Faculty 101, Soliz talk multiracial experiences in U.S.

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Faculty 101, Soliz talk multiracial experiences in U.S.

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Welcome to Faculty 101, a podcast that offers a listen into the pursuits and perspectives of Husker faculty.

Listen: Faculty 101 with Jordan Soliz

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting normal routines and shifting so many personnel and activities off campus, host Mary Jane Bruce is adapting with a temporary spinoff named Faculty 101: Five Things. True to its name, each episode will ask a faculty member to address five aspects or questions related to a specific topic.

Jordan Soliz, professor of communication studies, joins the podcast this week. As a child and teen growing up in a multiracial, interfaith family, Soliz realized that much of the past research on families didn’t reflect his own experiences. So he set out to broaden the understanding of multiracial, multiethnic and interfaith families in the United States. Soliz talks with Bruce about the experiences of America’s multiracial families, his research into both beneficial and problematic communication within these families, and how the multiracial identity of vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris is shaping conversation around the 2020 presidential race.

Faculty 101 episodes will be featured here on Nebraska Today, but you can also subscribe via iTunes and Stitcher. Additional podcast delivery systems will be announced as they come online.

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