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

Prof. Michael Scott

Professor, Classics & Ancient History · University of Warwick

Michael Scott's research and teaching focuses on ancient Greek and Roman society, and ancient global history.

Classics Ancient Global History Ancient Greece Ancient Rome Higher Education

Charis Kubrin

Professor · UC Irvine

Charis E. Kubrin is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and (by courtesy) Sociology.

Race, Ethnicity, and Crime Crime Trends Crime Immigration and Crime Rap Music and Media

Caitlin Barry, JD

Assistant Professor of Law; Director, Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic; Co-Director, Community Interpreter Internship Program | Charles Widger School of Law · Villanova University

Caitlin Barry, JD, is an expert in immigration law and enforcement, farmworker rights and advocacy for working conditions in the food chain.

Food Justice Farmworkers Immigration Ice Immigration Enforcement

Tom Wong

Associate Professor of Political Science · UC San Diego

Tom K. Wong's research focuses on the politics of immigration and how it links to race, ethnicity and identity.

Immigrant Civic Engagement Interior Immigration Enforcement DACA Immigration Policy Sanctuary Policies

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

Rebecca West

Owner, Designer · Rivalee Design

Enthusiastic speaker motivating women to embrace change in their homes and in their lives.

Women Nesting Sanctuary Fear Divorce

Amanda Herring

Assistant Professor of Art History, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Art History

Art History Ancient Greek Art & Architecture Ancient Roman Art & Architecture

Professor Richard Wall

Professor of Zoology · University of Bristol

Researching the arthropod pests, parasites and vectors that cause animal diseases across the world

Mites Animal Disease Ectoparasites How To Manage Parasites Tick Borne Disease

Jodi Magness, Ph.D.

Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, Department of Religious Studies. Adjunct Appointment, Department of Classics. Faculty member, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and the Curriculum in Archaeology · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Magness' research interests include Jerusalem, Qumran & the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient synagogues, Masada and the Roman Army in the East.

Jerusalem Judaism Ancient Pottery Archaeology of Ancient Palestine Ancient Synagogues

Dr Katie Bales

Lecturer in Law · University of Bristol

Addressing the legal complexities of forced migration in a globally hostile environment

Human Rights Low Pay Detention Centres Detainees Refugees

Jeff Reep, M.Ed.

Director of Career Services · Cedarville University

Jeff Reep has coached collegiate basketball for 22 years

Career Preparation

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

Luis Ricardo Fraga

Director, Institute for Latino Studies; Acting Chair, Department of Political Science · University of Notre Dame

Luis Ricardo Fraga specializes in race, education, ethnicity, and Latino politics, as well as immigration, urban and voting rights policy.

Latino Politics Politics of Race Politics of Ethnicity Urban Politics Educational Policy

Brett Grainger, ThD

Associate 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

Jane Landers

Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History · Vanderbilt University

Expert on digital archives and the history of Colonial Latin America, slavery, early American black history.

Africa Colonial Latin America Caribbean History Comparative Slave Systems The Atlantic World

Deborah M. Weissman, J.D.

Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law, School of Law · UNC at Chapel Hill

Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law

Refugees Women's Issues Poverty Law - Legal Services Immigration and Citizenship Human Rights Civil Rights

Laura Madokoro

Assistant Professor, History and Classical Studies · McGill University

Laura's research focuses on the history of race, refugees and religious and secular humanitarianism.

Refugee and Human Rights Issues Immigration Canadian History Archives Heritage

Robert Mikos

Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in federalism and drug law, including marijuana legalization.

Hemp Law Sanctuary Cities Opioid Abuse Marijuana legalization Marijuana Law and Policy

Radley Balko

Investigative Journalist · The Washington Post

Senior writer for the Washington Post, where I do investigative reporting on civil liberties and the criminal justice system

Law Enforcement Police Civil Liberties Crime Prosecutorial Misconduct