Fall ’22

Introduction to the Study of Women and Gender. Utilizing Smith’s archival resources, students in SWG 150 created podcasts addressing the post-Roe crisis in abortion care, reproductive justice and bodily autonomy. Instructor: Kelly Anderson, Study of Women & Gender


The Journey Of Little Prince To Planet No. N. Students in CHI 350 took a trip through the cosmos, creating subtitled videos that chronicle the adventures of the Little Prince. Accessible only via Smith credentials. Instructor: Lu Yu, East Asia Languages & Cultures


My Music: Writing Musical Lives. Students in FYS 100 created a capstone oral history project telling the musical life story of a chosen individual, usually a parent, grandparent, or equivalent. The students gathered their data through one-on-one interviews and then created a narrative by weaving their interlocutor’s words together with their own interpretations. Accessible only via Smith credentials. Instructor: Margaret Sarkissian, Music


The Art of the Steal. Students in ENG 118 explored the concept of remixing as a necessary tool for cultural transformation, creating digital multimedia projects and writing academic essays on the topic. Instructor: Jonathan Ruseski, Jacobson Center


Spring ’22

Buddhist Philosophy and Practice in the Pioneer Valley. Students of Buddhist philosophy at Smith College (PHI 252) explored the applications of Buddhist philosophy outside of the classroom in a series of podcasts showcasing their conversations with dharma practitioners around the Pioneer Valley. Instructor: Jay Garfield, Philosophy 


Writers on Writing: An Anthology. Students in this ENG 110 course published creative work in a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, word and image, and sound. Instructor: Julio Alves, Jacobson Center


Author, Authority, Authoritarianism: Writing and Resistance in the Portuguese-Speaking World. An Instagram page curated by students of Portuguese and World Literatures at Smith College (POR/WLT 212) — exploring and sharing voices and visions from Lusophone literatures. Instructor: Malcolm McNee, Spanish & Portuguese 


Domestic Worker History. Seminar students in a course on the history of domestic work and organizing (HST 383) prepared research dossiers and drafted slides for a digital timeline. Instructor: Jennifer Guglielmo, History


Taking the Archives Public. Capstone students in ARX 340 created portfolios on a class blog that included public writing, mini exhibits, and a final project. Instructor: Kelly Anderson, Study of Women & Gender


Food For Thought. Incorporating images, sound, and video, Students in Chinese 352 authored multimedia articles themed around health and wellness. Instructor: Lu Yu, East Asia Languages & Cultures


Chinese III. Students explored their family culture and history, creating podcasts in Chinese with brief written introductions (CHI 352). Instructor: Yalin Chen, East Asia Languages & Cultures


Decolonize This Museum? This website features student writing produced in the Spring of 2022, in the class, “Decolonize This Museum?” —a course at Smith College (LAS 291), cross-listed in the Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies and the Art Department. Accessible only via Smith credentials. Instructor: Dana Leibsohn, Art 


Africa and the Environment. These essays and collaborative podcasts, produced by students in ANT 229: Africa and the Environment, teach us how to think critically about Western portrayals of African environments, which continue to circulate widely in the USA and abroad. Accessible only via Smith credentials. Instructor: Colin Hoag, Anthropology


The Black Radical Imagination. This site showcases two of the major assignments for AFR202: Art, Activism, and Media – artist activist profiles and final independent creation projects. Accessible only via Smith credentials. Instructor: Traci-Ann Wint, Africana Studies


The Stories We Tell. Students in an Education course at Smith (EDC 331) shared stories with each other through a weekly newsletter combining academic research from developmental psychology, education, and linguistics with everyday inquiries. Accessible by Substack invitation only. Instructor: Shannon Audley, Education & Child Study


Notorious Trailblazers: Reading Women’s Lives, Past and Present. In this East Asian Language and Literature course (EAL 360), students wrote essays connecting their personal journeys to those of historical women. Accessible only via Smith credentials. Instructor: Sujane Wu, East Asia Languages & Cultures


French Islam and French Muslims. Students in FRN 215 took on a media controversy around halal meat, butcher shops, and ritual slaughter that has pitted animal rights activists against Muslim communities in France, collaborating on a final video project which dramatized an altercation in a Muslim butcher shop between an animal rights activist, a butcher, and a client bystander. View accompanying statement here. Accessible only via Smith credentials. Instructor: Mehammed Mack, French Studies



Fall ’21

The Afterlife in Eight Words. Students in the course Heaven, Hell and Other Realms (REL 206) wrote, produced and edited a series of podcasts investigating various religious traditions and ideas around the afterlife. Instructors:  Carol Zaleski and David Howlett, Religion


kNOw Women in Philosophy. Drawing on materials from the college archives, students in FYS 104 created a podcast series to tell the stories of Smith students and faculty members whose achievements the literature has so far overlooked. Instructor: Theresa Helke, Philosophy


La Memoria e i Ricordi. Students in intermediate Italian (ITL 253) created a blog with the theme of “Memory and Recollection,” about the process of learning a language. Instructor: Simone Guliotta, Italian Studies


The Language of Love. Students in a first-year seminar (FYS 196) created podcasts to demystify scientific research on the language of animals, from vocals seals to gazing peacocks. Instructor: Dan Vahaba, Biological Sciences


Women’s Rites. In a series of podcasts, students taking courses in Smith’s religion department (REL 291) are exploring stories about women’s ordination across various denominations. Instructor: David Howlett, Religion


Spring ’20

Writing Philosophy for The Public Sphere. For this Calderwood seminar (PHI 345), students delved into various public genres to investigate how we understand the world. Instructors: Nalini Bhushan and Melissa Yates, Philosophy


Fall ’20

Introduction to Comparative Politics. Intermediate government students (GOV 220) created this multimedia class project combing podcasts, videos, op-eds, and more. Instructors: Sara Newland, Government