Meet the Contributors

Meet the Contributors to “Racial Capitalism”

Volume 24, Number 1, Racial Capitalism

AGHAM (Advocates of Science and Technology for the People) are an organization of volunteer scientists, technologists, engineers and other science advocates based in the Philippines working to make science and technology serve the people. Their advocacy revolves around five major themes: environment, food security and self-sufficiency, public utilities, scientific and mass culture and national industrialization.

s.e. anderson is a Mathematics and Black History professor who splits his time between Brooklyn and South Florida helping to organize the rebuilding of the Black Left as well as fighting for a free antiracist national public education system.

Aditi Bansal, MSc, is a climate justice advocate with a passion for just energy transition. Her graduate studies focused on building resilient energy systems in resettlement camps. She specializes in policy research and development. Her other activism interests include decarbonization, indigenous sovereignty, and energy democracy.

Emily Brooks, PhD is a Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellow and an adjunct Assistant Professor of History at LaGuardia Community College. Her book, Gotham’s War Within a War: Anti-Vice Policing, Militarism, and the Birth of Law and Order Liberalism in New York City, 1934-1945 is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press.

Clifford D. Conner is a historian of science. He is the author of The Tragedy of American Science (Haymarket Books, 2020) and A People’s History of Science (Bold Type Books, 2005).

Dina Farone, MA, is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator with a focus on climate and environmental topics. She received her master’s degree in Climate and Society from Columbia University and is the owner of Net-Zero Farms, a sustainable farming start-up.

Elijah Forbes is a Two Spirited person of the Waganakising Odawa band. He creates illustrations and comics with an emphasis on Indigenous storytelling and transgender joy, seeking to increase representation across industries. His other passions include accessible arts education, mutual aid and environmentally friendly futures for the art field.

Marina de Haro is a Graphic Designer from Puerto Rico. She focuses on editorial design, branding, and illustration. Her only weakness is bio writing, you can look her up at

Walda Katz-Fishman, PhD, is a scholar activist, popular educator, professor of sociology at Howard University and a founding member of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide and National Planning Committee of United States Social Forum. She is active in many social justice movement organizations, including the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, and is author/co-author of numerous chapters and articles on the global capitalist crisis, class, race and gender, and transformative social movements toward socialism.

Kamaria Kermah’s art revolves around how portraiture and acceptance of darkness as a form of being. She is from Takoradi Ghana and is currently focusing on art that can provide her passage back home.

Leslee Lazar, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist and an artist. Currently, he works as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the IIT Gandhinagar, India. As an artist, he experiments with digital, multimedia collages and printmaking techniques. You can see more of his work at

Leanne Loo is a student at Tufts University studying Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research and organizing are centered in abolition, decolonial feminisms, and transnational solidarity. She is broadly interested in how power operates and how narratives are produced, reproduced, and silenced, with specific attention to imperializing narratives of disease and contagion.

Mariah-Rose Marie is a US-born writer, artist & poet currently based in Chicago. Working largely between television and editorial projects, she is an Ignatz Award winner with clients that include Warner Bros. Animation, The New Yorker, Titmouse Inc., and The Nib. Her work often centers around nature, ancestry and humor with an emphasis on humanity beyond borders, and the inherent worth in all living things.

Juan Moreno Haines is an award-winning incarcerated journalist and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Natalia Maria Padilla Castellanos was born in Guatemala and moved to New Haven at the age of ten, and has lived there ever since. Currently, she is a senior at Wilbur Cross High School and attends the Educational Center for the Arts as a visual artist. After she graduates, she will be attending Yale University, where she will continue my artistic pursuits.

Archishman Raju currently works at the National Center for Biological Sciences in India. For the past four years, he has been closely involved in the Saturday Free School in Philadelphia. The Saturday Free School is grounded in the thinking and practice of W. E. B Du Bois, James Baldwin and Martin Luther King Jr. The Free School organized the Year of W. E. B Du Bois in 2018 and the Year of Gandhi in 2019.

Ed Romano is just someone trying to survive late-stage capitalism.

Lisette E. Torres, MSc, PhD, is a trained scientist and disabled scholar-activist and Senior Research Associate and Program Coordinator at TERC, a non-profit made up of teams of math and science education and research experts. Her research focuses on racialized gender justice and disability in science and higher education. Lisette is an active member of SftP and a co-founder and executive board member of the National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD).

Quynh Le Vo holds a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is currently completing a master’s in environmental change and global sustainability at the University of Helsinki, focusing on climate adaptation in Southeast Asia. Born in Vietnam, she has subsequently lived in Hungary, Finland, the UK and the US. Previously, she has worked for the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, covering environmental and development issues.

Travis L. Williams, PhD, received his doctorate in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and currently works as a Teaching Faculty instructor in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University where he teaches classes on environmental sociology, race, ethnicity and racism, and social movements. In addition to teaching sociology, he is active in his local community of Richmond, Virginia where he is part of the Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative.