Episode 5: Changing the Conversation with Mandy Hobmeier

We’re taking a break from the current moment to return to a conversation we recorded before the pandemic.

In this episode we talk to Fulbright Scholar Dr. Mandy Hobmeier about engaging in research that inspires us, changing the conversation around multilingual writing, and finding fulfillment in mentoring and volunteer work.

Our theme song is “4 am” by Makaih Beats. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher and follow us on Twitter @writingremixpod.

Texts/ Links
  • How to Tame a Wild Tongue by Gloria Anzaldúa
  • “Cultural Thought Patterns in Intercultural Education” by Robert Kaplan
  • Bumi Sehat Foundation

“[Our research] has to feel authentic to us. I couldn’t engage with the research just because I felt like I had to. I needed it to feel actually inspired.”

Mandy Hobmeier

“This was always the biggest concern…How do we respond to grammar-based issues? Everybody’s always concerned with that the most, and I was more interested in changing the conversation around that.”

Mandy Hobmeier

“Now we’re getting to a point where there’s so much nuance to language identity…It’s much more diversified than we’re even aware of. So there’s so much opportunity for a multi-faceted approach to the writing that we’re doing, but a lot of the approaches we’re taking are limiting that.”

Mandy Hobmeier

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