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Saif Shahin is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. An expert in critical data studies and digital culture, Shahin researches technology policy; the implications of disinformation online; media coverage of global politics; diversity and inclusion efforts in digital spaces; and online social movements.
Christina Ferraz is the founder of Thirty6five, a public relations agency that does media relations, social media marketing and image management for nonprofits and public figures. They are an expert in marketing strategies that reach communities of color, common failures of companies in efforts to be inclusive, and LGBTQIA+ inclusion in public relations.
Elizabeth OuYang is a civil rights attorney and advocate. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights and New York University’s College of Arts and Science. Her areas of expertise include voting, immigration, media accountability, and combating hate crimes and police brutality.
Christina Smith is an assistant professor of mass communication at Georgia College and State University, where she teaches journalism and advises the student-run newspaper. Before getting her Ph.D. in mass communications in 2015, she worked in the newspaper industry as a daily and weekly news reporter for more than 13 years.
Charlton McIlwain is vice provost for faculty engagement and development and a professor of media, culture and communication at New York University. His research interests include issues at the intersection of race and media, particularly as it relates to how different forms of digital media have enhanced and/or inhibited political participation among people of color.
Vamsee Juluri is a professor of media studies and Asian studies at the University of San Francisco. His research interests include the expansion of media audiences, particularly as it relates to Indian cinema, mythology and Ghandian philosophy.
Dr. Seema Yasmin is director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, a clinical assistant professor in Stanford University’s department of medicine, and visiting professor at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, where she teaches crisis management and communications.
LeiLani Nishime is a professor of communication at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on multiracial and interracial studies, the intersection of race and gender, Asian American media representations, and Asian American subcultural production.
Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity. She is creator and host of the podcast Our Body Politic and a program officer with the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression team.
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. He has written about race, popular culture and music for Mother Jones, Spin, The Nation and the Los Angeles Times.
Erica Williams Simon is the CEO of Sage House, a content, experience and consulting company. She is co-host and co-creator of the Rosario Dawson-produced talk show The Assembly and the host of the podcast The Call with Erica.
Michelle Singletary is The Washington Post’s resident personal finance expert, dispensing financial advice via her syndicated column The Color of Money. Singletary’s financial expertise has been featured on NBC’s Today, ABC’s The View, PBS’s The Tavis Smiley Show and WAMU’s The Diane Rehm Show.
University of Arizona professor of practice Maggy Zanger focuses on Middle East journalism and is an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She was the Iraq country director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Iraq for nearly two years.
Laura Martinez, a Mexico City native, is a journalist and editor specializing in Spanish-language marketing, media and advertising. She is currently director of communications at Azul, an organization working with Latinos to conserve marine resources. Martinez has lived and worked as a journalist in Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires and the United States.
Amanda Terkel is Washington bureau chief at The Huffington Post. Previously, she was a senior political reporter and the politics managing editor at The Huffington Post. Before that, she was deputy research director at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive research and advocacy organization. She was also the managing editor of ThinkProgress.
Galina Espinoza is the president and editor in chief of Rewire.News, where she leads a team of editors and journalists reporting on reproductive and sexual health, rights and justice. She has held executive roles at NBC News and People, and is the former editorial director of Latina Media Ventures.
Rey Junco is a senior researcher at Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, a research institute at Tufts University that focuses on the civic and political engagement of young Americans. Junco applies his extensive experience in quantitative social science research to study various aspects of youth civic and political engagement.
Malik Washington is the director of Penn Violence Prevention at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as the executive director and CEO of the William Kellibrew Foundation, a community-driven advocacy organization “dedicated to breaking the cycles of violence and poverty.
Laura Donnelly, founder and CEO of Latinitas, a digital magazine empowering Latina youth through media and technology, told KUT she wants to teach young Latinas to replace negative media representations of Hispanic women with their own visions of success. “You ask a 9-year-old Latina girl, she knows that she is not officially represented in media.