Erica Violet Lee

Erica Violet Lee (MEd, OISE, University of Toronto) is a Plains Cree writer and Indigenous community organizer from Saskatchewan, Canada. Her work moves across academic, activist, and artistic fields, transgressing colonial borders and disciplines. She writes about Indigenous feminist futurisms at


Timothy Petete

Timothy Petete is Associate Professor of English and Graduate Program Director of Literary
Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. His areas of specialization include Indigenous
literature and contemporary American literature. He teaches undergraduate and graduate
courses in literature and undergraduate courses in composition. His literature courses examine
social, political, and cultural realities, whereas his composition courses analyze language,
technology, and popular culture.


Ralph Young

Dr. Ralph Young is a history professor at Temple University. He is the winner of several major teaching awards and the founder of the weekly campus-wide “teach-ins” at Temple University in which students and faculty investigate the historical context of controversial contemporary issues. His book, Dissent: The History of an American Idea, a narrative history of the United States from the standpoint of dissenters and protest movements, was a finalist for the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. His other books are Make Art Not War: Political Protest Posters from the Twentieth Century, and Dissent in America: Voices That Shaped a Nation.  He was a Fulbright Specialist Fellow at the University of Rome and has taught seminars on dissent movements there and at Charles University in Prague and Tübingen University in Germany.