Billie Murray, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication; Inaugural Faculty in Residence, Center for Peace and Justice Education | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Billie Murray, PhD, explores the timely territory of community responses to hate speech, and on issues of rhetoric and social justice.

Rhetoric and Social Justice Rhetoric of Protest Movements Community Responses to Hate Speech Civic Engagement Communication

Zeynep Tufecki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) · UNC-Chapel Hill

Faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellow, New York Times op-ed contributor

Technology Sociology Computer Programming Social Media Twitter

Stephanie Bangarth

Associate Professor, Department of History · King's University College, University of Western Ontario

Activist Academic. Dedicated Volunteer. Avid Outdoorswoman.

Human Rights Immigration Asian Immigration Immigration Policy Social Movements

Isaac Martin

Professor and Chair of Urban Studies and Planning · UC San Diego

Isaac Martin's research focuses on social inequalities and politics.

Tax Policy Social Theory Urban Sociology Social Inequality and Poverty Quantitative Analysis

Mary Anne Trasciatti

Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy · Hofstra University

Dr. Trasciatti is the Director of Labor Studies. She also studies the role of public protest in social advocacy and building community.

Persuasion Women's Studies Public Space and Public Expression Triangle Shirt Factory Fire Public Protest

Charles Kurzman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Sociology, and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in Middle East and Islamic studies.

Sociology of Religion Islam and the Middle East Middle East Studies Democracy Building Terrorism

Jeremy Pressman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of Middle East Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Pressman specializes in the Arab-Israeli peace process, US foreign policy, and the scope of political protests in the United States.

Arab-Israeli Conflict Middle East Peace Process Political Protests

Margaret Abraham

Professor of Sociology · Hofstra University

Margaret Abraham's research specializes in domestic violence, gender studies, and the South Asian Diaspora.

Sociology Gender Ethnicity Globalization Migration

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D.

Professor · Baylor University

Dr. Moody-Ramirez is a nationally known expert on mass media representations of minorities, women and other underrepresented groups

Race, Class, and Culture Pop Culture New Media Writing for Media Markets Historical Stereotypes in Social Media

Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Chancellor's Professor · UC Irvine

Jeffrey specializes in modern Chinese cultural history & world history, who has written on many contemporary as well as historical issues

Urban Globalization China Protest Gender

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D. specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations, with particular attention to the 20th century.

Modern Iran Human Rights U.S. Foreign Relations 20th Century U.S. Modern Islamic World

Robert Darden, M.A.

Professor, Journalism, Public Relations and New Media · Baylor University

Darden is a professor in the department of journalism, PR & new media. He directs Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.

African-American Gospel Music Civil Rights Movement Music on B Sides of Gospel Recordings African American Museum in D.C. Black Gospel Music Restoration Project Journalism

Dr Pam Lowe

Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Policy · Aston University

Pam Lowe researches women’s reproductive and sexual health, with a particular interest in pregnancy, abortion and early parenting.

Women's Sexual Health Pregnancy Abortion Women's Reproductive Health Abortion Protests

Vanessa Díaz

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

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Hollywood Celebrity Culture Cuba Latin America oral & life histories

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Postdoctoral Research Associate · Lancaster University

Middle Eastern Affairs Iraqi Affairs Counter-Terrorism Islamophobia Racial Profiling

Helen Harris, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Expert on grief and social relations, redefining the intersection of loss and religiosity

Grief and Cognition in Children Grief and Cognition in Adults Trauma Loss and Grief Current Applications of the Work of Alan Keith-Lucas Faith and Adoption

Keith J. Hand

Associate Dean for Global Programs, Professor of Law, and Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: handk@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4803 / Office 378-200

Chinese Law East Asian Legal Systems Contract Law Chinese Culture Human Rights Law

Kevin Wagner, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair · Florida Atlantic University

Kevin Wagner's research and teaching interests include judicial politics, political behavior and legislative behavior

Florida Politics Politics in Film and Fiction Research Methods Public Opinion and American Politics Political Party and Interest Groups

Jacqueline Kennelly

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology · Carleton University

Professor Kennelly's work encompasses youth cultural studies, critical educational studies, urban sociology, and social movements

Youth Cultures Citizenship Democracy Social Inclusion and Exclusion Globalization and Neoliberalism

Richard Reynolds

Director · Mobile Gardeners

Guerrilla Gardener

Creative Strategy Integrated Marketing Advertising Gardening Public Realm