Humans of UTM

Professor Anil Narine:

“You have used a lots of references from The Simpsons during lecture, is that kind of your teaching philosophy, that you want your lectures to be very light-hearted? “

“I think so, sometimes I say or I hear and I repeat ‘you catch more flies with honey’ which is this idea that one needs to entice their audience to follow them for the whole two hours or hour or whatever it might be, and I think having some easier ways into the discussion is important. In my courses, we look at difficult material often. [We look at] issues of trauma and representation, war and cultural memory … and we talk a lot about consumerism and sometimes that makes people feel fatigued or deluded … so I like to have lighter touches in there. I also think The Simpsons is a very intelligent show. It’s written by some incredible, very educated people who comment on social problems, inequality, gender, even the legal system.”