Robin D. G. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of U.S. History University of California at Los Angeles. His books include Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (Harvard University Press, 2012); Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (Free Press, 2009); Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (Beacon Press, 2002); Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century, written collaboratively with Dana Frank and Howard Zinn (Beacon 2001); Yo' Mama's DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (Beacon Press, 1997); Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class (The Free Press, 1994); and Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression (University of North Carolina Press, 1990).
Jasbir K. Puar is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press, 2007) and of numerous articles in Gender, Place & Culture, Radical History Review, Socialist Review, Feminist Legal Studies, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Feminist Studies and Signs. Her forthcoming monograph Affective Politics: States of Debility and Capacity (Duke University Press, 2016) takes up questions of disability in the context of theories of bodily assemblages that trouble intersectional identity frames.
Amin Husain is an artist and organizer with groups including MTL, Global Ultra Luxury Faction, Decolonial Cultural Front, and Direct Action Front for Palestine. With Nitasha Dhillon, he is currently completing On This Land (onthislandfilm.wordpress.com ), a film about the Palestinian struggle.
Marz Saffore is a Black, queer visual artist/organizer. She received her B.A. in Studio Art; Film & Media Studies from University of Rochester. Now based in New York City, she is teaching undergraduate video production at NYU while completing a M.F.A. in Studio Art at NYU Steinhardt. She is a member of MTL+, the artist collective facilitating Decolonize This Place.