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Arinn Amer is a doctoral student in history at the CUNY Graduate Center and a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Hunter College. Her research interests include visual and material culture, gender, and the everyday in early America.

Hilarie Ashton is a Ph.D candidate in the English program at the CUNY Graduate Center and a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Queens College, CUNY. She is also a Macaulay Honors College Mellon Writing Fellow at Hunter College. Her research interests include American studies, rhetorics of sound, pedagogies of embodiment, intersectional cultural studies, and composition and rhetoric.

Zebulah Baldwin is a second-year student in the English Ph.D program at the CUNY Graduate Center and a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Hunter College. His research interests include 20th century British and American literature, African-American texts and music, post-war politics and culture, cultural studies, postcolonial writings, and critical theory.

Joshua Belknap is a third-year student in the English Ph.D program at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research interests include translingual writing, transnationalism, writing program administration, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), multimodal/digital writing instruction/rhetorics, critical pedagogy, the history of education, and composition and rhetoric. He is also the ESL Lab Coordinator at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.

Erica Campbell is a lecturer at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, where she teaches writing, developmental writing, and literature courses.

Cathy N. Davidson is Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Futures Initiative and HASTAC @ CUNY at the CUNY Graduate Center. She previously taught at Duke University for more than two decades, where she held two chaired professorships, the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies. She is the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Teacher of the Year Award from the World Technology Network (with HASTAC cofounder David Theo Goldberg), and, most recently, the 2016 Ernest Boyer Award for “Significant Contribution to Higher Education.” In 2011, President Obama appointed her to the National Council on the Humanities, and in 2012, Davidson was named the first educator to serve on the board of directors of Mozilla. She is co-founding director of the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC). Her forthcoming book is The New Education: How We Can Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux (Basic Books, Sept 2017).

Michael Druffel is a third-year student in the English Ph.D program at the CUNY Graduate Center and a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Queens College. His research interests include literature and labor, 19th century American writing and politics, and composition and rhetoric.

Iris Finkel is a student in the Master's in Liberal Studies program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests include material culture, fashion studies, and digital pedagogy. She is also a reference and instruction librarian at Hunter College.

Lisa Hirschfield is a student in the Master's in Liberal Studies program at the CUNY Graduate Center, with a track in Digital Humanities/Interactive Technology & Pedagogy. Her research interests include English and American literature, public humanities, and cultural history. She is also Development Communications Manager in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Lehman College, CUNY.

Nicky Hutchins is a second-year student in the Master's in Liberal Studies program at the CUNY Graduate Center, with a track in Psychology of Work & Family. She also works in the customer service department for Amtrak. Her research interests include English literature and developing ways to use it a teaching tool to enhance students’ learning practices.

Jeff Israel is a student in the Master's in Liberal Studies program at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he focuses on English literature, posthumanities, and education.

Kelly Lerash is a student in the Master's in Liberal Studies program at the CUNY Graduate Center, with a track in Urban Education. She is also an eighth grade reading teacher at Democracy Prep Endurance Middle School, a charter school in Harlem.

Danica Savonick is a Futures Initiative Fellow and a Ph.D candidate in the English program at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Queens College, CUNY. Her research interests include feminist pedagogy, 20th century and contemporary literary and cultural studies, and social justice.

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