Episode 7: We Ate the Children Last, Us, & Elysium

avatar Ashley Colbert
Ashley Colbert is a Junior at Xavier University of Louisiana from Beaumont, Texas. She is majoring in Psychological Science and has a double concentration in Chemistry and English. Following the acquisition of her Bachelors of Science degree, Ashley will attend the graduate school of her choice in pursuit of a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology.
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Carmen Haynes is a Junior Psychology Pre-Med student at Xavier University of Louisiana. She is from Houston, Texas. Upon completion of her Bachelors of Science degree, Carmen will matriculate into a medical school where she will pursue a degree in Medicine.
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Henrietta Denise Ssettimba is a junior sociology major at Xavier University of Louisiana from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following completion of her Bachelors of Science degree, Henrietta plans to pursue a career in health policy with both medical and legal experience.

Show Notes

Works Cited

Blomkamp, Neill, et al. Elysium. Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2013.

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Martel, Yann. We Ate the Children Last: Stories . Canongate, 2004

Peele, Jordan. Us . Universal Pictures, 2019


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April 24, 2020 09:59 We Ate the Children Last
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About Jason S. Todd

Jason S. Todd studied writing with Frederick and Steven Barthelme and Mary Robison at the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. His fiction has appeared in journals such as Southern California Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Fiction Weekly, and 971 Magazine. Since 2007, he has been a member of Department of English at Xavier, where he teaches American Literature, Freshman Composition, Modern English Grammars, and The Graphic Novel and Social Justice. In 2015, he became the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development's first Associate Director for Programming, as which he assists in providing high-quality, relevant, evidence-based programming in support of CAT+FD's mission to serve faculty across all career stages and areas of professional responsibility.
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