Dr. Kemi Adeyemi, Assistant Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington and Director of the Black Embodiments Studio. Her writing theorizes the contours of contemporary Black queer life and includes the forthcoming books Feels Right: Black Queer Women's Choreographies of Belonging in Chicago and Queer Nightlife.
Dr. Julian Kevon Glover, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Department of Dance & Choreography at Virginia Commonwealth University. They are an academic, activist, and artist and longtime member of the ballroom scene and an ethnographer of the experiences of transgender women in the ballroom scene.
Dr. Theodore Greene, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bowdoin College and Chair of the American Sociological Association's LGBTQ Caucus. He researches queer placemaking to understand how urban redevelopment shapes the relationships between individuals and communities.