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  • Amelia Benavides-Colón

    Amelia Benavides-Colón is a reporting intern at The Chronicle and the 2024 recipient of its Diversity in Media Scholarship. Follow her on X at @benavides_colon or reach her via email at
  • Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

    Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò is a professor of philosophy and director of the Global African Studies Program at Seattle University.
  • Rachel Trousdale

    Rachel Trousdale is a professor of English at Framingham State University. Her poetry collection, Five-Paragraph Essay on the Body-Mind Problem, won the inaugural Cardinal Poetry Prize and will be published by Wesleyan University Press in 2025. Her latest scholarly book is Humor, Empathy, and Community in Twentieth-Century American Poetry (Oxford, 2022). Her website is, and she is on social media on X and on Bluesky.
  • Andrew Manuel Crespo

    Andrew Manuel Crespo is a professor of law at Harvard Law School.
  • Kirsten Weld

    Kirsten Weld is a professor of history at Harvard University.
  • Lisa Lieberman

    Lisa Lieberman is an adjunct instructor in the California Central Valley and a freelance writer and editor.
  • Matt Burgess

    Matt Burgess is an assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • Amanda Friedman

    Amanda Friedman is a reporting intern at The Chronicle. You can email her at or follow her on X (formerly Twitter) @amandasfriedman.
  • Alex Walters

    Alex Walters is a reporting intern at The Chronicle. You can email him at or follow him on X @Alex_M_Walters.
  • Lendol G. Calder

    Lendol G. Calder is a professor of history at Augustana College in Illinois. He is writing an account of one semester in a college U.S. history classroom.