Marguerite Dabaie, author of The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories, is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Barbara Damrosch, co-author of Letters to a Young Farmer, is a farmer and writer. She’s written two books and has a weekly column in The Washington Post called “A Cook’s Garden”. With her husband, Eliot Coleman, she raises vegetables at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine.
Marlene L. Daut, author of Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism, is an Associate Professor of African Diaspora Studies at the University of Virginia.
Shilpa Davé is assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and assistant professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film.
Kelley Fanto Deetz, author of Bound to the Fire, is a research associate at the James River Institute for Archaeology, and a visiting assistant professor at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.
Jamie DeMent, author of The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm, farms and cooks on Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough, NC. In addition to being a cooking teacher, she also owns, with her partner, Richard Holcomb, Piedmont Restaurant in Durham, N.C., and Bella Bean Organics.
Tanya Denckla Cobb is an environmental mediator, teacher, and author, as well as director of the UVA Institute for Environmental Negotiation. Her books include Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Movement is Changing The Way We Eat and Gardeners A to Z Guide to Growing Organic Food.
Dan Doernberg, president of public interest group Fairness.com LLC, is the creator of NowComment, a close reading/critical thinking cloud-based tool used at UVa and other schools. He co-founded Silicon Valley’s Computer Literacy Bookshops, which went public after its sale in 1997.
Jim Downs, author of Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation, also wrote Sick From Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering, and was a recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Multiyear Fellowship. He is a professor of history at Connecticut College.
Emily Dufton, author of Grass Roots, holds a PhD in American Studies from George Washington University. She lives outside of Washington, D.C.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. She also serves as director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company.