Speakers

Andrew Kahrl

Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America's Most Exclusive Shoreline

Andrew Kahrl, author of Free the Beaches, is associate professor of history and African American studies at the University of Virginia. His first book, The Land Was Ours, received the Liberty Legacy Foundation Award from the Organization of American Historians.

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Edward Kelly

Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality

Edward F. Kelly works in UVa’s Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS).He served as lead author of Irreducible Mind and Beyond Physicalism, and is currently working on intensive psychophysiological studies of psi and ASCs in exceptional subjects.

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William Kelso

Jamestown, The Truth Revealed

William M. Kelso, author of Jamestown: The Truth Revealed, is the director of archaeology at Historic Jamestowne. He holds an MA in Early American History from the College of William and Mary and a PhD from Emory University. In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II named him as a “Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, (CBE).

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Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning, is professor of History and International Relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He received the 2016 National Book Award for Stamped from the Beginning and, at 34 years old was the youngest ever winner of the NBA for nonfiction.

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Khizr Khan

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

Khizr Khan, author of An American Family and This Is Our Constitution, was born in 1950, the eldest of ten children, in Gujranwala, a small city in Pakistan. He moved to the United States with his wife, Ghazala, in 1980. The couple became American citizens and raised their three sons in Silver Spring, Maryland. Their middle son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, a graduate of UVa and its Army ROTC program, was killed in 2004 while stopping a suicide attack near Baqubah, Iraq, and was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Khizr Khan holds a BA degree from the University of the Punjab, an LLB from Punjab University Law College, and an LLM from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the District of Columbia Bar, the New York State Bar, and the American Bar Association. Khan’s law practice includes complex civil litigation, electronic discovery, health privacy compliance law, and civil rights and veterans’ rights advocacy. He and Ghazala live in Charlottesville.

Genre: Children/Youth, Non-Fiction

Denise Kiernan

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home

Denise Kiernan, author of The Last Castle, a New York Times bestseller, is also a journalist and producer. Her previous title, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller and has been published in seven languages. She lives in North Carolina.

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Barbara King

Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat

Barbara J. King, author of Personalities on the Plate, is professor emerita of anthropology at the College of William and Mary. She is the author of How Animals Grieve and Evolving God. Her work has been featured in the Best American Science and Nature Writing.

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William Kurtz

Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

William B. Kurtz is the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History’s managing director and digital historian. He received his PhD in History in 2012 from UVA and is the author of Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America. He oversees the Center’s digital projects.

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