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Al-Samman, Hanadi, Ph.D.

Reel Bad Arabs: Hollywood's Portrayal of Middle Eastern People

Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia

Amaya, Hector, Ph.D.

Alternative Media and Immigration

Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia

Armbrust, Walter, Ph.D.

Islamic Bodies and Neoliberal Places in Contemporary Egyptian Cinema

University Lecturer, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

Barth, Patricia, Rev.

Embracing Gender Identity and Sexual Diversity in Our Faith Communities

Interim Pastor, Sojourners United Church of Christ, Charlottesville, Virginia

Best, Mildred, Rev.

Associate Director, Chaplaincy Services, University of Virginia Health System

Bonilla, Yarimar, Ph.D.

The Politics of Giving: Beyond Media Representation of Humanitarianism and Aid in Haiti

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia

Brown, Vincent, Ph.D.

Herskovits at the Heart of Darkness: a Documentary Screening and Discussion

Professor of History and African American Studies, Harvard University

Bullock, David

Everyone Has A Voice : The Disruptive Power Of New Media Technologies On Politics, Business and Mass Communication

Consultant, davidbullock.com

Bundy, Jim , Rev. (retired)

Embracing Gender Identity and Sexual Diversity in Our Faith Communities

Retired Pastor, Uniited Church of Christ, Charlottesville, Virginia


Byler, Eric

Alternative Media and Immigration

Producer/ Director, 9500 Liberty

Chong, Sylvia, Ph.D.

This Strange Relationship: Mass Media and the Cultural Politics of Racial Representation

Assistant Professor of English and American Studies, University of Virginia

Donaldson, Sonya

Everyone Has A Voice : The Disruptive Power Of New Media Technologies On Politics, Business and Mass Communication

Doctoral Candidate, University of Virginia

Dreyfuss, Joel

Mediating Disaster: Haiti and the Politics of Representation

Journalist and Managing Editor, TheRoot.com

Fairchild, Gregory, Ph.D.

Everyone Has A Voice : The Disruptive Power Of New Media Technologies On Politics, Business and Mass Communication

Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia

Grant, Christine, Ph.D.

Race and Gender Matters: Building a Diverse Science, Technology, and Engineering Community

Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Special Initiatives Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University

Harold, Claudrena, Ph.D.

This Strange Relationship: Mass Media and the Cultural Politics of Racial Representation

Assistant Professor of History, University of Virginia

Harris-Lacewell, Melissa, Ph.D.

Representation, Shame, and the Politics of Engaging

Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies, Princeton University; MSNBC contributor

Hobson, Rosalyn, Ph.D.

Race and Gender Matters: Building a Diverse Science, Technology, and Engineering Community

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

Hoffman, Diane M., Ph.D.

Mediating Disaster: Haiti and the Politics of Representation

Associate Professor, Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, University of Virginia

Hughey, Matthew, Ph.D.

This Strange Relationship: Mass Media and the Cultural Politics of Racial Representation

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Mississippi State University

Imma, Z'etoile

Mediating Disaster: Haiti and the Politics of Representation

Graduate Student, University of Virginia

Martin, Marcus, M.D.

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Interim Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, University of Virginia

McNeil, Linda

Embracing Gender Identity and Sexual Diversity in Our Faith Communities

Social Action Council, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist

Navarro, Danny

Alternative Media and Immigration

Latino Student Alliance, University of Virginia

Norris, Pamela, Ph.D.

Race and Gender Matters: Building a Diverse Science, Technology, and Engineering Community

Professor; Director and Chair of Graduate Studies, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia

Pierre, Wadner

Mediating Disaster: Haiti and the Politics of Representation

Journalist and Blogger

Redfield, Peter, Ph.D.

The Politics of Giving: Beyond Media Representation of Humanitarianism and Aid in Haiti

Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Ross, Marlon, Ph.D.

Embracing Gender Identity and Sexual Diversity in Our Faith Communities

Professor of English, University of Virginia

Ryzova, Lucie , Ph.D.

Photography, Patriarchy, and Intimacy: Vernacular Albums of Mid-Twentieth Century Egyptian Youth

Junior Research Fellow in Oriental Studies, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

Shaheen, Jack, Ph.D.

Reel Bad Arabs: Hollywood's Portrayal of Middle Eastern People

Professor of Mass Communications (Emeritus), Southern Illinois State University

Smith, Llewellyn

Herskovits at the Heart of Darkness: a Documentary Screening and Discussion

Producer/ Director, Vital Pictures

Smith-Pariola, Jeannie, Ph.D.

The Politics of Giving: Beyond Media Representation of Humanitarianism and Aid in Haiti

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Otterbein College

Tate, Greg

This Strange Relationship: Mass Media and the Cultural Politics of Racial Representation

Journalist and Writer

Teel, Aron

Embracing Gender Identity and Sexual Diversity in Our Faith Communities

Member, Charlottesville Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Thomas-Hunt, Melissa, Ph.D.

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Assistant Professor of Business, University of Virginia

Thompson, Elizabeth, Ph.D.

Photography, Patriarchy, and Intimacy: Vernacular Albums of Mid-Twentieth Century Egyptian Youth

Associate Professor of History; Director, Workshop on Muslim Societies, University of Virginia

Weston, Kath, Ph.D.

Herskovits at the Heart of Darkness: a Documentary Screening and Discussion

Professor of Anthropology and Studies in Women and Gender, University of Virginia