact.

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Dec 19, 2020
Tom Archibald - Radical (Re)imagining #1
15:59

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Tom Archibald about being more human in our professional lives as evaluators, academics, and data professionals.

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Dec 13, 2020