Archive: Past Guests

  • Samuel Sinyangwe

    Samuel Sinyangwe is a policy analyst and data scientist who works with communities of color to fight systemic racism through cutting-edge policies and strategies.

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  • Marcia Chatelain

    Dr. Chatelain writes and teaches about African-American migration, women’s and girls’ history, and race and food.

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  • Jelani Cobb

    Jelani Cobb is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture.

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  • DeRay Mckesson

    DeRay Mckesson is an organizer, activist, and educator focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice.

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  • Randall Kenan

    Randall Kenan is an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction born in Brooklyn, New York. After he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan worked for several years on

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  • Charles Cobb, Jr.

    Charles Cobb, Jr., is an author, poet, and journalist born in Washington, D.C. A field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi from 1962 to 1967, Cobb origi

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  • Patricia O'Connor

    Patricia O’Connor is a sociolinguist and Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University. Her work in prisons, jails, and drug treatment centers situates her narrative research. She is the aut

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  • Raúl Zurita

    Raúl Zurita, winner of the Chilean National Poetry Prize, is one of the best known poets of Latin America.

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  • Adam Zagajewski

    Adam Zagajewski’s Without End: New and Selected Poems was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2002.

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  • Saadi Yousef

    Saadi Yousef was born near Basra, Iraq, in 1934.

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