Elisabeth R. Anker is Professor of American Studies and Political Science at the George Washington University. She is the author of multiple books, including Ugly Freedoms (2022) and Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom (2014).
Lorna N. Bracewell is a theorist of feminism and associate professor of political science at Flagler College. She is the author of the 2021 book Why We Lost the Sex Wars: Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era.
Neil Roberts is the John T. McCoy Professor of Africana Studies, Faculty Affiliate in Political Science and Religion, and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Williams College. His latest book is Freedom as Marronage. His books include Freedom as Marronage.
Alfredo Véa Jr. is a Mexican-Yaqui-Filipino-American lawyer and novelist who has written four novels: La Maravilla, The Silver Cloud Café, Gods Go Begging, which the Los Angeles Times named one of the best books of 1999, and The Mexican Flyboy, which won a 2017 American Book Award.
Daniel A. Olivas is the author of twelve books and editor of two anthologies. His latest book is Chicano Frankenstein: A Novel.
Shaun O’Connell teaches English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is author of Imagining Boston: A Literary Landscape and Remarkable and Unspeakable New York: A Literary Landscape.
Atilio Boron is an Argentine Marxist sociologist.
Sherman Teichman is the Founding Director of the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University.
Rose Moss is an American writer born in South Africa.
A. Dirk Moses is Anne and Bernard Spitzer Professor of International Relations at CCNY, editor of the Journal of Genocide Research, and author of The Problems of Genocide: Permanent Security and the Language of Transgression.
Joseph Weizenbaum (1923–2008) was a German American computer scientist and a professor at MIT.
Joyce Carol Oates has published 58 novels as well as many volumes of plays, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction.
Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014) was a Colombian novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. He won the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Emile Habibi (1922–1996) was a Palestinian-Israeli writer of Arabic literature and a politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the communist parties Maki and Rakah.
Samih al-Qasim (1939–2014) was a Palestinian poet.