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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.
Kristin Henning is a professor of law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law School. She is an expert on juvenile justice, adolescence and policing, and race. Henning was previously the lead attorney for the Juvenile Unit of the D.C.
José Miguel Cruz is the director of research at Florida International University’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. He is an expert in the area of criminal violence, gangs, police, democratization and public opinion in Latin America.
Alvaro Bedoya is the founding director of the Center on Privacy and Technology and a visiting professor at Georgetown Law. He is an expert on digital privacy issues, and his research focuses on how commercial data collection and government surveillance affects people of color and immigrants.
Nicholas Johnson is a professor at the Fordham University School of Law. His research is primarily focused on firearms law and the Second Amendment. He is the author of Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms and Firearms Law & the Second Amendment; Regulation, Rights, and Policy.
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.
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. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the department of criminal justice at Temple University in Philadelphia.
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 Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Jocelyn Fontaine is vice president of criminal justice research at Arnold Ventures, where she identifies research gaps and opportunities for research to inform policy reform and advance racial justice in several programmatic areas across the Criminal Justice Initiative.
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. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity.
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. Bentley-Edwards researches the experiences of youth in racial socialization primarily in Black and white youth, as well as the messages that white parents provide to their children around race.
Faiza Patel is the co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to ensure U.S. counterterrorism laws and policies respect human rights and freedoms. Her portfolio includes projects on social media surveillance by police, schools and governments, policing and technology, and secret law.
Paul Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching in the areas of criminal law and race and the law. He served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where his specialty was public corruption. He is also a legal analyst on MSNBC.
Sherrilyn Ifill is president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Previously, she was a professor of law at the University of Maryland and assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she litigated voting rights cases. Among her cases is Houston Lawyers’ Association vs.
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist and commentator on issues of race and justice with a book, We Are Like Those Who Dream, due in 2022. She is an NBC News and MSNBC contributor, and host of UNDISTRACTED, a news and justice podcast with an intersectional lens on the world.