In part one of the conversation, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Luke Parker traces Nabokov’s “westernized” childhood and exile in Berlin to reveal the multilingual and transnational dimensions of Nabokov’s career. Neither neglecting nor limiting himself to the Russian language and readership, Nabokov’s work sheds light on important questions about emigrant (vs. immigrant) identity, how Russia fits in the West, and the cross-cultural possibilities in translation, adaptation, and multilingual literature.
Host Aaron Holton ’25 is joined by Managing News Editor Leo Kamin ’25 to discuss the role of bias in the American judicial system and the ways in which the Supreme Court is an inherently political institution.
Chris Tun ’25 sits down with members of the Amherst community to discuss their anxieties and aspirations on The Student’s newest podcast.
"Politics at Amherst" seeks to enrich political discourse on campus by bringing underrepresented perspectives into the conversation. On this episode, host Aaron Holton ’25 is joined by Tim Carroll ’25 in the first of a two-part series on affirmative action.