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Catherine Denial

Bright Distinguished Professor & Chair of American History

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

309-341-7382

cdenial@​knox.edu

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Christian Ayne Crouch

Christian is Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of History at Bard College in New York. A historian of the early modern French Atlantic, colonial empires, and Native American history, Christian’s first book, Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France was published by Cornell University Press in 2014, and was the winner of the 2015 Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize. She is currently at work on a second book, "Queen Victoria's Captives: A Story of Ambition, Empire, and a Stolen Ethiopian Prince."

Kevin Gannon

Kevin is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Kevin’s teaching, research, and public work (including writing) centers on critical and inclusive pedagogy; race, history, and justice; and technology and teaching. He writes semi-regularly for The Chronicle of Higher Education, and his essays on higher education have also been published in Vox and other media outlets. Kevin’s book Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, was published by West Virginia University press in Spring, 2020, as part of their Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series, edited by James M. Lang. Kevin is currently writing a textbook for the US Civil War and Reconstruction eras that’s grounded in settler-colonial theory for Routledge. In 2016, Kevin appeared in the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, which was directed by Ava DuVernay. Kevin is a speaker and consultant about a range of topics on campuses across North America; in this work, he endeavors to bring passion, humor, and interactivity to his audiences. You can find him on Twitter: @TheTattooedProf.

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