Asale is the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies and a professor at City University of New York, City College who brings a distinctive approach to race and identity. She lectures around the country on topics ranging from mass incarceration to social justice responses.
Doug is a writer and historian who regularly speaks at national and international conferences on the history of Rome, centering his talks on the interaction of pagans, Christians, and Jews in ancient Rome.
Rebecca is a scholar, activist and educator who writes and speaks on the history of race, gender, law and resistance. She is the author of the highly-anticipated forthcoming graphic novel Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts (37ink, 2020), which focuses on slave revolts in the Middle Passage and in New York City and her own quest to uncover this unwritten history.
Author of Night in the American Village, Akemi strives to advance racial equity, social justice, and human rights in her writing and work. She is an educator at the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, where she teaches the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and promotes the importance of remembering this history.
Amrita is an award-winning historian, journalist, activist and commentator whose work examines the intersections of race, gender, power, and freedom, specifically focusing on the lives of enslaved and free black women.
A world-renowned geologist, historian and public speaker, Naomi is a leading voice on the role of science in society and the reality of anthropogenic climate change. She is the co-author of the internationally bestselling Merchants of Doubt, as well as a professor of the History of Science and an affiliated professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.
Wendy is a scholar of Middle East politics and author of the critically-acclaimed We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, a mosaic of first-hand Syrian testimonials that chronicles the Syrian uprising, war and refugee crisis. Wendy lectures around the world.
A sought-after cultural historian, media scholar and lecturer, Siva speaks on the impact of digitalization on society and democracy. Director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Media and Citizenship and author of Anti-Social Media: How Facebook is Undermining Democracy and The Googlization of Everything, Siva is a frequent contributor on media and cultural issues on NPR and The New York Times, among other venues.