Nikki Muller is a playwright, musical comedian and actress who splits her time between Los Angeles and New York. She has spent the last several years performing and touring her award-winning play, Definition of Man, which was recently nominated for an Ovation award. Follow her on Twitter: @nikkimuller.
An exvangelical writer, speaker, and advocate, Chrissy Stroop is (with Lauren O’Neal) coeditor of the essay anthology Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church. Growing up, Stroop was sent to right-wing evangelical Christian schools in Indianapolis, Indiana and Colorado Springs, Colorado, but she went on to earn a Phd in modern Russian history from Stanford University and switch sides in the culture wars. Now an atheist who embraces pluralism, Stroop is a weekly columnist for openDemocracy and a senior correspondent for Religion Dispatches whose work has also appeared in Foreign Policy, DAME, Playboy, The Boston Globe, The Moscow Times, and other outlets. She also writes weekly essays for her Substack, The Bugbear Dispatch, and you can connect with her on BlueSky and Spoutible. These days, Stroop resides in Portland, Oregon, a city that, contrary to right-wing opinion, is not constantly on fire, and where people go to brunch instead of church.
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Cara Marsh Sheffler is a New York-based writer, translator, and editor. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including The Guardian and VICE. As one half of ¡AGITPOP! Press, she collaborates with visual artist Johannah Herr. Their most recent full-length book is a revisitation to the World’s Fair, “I Have Seen the Future: Official Guide.” Sheffler’s writing in it was described by The New York Times as “enthusiastically caustic.” You can find more of her work at www.caramarshsheffler.com.
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Amy Schiller researches, writes, and consults at the intersection of political theory and philanthropy. She is currently an Associate Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. Her research applies Hannah Arendt and other theorists to contemporary philanthropic practices and discourses to uncover ways in which philanthropy creates and destroys the common world. Alongside her philanthropy commentary, Dr. Schiller’s teaching and her writing for The Atlantic, The Nation, The American Prospect, and The Daily Beast have addressed matters of race, gender, popular culture, and electoral politics. She holds a Ph.D. from CUNY Graduate Center and has taught at Brooklyn College and the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.
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Maria Farrell is an Irish writer and keynote speaker on technology and the future. Now based in London, she has worked in tech policy for twenty years in Paris, Brussels, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Follow her on Twitter @MariaFarrell.
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Joost Bosland is a partner at Stevenson, a contemporary art gallery in South Africa, and a former board member of The Conversationalist. He holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from Wits University in Johannesburg. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in art history.
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Diamond Stylz is the producer and host of the Marsha’s Plate podcast. She is a veteran activist with a First Amendment rights victory under her belt. Ms. Stylz is on the board of two queer-centered national organization, Black Transwomen Inc and Transfaith. She is an experienced speaker and program coordinator focusing on LGBTQ+ issues and history, trans-inclusive feminism, work discrimination, black liberation, sex work decriminalization, and journalism. Contact her at email@example.com or @DiamondStylz on most social media platforms
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Marie Le Conte is a French-Moroccan freelance political journalist based in London. She has worked for BuzzFeed News and the Evening Standard among others, and has written for publications including the Guardian, the Sunday Times, Prospect, VICE and i-D Magazine. She is the author of Haven’t You Heard? A Guide to Westminster Gossip and Why Mischief Gets Things Done. Follow her on Twitter @youngvulgarian.
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Elizabeth Tsurkov is a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Research Fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking. Her research focuses on the Levant. Follow her on Twitter @Elizrael.
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Asher Schechter is a writer and editor based in New York City. He covers issues related to the intersection between politics and the economy, such as antitrust, corruption, lobbying and social movements.
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Seth Anziska is the Mohamed S. Farsi-Polonsky Lecturer in Jewish-Muslim Relations at University College London. He is the author of Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo (Princeton University Press, 2018).