Race and Ethnicity


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Added 08/12/22 | Location: Maine | Subjects: , ,

Vaishali Mamgain is the director of the University of Southern Maine’s Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion, a program that offers training on the use of compassion to undo systematic oppression and racism. The center applies neuroscience research that shows long-lasting neural patterns of self-compassion and engagement.

A Ghanaian-American woman wearing a bright orange dress.
Added 07/07/22 | Location: Maryland | Subjects: ,

Dr. Rachel Bervell is a medical resident at John Hopkins University who focuses on health equity and reproductive health and justice. She co-founded The Black ObGyn Project, an organization for Black OB-GYN residents that focuses on anti-racism, equity and inclusion.

A Puerto Rican woman wearing a black blazer and a violet blouse against a grey backdrop.
Added 06/29/22 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Liza Fuentes is a research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute. Fuentes’ studies focus on access to and the use of contraception, abortion, abortion restrictions, self-managed abortion, reproductive autonomy and clinical training in reproductive health.

Added 05/24/22 | Location: Ohio | Subjects: ,

Sunnie Rucker-Chang will join the Slavic and East European languages and cultures and African and African American studies departments at the Ohio State University as an associate professor.

Added 03/25/22 | Location: Georgia | Subjects: , ,

Tara Roberts is a National Geographic Storytelling Fellow and former fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Open Documentary Lab. She is an editor and storyteller who has spent over two decades amplifying and sharing the stories of girls and women along with African Americans.

An African American woman with dark brown hair in a slicked back ponytail looks directly at the camera with a closed mouth smile. Her hands are in fists placed under her chin. She is wearing rectangular tortoise shell glasses, a white t-shirt, a black necklace, and a white and gold watch.
Added 08/03/21 | Location: New Jersey | Subjects: , ,

Leeja Carter is an associate professor of exercise psychology at Temple University and chair of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Added 06/29/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Shavonne Moore-Lobban is a licensed psychologist and training director at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Washington, D.C. campus. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma.

Added 04/13/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Veena Dubal is a law professor at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law and an expert on the intersection of employment and labor law, technology and work in the precarious gig economy.

Added 03/30/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

AC Dumlao is a queer/bi+ transgender non-binary activist and educator who focuses on centering and uplifting underrepresented communities. Dumlao is the chief of staff at Athlete Ally, an organization that educates athletic communities on supporting LGBTQ athletes.

Added 03/24/21 | Location: Delaware | Subjects: , ,

Yasser Payne is an associate professor of sociology and Black American studies at the University of Delaware whose research focuses on criminal justice.

Added 01/26/21 | Location: Mississippi | Subjects: , ,

B. Brian Foster is a writer and sociologist from Mississippi who holds a joint appointment in sociology and southern studies.

Marsha Jones is a grassroots organizer and health educator, and the co-founder and executive director of The Afiya Center, a reproductive justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women.

Added 09/17/20 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: , ,

Tony G. Reames is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, where he directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab. He’s an expert in energy justice and can provide insight into the racial and economic disparities surrounding access to energy in the United States.

Added 08/24/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects: , , ,

Isabel Araiza is an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, where she teaches in the Mexican American and women and gender studies programs.

Added 07/22/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Christen A. Smith is an associate professor of anthropology and African and African diaspora studies and the director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She’s an expert on Black liberation and state violence against Black communities in the Americas.

Updated 06/29/20 | Location: South Carolina | Subjects: ,

Bernard Powers is the founding director of the College of Charleston’s Center for the Study of Slavery and a professor emeritus of history at the university. He’s an expert on African American history and culture and the role of slavery in American history.

Added 01/25/19 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Miesha Marzell is an assistant professor of public health at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system.

Added 06/27/18 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Kristin Henning is a professor of law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law School.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Suyapa Portillo Villeda is an associate professor in Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies at Pitzer College. Her work broadly focuses on social movements in Central America with a focus on Honduras.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Connecticut | Subjects: , ,

Zareena Grewal is an associate professor of American studies, ethnicity, race, migration, and religious studies at Yale University.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Washington | Subjects: ,

Sapna Cheryan is a professor of social psychology at the University of Washington. Her research interests include identity, stereotypes and prejudice.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: , , ,

Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education, an assistant professor in the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, and a writer of nonfiction, poetry, comics, children’s books and plays.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: South Carolina | Subjects: , ,

Adolphus Belk Jr. is a professor of political science and African American studies at Winthrop University in South Carolina.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: New Jersey | Subjects: , ,

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and department chair of African American studies at Princeton University.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Kentucky | Subjects: , ,

Derrick E. White is a professor of history and African American and Africana studies at the University of Kentucky.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: Indiana | Subjects: , ,

Ellen Wu is an associate professor of history and director of the Asian Studies program at Indiana University.

Updated 08/01/22 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Constance Iloh is is a visual artist, anthropologist, photographer and qualitative methodologist. She illuminates forms of oppression and structural violence within social contexts and organizations.

Updated 01/22/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Shirin Sinnar is a professor of law at Stanford University Law School. Her research focuses on the legal treatment of political violence, the procedural dimensions of civil rights litigation, and the role of institutions in protecting individual rights and democratic values in the national security context.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Daina Ramey Berry is Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and chair of the history department at the University of Texas, Austin.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Rhode Island | Subjects: ,

Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is an associate professor in the department of sociology at Brown University and an affiliated scholar with the American Bar Foundation in Chicago.

A Latin American woman with shoulder length, straight brown hair smiles directly at the camera. She is wearing red lipstick, red hoop earrings, and a red collared shirt.
Updated 10/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti is dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at California Lutheran University.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: ,

Leah Wright Rigueur is an associate professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a visiting associate professor/Harry S. Truman Associate Professor of American History at Brandeis University.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Ohio | Subjects: ,

Ayesha Bell Hardaway is an assistant professor of law, director of the Social Justice Law Center, co-director of the Social Justice Institute and director of the Criminal Clinic in the

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Ian Haney López is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law and director of the Racial Politics Project at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Added 10/23/15 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Travis L. Gosa is an assistant professor of Africana studies at Cornell University and a faculty associate at Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects: ,

Cecily Hardaway is a professor of African American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hardaway’s research centers on understanding how socioeconomic status influences child development and family processes.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Margaret Simms is a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute. Previously, she was the Institute’s director of the Low-Income Working Families project.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: Washington | Subjects: ,

Alexes Harris is a professor of sociology at the University of Washington and is affiliated with the West Coast Poverty Center and Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.

Updated 04/19/21 | Location: Florida | Subjects: , ,

Dana Thompson Dorsey is the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Endowed Chair in Education Innovation at the University of South Florida.

Added 07/05/15 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , , ,

Maite Arce (Mai-tay Ahr-say) is a leading voice in creating access and enhancing opportunities for Latino communities to connect with information, partners and resources they need for a better life.

Updated 04/12/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Van C. Tran is a professor of sociology at CUNY who studies the integration of immigrants and their children, ethnic and racial categories, diversity and intergroup relations, neighborhood gentrification, and urban poverty and social inequality.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Syreeta McFadden is a writer and professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: , ,

Rosario Ceballo is associate dean of social sciences and a professor of psychology and women’s and gender studies at the University of Michigan.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , ,

Anthony Abraham Jack is an assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and holds the Shutzer Assistant Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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Updated 04/02/21 | Location: Louisiana | Subjects: , ,

María Pabón López is a professor of law at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she also served as dean from 2011 to 2015.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: Connecticut | Subjects: , ,

Phillip Atiba Goff is a professor of African American studies and psychology at Yale University and an expert in the science of racial bias, exposing through scientific inquiry how people learn to associate Blackness and crime implicitly.

Updated 06/09/21 | Location: Florida | Subjects: , ,

Guillermo Grenier is a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.

Updated 03/11/21 | Location: North Carolina | Subjects: ,

Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards is an assistant professor in medicine at Duke University, and affiliated with the Duke Global Health Initiative and the Duke Cancer Institute.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Jennifer L. Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Inimai Chettiar is federal director for the Justice Action Network, an organization dedicated to criminal justice reform.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Hisham Aidi is a senior lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Updated 04/05/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Shaun R. Harper is a professor in the Rossier School of Education and Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Updated 04/19/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Dorian T. Warren is a progressive organizer advocating for social, economic and racial change. He is the co-president of Community Change and the Co-Chair of the Economic Security Project.

Updated 02/02/22 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , , ,

Tiya Miles is a professor of history at Harvard University. Her new book, “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake,” traces a gift from an enslaved mother to her daughter as it passed through the generations.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , , ,

Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Jennifer Lee is the Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University and former president of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , ,

Patricia Williams is a professor at Northeastern University’s law school and in the department of philosophy and religion. She is an expert in critical race theory, bioethics, health law, gender, genetics, algorithms and other topics.

Updated 04/05/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Imara Jones is the creator of TransLash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative project that aims to shift the current culture of hostility toward transgender people in the

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , , ,

Oliver Wang is a music writer and cultural critic whose work has been published in almost every major hip-hop magazine: The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and others.

Updated 04/19/21 | Location: Rhode Island | Subjects: ,

Glenn Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and a professor of economics at Brown University.