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Rhodes College
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Alexandria Arrieta

University of Southern California
PhD Student
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Morgan Bimm

York University
PhD Candidate
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Daphne A. Brooks

Yale University
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, American...
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Lynn Brown

Literary Lynn LLC

Jon Caramanica

New York Times
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Jessica Cassyle Carr

University of New Mexico
Instructor / Writer
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Kamilah Cummings

Editor. Writer. Educator.
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Kyle DeCoste

Columbia University
PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology
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Carmela Muzio Dormani

Mercy College
Assistant Professor
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De Angela L. Duff

Associate Vice Provost & Industry Professor

Leigh H. Edwards

Florida State University
Professor of English
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Jabari Evans

Northwestern University
Research Fellow

Licia Fiol-Matta

New York University
Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
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Carleton S. Gholz

Detroit Sound Conservancy
Founder & Executive Director Emeritus
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Michelle Habell-Pallán

University of Washington (UW)
Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; Director of the UW...
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Glenn Hendler

Fordham University
Professor of English & American Studies

Natalie Hopkinson

Howard University
Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Culture and Media...
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Hua Hsu

Vassar College/The New Yorker
Associate Professor/Staff Writer
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Zalika U. Ibaorimi

The University of Texas at Austin
PhD Candidate (African and African Diaspora Studies)

Robin James

UNC Charlotte
Associate Professor, Philosophy; Co-Editor of the Journal of Popular...
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Alisha Lola Jones

Indiana University (Bloomington)
Assistant Professor, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology;...
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Roshanak Kheshti

University of California, San Diego
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Affiliate Faculty in...
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Jason King

Chair & Professor, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, New York...
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Holly Kruse

Rogers State University
Professor of Communications
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Skye Landgraf

George Washington University.
MA candidate, English
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Tara Lopez

Northern New Mexico College
Associate Professor of Sociology
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Kimberly Mack

Associate Professor of African American Literature and Culture at the...
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Sidney Madden

NPR Music

Charles McGovern

William and Mary
American Studies and History
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C Liegh McInnis

Psychedelic Literature
Poet and Short Story Writer
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Paula Mejía

Senior Editor at Texas Monthly; co-founding editor of NPR Music's Turning the Tables
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Jennifer Messelink

McGill University
PhD Candidate, Musicology
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Chris Molanphy

Slate/Hit Parade
Chart Columnist/Pop Critic
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Joan Morgan

New York University
Program Director, the Center for Black Visual Culture

Wesley Morris

New York Times

Matthew D. Morrison

Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, New York University
Assistant Professor

Mark Anthony Neal

Duke University
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor and Chair of African and...
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Tavia Nyong’o

Yale University
Chair and Professor of Theater and Performance Studies
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Puja Patel

Editor-in-Chief; host of The Pitchfork Review
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Jenn Pelly

Contributing Editor
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Liz Pelly

writer, critic; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
Adjunct Professor
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Ann Powers

NPR Music
Critic and Correspondent; Founder, Turning the Tables

Guthrie P. Ramsey

University of Pennsylvania
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music
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Shana L. Redmond

Professor, Musicology, Global Jazz Studies, and African American...
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Carlo Rotella

Boston College
Professor, English
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Alex La Rotta

Columbia University
Postdoc Research Scholar / Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race
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Danyel Smith

author, and host of Spotify's "Black Girl Songbook"
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Alfred Soto

Florida International University
Visiting Instructor
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Thea Quiray Tagle

UMass Boston
Assistant Professor of critical ethnic studies and queer studies
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Karen Tongson

Chair, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Professor, English and American...

Alexandra T. Vazquez

New York University
Associate Professor, Department of Performance Studies
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Oliver Wang

CSU-Long Beach
Professor of Sociology
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Melissa A. Weber

Tulane University Special Collections
Curator, Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz
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Eric Weisbard

University of Alabama
American Studies; co-editor of Journal of Popular Music Studies
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Christina Zanfagna

Santa Clara University
Associate Professor