Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is a professor of History, Race and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library and the world’s…

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Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as many other honors. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in…

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Jung H. Pak

Jung H. Pak is a senior fellow and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at the Brookings Institution and the author of Becoming Kim Jong Un: A CIA Analyst’s Insights into North Korea’s Enigmatic Young Dictator (Ballantine, forthcoming April 2020). She focuses on the national security challenges facing the United States and East Asia,…

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Caitlin Parker

Caitlin Parker is a historian of the 20th century US, with a focus on politics and urban development. She earned her BA from Amherst College and her MA and CPhil at UCLA. Her research focuses on the administration of Tom Bradley, the first African-African mayor of Los Angeles, and she has conducted a series of…

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Annie Powers

Annie Powers is a twice Primetime Emmy-nominated historical researcher, writer, and producer of documentary and scripted TV and film. After receiving her MA in history, she began her career on history programs like Drunk History and the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?  Since then, she has specialized in producing stories at the…

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Ruby Tapia

Ruby C. Tapia is Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies and Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She works at the intersections of photography theory, feminist and critical race theory, and critical prison studies. She is co-editor of Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United…

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Sydney Lamb

Sydney Lamb is a senior at Connecticut College where she studies American Studies and Sociology. She has focused her education on critical race and ethnicity studies and has also taken a variety of film and media studies courses. In high school Sydney curated a photography exhibit that commented on the historical relationship between Black women…

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Jackson Bistrong

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jackson Bistrong is a recent graduate of Connecticut College, where he earned his BA in History with a minor in Classics. His research interests focus on 19th and 20th century American history, particularly television/film, sports, and media and their intersection with gender, race, and sexuality. Jackson is also a preschool teacher at…

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Eli Simon

Eli Simon is an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, where he studies Sociology and Political Science with a minor in web and app development. In high school, Eli worked for a Philadelphia-based digital marketing agency that specialized in website design, social media management, and online advertising campaigns. He enjoys playing basketball and watching…

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