Gillian Frank received his Ph.D. from the Department of American Studies at Brown University. He is a past recipient of an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellowship. Frank has published on the intertwined histories of religion, sexuality, and gender in the United States.
In her scholarship, Lisa Marie Cacho interrogates the ways in which human value is both ascribed and denied relationally along racial, gendered, sexual, national and spatial lines. Her book, Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected (NYU Press) won the American Studies Association’s 2013 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize honoring the most outstanding book published the previous year in American Studies. Her work has also been published in several journals and edited collections.
Kirt Von Daacke, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean and Professor (history)
College of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia
Co-Chair, UVA President's Commission on Slavery and the University slavery.virginia.edu
Co-Chair, UVA President's Commission on the University in the Age of Segregation
Co- Founder, Jefferson's Unviersity - The Early Life Project juel.iath.virginia.edu
Kasey Jernigan was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Studies at Wesleyan University in the American Studies Department. Her work focuses on obesity, identity, and cultural uses of food among Oklahoma tribes. Using collaborative and participatory research methods, her research examines the socio-cultural, economic, political, and historical influences of health, while centering tribal citizens’ personal stories and meaning-making in these processes. In her current manuscript project, Embodied Heritage: Commod Bods and Indian Identities, Dr.