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Professor Silber is an applied mathematician who currently contributes to the Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative (CAMI) at the University of Chicago.
Professor Ball is an educational researcher noted for her work in mathematics instruction and the mathematical preparation of teachers. She will present the Hauben Distinguished Lecture in Education.
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Professor Chun combines a background in Systems Design Engineering and English Literature to inform her work on contemporary digital media.
Professor Little will deliver the Mary Maples Dunn Lecture at the Omohundro Institute. She specializes in the history of women, gender, and sexuality. She has held fellowships at the Newberry Library, Huntington Library, and others.
micha cárdenas is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and Interactive Media Design at the University of Washington Bothell.
Professor Dakake researches and publishes on Islamic intellectual history, Quranic studies, Shi`ite and Sufi traditions, and women's spirituality and religious experience.
Ms. Buolamwini founded and leads the Algorithmic Justice League to fight bias in machine learning. She creates learning experiences to develop social impact technology and writes about inclusive code—incoming.
Professor Urry is the founding Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. She also served as Chair of the Yale Physics Department from 2007 to 2013. She served as President of the American Astrophysical Society from 2015-16.
Dr. Barnwell was a member of the African American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock from 1979 to 2013. A prolific composer, she wrote many of the group's songs, and has been commissioned to create music for various types of productions.
Professor Keith has written extensively about the intersection of gender and genre in Latin literature. She will deliver the J. Ward Jones Lecture in Classical Studies.
Jenny Offill's first novel Last Things was a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award. Her second novel, Dept. of Speculation has been shortlisted for several prizes and awards, including the L.A. Times Fiction Award.
Dr. Wright is a geographer and oceanographer, and a leading authority in the application of Geographic Information System technology to the field of ocean and coastal science. She played a key role in creating the first GIS data model for the oceans.
Christy Coleman is the CEO of the American Civil War Museum.
Professor Brito is a developmental psychologist who examines how early social and cultural contexts (e.g., poverty, multilingualism) shape the trajectory of neurocognitive development. She received an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from William & Mary.
Professor Owen’s research interests include macroeconomics, growth, income distribution, human capital formation, and sustainable development. Many of these interests trace to her prior work as an Economist for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.