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Moya Bailey's work focuses on marginalized groups' use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in digital humanities. She is also the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network. She is an assistant professor in the Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies Department and the program in women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Northeastern University.

Ruha Benjamin is assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University, the author of People's Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (Stanford University Press), and a 2016–2017 fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Her work examines the social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine with a particular focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity. For more info visit:

Sophia Booth Magnone holds a PhD in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work focuses on animals, cyborgs, monsters, and other marginal creatures in science and speculative fiction, exploring nonhuman stories as sites of critical resistance to dominant social orders.

Jishnu Guha-Majumdar is a PhD candidate in political theory at Johns Hopkins University's Political Science Department.

Ayana A. H. Jamieson is the founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network. Her work centers around the intersections of critical-depth psychology, race, culture, and mythology. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she teaches courses on speculative and science fictions; mythology and modern life; and race, class, gender, and leadership at the Center for Distance Learning at the State University of New York, Empire State College. [End Page 225]

Sami Schalk is an assistant professor of gender and women's studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on representations of race, disability, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture. Sami's work has appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature, Disability Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Popular Culture, and elsewhere. Her first book, Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction, is forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2018.

Michael O. West is a professor of sociology, Africana studies, and history (PhD in history) at Binghamton University, as well as the chair of sociology. He has published broadly in the fields of southern African history, pan-Africanism, African studies, African diaspora studies, and African American studies. His current research centers on the Black Power movement in global perspectives. His works include the following authored and coedited books: The Rise of an African Middle Class: Colonial Zimbabwe, 1890–1965; Out of One, Many Africas: Reconstructing the Study and Meaning of Africa; and From Toussaint to Tupac: The Black International Since the Age of Revolution. [End Page 226]



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