Professor of History, University Federal Fluminense
Hebe Mattos is Professor of History at University Federal Fluminense (UFF) in Brazil. She was visiting Professor at Columbia University (Ruth Cardoso Chair, ILAS/Institute of Latin America Studies, 2013/2014), at Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (2004) and at the University of Michigan (1996). She is the author or co-author of numerous books on Brazilian slavery and post-emancipation society, including Memórias do Cativeiro. Família, Trabalho e Cidadania no Pós-Abolição/ Memories of Captivity.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Lehman College, City University of New York
Julie E. Maybee is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY). She is the Coordinator of the new Disability Studies Minor at Lehman, and is affiliated with the Masters in Disability Studies Program in the School of Professional Studies at CUNY along with the Department of African and African American Studies at Lehman.
Director of Research and Chief Archivist, Leo Baeck Institute
Dr. Frank Mecklenburg is Director of Research and Chief Archivist at Leo Baeck Institute, a research library and archive that documents the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries, but also including documents dating back to the middle ages. LBI was founded in 1955 as a repository for the books, papers, photos and documents that were salvaged from Central Europe after World War II and donated to the Institute.
Susan Meiselas received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. in visual education from Harvard University. She joined Magnum Photos in 1976. She is the author of three books: Carnival Strippers, Nicaragua, and Pandora's Box and editor of five collections: Learn to See, El Salvador: The Work of 30 Photographers, Chile from Within., Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History and Encounters with the Dani. She has co-directed two films: "Living at Risk" and "Pictures from a Revolution" with Richard P.
Silver Professor of Anthropology, New York University and Faculty Director, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law,
Sally Engle Merry's recent books include Colonizing Hawai‘i (Princeton, 2000), Human Rights and Gender Violence (Chicago, 2006), Gender Violence: A Cultural Perspective (Blackwell, 2009) and The Practice of Human Rights, (co-edited with Mark Goodale; Cambridge, 2007). Her most recent book, The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016) examines indicators as a technology of knowledge used for human rights monitoring and global governance. She received the Hurst Prize for Colonizing Hawai‘i in 2002, the Kalven Prize for scholarly contributions to sociolegal scholarship in 2007, and theJ.I. Staley Prize for Human Rights and Gender Violence in 2010.
Professor of English, French and Comparative Literature, Graduate Center, CUNY
Nancy K. Miller is currently working on a project about the experience of girls and young women in the American 1950s, about private life and middlebrow culture; also a project on the nature of extreme experience and its recording in testimony and other documents. Continuing interests include questions of autobiography and memoir, feminist theory, women's writing, trauma and testimony.
Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Mara Mills is Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She received her Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English, Skidmore College
Susannah B. Mintz is associate professor of English at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She is the author of Threshold Poetics: Milton and Intersubjectivity (2003) and Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities (2007), and co-editor with Lisa Johnson of On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs: A Critical Anthology (2011). Her current project is entitled Hurt and Pain: A Literary History.
SOAS, University of London (the School of Oriental and African Studies)
Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a legal anthropologist, specializing in Islamic law, gender and development. She has a BA in Sociology from Tehran University (1974) and a PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Cambridge (1980).
Professor of Art and Art Education, NYU
Nicholas Mirzoeff is a visual culture theorist and professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He is best known for his work developing the field of visual culture and for his many books and his widely used textbook on the subject.
I am a political historian of the United States writing about women and gender, race, and the state.
Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Amsterdam
Annelies Moors studied Arabic at the University of Damascus and Arabic and anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. She holds the chair for contemporary Muslim societies at the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. She is co-director of the research programme group ‘Globalizing Culture and the Quest for Belonging: Ethnographies of the Everyday’, and director of the research programme Muslim Cultural Politics at the AiSSR (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research).
Activist and Journalist
Professor and Dean, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Dr. Anjali Monteiro is Professor and Dean, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has a Masters degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Sociology. She is involved in documentary production, media teaching and research. Jointly with K.P. Jayasankar, she has made over 35 documentary films. Their work has been screened extensively at film festivals all over the world and they have won twenty-two national and international awards.
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History, NYU
Jennifer L. Morgan is professor of history and of social and cultural analysis at New York University. Her research examines the intersections of gender and race in colonial America, and she is author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in the Making of New World Slavery (2004). She is currently at work on a project that considers colonial numeracy, racism, and the rise of the transatlantic slave trade, tentatively entitled “Accounting for the Women in Slavery.”
Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University
Donna Murch is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University and a former codirector of the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, where she directed the Black Atlantic seminar. Her teaching and research focus on postwar U.S. history, modern African American history, twentieth-century urban studies, and the political economy of drugs. She is the author of Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (2010), which won the Phillis Wheatley Book Award.
History, Pontificia Universidad de Chile / History, Universidad Academia di Humanismo Cristiano
La profesora Nancy Nicholls se ha especializado en las temáticas de historia y memoria, e historia del tiempo presente, utilizando entre otras, la metodología de la historia oral. Actualmente participa como co-investigadora en el Proyecto Fondecyt Regular ‘Antropología e historia de la industria ballenera en Chile (1935-1983)’, dirigido por Daniel Quiroz. Participa, en calidad de asesora e investigadora, del proyecto de creación del ‘Archivo Testimonial de víctimas de la Represión, 1975-1990’, de la Fundación de Ayuda Social de las Iglesias Cristianas, FASIC.
Professor of Photography and Imaging, NYU
Lorie Novak's photographs, installations, and Internet projects have been in numerous exhibitions including solo exhibitions at ArtSway, Hampshire, England; The International Center of Photography, NY; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Houston Center for Photography; Breda Fotografica, the Netherlands; Jayne Baum Gallery, NY; University Art Museum, California State Univ. Long Beach; Addison Gallery, Andover, MA; and Stanford University Art Museum.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Sophia Isako Wong is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University in New York, NY, USA. She has published on duties of justice to persons with intellectual disabilities, comparisons between sexism and discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities, and how the availability of PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) affects the reproductive autonomy of prospective parents. Her current research analyzes the work of children and adolescents who provide care to their siblings, parents and other family members.
Professor of History, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the Department of History, New York University
Jennifer L. Morgan is the author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in the Making of New World Slavery (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004). Her research examines the intersections of gender and race in colonial America. She is at work on a project that considers colonial numeracy, racism, and the rise of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, tentatively titled Accounting for the Women in Slavery.
Professor of Comparative Literature, UCLA
Aamir Mufti is interested in understanding a range of forms of inequality in the contemporary world and how they impede the possibilities for historically autonomous action by social collectivities in the South. His work also explores the possibilities of critical knowledge of these societies within the dominant practices of the modern humanistic disciplines. Mufti has a Ph.D. in literature from Columbia University and was trained in Anthropology at Columbia, the London School of Economics, and Hamilton College.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Hlonipha Mokoena's main area of interest is South African intellectual history. One of the defining characteristics of South Africa is that it is a society that ostensibly lacks a collective history or shared philosophical and political traditions. The main objective of Professor Mokoena's teaching is to introduce students to the contested histories of South African political ideas and traditions. Some of the themes and topics examined in her courses include: othering discourses and the emergence of a Cape discourse; slavery, free labour and the history of paternalism; frontier violence and resistance to conquest; and the emergence of African and Afrikaner nationalisms. Professor Mokoena's current research is on Magema M. Fuze, author of the Abantu Abamnyama Lapa Bavela Ngakona (1922) / The Black People and Whence They Came (1979).