Fatimah Williams Castro

Fatimah Williams Castro is the founder of Beyond the Tenure Track, a careers service designed for academics who are exploring and transitioning to careers outside of traditional academic teaching and research. She helps students and faculty re-frame the skills and experiences conceived in academia to open up opportunities and career choices that were previously unseen, […]

Christina Warinner

Christina Warinner is a scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Germany working on what she describes as “the archaeology of the invisible.” She and her team are developing new research practices for an emerging area of scientific study called mircrobial archaeology—the study of ancient bacteria. Her current work compares the gut microbiomes from ancient […]

Chef Kabui

Chef Kabui is an ecopolitical chef, urban farmer, and food activist fighting to empower the African and African-American consciousness with a food revolution. In his words, “There is nothing more political than food!” Kabui grew up on a coffee farm near the slopes of Mt Kenya. Eighty percent of what his family ate they grew […]

Gina Athena Ulysse

Gina Athena Ulysse is a Haitian born poet-scholar living out the tension between artist and social scientist. She is currently professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University. Her work is unapologetically fierce—she challenges the conventions of the discipline and encourages academics to seek new ways of engaging with the wider public. Her new book Because When […]

Dawn Nafus

Dawn Nafus is an anthropologist and senior research scientist at Intel Labs. She is currently working on a project called DataSense—a data analysis tool to help non-technical people visually interact with their personal data. She continues to maintain an academic profile, recently publishing an edited volume Quantified (2016), which brings together a community of scholars […]


Jason De León is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan where he directs the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP). De León’s research investigates the brutal world of clandestine border crossings between Mexico and the US, and he is currently documenting the lives of Honduran smugglers living in Mexico. His work sits at […]