David Blake Willis, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Professor of anthropology and education

Transcultural Studies Ethnography and Narrative Research Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods Educational Administration and Policy - Japan, USA Multicultural Education

Celeste Menchaca

Assistant Professor · Texas Christian University

Celeste Menchaca is an expert on how science, technology, and vision have created borders for modern nation-states.

Border Creation Gender Immigration Ninteenth Century U.S. -Mexico Borderlands

Adilifu Nama

Professor of African American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Black Representation in Film and Television afrofuturism SciFi Film Prince comics

Scott Wallace

Associate Professor of Journalism · University of Connecticut

Scott Wallace is a bestselling author, photojournalist and educator who covers the environment and vanishing cultures worldwide.

Amazon Rainforest Brazil Indigenous Cultures Uncontacted Tribes Illegal Logging

Frank Costigliola, D.Phil.

Distinguished Professor, Department of History · University of Connecticut

Distinguished Professor specializing in modern history, United States foreign relations, and the United States in the 20th century.

Historical Political Figures History U.S. Foreign Relations Twentieth Century History American History

Brett Grainger, ThD

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Brett Grainger, ThD, researches the changing face of modern spirituality in America and how various religions view the natural world.

Religion and Nature Modern Spirituality American Religious History History of Christianity Evangelicalism

Johanna Schuster-Craig

Assistant Professor of German and Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities · Michigan State University

Johanna Schuster-Craig researches German integration and migration politics.

German Politics Angela Merkel Germany International Politics Berlin Wall

Monty Sharma

Managing Director · MassDiGi

Monty Sharma is a seasoned executive with extensive marketing, product management, and customer management experience.

Game Development Mobile Applications Video Games Product Management Business Development

Luis Alvarez

Associate Professor, Department of History · UC San Diego

Institute of Arts and Humanities director, Luis Alvarez focuses on race, ethnicity and Latinx and African-American social movements.

Humanities in Higher Education Oral Histories Popular Culture Chicano/Chicana Studies Race Relations

Kathleen DuVal, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Kathleen DuVal’s research focuses on early America, particularly cross-cultural relations on North American borderlands.

American History Cross Cultural Relations in American History Native North America American Women's History Colonial America

Brenda Nicolas

Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Brenda Nicolas is an expert in Latin American Indigenous diasporas, transnationalism, communal participation/identity & settler colonialism.

Social Movements Critical Indigenous Studies Latin American Indigenous Diaspora Mexican Migration Zapotec & Mixtec Indigeneity

Mitra Fakhrashrafi

Curator and Mixed Media Artist · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Mitra Fakhrashrafi (she/her) is an independent curator and mixed media artist indebted to border abolition organizing.

Borderlands Placemaking Geography Street Art Curation

Mark Miller

Professor of History · Southern Utah University

Specializing in Native American identity and citizenship, wars of independence, and the economic history of the American midwest

Mormon Plural Marriage U.S. Mexico Borderlands American West Environmental History American Indians

Angela Stuesse

Associate Professor · UNC-Chapel Hill

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Stuesse can discuss immigrant labor and food chain workers – especially in the U.S. meat industry.

Immigration Immigrant labor Labor The South Immigrant

Maurice Suckling

Assistant Professor, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Writer and historian specializing in narrative for video games and board game design.

Game Design & Development Board Games Narrative and Dialogue in Video Games Videogame Design History of Games