Episode 12 of Crosscurrents is an interview with Raul Pacheco-Vega, an Assistant Professor in the Public Administration Division of the Centre for Economic Research and Teaching in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Professor Pacheco-Vega visited Memorial University in October to deliver the annual George Story lecture, titled “The Market for Human Rights: The Politics of Global Bottled Water Consumption within a Human Rights to Water Framework.” During Professor Pacheco-Vega’s visit, he sat down with Memorial professors Arn Keeling and Amanda Bittner to talk about the full range of his interests, including bottled water, pollution, waste, self-care in the academy, and the use of academic twitter as a tool to promote positivity and kindness among scholars.

Welcome to the twelfth episode of Crosscurrents, a podcast of Memorial University’s Nexus Centre for Humanities and Social Science Research.

A special shout out of thanks to Amanda Bittner and Arn Keeling for organizing this interview, and to Hans Rollman, Program Director at Memorial’s campus radio station CHMR, for technical help and use of the studio.

For more information on Raul Pacheco-Vega’s work check out these links:

Raul’s webpage: http://www.raulpacheco.org/

Raul’s blog: http://www.raulpacheco.org/blog/

Raul’s Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/raulpacheco

Raul’s ResearchGate page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Raul_Pacheco-vega
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This music used in the podcast was Ice and Chilli and Reverie_Small Theme by _ghost (c) copyright 2009 Licensed under a Creative Commons Noncommercial Sampling Plus license. See http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/22043 and http://ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/25389

The Nexus Centre is generously supported by the Faculty of HSS and the VPR office at Memorial University. The environmental humanities in the public realm workshop was generously supported by SSHRC, and
at Memorial by the Faculty of HSS and the VPR Research Office.