Speakers

Mitchell S. Jackson

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family

Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math, won a Whiting Award and the Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence for his debut novel, The Residue Years. His honors also include fellowships from TED, the Lannan Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

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Veronica Jackson

Veronica Jackson makes connections across visual art, architecture, and design as compiled in her multi-decade portfolio in interpretive exhibition and communication design. She honed her conceptual and practical skills by working on culturally significant and historically prominent projects.

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Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President - What We Don't, Can't, and Do Know

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, author of Cyberwar, is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and director of its Annenberg Public Policy Center. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the International Communication Association.

 

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Jesse Jarnow

Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America

Jesse Jarnow, author of Wasn’t That a Time, is a regular contributor to Pitchfork, Wired, and elsewhere, and hosts the weekly Frow Show on the Jersey City independent radio station WFMU.

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Ann Jeffries

Judicial Indiscretion

Ann Jeffries, author of Judicial Indiscretion, is a native of Washington, D.C. Thirteen of her novels in the Family Reunion-Wisdom of the Ancestors series have been published.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Romance

Alex Jennings

New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color

Alex Jennings, contributor to New Suns, was born in Germany; raised in Botswana, Suriname, and Tunisia; and now writes and teaches in New Orleans. He is the author of Here I Come and Other Stories and the emcee of Dogfish, a monthly readings series.

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Tim Johnston

The Current

Tim Johnston, a native of Iowa City, is the author of The Current and the New York Times bestseller Descent, as well as a young adult novel, Never So Green, and the story collection Irish Girl, winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction.

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Martha S. Jones

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

Martha S. Jones, author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She was formerly a Presidential Bicentennial Professor at the University of Michigan, and was a founding director of the Michigan Law School Program in Race, Law and History.

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Stephen Mack Jones

Lives Laid Away

Stephen Mack Jones, author of Lives Laid Away, is a published poet and award-winning playwright. His debut novel, August Snow, won the prestigious Hammett Prize, and was shortlisted for the Strand Magazine Critic’s Choice Award and Shamus Award.

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