Emma Brown is a reporter on the Washington Post’s investigative team. In the summer of 2018 Brown broke the story of Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She has appeared on a number of national radio and television shows, including NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend All Things Considered; CNN’s New Day and Live with Poppy Harlow; MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show and Morning Joe and Kasie DC; PBS NewsHour; NBC’s Today Show and before becoming a journalist, worked as a wilderness ranger and as a middle-school math teacher.
A contributor to the London Review of Books, Paris Review Daily, the New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere, Brown was recently a visiting writer at Wesleyan University. Brown specializes in writing about forgotten historical figures.
Kate Brown is a Professor of Science, Technology and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of many fellowships, including those from the John D. Guggenheim Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and her books have won many prizes, including the American Historical Association’s George Louis Beer Prize for the Best Book in International European History and their Dunning and Beveridge prizes.
Holly Brubach is a writer on culture specializing in dance and fashion. She has worked as a staff writer and editor at The New Yorker, the New York Times and the New York Times Magazine, and The Atlantic, where she won a National Magazine Award in Essays & Criticism, and her freelance work has appeared in W Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Gentlewoman, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Mirabella, O, House & Garden, Architectural Digest, and others.
Debra Bruno is a long time journalist who has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Geographic, Politico, and the Atlantic. Her 2020 article on her enslaving ancestors in the Washington Post Magazine led to interviews with Eleanor Mire on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Here and Now.” Her forthcoming book, A Hudson Valley Reckoning, will expand on her groundbreaking work.
Historian and journalist Kevin Burke is the director of research at the Hutchins Center for African &African American Research at Harvard University, producer for PBS television series Finding Your Roots, The Black Church, and Reconstruction: America after the Civil War, and senior historical advisor for Emmy-nomated PBS docuseries Black America since MLK: And Still I Rise and Africa's Great Civilizations. With Henry Louis Gates Jr., Burke is the co-author of And Still I Rise: Black America since MLK and co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, Twelve Years a Slave.
Louise Callaghan is the Middle East correspondent for the Sunday Times. She was named New Journalist of the Year in 2017, and won the Marie Colvin Award at the British Journalism Awards in 2018. The citation read, in part: 'Louise Callaghan's work fights to get to the truth of what is happening on the ground in rebel-held Syria... She bore witness to crimes governments and armed groups would rather were hidden away.' Forbes Magazine named her as one of their '30 under 30' key people in the media.
An investigative journalist and anthropologist, Carney blends narrative nonfiction with ethnography in his stories. His first book The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers received critical acclaim from Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times and won the Clarion Award for best work of nonfiction in 2012.
David L. Carroll has written nine network TV programs and the EMMY Award winning adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front for the Hallmark Hall of Fame. He is the author of 40 published books, a majority of which deal with health, self-help, and spirituality, including Five Stages of the Soul, Spiritual Parenting, and Living with Dying.
Doreen Carvajal has worked as a journalist for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times and other publications for more than 25 years, covering a myriad of topics. The Forgetting River is her first book.
Adam Chandler is a journalist whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Texas Monthly, and beyond, while appearing across television, radio, and digital platforms like CBS Sunday Morning, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The History Channel’s The Food That Built America and Modern Marvels, National Geographic’s The ‘80s, NPR’s On Point, Planet Money, and Morning Shift, PRI’s The Takeaway, and more. He is the author of Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom (Flatiron Books).
Ted Chapin is the president and executive director of Rodgers and Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, the chairman of the board of directors for the American Theater Wing and a member of the Tony Administration Committee. His theater credits include Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys, the CBS telecast of Twigs, starring Carol Burnett, and Neil Cuthbert’s The Soft Touch, among other shows. He has been involved with the Encores! series at City Center since its inception and sits on several arts boards. He lives in New York City.
Anne Soon Choi is a historian and a gerontologist who specializes in immigration history at the California State University, Dominquez Hills. She has also held postdoctoral fellowships at Swarthmore College and UCLA. She earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Southern California and her MPH and MSW from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Kim Christensen is an investigative reporter on the Los Angeles Times’ projects team. He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, at the Oregonian in 2001 and at the Orange County Register in 1996, for investigations of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and of fertility fraud at UC Irvine.
Broughton Coburn has spent two of the past four decades in the Himalayas, working in development, conservation, writing, and filmmaking. The organizations he has worked with include the Agency for International Development, the United Nations, the World Wildlife Fund and the American Himalaya Foundation. Coburn has appeared as an expert panelist on NPR’s Talk of the Nation and Day to Day, and has lectured at the Museum of Natural History in New York, The National Geographic Society, the Telluride Mountain Film Festival and many other venues around the US. A graduate of Harvard University, he is on the faculty of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. Coburn currently lives in Jackson, WY.
Jess is a senior enterprise reporter at HuffPost, where she covers the intersection of technology and politics. She's also an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of La Verne, and has a master's degree in International Relations and Journalism from New York University.
Susan Crawford is a columnist and author who has been writing about the relationship between basic infrastructure and thriving human lives for more than twenty years. A professor at Harvard Law School whose prior books include FIBER and Captive Audience, she has written for WIRED and Bloomberg View.
Kimberlé Crenshaw is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia University, and the most cited woman legal scholar in the history of the law. She developed the theories of, wrote the globally influential academic papers on, and coined the terms for “intersectionality,” Critical Race Theory, and the SayHerName campaign.
Kevin Cullen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has written for The Boston Globe since 1985, was the first to raise questions about Whitey Bulger’s relationship with the FBI. A frequent commentator on NPR and the BBC, Cullen has won major journalism prizes including the Goldsmith Prize, the George Polk Award, and the Selden Ring Award.
Wayne Curtis, freelance journalist and contributing editor at The Atlantic, is the author of The Last Great Walk: The True Story of a 1,000-Mile Walk from New York to San Francisco and Why It Matters Today (Rodale). He has received the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award and a gold Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers.
Cathy Curtis, a former writer for The Los Angeles Times, is the author of Restless Ambition: Grace Hartigan, Painter (Oxford University Press). She majored in philosophy at Smith College and holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of California, Berkeley. She was elected vice president of Biographers International Organization in 2014.
David Daley is an award-winning journalist, the bestselling author of RATF**KED: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count and UNRIGGED: How Americans AreBattling Back to Save Democracy, and one of the most sought-after writers by editors, op-ed pages and media bookers to help explain the state of the nation, the voting rights crisis, and the despair of democracy. He and his work have appeared and been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, CNN, Slate, NPR, MSNBC, Comedy Central, and many others. Currently a Senior Fellow at both FairVote and the Arnold Schwarzenegger Institute at the University of Southern California, he is the former editor in chief of Salon.
An Emmy-winning actor best known for his role as Sam Malone on the television series "Cheers," Danson appears regularly on HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and currently stars in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." He is on the board of Oceana, the world’s largest non-profit devoted to marine issues.
Matthew Davis is the founder and Executive Director of the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center at George Mason University. He is the author of the memoir When Things Get Dark: A Mongolian Winter's Tale. And his work has appeared, among other places, in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the LA Review of Books, and Guernica.
Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor in the Writing, Literature & Publishing Department at Emerson College. He is the author of America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life, as well as Travels with Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country (Simon & Schuster). His 2001 New York Times Magazine article “My Ex-Gay Friend” is being adapted into the film “I Am Michael,” starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto, and Emma Roberts.
Kevin Dettmar is a literary, music, and cultural critic whose scholarship specializes in British and Irish modernism and contemporary popular music. He has written for academic anthologies as well as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dettmar is the co-editor for the Oxford University Press book series Modernist Literature & Culture, general editor of the Longman Anthology of British Literature, and author of the 33 1/3 book Gang Of Four: Entertainment! He is the W.M. Keck Professor of English at Pomona College, and is based in California.
William Deverell is a historian specializing in the 19th and 20th century American West and environmental history. He has written numerous books on the history of California and the American West, including Shaped By the West: A History of North America (University of California Press, 2018), and serves as director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, a collaborative research and teaching entity between USC's Dornslife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and the Huntington Library.
Brandi Collins-Dexter is Senior Campaign Director at Color Of Change, the country’s largest racial justice and political organization, and a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, one of the foremost academic institutions releasing cutting edge research on technology, disinformation, and social change. She has been named a “person to watch” by The Hill and one of the most influential African Americans (ages 25 to 45) by The Root; and, in 2020, she received an EPIC Champion of Freedom award from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, for her work on data privacy protections.
Adin Dobkin writes about the intersection of war, culture, and memory for publications such as The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and the New York Times. In addition to pursuing an MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia University, he’s the president of the Military Writers Guild and the co-creator of the podcast “War Stories,” which traces the technological development of warfare.
Maggie Doherty is a literary scholar, historian, and critic based at Harvard University, where she teaches writing, literature, and history. Receiving her BA from Yale University and PhD in English from Harvard, Doherty has written for publications like BookForum, Dissent, n+1, The New Republic, the Times Literary Supplement, and The New Yorker.
Joan Donovan, PhD is one of the leading public scholars and disinformation researchers in the world. As the Research Director of the Harvard Shorenstein Center, Donovan is a thought leader, and sought-after social scientist whose expertise is in how social movements form, fringe political movements, and the role technology and media play in their growth.
Rush Doshi is a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Brookings China Strategy Initiative. He is also a Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, Special Advisor to the CEO of the Asia Group, and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. His research has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, International Organization, and the Washington Quarterly, among other publications.
Danielle Dreilinger, a 2017-18 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow, has worked as a journalist for more than 15 years. As the education reporter for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, she became a trusted voice and national must-read for people following the city's radical post-Katrina school experiment. Before moving to New Orleans, Danielle wrote about city news and happenings for the Boston Globe and worked in public media, both audio and digital, at WGBH and WBUR. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, No Depression, The New York Times, Nashville Scene and Boston Magazine, among other outlets. She lives in New Orleans.
An Associate Professor in the English Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and founder of John Jay’s Prison-to-College Pipeline program (P2CP), Dreisinger is a reporter for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR, among others publications. She’s also the author of NEAR BLACK: White to Black Passing in American Culture.
Emily Dreyfuss is a well-known veteran tech journalist whose work has focused on the intersection of technology and society for many years. She has written for WIRED, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Week, and many other publications, delivered keynotes at conferences, and has been a guest on everything from The Today Show to NPR on The Nightly News.
Ducharme is a staff writer at TIME magazine covering health and breaking news. She has spent years investigating topics such as vaping and has written extensively on medical research, public health, business, and government regulations.
Dr. Hannah Durkin is an academic with more than a decade’s expertise in Black Atlantic history. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Nottingham and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from the University of Leeds, and she has taught at Nottingham and Newcastle Universities, as well as recently serving as a Guest Researcher at Linnaeus University in Sweden. Her knowledge has been sought out by the Alabama Historical Commission, which is working to salvage the Clotilda slave ship, and the Clotilda Descendants Association has invited her to be the keynote speaker at Africatown’s 2021 Spirit of Our Ancestors Festival. She is the recipient of more than a dozen academic prizes, including a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (2013–16).
A former senior editor at The New Yorker, Eakin has worked as an ideas reporter for the New York Times and a fashion features writer at Vogue. She’s written for Vanity Fair, The New York Review of Books, and The New Republic, among other publications.
Scott Eden is an investigative reporter whose work has focused on crime, corruption, injustice, business, science technology and the dark side of sports. He’s the author of TOUCHDOWN JESUS (S&S, 2005) and his work has appeared in ESPN The Magazine, The Atavist, Wired, Men’s Health and many other publications.
In the summer of 2020 when the country was wracked by troubles – Covid, the killing of George Floyd, and the upcoming election, Scott Edwards, a professor of ornithology at Harvard, who happens to be Black, fulfilled a dream to cycle solo from coast to coast, sporting a BLM banner on his bicycle. He is writing a book about that journey, the people and birds he encountered, for Liveright. Its working title is American Journey: Birds, Survival, and Hope on a Bicycle Across the Country.
Mieke Eerkens is a Dutch-American writer who grew up divided between the foothills of California and the canals of the Netherlands. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s MFA program in nonfiction writing, and her work has appeared in publications such as Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, Guernica, Creative Nonfiction, Best Travel Writing 2011, and the Norton anthology Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts.
The embodiment of genius and the pre-eminent scientist of the modern age, his theories and discoveries have profoundly affected the way people view and understand the world and their place in it. Einstein was also known as a philosopher and humanist who was keenly interested in and concerned about the affairs of the world.
His sagacious, wise, and humorous quotations, letters, and articles are widely used throughout popular culture as well as in historical and academic works. Einstein’s name and image are instantly recognizable everywhere in the world.
Ken Ellingwood is an award-winning former correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and author of Hard Line: Life and Death on the U.S.-Mexico Border (Pantheon 2004), an account based on his years of first-hand reporting in Mexico and the United States. He is currently at work on a book about Elijah Lovejoy, the anti-slavery newspaper editor and press-freedom hero.
Katherine C. Epstein is associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden and the author of Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain (Harvard University Press, 2014). Her research examines the intersection of government secrecy, defense contracting, intellectual property rights, and Anglo-American relations.
Patricia Evangelista is an award-winning trauma reporter and documentarian from Manila. Since 2016, she has been covering Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign of extrajudicial killings for the news site Rappler. She is an accomplished speaker and television personality.
Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician. She is a founding editor of Terraform, the former futures editor of Motherboard, and a contributor to the Guardian, WIRED, and Aeon, among other outlets; previously, she was a contributor to Grantland and wrote National Geographic's popular culture and science blog, Universe. She has given invited talks at the Hirshhorn Museum, Walker Art Center, TEDx, La Gaité Lyrique, Google I/O, & The New Museum, among others.
Morgan Falconer is a Program Director at Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York. He previously worked as a journalist and critic for newspapers and magazines including The Times, The Economist, Art in America and Frieze. His most recent book is Painting Beyond Pollock.
The FBI’s second in command in the 1970s, Felt revealed himself, in 2005, to be the famous Woodward and Bernstein source “Deep Throat.” He died in 2008, and his daughter Joan Felt is the executor of his estate. His story is under option to Universal and Tom Hanks’s production company Playtone.
Becky Ferreira is a science reporter based in upstate New York. She is a contributing editor at Motherboard/VICE, and has bylines in The New York Times, The Washington Post, WIRED, Popular Science, MIT Technology Review, New Scientist, and more. Becky hosted Motherboard's “Space Show,” which earned more than 4 million views on YouTube, and has appeared on numerous shows, including the Science Channel series NASA's Unexplained Files.