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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.
José Miguel Cruz is the director of research at Florida International University’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.
Alvaro Bedoya is the founding director of the Center on Privacy and Technology and a visiting professor at Georgetown Law.
Nicholas Johnson is a professor at the Fordham University School of Law. His research is primarily focused on firearms law and the Second Amendment.
Elizabeth OuYang is a civil rights attorney and advocate. She is a professor at Columbia University and 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.
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
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.
Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the co-founding director of Yale’s Justice Collaboratory, which focuses on criminal justice reform through procedural justice. She is an expert on public safety and policing in urban communities, and her research focuses on understanding how members of the public think about their relationship with police, prosecutors, judges and other legal authorities.
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.
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.
Sherrilyn Ifill is president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist and commentator on issues of race and justice. She is an NBC News and MSNBC contributor, and host of UNDISTRACTED, a news and justice podcast with an intersectional lens on the world.