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Prof. Obioma Nnaemeka, President & CEO

Obioma Nnaemeka is Chancellor's Professor of French, Women’s Studies and African/African Diaspora Studies and Director of the Women’s Studies Program at Indiana University, Indianapolis. She studied French, German, and African Studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Nigeria), the former Université de Dakar (Senegal), Université de Grenoble (France), ... Read more about Prof. Obioma Nnaemeka, President & CEO

Dr. Taisha Abraham

I have always seen myself as an outsider. I was raised a Roman Catholic in a predominantly Hindu country, I see myself as a feminist in a culture that is still patriarchal and I am a south Indian settled in the north of India. I was born into a middle-class ... Read more about Dr. Taisha Abraham

Professor Tanella Boni

Tanella Boni from Ivory Coast is a world renowned scholar, poet, philosopher, literary and art critic, novelist, and human rights activist. She did her graduate studies in France where she earned doctorate degrees—Doctorat de troisième cycle en philosophie (1979) and Doctorat ès Lettres (University of Paris, Sorbonne, 1987). For many ... Read more about Professor Tanella Boni

Ms. Asma Chaudry

Ms. Asma Chaudry from Pakistan was born into a family of educators and medical doctors. As a baby, she moved to England with her parents, and couple of years later, her family moved to Nigeria where they spent many years in the northern part of the country (Gusau, Kontagora and ... Read more about Ms. Asma Chaudry

Dr. Joy Ezeilo

Joy Ezeilo is an international human rights lawyer, scholar, and activist. She is professor of law at the University of Nigeria School of Law, Enugu campus, and is a former Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Development, Enugu State, Nigeria.  She served a three-year term as the United Nations Special ... Read more about Dr. Joy Ezeilo

Dr. Tobe Levin von Gleichen

A collegiate professor employed by the University of Maryland in Europe and adjunct professor at University of Frankfurt, Dr. Tobe Levin von Gleichen earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Cornell University and is the first to have written a dissertation (in 1979) on Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek (2004). An ... Read more about Dr. Tobe Levin von Gleichen

Dr. Sylvia Marcos

Dr. Sylvia Marcos is the Director of the Center for Psychoethnological Research in Cuernavaca, Mexico where she is a practicing clinical psychologist. She is the author and editor of many books and articles on the history of psychiatry, medicine and women’s popular culture in prehispanic and contemporary Mexico. Dr. Marcos ... Read more about Dr. Sylvia Marcos

Dr. Pinkie Mekgwe

Dr Pinkie Mekgwe works in the Research department of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) based in Dakar, Senegal, where she directs research on gender, the humanities, and is responsible for growing multidisciplinary research networks across African countries, between southern countries, and trans-nationally.   She ... Read more about Dr. Pinkie Mekgwe

Dr. Anastasia Nikolopoulou

Dr. Nikolopoulou is Associate Professor of English at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. She studied at the University of California at Santa Barbara (BA in Dramatic Literature and Criticism, 1984) and Cornell University (M.A., 1987 and Ph.D. in History and Theory of British and European Theatre and Literary Theory, ... Read more about Dr. Anastasia Nikolopoulou

Dr. Ngozi Okose

Ngozi Okose is a psychotherapist in private practice in Houston, Texas. She served as a full-time faculty member at the University of Nigeria for over twelve years, during which time she taught many undergraduate and graduate level courses in counseling, published several professional articles, and presented numerous conference papers. Dr. Okose ... Read more about Dr. Ngozi Okose

Prof. Julie Okpala

Julie Okpala is a Professor of Geography Education of the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a Measurement and Evaluation Expert. She did undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the University of London Institute of Education .With her academic background and strong social research base, she ... Read more about Prof. Julie Okpala

Prof. Valérie Orlando

Valérie K. Orlando is Professor of French & Francophone Literatures in the Department of French & Italian at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, where she also serves as Chair. She received her MA in French in 1993 from George Mason University and her PhD in French Studies in ... Read more about Prof. Valérie Orlando

Prof. Susan Perry

Dr. Susan Perry is professor of political sciences and women’s/gender studies at the American University of Paris (AUP), France, and a specialist on China. She is the Chair of the Department of International and Comparative Politics and the Director of the graduate program in International Affairs at AUP. She taught ... Read more about Prof. Susan Perry

Prof. Anna Pirttilä-Backman

Anna-Maija Pirttilä-Backman received her PhD from the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is Professor of Social Psychology and the Head of  the Department of Social Psychology (since 2004) at the University of Helsinki. Her research interests include a variety of topics, ranging from implicit epistemologies and everyday theories of experts ... Read more about Prof. Anna Pirttilä-Backman

Prof. John H. Stanfield, II

John H. Stanfield, II is originally from upstate New York and since age 16, northern California. His maternal and paternal grandparents migrated respectively from   northeastern Arkansas and northeastern Mississippi in the 1920s, respectively to Rochester and to Rome, New York. A maternal great uncle as a long time pastor would ... Read more about Prof. John H. Stanfield, II

Prof. Obiora Udechukwu

Obiora Udechukwu is the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, USA, and an important member of the renowned Nsukka group of artists, taught at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka for about two decades before moving to the United States. Apart from participating ... Read more about Prof. Obiora Udechukwu