Marlene Matarese, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor · University of Connecticut

Marlene Matarese works to improve access to and the quality of systems and services for children and youth with public system involvement.

Child Welfare Juvenile Justice and Behavioral Health Systems Family Reunification in Child Welfare Implementation Science Intervention Design and Evidence Based Practices

Dara Parker

Vice-President, Grants & Community Initiatives · Vancouver Foundation

A nonprofit executive who is helping shift the sector from charity to justice.

Nonprofit Leadership Nonprofit Management Gender Lgbtq Issues Diversity and Inclusion

Margaret Galvan

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Margaret Galvan is a scholar of contemporary visual culture interested in how images are used for purposes of social justice.

Women in Print Movement Queercore Riot Grrrl Grassroots Print Culture Digital Humanities

Genny Beemyn

Director of The Stonewall Center · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Genny Beemyn is an expert on the lives of transgender college students and on trans-inclusive policies and practices on college campuses.

LGBTQ Equality Transgender Issues Trans Youth Transgender Mental Health Transgender Law and Policy

Melanie Wilcox, PhD

Assistant Professor and Researcher · Department of Psychological Sciences, the Institute of Public and Preventive Health, and the Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Wilcox's research covers multicultural counseling and competencies, as well as issues of race, sexual orientation, gender, social class.

Racism and Whiteism Mental Health & Wellness Sexism LGBTQIA+ Equality

Emily Fisher

Professor · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Social Justice Solution-Focused Brief Counseling School Supports for LGBTQ Youth Counseling Children & Adolescents Positive Psychology

Ryan J. Watson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Watson's research focuses on vulnerable adolescents, with a focus on interpersonal relationships.

Social Support LGBTQ Health Sexual Health, HIV Prevention Sexual/Gender Minority Youth and Young Adult Health Family Acceptance and Rejection

Michael Mendez

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy · UC Irvine

Michael Mendez has experience in the public and private sectors, where he consulted and actively engaged in the policymaking process.

Global climate change policy Environmental Planning Public Policy Legislative Relations Climate Change

Micki McElya, Ph.D.

Professor of History · University of Connecticut

Professor McElya is an expert in the histories of women, gender, sexuality, and race in the U.S., with a focus on politics and memory.

U.S. Cultural and Political History Women & Gender Sexuality & LGBTQ History Feminist Theory Queer Theory

Anna Muraco

Professor of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Intersection of Gay and Straight Life in Aging Social Relationships Gender Aging and the Life Course Caregiving and Friendship Across the Life Course

Michael Ramsey-Musolf

Professor of Physics and Director of the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Michael Ramsey-Musolf's work has contributed to several research directions in nuclear physics, particle physics, and cosmology.

Effective Field Theories Collider Phenomenology Fundamental Symmetries Dark Matter Quantum Chromodynamics

Genevieve Weber

Associate Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Weber is a licensed mental health counselor, with a specialty in LGBTQ inclusion/cyber-bullying and substance abuse/heroin addiction.

Addiction Substance Abuse Cyberbullying Homophobia LGBT Inclusion

M.V. Lee Badgett

Professor of Economics · University of Massachusetts Amherst

M. V. Lee Badgett is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of same-sex marriage.

Economics of Sexual Orientation and Same-Sex Marriage Gay Marriage LGBT Inclusion Labor Economics Same-sex Couples

Kimberly West-Faulcon

Professor of Law · Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University

James P. Bradley Chair in Constitutional Law

Impeachment Constitutional Law

Mae Kuykendall

Professor of Law · Michigan State University

Professor Kuykendall has a scholarly interest in the relationship between legal definitions of marriage and the common usage of the word.

Organizational Governance and Dissent First Amendment Corporate Finance Corporate Law & Policy Marriage

Chaya Crowder

Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations · Loyola Marymount University

Chaya Crowder is an expert in political behavior, race and ethnicity politics, social media and American politics.

American Politics Race and Politics Political Science Political Behavior Social Media

Abbe Finn, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Expert in school shooting prevention and crisis response · Florida Gulf Coast University

Abbe Finn specializes in school violence and workplace violence prevention.

school shooting prevention and intervention Clinical Mental Health Counseling Suicide Prevention Addictions Crisis Response

Sophie Bjork-James

Assistant Professor of the Practice in Anthropology · Vanderbilt University

Expert on the U.S.-based religious right and the white nationalist movement, particularly online communities.

Conservative Christianity Religion White Nationalism Reproductive Politics Race and Racism

Tony Smith

Professor of Political Science · UC Irvine

Tony Smith's research is grounded in the contestation over rights in the US and in global frameworks using a variety of methodologies.

Political Science International Law Legal Institutions US Politics Comparative Law

Shanin Specter

Professor of Practice · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: Specters@uchastings.edu

Medical Devices Medical Malpractice Catastrophic Injury Defective Products Premises Liability