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Guest Experts for Fall 2020

Archbishop Wilton Gregory
Archdiocese of Washington

Nikole Hannah-Jones
The New York Times Magazine

James Goodwin
Editor, The Oklahoma Eagle

Dalia Mogahed
Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Mehrsa Baradaran
University of California Irvine and author, The Color of Money

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Director, Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Public Health Initiative and author, What the Eyes Don't See

Erika Doss
University of Notre Dame

Richard Rothstein
Distinguished Fellow, Economic Policy Institute and author, The Color of Law

Austin Channing Brown
Author, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Dr. Rhea Boyd
Director of Strategy and Equity, California Children's Trust

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
82nd Attorney General of the United States (2009-2015), Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Rachel Lee
Center for Antiracist Research


Guest Experts for Spring 2020

Fr. Bryan Massingale
James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics, Fordham University and author, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

Wesley Lowery
Journalist for CBS News and author, They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

Frank Leon Roberts
Faculty, New York University and author of the groundbreaking "Black Lives Matter: Race, Resistance, and Populist Protest" course

Damon Berry
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, St. Lawrence University and author, Blood and Faith: Christianity in American White Nationalism

Dolly Chugh
Associate Professor, New York University and author, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias

Sunny Hostin
Senior Legal Correspondent & Analyst for ABC News and author, I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds

Jeanne Theoharis
Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College and author, A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

Amy Spitalnick
Executive Director, Integrity First for America

Jessica Phillips
Partner, Paul Weiss

Michael Bloch
Counsel, Kaplan Heckler & Fink LLP

Jonathan Metzl
Director of the Department of Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University and author, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland

Christina Wolbrecht
Professor of Political Science and Director, Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame

DeRay Mckesson
Civil rights activist and author, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope

Student-Alumni Roundtable:
Matthew Aubourg ‘21, Miranda Cuozzo ‘23, Frankie Tran ‘21, Mikayla Vaughn ‘21, Malik Zaire, ‘17



Guest Experts for Fall 2021

Nancy Leong
Professor of law, University of Denver, and author of Identity Capitalists

Robin Jacobson
Professor and chair of politics and government, University of Puget Sound, and author of The New Nativism: Proposition 187 and the Debate over Immigration

Courtney Martin
Activist and author of Learning in Public: Lessons for a Racially Divided America from My Daughter’s School

Jemar Tisby
President of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective and author of How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice

Howard Bryant
Senior writer, ESPN, and author of The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism

Frank Dobbin
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University, and author of Inventing Equal Opportunity

Claire Jean Kim
Professor of political science, University of California Irvine, and author of Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age

Ruby Bridges

Anna Malaika Tubbs
Advocate, educator, and author of The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

Rawn James, Jr.
Author of The Double V: How Wars, Protest and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military

Anna Haskins
Andrew V. Tackes Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, and co-editor of When Parents Are Incarcerated: Interdisciplinary Research and Interventions to Support Children

Fr. Daniel P. Horan
Director of the Center for Spirituality, Saint Mary's College


Guest Experts for Fall 2022

Kathleen Belew
Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University, and author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

Esau McCaulley
Associate Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College, and author of Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

Kirt von Daacke
Assistant Dean and Professor of History, University of Virginia, and author of Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Albemarle

Eric Deggans
TV critic, National Public Radio, and author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation

Alvin Tillery
Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University, and author of Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy and Black Leadership in America

Rev. Ambrose Carroll
Founder of Green the Church

Wendy Greene
Director of the Center for Law, Policy, and Social Action and Professor of Law at Drexel University

Rick Hasen
Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California Irvine School of Law, and author of Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy

Inas Mahdi
Vice president of the Equity-Centered Capacity Building team at the National Birth Equity Collaborative

Kaila Johnston
Supervisor of Education, Outreach, and Public Programming at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Catherine Porter
Canada Bureau Chief for the The New York Times