John Hartigan

V&B: What is an American?

Do you define yourself as American? What does that mean to you? What kind of messages are we getting about patriotism, nationalism, and “foreigners” from the media and how does this affect our sense of self?

Listen back as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy talks about what it means to be “American” with UT Anthropology Professor John Hartigan , The Department Chair of Radio-Television-Film at UT and Documentarian Paul Stekler, UT History Professor Frank Guridy and writer and educator Sarah Rafael Garcia!  We dive into a wide range of perspectives on the history of shaping an American identity in the political realm, in popular media and in the face to face interactions we have daily.