Jillian L. Powers, Ph.D


Jillian Powers is a rogue academic/people scientist and the 2015-2016 Association of Jewish Studies’ Berman Early Career Fellow. Previously, she was a lecturer in American Studies at Brandeis University, a Florence Kay Fellow with a specialization in Immigration and American Society at Brandeis University, and a Postdoctoral Fellow in American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University in 2011. Powers’ work examines issues of American heritage, culture, and racial and ethnic group identity. Currently, she is working on the book manuscript, Traveling to Belong (under contract with New York University Press). She has spoken widely on topics of diversity, immigration, race & ethnicity, travel, & tourism. Recently, she gave a Tedx talk entitled, the New American Normal.

Emily Van Duyne


Emily Van Duyne is assistant professor of Writing at Stockton University in New Jersey, where she is also affiliated faculty in the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program, and coordinates the First-Year Writing program. A poet, essayist, & literary critic, she writes regularly about the roles of women and contingent faculty in the American academy. Currently, she is at work on a memoir about living with a psychopath, which you can read at https://noneofthatblog.wordpress.com/. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, at the Chronicle of Higher Education, So To Speak, 32Poems.com, Literary Hub, and many others.