Parminder Bakshi-Hamm

Parminder Bakshi-Hamm is an English and cultural studies professor at Internationale Berufsakademie in Cologne, Germany. She is an expert on migration and labor market issues, as well as gender and culture themes.

Dr. Bakshi-Hamm has over 20 years of teaching, research, and consulting experience. She has largely focused on migrant communities in Europe, highly qualified migrants, social mobility, local governance, and organizational change. She has worked on several comparative projects, some of which were funded by the EU. She is a founding member of a European wide network on migrant/minority women scientists. She has also worked as a consultant to government and private sector organizations in UK and Germany. Since 2009, she has been working as a referee for the European Commission.

Her work on women scientists of migrant backgrounds at German universities helped initiate a debate on the topic in Germany. Bakshi-Hamm’s current research is on barriers for black academics in the German university system.

She was born in India and settled in Germany in 1996 after completing her PhD in the U.K.

Parminer Bakshi Hamm
Areas of Expertise: Migrant labor, women in science, minority-owned businesses, literature and culture Studies, higher education

Location: Bonn, Germany

Contact Information:

Email: pbak2@yahoo.de

Phone: +49 1577 3030321

Last Updated: March 11, 2020

Ana Lopez

Ana Lopez is the Director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, and an Associate Professor of Communication at Tulane University. She has worked extensively with Latino cultural production in the U.S. Her work has been widely published in film and Latin American studies journals.Her scholarship and publications are focused on Latin American film, media, television, and popular culture.

As director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, she oversees the Summer in Cuba program, the Summer in the Dominican Republic program, and academic and cultural programming aimed at promoting a true Cuban and Caribbean presence on Tulane’s campus.

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Professor at Tulane Stone Center of Latin American Studies

Areas of Expertise: Latin America, Mass Communication, Latin American Film, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture

Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact:

Tulane’s PR for Dr. Lopez’s department: Valerie J McGinley, Office (504) 865-5164, Cell (504) 717-9775.

Phone: (504) 562-3034

Email: lopez@tulane.edu

Here is Lopez on member station WWNO, on Cuba Policy

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Last Verified: January 2015

Guillermo Grenier

Guillermo Grenier is a Professor of Sociology and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.

Over the past 25 years he has been a lead investigator of the FIU Cuba Poll, an annual poll of Cuban-Americans, which is a  project cosponsored by the Cuban Research Institute.

Grenier has authored or coauthored six books and dozens of articles on labor, migration, immigrant incorporation, and Cuban-American ideological profiles, particularly in the Greater Miami area.

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Professor of Sociology and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University

Areas of Expertise: Polling, Cultural Studies, Latin America, Immigration, Cuban Immigrants, Sociology

Location: Miami, FL

Contact:

Phone: (305) 348-3217

Email: Guillermo.grenier@fiu.edu

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Last Verified: February 2015

Ted Van Alst

Ted Van Alst is assistant professor of Native American Studies at the University of Montana. Previously, he spent four years as an assistant dean at Yale College and served as director of the Yale University Native American Cultural Center. He is a widely-read author whose work includes two chapters (“Navajo Joe” and “The Savage Innocents”) in the 2013 book “Seeing Red—Hollywood’s Pixeled Skins: American Indians and Film.”

Van Alst has been heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition Sunday, and has been featured in the Washington Post, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Native American Calling, Smithsonian Magazine and Al Jazeera America for his expertise in Native American culture.


Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at the University of Montana

Areas of Expertise: Native American History and Culture

Location: Missoula, Montana

Contact Information:
Email:
ted.vanalst@mso.umt.edu

Heard on Canadian Broadcast Corporation:

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Oliver Wang

Oliver Wang is a music writer and cultural critic whose work has been published in almost every major hip-hop magazine: The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and others. He has written about race, popular culture and music for Mother Jones, Spin, The Nation and the LA Times.

Wang is a frequent contributor to NPR and KPCC in California and runs the audio blog SoulSides.com. He teaches sociology at California State University at Long Beach, with a focus on race/ethnicity and social issues.


Music Writer and Cultural Critic, Professor of Sociology, California State University, Long Beach

Areas of Expertise: Music, Sports, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Race & Ethnicity, Hip-Hop

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:
Email: oliverwang@gmail.com
Phone: (510) 593-3565
Twitter: @soulsidescom

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Hua Hsu

Hua Hsu is an assistant professor of English and director of American Studies at Vassar College and a well-known culture critic. He began writing about film, music and sports as a graduate student at Harvard and has covered a wide range of cultural issues for Artforum, the Atlantic, New York magazine, the New York Times and Slate.

Hsu is an executive board member of the Asian American Writers Workshop. As of 2014, he is completing his first book, “A Floating Chinaman,” which looks at “the competing visions for a U.S.-China future that circulated in the popular novels and reportage of the interwar years–as well as the bizarre interpersonal rivalries these competing accounts inspired.”

Assistant Professor of English at Vassar College

Areas of Expertise: Culture Criticism, Sports, Music, Film, American Intellectual History, Transpacific Literary History, Cultural Studies

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Contact Info:

Email: huhsu@vassar.edu

Phone: (845) 437-5649

Twitter: @huahsu

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Marc Lamont Hill

Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles professor of media, cities, and solutions at Temple University. He is currently the host of BET news and has appeared on Fox, CNN and MSNBC as a political and cultural commentator. Trained as an anthropologist of education, Hill focuses his research on the intersections between culture, politics, and education in the United States and the Middle East. Ebony Magazine named him one of America’s 100 most influential black leaders.

Hill is the author of several books, including Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity , Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility, and The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America.

Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University

Areas of Expertise: African American Politics, Politics & Political Issues, Culture & Cultural Issues, Anthropology, Education, Social Issues, Hip-Hop, Globalization

Location: New York, NY & Philadephia, PA

Contact Info:

Phone: (917) 842-4122
Email: mlh@marclamonthill.com
Twitter: @marclamonthill

 **Important note: When you contact Marc, please also email his assistant Shunta Wilborn at assistant@marclamonthill.com.

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