Silvia L. Mazzula, Ph.D.

Silvia L. Mazzula, Ph.D. is a Tenured Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York (CUNY). Her research focuses on the intersection of race, culture, and mental health, including racism and discrimination. She works in New York, New York.

Her research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson FoundationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Annie E. Casey Foundation, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute on Drug Abuse, The City University of New York, and Research, Integration, Strategies, and Evaluation (RISE) for Boys and Men of Color.

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   Tenured Associate Professor of Psychology 

Location: New York, New York

Contact Information:  

Email:  silviamazzula@gmail.com

Twitter@DrMazzula

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Shirley Leyro, Ph.D.

Shirley Leyro, Ph.D. is an expert criminologist. She is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College at City University of New York (CUNY). Her research focuses on criminal law and immigration. She works in New York, New York.

Her research has been funded by grants, fellowships, and awards provided by the Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY).

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Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice

Location: New York, New York

Contact Information:

Email: sleyro@bmcc.cuny.edu

Phone: (646) 244-1211

Twitter: @Shir_Lo

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Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti

Dr. Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Pace University in New York, NY. She is an expert on how public policy is impacted by gender, race, ethnicity- specifically on how Latino youth are impacted by technology, the military system and immigration policy. Monforti is the former president of the APSA Latino Caucus- an association pushing for the promotion and protection of professional development of Latina/os in political science.  She has contributed to several news articles and broadcasts including NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Pace University 

Areas of Expertise: Public Policy Impacts by Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Impacts of Technology, Military System and Immigration Policy on Latino Youth

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

Email: jlavariegamonforti@pace.edu

Phone: 917-724-6769 (cell)

Twitter:@dralavariega 

Heard on NPR’s All Things ConsideredIn Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw is a professor at Columbia Law School and UCLA Law School. Her work focuses on racial and social justice and gender equality. Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory are academic disciplines that have emerged from her work. Crenshaw is also the Executive Director and Co Founder of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School. She has been instrumental in international organizational events such as the United Nations’ World Conference on Racism and the conference for Expert Group on Gender and Race Discrimination. She has also been an influential voice in racial justice campaigns such as “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women” and “Black Girls Matter”. Crenshaw’s articles can be found in Ms.Magazine, Harvard Law Review, National Black Law Journal, Southern California Law Review and has appeared on MSNBC, NPR and “The Tavis Smiley Show”.
The American Bar Foundation named Crenshaw the 2016 Fellows Outstanding Scholar.

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Kimberle Crenshaw

Professor of Law at Columbia and UCLA

Areas of Expertise: gender equality, race, social and racial justice, affirmative action, violence against women. structural racial inequality

Location: New York and Los Angeles

Contact Info
Email: crenshaw@law.columbia.edu
Twitter: @sandylocks

 

Heard on NPR’s Morning Edition: The Promise of Diversity Is Yet To Be Fulfilled 

Valerie Lundy-Wagner

Valerie Lundy-Wagner is a Senior Research Associate at the Columbia University Teachers College Community College Research Center. Her research focuses on postsecondary access and completion, community colleges, and comprehensive regional four-year institutions, with specific attention to minority-serving institutions, the STEM fields, and the role of race, class, and gender.

She is co-project leader for Corridors to College Success, an effort to generate strategies for community colleges to support college completion and workforce readiness for immigrants, veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals. She has been featured in various publications, such as the Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, and the Journal of Negro Education.

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Senior Research Associate at the Columbia University Teachers College Community College Research Center

Areas of Expertise: Community Colleges, Educational Access and Equity, Minorities in STEM Fields

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

Contact Georgia West Stacey
Phone: (212) 678-3394
Email: georgia.stacey@tc.columbia.edu

Heard on Columbia Teachers College Web-series Lecture: When Gender Issues Are Not Just About Women: Reconsidering Male Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Added February 2015

Dorian Warren

Dorian T. Warren is an associate professor of political science and public affairs at Columbia University. He specializes in the study of inequality and American politics, focusing on the political organization of marginalized groups, race and ethnic politics, labor politics, urban politics, American political development, social movements and social science methodology. Warren is a sought-after commentator frequently appearing on networks such as MSNBC, ABC, CNN, NPR and Bloomberg, among other outlets.

At Columbia, Warren is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and coordinates the Center for Urban Research & Policy Seminar Series. In 2013, he was included on the list of NBC’s theGrio’s 100 people making history today.  His research focuses on the intersection of labor, politics and race, as well as race and ethnicity.

Dorian currently serves on the boards of the Applied Research Center, Center for Community Change, ALIGN, the Model Alliance, the Discount Foundation and The Nation Magazine Editorial Board. Prior to his teaching position at Columbia University he worked with several organizations, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, American Rights at Work/Jobs with Justice and the NGLTF Policy Institute. He is the author of the forthcoming The Three Faces of Unions: Inclusion & Democracy in the U.S. Labor Movement and Boxing Out: Walmart & the Politics of Labor Market Regulation from Below.


Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at Columbia University

Areas of Expertise: Labor Organizing, Politics, Policy, Race and Ethnic Politics, African-American Politics, Urban Politics and Policy, American Political Development, Community Organizing, Social Movements, Social Science Methodology

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:
E-mail: 
dorian.warren@sipa.columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 854-4659
Twitter: @dorianwarren


Featured on MSNBC: 
All In With Chris Hayes

 

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams is the James L. Dohr professor of law at Columbia University, where she teaches in the areas of contract law, bioethics (particularly issues involving property in bodies and body parts), and civil and human rights (including issues of race, gender, disability and mental health). In 2000 she received a MacArthur Fellowship for her work in law and social justice.

Williams began her law career as a consumer advocate and freelance journalist; she continues to write a monthly column, “Diary of a Mad Law Professor,” for The Nation magazine (and blogs at madlawprofessor.wordpress.com), is a regular contributor to The Guardian newspaper. She is the author of several books, including “The Alchemy of Race and Rights,” “The Rooster’s Egg” and “Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race.”

Williams has appeared on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and NPR’s Tell Me More.


James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University

Areas of Expertise: Contract Law, Bioethics, Civil and Human Rights (Race, Gender, Disability and Mental Health), Social Justice

Location: Boston, MA and New York City, NY (France and Seattle, WA, during academic breaks)

Contact Information:
Email:
madlawprofessor@aol.com
Phone: (617) 524-3192

You can also contact Williams’ assistant, Nersa Miller
Phone: (212) 854-8385

Heard on NPR: For a full list, click here.

Tell Me More: Will Obama’s Presidency Change Perceptions Among Blacks?

 

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

Hsu discusses “How Writing Matters” for Vassar College

Khalilah Williams-Webb

Khalilah Williams-Webb is a celebrity stylist. She has been designing New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony’s look since 2008, when he played for the Denver Nuggets.

Williams-Webb’s client list includes NBA players Rudy Gay, Brandon Bass and JR Smith; NFL player Donte Whitner; and former NFL player James Hardy. Williams-Webb’s editorial work has been featured in V Magazine, L’uomo Vogue, Hollywood Reporter and ESPN Magazine.

She has worked on ad campaigns for Samsung, Jordan Brand, Ford Fusion and Foot Locker.


Celebrity Fashion Stylist

Expertise: Fashion Styling, Image Consulting

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.


Contact Information:
Contact manager Rachel Jeanty
Email: rachel@revivalmanagementnyc.com
Phone: (646) 208-2329
Website: http://www.khalilahwilliamswebb.com/
Twitter: @kwebimageinc 

Heard on NPR:

Tell Me More: Styling The NBA

 

Jamilah King

Jamilah King is a Senior Staff Writer at MIC and serves on the peer review board of the Youth Media Reporter. She was previously a news editor and culture reporter at the daily news website Colorlines.com, an associate editor at WireTap Magazine and a contributing editor with YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.

Jamilah has been on WNYC, MSNBC, and other outlets speaking about sports, race, class, fashion, LGBT issues and journalism.

Jamilah King

Senior Staff Writer at MIC

Areas of Expertise: Urban Politics, Youth, Basketball & Sports

Location: New York, NY

Contact Info:

Phone: (415) 755-8043 (cell)
Email: jamilah@mic.com
Twitter: @jamilahking
Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

Tell Me More: Asian American Basketball Leagues About Survival

Added January 2013

Last Verified September 2015