Speakers

Barbara Damrosch

Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

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.

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Shilpa Davé

Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film

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.

Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Jamie DeMent

The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes and Stories from My Carolina Farm

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.

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Dan Doernberg

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.

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Jim Downs

Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation

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.

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Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

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.

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