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MemberJeannette Vaught

…California State University-Los Angeles…

I am a Lecturer in Liberal Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cal State-LA, where I teach courses on interdisciplinary research and writing, and science studies. My research background and publications are interdisciplinary as well.  I write about agriculture, animals, and science in mostly equine contexts.  I am also currently writing Locust for Reaktion Books’ Animal Series, which is agricultural and scientific/technological history of the non-mammalian bent. I also host a podcast!  It’s called The Range.  It is produced by me and Foodways Texas in Austin, and its little sweet episodes about Texas food and agricultural history are available on iTunes. And, I write for food publications about food history, logistics, and cultures, with a particular focus on animal, agricultural, and science topics.  Check out my latest here. Interdisciplinarity rules my personal interests as well: I am a horse crazy, greyhound-loving succulent enthusiast. I recently relocated from Austin, TX to Long Beach, CA.  

MemberPeter J Garcia

Dr. Peter J. García is Professor at California State University Northridge where he teaches in Anthropology, Music, and Chicana and Chicano Studies. His research in U.S. Latinx and Mexican  borderlands focuses on indigenous and settler music-culture intersectionalities and contact zones between and among New Mexican, Northern Mexican and Southwest  Native American (indigenous) communities and immigrant barrios on both sides of the US/Mexico border. García is also faculty advisor, directs and performs  with the CSUN Latin/x music ensemble and Mariachi “el Matador.”  García was Fulbright García-Robles grantee to Mexico in 2007 and continues ethnographic research on the annual peregrinacion (pilgrimage) in Magdalena de Kino (Sonora).

MemberJoanna Brooks

Joanna Brooks is a strategist, advocate, and amplifier for knowledge builders and change makers working for human equity. She believes that what is most beautiful about America is the knowledge and determination of women working for change in and across diverse communities.  An award-winning author or editor of ten books on race, religion, American culture, and social movements for trade and scholarly audiences, she has been featured in global media outlets including the BBC, NPR, the Daily Show, CNN, MSNBC, and the Washington Post.