Contributing Members

Vanessa Agard-Jones

Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University.

Alan Aja

Associate professor in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at
Brooklyn College (CUNY).

Jafari S. Allen

Director of Africana Studies, and Associate Professor of Anthropology, at the University of Miami,
where he currently serves as Lead Co-PI of an multiyear interdisciplinary, integrative research and community
engagement team.

Jared Ball

Professor of Communication Studies in the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.

Cristina Beltran

Associate professor in the departments of Politics and Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University.

Lauren Berlant

George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University
of Chicago.

Anthony Bogues

Writer , scholar, curator, and the inaugural Director of the Center for the Study of
Slavery and Justice; and the Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory.

Eileen Boris

Hull Professor and Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies and Distinguished Professor of History, Black Studies, and Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Rose M. Brewer

The Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor and past chairperson of the Department of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Lisa Brock

Academic Director of the Arcus Center of Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College,

Jordan T. Camp

Term assistant professor of American studies at Barnard College,

Andreana Clay

Associate Professor and Chair of the Departments of Sociology and Sexuality
Studies at San Francisco State University.

Lisa A Crooms-Robinson

Professor of law and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at
Howard University School of Law.

Emilye Crosby

Professor of history and coordinator of Black Studies at State University of
New York, College (SUNY) at Geneseo.

John D'Emilio

Co-director of the website, www.outhistory.org, serves on the board of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, and in September will become president of the board of the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives in Chicago.

William A. (“Sandy”) Darity, Jr.

is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African
American Studies, and Economics at Duke University.

Angela Y. Davis

Professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in its History of Consciousness Department, and a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department.

Dana-Ain Davis

Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate
Center, City University of New York, where she is also on the faculty of the PhD Program in Anthropology.

Gina Dent

Professor of feminist studies, history of consciousness, and legal studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Lisa Duggan

Journalist, activist, and Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University.

Tanisha C. Ford

Award-winning writer, youth advocate, and Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at the University of Delaware.

Nyle Fort

Minister and organizer based in Newark, NJ. He is currently a Ph.D student at Princeton University.

Catherine (“Cate”) Fosl

Founding director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at the University of Louisville, where she is also a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies.

V.P. Franklin

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and Education at the
University of California, Riverside.

Paula J. Giddings

Elizabeth A. Woodson 1922 Professor ,Africana Studies (Emerita) at Smith College and
was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Place, Culture,
and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Shannon Gleeson

Associate Professor at the Cornell University School of
Industrial and Labor Relations.

Linda Gordon

Professor of history and a University Professor of the Humanities at New York University

Cecilia Green

Associate Professor of Sociology at Syracuse University.

Josh Guild

Professor at Princeton University and lives in Harlem, New York.

Frank Guridy

Associate Professor of History at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Cheryl D. Hicks

Historian that focuses on the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality,
and the law.

Christina Heatherton

American Studies scholar and historian of anti-racist social
movements teaching at Barnard College.

Michael Honey

Former Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies at the University of Washington, president of the Labor and Working-Class History Association, and currently Haley Professor of Humanities at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Grace Hong

Professor of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies at UCLA.

Juliet Hooker

Professor of Political Science at Brown University.

Tera W. Hunter

Professor of History and African-American Studies at Princeton University.

Chaumtoli Huq

Faculty of CUNY School of Law beginning in July 2018.

Antoinette T. Jackson

Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa
and Director of the USF Heritage Research Lab

Jenn M. Jackson

Doctoral candidate in Black Politics, gender, and sexuality at the University of Chicago.

Cheryl Johnson-Odim

Provost emerita and former professor of history at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

Joseph Jordan

Director of the Sonja H. Stone Center for Black Culture and History at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Adjunct Associate Professor, African, African
American and Diaspora Studies.

Lisa Yun Lee

Director of the UIC School of Art & Art History and an Associate Professor in Art History and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.

Karen Leong

Associate professor of Women and Gender Studies and Asian Pacific American
Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.

Lisa Levenstein

Associate Professor of History and Director of the Humanities Network and
Consortium at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She

R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy

Associate Professorof Sociology & Black Studiesat the City College of New York - CUNY

Pauline Lipman

Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at
Chicago and a life-long political organizer.

Alex Lubin

Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico.

Clarence Lusane

Full Professor of Political Science, and Chairman of Howard
University’s Department of Political Science.

Erica Meiners

Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished
Research Professor at Northeastern Illinois University where she teaches classes in justice
studies, education, and gender and sexuality studies. The

Quincy Mills

Associate Professor of History and director of Africana Studies at Vassar College.

Nancy Raquel Mirabal

Associate Professor of American Studies and U.S. Latina/o
Studies, Director of the U.S. Latina/o Studies (USLT) program, Advisory Board member for the Center for Global Migration Studies, and affiliate
faculty in the Women’s Studies Department and the Center for Race, Gender and
Ethnicity at the University of Maryland, College Park.

W. J. T. (Tom) Mitchell

Professor of English, Art History, and Cinema at the University of Chicago.

Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies & Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University

Donna Murch

Associate professor of history at Rutgers University.

Margo Okazawa-Rey

Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University.

Mary Pattillo

Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
and a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and specializes in the critical study of race, gender, and politics in the Americas at Brown University.

Mezna Qato

Social historian at the University of Cambridge.

Andrea Queeley

Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Global and Sociocultural Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Florida International University.

Anupuma Rao

Senior Editor, Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East;
and Associate Director, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.

Ashante Reese

Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Spelman College.

Russell Rickford

Associate professor of history at Cornell University.

Juana Maria Rodriguez

Professor of Ethnic Studies and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley.

George J. Sanchez

Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, and History at the University of
Southern California, where he also serves as director of the Center for Diversity and Democracy, which focuses on the relationship between civic engagement and campus diversity.

Christen Smith

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology at UT-Austin.

Holly Smith

College Archivist at Spelman College.

Damen M. Sojoyner

Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the
University of California, Irvine.

Marie Cruz Soto

Professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Studies, New York University,

Cynthia Neal Spence

Associate Professor of Sociology at Spelman College and Director of
the UNCF/Mellon Programs.

Robyn C. Spencer

Professor of Black history at Lehman College, City University of New York.

Stacey Sutton

Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Policy at the
University of Illinois at Chicago.

Neferti X. M. Tadiar

Professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Barnard College, Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University, and
co-Editor of the New York-based Collective and international
journal of interdisciplinary cultural studies, Social Text.

Deborah A. Thomas

R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor of Anthropology at the University
of Pennsylvania.

Salamishah Tillet

the Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the co-founder of A Long Walk Home.

Aliya R. Tyner-Mullings

Assistant Professor at Guttman Community College-CUNY.

Gina Athena Ulysse

Professor of Anthropology at Wesleyan University in CT.

Alaka Wali

Curator of North American Anthropology in the Science and Education
Division of The Field Museum.

Craig Steven Wilder

Historian of American institutions and ideas at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bianca C. Williams

Associate Professor of Anthropology at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Johnny E. Williams

Professor of Sociology at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Rhonda Y. Williams

Professor of History and the John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History at Vanderbilt University.