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Samantha Rosenthal

Samantha Rosenthal, author of Living Queer History, is Associate Professor of History and Coordinator of the Public History Concentration at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. She is the author of …

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Sarah Calise

Sarah Calise (she/they) is a public historian dedicated to connecting people with their past and preserving important records through digital, written, and verbal storytelling. She currently cares for political and …

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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, the first book for a general audience about climate change, in 1989; his 20th book, The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: …

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William deBuys

William deBuys, author of The Trail to Kanjiroba, also wrote River of Traps, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalist, as well …

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Andrea Douglas

Dr. Andrea Douglas, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center executive director, holds an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Virginia and an MBA in arts management …

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Eboni Bugg

Eboni Bugg has worked to improve lives in the Charlottesville area in a variety of roles including educator, social worker, therapist and yoga teacher. She is currently the director of …

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John Charles Thomas

John Charles Thomas was the first Black and, at 32 years old, the youngest Supreme Court Justice in Virginia history. A Norfolk native, he earned his BA with distinction from …

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Reuben Jonathan Miller

Reuben Jonathan Miller, author of Halfway Home, is a sociologist, criminologist and a social worker who teaches at the University of Chicago in the School of Social Service Administration where …

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Laurent Dubois

Laurent Dubois is the director for Academic Affairs at the Democracy Initiative at UVA and the author, most recently, of Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian …

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Elizabeth Irvin

Elizabeth Irvin is the executive director of The Women’s Initiative, a Charlottesville based nonprofit that provides trauma-informed, culturally responsive mental health care. She believes that every person possesses the strength …

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Andrea Mayfield

Andrea Mayfield is the deputy director of The Women’s Initiative, where she is responsible for operations, resilience programs, and cultural humility. She is passionate about equity in access and outcomes …

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Patricia Miller

Patricia Miller is the editor of Encyclopedia Virginia and the author of Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age. Her writing on feminism, power, and politics …