About the Episode

On this episode of #CompactNationPod, we celebrate Black History Month. Join co-host Marisol Morales for an intimate conversation with four Black engaged scholars: Zahra Ahmed (St. Mary’s College of CA), Tim Eatman (Rutgers University – Newark), Joseph Tucker Edmonds (IUPUI), Nicole Webster (Penn State University). Listen in as they discuss what it’s like to work as practitioners of color in this field and how they find space for healing.

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  • Zahra Ahmed
    Zahra Ahmed is assistant professor of politics at St. Mary’s College of California.

  • Timothy K. Eatman
    Tim Eatman is inaugural dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community and an associate professor in the department of urban education at Rutgers University–Newark.

  • Joseph L. Tucker Edmonds
    Joseph Tucker Edmonds is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at Indiana University’s School of Liberal Arts (IUPUI) and a Research Fellow for the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture.

  • Nicole Webster
    Nicole Webster is an associate professor of youth and international development, director of the 2iE-Penn State Centre for
    Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso, West Africa and Comparative and International Education Faculty (CIED) in the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University.

Your Hosts

Andrew Seligsohn


Marisol Morales

Vice President, Network Leadership

Emily J. Shields

Executive Director, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact