Desert Humanities (part 1), with Celina Osuna

Sam Mickey

This week is the first part of a two-part interview with writer, artist, and scholar Celina Osuna, PhD. We talk about her perspective on desert humanities, including her writing and research as well as her work as Assistant Director of the Desert Humanities Initiative at Arizona State University’s Institute for Humanities Research. We also discuss the power of language, the importance of joy and hope, as well as the meaning of critical theory and its role in the humanities. She brings in examples from philosophy, literature, art, and music to think with the human and more-than-human entanglements of desert places.

You can watch the episode below or listen to it here.

An archive of previous episodes can be found here, with audio versions available here.

Contact information:
Twitter: @celina_osuna_
Email: Celina.Osuna [at]