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Christina Heatherton

Christina Heatherton is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Barnard College. She co-directs the Racial Capitalism Working Group, a project of the Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD), Columbia University. She is currently completing Making Internationalism: The
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Maggie Dickinson

Maggie Dickinson is an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at CUNY’s Guttman Community College. She is an anthropologist whose research and teaching focus on political economy, welfare policy, labor, food politics and social movements.
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Rhae Lynn Barnes

Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Princeton University and the leading expert on the history of amateur blackface minstrelsy. She is a historian, editor, and onscreen commenter specializing in the globalization of American
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Marc Wood Pierre

Marc Wood Pierre was born in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. He is a Christian believer, a lawyer and a teacher. He was married and has lost his wife during the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. During the
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Ismael García Colón

Ismael García Colón is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is a historical and political anthropologist with interests in political economy, oral history, migration, farm labor,
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Mike Legaspi

Mike Legaspi is a Filipino-American activist and organizer for Migrante New York and BAYAN-USA. Having been a youth organizer in the past, Mike has developed a perspective that education must be culturally relevant, anti-colonial, and anti-imperialist. As a member of
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Yordanos Goitom

Yordanos Goitom was born in Eritrea. As a child, she witnessed the impact that civil war (militarism) had on her family. The civil war tore her family in terms of mortality, having to immigrate to unknown countries as a refugee,
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Melanie Thompson

Melanie Thompson is a speaker, activist, and leader in the global fight to end sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Trafficked in New York at the age of 12, arrested for prostitution a few years later, and placed in the
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