Unhinged Collaboration

Unhinged Collaboration

What ideas about collaboration in K12 education are no longer relevant? How might we reimagine what our teams need and how might we cultivate more inclusive teams in schools?


November 28, 2023 25 mins
Sustainable Innovation: By and for K-12 educational leaders

NEASC is proud to present this five-part podcast series created by and for educational leaders on themes of key importance including artifici...

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Chloé Locatelli is a PhD candidate in the Digital Humanities department at King’s College London. She completed her Gender Studies' Masters with the Erasmus+ Programme at Universidad de Granada and University of Bologna. Her doctoral research looks at constructions of femininity in sextech and their posthuman potential. She is interested in sextech, ‘sex robots’, affi...

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In this compelling episode we welcome the insightful Dr. Jin Lee, a scholar whose research transcends boundaries, both geographically and academically. Dr. Lee, whose life weaves through South Korea, the United States, and Australia, along with a profound presence in online spaces, brings a unique perspective to our understanding of media and cultural dynamics.

With a keen focus on marginalized communities, Dr. Lee's work sheds lig...

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In this riveting episode, we sit down with the co-host of the groundbreaking podcast, ‘Bot Love’ Anna Oakes. The show has taken the podcasting world by storm, delving deep into the intertwining realms of love, human relationships, and the influence of AI-driven chatbots. But what's the story behind 'Bot Love'? Our guest takes us on a journey back to the podcast's inception, sharing the unexpected twists and revelations they faced w...

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Dr Blodgett is a senior researcher in the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in AI (FATE) group at Microsoft Research Montréal. She's broadly interested in examining the social and ethical implications of natural language processing technologies; she developed approaches for anticipating, measuring, and mitigating harms arising from language technologies, focusing on the complexities of language and language technol...

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Nicole Pacent is an actress and producer, known for Westworld (2016)Criminal Minds (2005) and Call Me Kat (2021). Nicole was also on the award winning series Anyone But Me, and has been a long time advocate for the LGBTQ+ community through the podcast series The Coming Out Pod.

Fellow fans of Nicole's work can catch her soon  in Los Angeles in a new production called Castle in the Sky which is set in Prohibition Era LA, and takin...

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Arjun Subramonian is a Computer Science PhD student at UCLA with Prof. Yizhou Sun and Prof. Kai-Wei Chang. My research focuses on inclusive graph machine learning and natural language processing, including fairness, justice, and ethics.

Ready to learn more about them?

Check out more links about Arjun's work

Twitter: @arjunsubgraph

 Queer in AI paper

 Queer in AI National AI Advisory Committee briefing

Also mentioned at the beginnin...

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Welcome to Season Two of the Unhinged Collaboration Podcast, where we dive deep into the intersection of technology, feminism, and meaningful scholarship. In this episode, your co-hosts Tricia and Kathleen sit down with a visionary thinker and trailblazer, Dr. Ketchum, Director of The Just Feminist Tech and Scholarship Lab.

In this captivating conversation, we explore how Dr. Ketchum's perspective on designing spaces and shaping co...

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August 24, 2023 2 mins

We are coming back on September 1st, and our overarching question hopes to explore the role that technology plays in helping us reimagine collaborative processes.


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On this final episode of season one we grapple with an AMAZING question from a listener:

"How do we lead up?"

Resources discussed in the episode:

Persuasion: Part 1 an episode of the Hidden Brain Podcast

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

The Wisdom of Your Body

Holding Change

Join us for a summer of play with Replika, learn more about it here.

Watch our for Season 2 starting this coming September

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On this episode of the podcast Deb Mashek, PhD and Kathleen discuss some of this insight inside Dr. Mashek's book:  Collabor(h)ate: How to build incredible collaborative relationships at work (even if you’d rather work alone) 

Also discussed in this episode is the Mashek Matrix which can be found here.

To learn more about Dr. Mashek, please check out



or connect with her on LInkedIN

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Ready to bring a critical lens to your concept of 'niceness'?

"In The Price of Nice, scholars explore Niceness in educational spaces to highlight how this seemingly benign quality reinforces structural inequalities. The chapters show that Niceness functions both as a shield to save educators from having to do the hard work of dismantling inequity and as a disciplining agent for those who attempt or even consider disrupting structur...

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On this episode of the podcast we explore the interconnectedness of SEL and DEI with Tamisha Williams. We get a special behind-the-scenes understanding of the work Tamish does, and how her modeling hopes to inspire fellow educators to find sparks of joy throughout their day.

Ready to learn more about our special guest?

Explore resources from Tamisha Williams here.

As mentioned explore her 'Start From Within' series.

Get your copy o...

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On this episode we learn all about the incredible work The Care We Dream of from Dr. Zena Sharman.

Click here to learn more about our guest.


We discuss the values and the story of collaboration behind this text as well as ways to nurture our own imagination.

Learn more about the reading guide that accompanies The Care We Dream of here.

Learn more about Dr. Sharman's other work here.


Would you like to share your response to our ...

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March 7, 2023 53 mins

On this episode Kathleen and Tricia take a question from a listener: If trust is lost in a team, what can be done?

Tricia and Kathleen talk about personal experience as well as recent research: 

How Can It Be Made Right Again? A Review of Trust Repair Research (2022) click here for full article.

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Our guest, Dr. Ruth Gotian talks about her research and many experiences working as a mentor with others. We explore what she's come to understand about building teams, finding our passions, and seeing our own value when approaching networking.

Learn more about Dr. Gotain by clicking here.

Dr. Ruth Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and ...

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February 9, 2023 34 mins

On this episode we learn from a panel of students who make up a Social Justice committee.

This group share their insight, wisdom, and sound advice on ways to cultivate trust and think about change collectively.

Click here to learn about their Black History Month celebrations and plan.

Visit their website by clicking here.

Explore their Zines here.

To learn more about the Unhinged Collaboration podcast and to send us your thoughts o...

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January 27, 2023 35 mins

On this episode we sit down and learn from Rebekah Macden as she talks about Maracujá, a character-driven SEL program. Rebekah also talks about the learning she's processed in her new chapter and the role uncertainty has played in finding her footing.

This conversation hopes to help you think about the role 'self-knowing' can play in our collaborative teams.

Learn more about ways to bring Rebekah Macden to your learning organizatio...

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On this episode Kathleen and Tricia speak with Dr. Thomas Brothers, Professor of Music at Duke University and Author of the book "Help! The Beatles Duke Ellington and the Magic of Collaboration."

You can explore that book here.

Learn more about Dr. Brothers here.

To explore the Unhinged Collaboration Toolkit with Kathleen and Tricia this Spring, sign up here.
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When we talk about collaboration with our peers, how is our concept of it steeped in shared stories, experiences, and perspectives?

On this episode of the podcast, Kathleen and Tricia explore their ‘Unhinged Quarterly Review’ resource. This resource has been developed for teams to use in order to feed their curiosity about what collaboration is.

Ready to explore this resource and share it with your team?

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