Lynn Rainville, author of Virginia and the Great War, is a research professor in the humanities at Sweet Briar College where she directs the Tusculum Institute for local history and historic preservation. She is also a fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Richard Reeves has had to cancel his participation.
Richard Reeves, author of Dream Hoarders, is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
Panthea Reid, author of Body and Soul: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Healing, is also the author of a book on Faulkner, editor of books on Walker Percy and Ellen Douglas, and biographer of Woolf and Olsen.
Justin Reid is director of African American Programs at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH). Before joining VFH, he worked as a civil rights public historian at the Moton Museum in Farmville, Va., and as a project manager for the U.S. Department of Education.
Chris Reiter is a writer for the Southern Environmental Law Center and the coordinator of SELC’s Reed Award for Environmental Writing, which recognizes outstanding works of journalism and literary non-fiction on the natural heritage of the South.
Andrew Revkin, author of Weather, is the senior reporter for climate issues at the Pulitzer Prize-winning ProPublica. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is co-credited with first proposing that we have entered the Anthropocene geological era.
Andrew Richards, author of The Flag, retired from the British Army after 23 years of service with the Adjutant General’s Commendation. He served in The Life Guards and in United Nations peacekeeping tours. He holds a BA in History and Classical Studies.
Jason Rodriguez, author of Try Looking Ahead, is also editor of the Colonial Comics and Artists Against Police Brutality and has been nominated for both Eisner and Harvey Awards.
James E. Ryan, author of Wait, What?, is the eleventh dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and president-elect of the University of Virginia. Before joining Harvard, he was the Matheson & Morgenthau Distinguished Professor at the University of Virginia Law School.