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Real Gauchos


REAL GAUCHOS. 50 1-hr interviews with people who've done cool stuff. Hosted by Paul Rivas on KCSB 91.9 FM in 2011-13. Free on realgauchos.com + iTunes Podcasts.

Feb 1, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Jenny Yusin on growing up desperate to leave Irvine, selling size 00 clothes at the South Coast Plaza Banana Republic, being picked on in high school, not remembering her first night in Isla Vista, switching from being a pre-med chemistry major to an English major in her junior year, subsequently discovering herself and life as a college student, rowing for UCSB, doing a PhD in English at Emory University, teaching black women at Spellman College, post-Colonial South Asian literature, trauma theory & psychoanalytic theory, identity in literary studies, how smart Salman Rushdie is, what it's like to be a Drexel University English professor, training for Ironman triathlons, wondering if she should've been a doctor, actually reading the books she assigns her students, the academic job market, and how students can get more out of their reading.