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Michael Jackson is Distinguished Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School and author most recently of Walking to Pencarrow: Selected Poems, The Paper Nautilus, and Coincidences.
bell hooks (1952 – 2021) was an American author, professor, feminist, and social activist.
Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr. is an American literary critic, professor, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual who serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
Arthur M. Dixon is a translator, interpreter, writer, and editor based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He works as Managing Editor and lead translator of the multilingual journal Latin American Literature Today, and he publishes his own writing at El Greñudo.
Douglas Shadle is Associate Professor of Musicology and Area Coordinator of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music. He is the author of Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth Century American Symphonic Enterprise (2016) and Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony (2021).
Alexandre White is Assistant Professor of Sociology and the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is working on a book titled Epidemic Orientalism.
Zeynep Pamuk is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, and author of Politics and Expertise: How to Use Science in a Democratic Society.
Jay S. Kaufman is Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University.
Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her most recent book is Can Science Make Sense of Life? (2019).
Jana Bacevic is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Durham University and author of a number of articles on the politics of knowledge, prediction, and the social sciences.