Eric Gable

Professor of Sociology and Anthropology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Gable is an expert on museum studies, heritage, and the religion and politics of West Africa and of Outer Island Indonesia.

Anthropology Museum Studies Heritage Religion and Politics of West Africa and Outer Island Indonesia

Robert Garry

Professor · Tulane University

Dr. Garry has published over 100 papers in the area of retrovirology

COVID-19 Pathology Lassa Fever Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis Ebola

Jennifer Burney

Associate Professor of Environmental Science · UC San Diego

Jennifer Burney's research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change.

Climate Impacts on Agriculture Science Energy Poverty Global Food Security Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Rachel Warren

Professor of Global Climate Change · University of East Anglia

Her work assesses the risks that climate change poses to humans and ecosystems.

Hydrology Sustainable Development Climate Change Ecosystems Biodiversity

Professor Mhairi Gibson

Professor in Anthropology · University of Bristol

Researching cultural traditions and norms and the associated harmful risks to health

Child Care Female Lifestyles Public Health Community Lifestyles FGM

Christopher Blakley

Lecturer of History · Loyola Marymount University

Christopher Blakley examines human-animal interactions between slaveholders, enslaved people, and animals in the 18th century.

History of the Atlantic World African Diaspora American History Slave Trade Race in Colonial America

Dr. John Schieffelin

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Sections of Pediatric & Adult Infectious Diseases · Tulane University

His research focuses on the natural history, clinical care and immunology of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs)

COVID-19 Clinical Infectious Disease Infections in Transplant Recipients Virology and Immunology Tuberculosis

Shobha Gurung

Professor of Sociology · Southern Utah University

Specializes in gender and labor, comparative family and community, migration, globalization, and transnationalism, and civic engagement.

Global Civic Citizenship Human Rights and Social Justice Gender and Labor Studies Immigrant, Migrant, and Refugee Community Gender and Society

Peter Coclanis, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A.

Distinguished Professor; Director, Global Research Institute, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D · UNC-Chapel Hill

Albert R. Newsome Professor Professor and Director of the Global Research Institute

Southern Economy Asian Studies Globalization Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Economic Development

Prof. Raina MacIntyre

Head, School of Public Health and Community Medicine & Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology · University of New South Wales

Prof. MacIntyre is an international expert in infectious diseases, vaccinology (especially for the elderly) and biosecurity.

Vaccination COVID-19 Biosecurity Epidemic Response and Emerging Infectious Diseases Vaccinology

Candace Keller

Associate Professor of African Art and Visual Culture · Michigan State University

Candace M. Keller is an expert in African art and West African photography

West African Photography African Arts

Dr Joseph Yannielli

Lecturer, History (Research) · Aston University

Joseph Yannielli’s main fields of interest are slavery and abolition, with a special focus on America during the nineteenth century.

Social Movements Slavery in the United States Slavery Abolition Slavery in West Africa

Fatimah Tuggar

Artist & Assistant Professor of Contemporary Issues of Representation · OCAD University

artist working with technology as both medium and subject to address issues of social and environmental justice

Art and Creativity Art Education Art & Technology Installation Art Sculpture

M. Eric Benbow

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Insect - Microbe interactions in aquatic ecology, forensics, and human health.

Forensic Sciences Infectious Disease Ecology Aquatic Entomology Aquatic Ecology Microbial Ecology

Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of History · Baylor University

Dr. Kidd is Associate Director of Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and Co-Director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion.

Patrick Henry Eighteenth-Century North America History of Evangelicalism Baptists' History in America Founding Fathers (Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry)

Carl Zimmer

Columnist · The New York Times

Columnist at The New York Times

Books Magazine Articles Newspaper Science Biology

Janet Goldner

Sculptor, Photographer, Videographer · Janet Goldner studio

Artist; Cross Cultural & International Consulting; African Arts & Culture Expert

Arts Adventure Travel Cultural Heritage

Professor Hazel Barrett

Professor in Development Geography · University Alliance

Professor Hazel Barrett is a leading researcher and campaigner on the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Human Rights Refugees Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Africa Social Justice

Devon Golaszewski

Visiting Assistant Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Devon Golaszewski is an expert on the history of gender and sexuality, and medicine in 20th century francophone West Africa.

Nuptial Counselors History of Medicine History of Gender Sexuality Studies Women and Gender

Stephen Esquith

Professor and Dean · Michigan State University

I am interested in democratic transitions and peace building in West Africa (Mali) and before that in Eastern Europe.

Mali Peace Building Transitional Justice Democratic Political Education