Building on the amazing success of the Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race initiative, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences proudly announces the launch of a ten-part podcast series that offers additional in-depth conversation with the guest speakers who helped us better understand our world – how we got here, who we are, and where we are going as a society.

Wilkinson College is committed to leading the conversation in our community on issues of humanity, unity and justice. The Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation podcast series engages in dialogue with scholars, artists, filmmakers, and activists to explore the themes of racial inequality, systemic racism, racial terrorism, and racial justice and reconciliation. Through education, art, and storytelling, we can all learn to be allies and engage the world to help evolve to a place of compassion and social equity.

This podcast series was produced in partnership with, a public podcast service and distributor of educational media that seeks to amplify the voices of community leaders by providing a platform to share stories about civic engagement and cultural enrichment. Subscribe now! Listen on Apple Podcast and Spotify!

Episode 267: Jacqueline Olive
Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with more than fifteen years of experience in journalism and film.

Episode 268: Angelica J. Allen and Charissa Threat
Angelica J. Allen is an Assistant Professor and Co-director of Africana Studies at Chapman University.

Charissa Threat is an Associate Professor of History at Chapman University where she teaches courses in United States and African American history.

Episode 269: Ivan Forde
Ivan Forde works across printmaking, sound, and installation. Ivan’s training in English literature and epic poetry guides the themes he explores in his visual art practice such as migration and memory.

Episode 271: Jimmie C. Gardner
Jimmie C. Gardner was a rising professional baseball player when he was wrongly incarcerated in 1990. While in prison, Gardner continued to pursue his education, earning three Associates Degrees and numerous certificates.

Episode 272: Dr. Cameron McCoy
Dr. Cameron McCoy is a native of Washington, D.C. and is currently an assistant professor of U.S. Diplomatic and Military history at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA).

Episode 274: Cheryl I. Harris
Cheryl I. Harris is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at UCLA School of Law.

Episode 275: Natasha Mynhier and Chloe Arnold
Natasha Mynhier is a director, editor, and cinematographer based in Los Angeles.

Chloe Arnold is an Emmy Nominated Choreographer, and international tap star.

Episode 278: Damien M. Sojoyner and Dr. Sabina Vaught
Damien M. Sojoyner is an Urban Anthropologist with a diasporic framework at the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Sabina Vaught is a Professor and Inaugural Chair of the new Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading.

Episode 279: Monique Charles
Dr. Monique Charles’ research combines her interests in music, spirituality, sociology and the African Diaspora.

Episode 280: Jennifer D. Keene, Stephanie Takaragawa, and Prexy Nesbitt
Jennifer D. Keene, Ph.D. is a professor of history and dean of the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University.

Stephanie Takaragawa is Associate Dean of the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Associate Professor of Sociology at Chapman University.

Prexy Nesbitt holds the position of Presidential Fellow in Peace Studies at Chapman University.