Danielle S. Bassett is J. Peter Skirkanich Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, as well as affiliate faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Neurology, and the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Barbara M. Benedict is Charles A. Dana Professor in the Department of English at Trinity College. She is author of Framing Feeling: Sentiment and Style in English Prose Fiction, 1745–1800, Making the Modern Reader: Cultural Mediation in Early Modern Literary Anthologies, and Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry.
Susan Engel is senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology and founding director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College. She is author of The Stories Children Tell: Making Sense of the Narratives of Childhood, Context Is Everything: The Nature of Memory, Real Kids: Creating Meaning in Everyday Life, Red Flags or Red Herrings? Predicting Who Your Child Will Become, The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood, and The End of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness (Not Money) Would Transform Our Schools.
Ellen K. Feder is William Fraser McDowell Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University. She is author of Family Bonds: Genealogies of Race and Gender and Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine.
Pam Grossman is dean of the Graduate School of Education and George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
John L. Jackson Jr. is Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America, Real Black: Adventures in Racial Sincerity, Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness, and Thin Description: Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem.
Kristina T. Johnson is a PhD candidate in the Affective Computing Group in the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Narendra Keval is a therapist and clinical psychologist at Cardinal Clinic. He is author of Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern.
Christina León is assistant professor of English at Princeton University.
Tyson E. Lewis is associate professor in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. He is author of The Aesthetics of Education: Theatre, Curiosity, and Politics in the Work of Jacques Rancière and Paulo Freire, On Study: Giorgio Agamben and Educational Potentiality, and Inoperative Learning: A Radical Rewriting of Educational Potentialities.
Amy Marvin is an independent scholar. She earned her PhD in philosophy from the University of Oregon and has served as a lecturer in both the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon.
Helga Nowotny is professor emerita in the Department of Social Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) and president of the European Research Council. She is author of Time: The Modern and Postmodern Experience, The Public Nature of Science under Assault: Politics, Markets, Science, and the Law, Cultures of Technology and the Quest for Innovation, Insatiable Curiosity: Innovation in a Fragile Future, The Cunning of Uncertainty, and An Orderly Mess.
Hilary M. Schor is professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. She is author of Scheherezade in the Marketplace: Elizabeth Gaskell and the Victorian Novel, Dickens and the Daughter of the House, and Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism.
Arjun Shankar is visiting assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University.
Seeta Sistla is assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
Heather Anne Swanson is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University. She is coeditor of To See Once More the Stars: Living in a Post-Fukushima World, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene (Minnesota, 2017), and Domestication Gone Wild: Politics and Practices of Multispecies Relations.
Perry Zurn is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University. He is coeditor of Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition.