Our Team

Faculty Director

Associate Faculty Director

Executive Director

Program Administrator

Associate Director of Communications

Administrative Aide

Graduate Assistant

Steering Committee


Andrew Bell

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU

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Kimberly DaCosta

Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU


Dolly Chugh

Associate Professor, Stern School of Business, NYU

Steering Committee Member Steve Hahn

Steven Hahn

Professor of History, NYU


Shabnam Javdani

Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development, NYU

Aisha Khan

Aisha Khan

Associate Professor of Anthropology, NYU


Dina Rosenfeld

Associate Clinical Professor, Silver School of Social Work, NYU

Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross

Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

George Shulman

George Shulman

Professor of Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

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Nikhil Pal Singh

Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis and History, NYU


Laura Slatkin

Gallatin Distinguished Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies, NYU

Susanne Wofford

Susanne Wofford

Dean, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Advisory Board

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Piper Anderson

Faculty, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study

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Gina Belafonte

Co-Director – Sanfoka.org

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Marlene Brito

NYU Administrator, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis

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Jason Flom

Founder/Chief Executive Officer – Lava Records


Soffiyah Elijah

Executive Director of Alliance of Families for Justice


Rebecca Ginsburg

Director – Education Justice Project (University of Illinois)


Anthony Thompson

Professor of Clinical Law, New York University School of Law

Vivian Nixon

Vivian Nixon

Co-Founder/Executive Director – College and Community Fellowship


Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Director – Center for Place, Culture and Politics – The Graduate Center (CUNY)