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Caree Banton

Host of Undisciplined

Caree Banton is an assistant professor of Afro-Caribbean history at the University of Arkansas who is jointly appointed in history and African and African American studies. She received a master's in development studies from the University of Ghana in 2012 and completed her doctoral work at Vanderbilt University in 2013.

Banton is the host of Undisciplined, a podcast produced in collaboration with the university's African and African American studies program and KUAF.

  • This podcast is based on Roberts' recent book, I've Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land. We explore questions around Black freedom and Native American relationships. The trail of tears runs through NWA and Native Americans moved though the area with their enslaved Africans. Furthermore, with westward expansion onto Native land, the question of black citizenship would be co-mingled with the issue. As Black, white, and Native people recreated concepts of race, belonging, and national identity, Indian Territory became a space where Black people could flee to escape the ravishes of Jim Crow, as well as finally become landowners and while also exercising political rights. But Blacks have had to sue Native Nations for citizenship rights in recent years. Now with increasing calls for reparations and demands for land, Black and Native relationships are necessary to understand. Alaina Roberts, Associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh.Check out her website: https://alainaeroberts.com/
  • In this episode, we get to know Dr. Karynecia Elizabeth Conner, the new Co-host of Undisciplined Podcast! We learn about the twists and turns on Karynecia's life path that has led her to us and the University of Arkansas! You'll learn how she used tragedy to triumph, what makes her so Texas, what her greatest inspirations are, and what the listeners can expect from her as a co-host. Don't miss this one!
  • University of Arkansas Museum’s Laurel Lamb speaks about artifacts and objects available in the University Museum and the new activities available for families, children and the public.
  • In this episode, we speak to three Black Film makers about conveying Black history through the lens of films. We explore how these different kinds of storytelling are facilitating new kinds of narratives about African Americans and Arkansas as well as helping to transform the single story and stereotypes about African Americans.Caree Banton, @diasporise, the_forgetful_historianKarynecia Conner @thewordyprofessor
  • In this episode, Fayetteville High School Students weigh in on a conversation that has largely affected their lives but from which people like them tend to be excluded. These students reflect on Black History and policies and politics Surrounding their Education including the Black History Curriculum, the Learns Act, the banning of AP African American Studies and Critical Race Studies that affect their learning.
  • Kenneth Tagoe, currently an M.A. History student from Ghana, West Africa is passionate about Pan-Africanism. He grew up idolizing Pan-African icons like Marcus Garvey, Du Bois, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Kwame Nkrumah and the ideas of black consciousness advocated by Frederick Douglass. In this episode, we explore the History of the Black Bombers, Ghana's Amateur Boxing Team, and its contribution to Pan- Pan-Africanism and nation-building in Ghana.
  • This collaborative episode between the R-Word and Undisciplined Podcasts is a discussion of the history of reparations, the views of three members of the Zacchaeus Foundation organization who are involved in community efforts for reparations, and student questions and views on the subject.
  • This episode is an interview with Sarah Collins Rudolph. Sarah Collins Rudolph, often referred to as the "Fifth Little Girl," is a survivor of the 1963 Birmingham church bombing. Born on January 26, 1951, in Birmingham, Alabama, Rudolph lost her sister, Addie Mae Collins, and three other girls in the bombing. She herself sustained severe injuries. Her story represents resilience and a powerful witness to history.
  • We speak to Bassekou Kouyate, a griot (storyteller via music) from Mali, a true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa. He is a virtuoso, innovator, stronghold of tradition all at the same time.*Produced by Matthew Moore
  • We speak to a student who has interest in African and African American Studies from a medicine and health perspective. She explores why being an African and African American Studies major is important especially for those considering medical school