Deborah Bolnick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Bolnick is an expert on genetic ancestry testing and how sociopolitical forces & history shape human genomic diversity.

Native American Genetic Histories Genetic Ancestry Testing Human Biodiversity Anthropology Ancient DNA

Professor Kehinde Andrews

Professor of Black Studies · Birmingham City University

Kehinde Andrews is Professor of Black Studies and Director of the Centre for Critical Social Research at Birmingham City University.

Black Lives Matter Community Activism Ethnicity Race Racism

Margo Okazawa-Rey, EdD

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Critical ethnic studies and gender studies; Militarism, conflict, and women’s activism; Social change; Mixed-racial identity development

Militarism, armed conflict, and violence against women Mixed-racial identity development African-American/Asian-American relations Critical multicultural education Feminist activist research methodology

Renee Smith-Maddox

Clinical Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Smith-Maddox interests include teaching diversity, social innovation, and the capacity-building needs of nonprofit organizations

Advocacy and Social Justice Corporate Social Responsbility Race Gender and Class in Organization Processes Diversity Social Work Education

Ted Thornhill, Ph.D.

Expert in race, racism, higher education and sociology · Florida Gulf Coast University

Ted Thornhill is a scholar of racism who is particularly focused on the impact white supremacy has on Black people.

Systemic Racisim Racism in Higher Education Racism and White Supremacy in Schools and Society White Supremacists Race

Ronald Hall

Professor of Social Work · Michigan State University

An expert in racism and diversity.

Colorism Bleaching Syndrome Racism Discrimination Black/White Racial Conflict

Rachel Décoste

Motivational Speaker, Immigration Policy and Political Pundit · Independent

Rachel Décoste is a media critic, educator, and public speaker who has been involved in community activism since her youth.

Community Organizing and Engagement Political Activism Political Consulting Immigration Race and Racism

Professor Vini Lander

Vini Lander is Professor of Race and Education and Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality · Leeds Beckett University

Her research examines race inequalities in education, specifically in teacher education.

Race and Racism Teacher Education Inequalities in Education Diversity British Values in School

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

Kia Lilly Caldwell, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Caldwell can discuss the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people of color in the U.S. and Brazil.

Critical Race Studies Black Feminism Gender and Race in Brazil Afro-Latin Studies African Diaspora Studies

Shaun Anderson

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Quantitative Research Community Development Organizational Communication Strategic Communication Mass Communication

Tomás Leal, MS

Chief Diversity Officer · Fielding Graduate University

Experienced change strategist and diversity, equity and inclusion practitioner and consultant

Diversity & Inclusion Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace