Meet the Contributors

Meet the Contributors

Volume 25, no. 1, The Soil and the Worker

Adam Albarghouthi is a software engineer and a member of the Palestinian Social Fund, a volunteer-based organization that backs the research, development, and growth of Palestinian cooperative farms.

Ashley Fent, PhD is a researcher with extensive experience in rural West Africa. She works with Community Alliance for Global Justice, a Seattle-based nonprofit that participates in the global food sovereignty movement. @agrawatch | @cagjseattle

Calvin Wu is an auditory neuroscientist at the University of Michigan and the publisher of Science for the People.


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).

Connie Resch, BSc is a Canadian-born artist with a background in microbiology and biochemistry. She moved to the United States in 2015 and began her career in art shortly after. Her curiosity for details in the natural world inspires the art she creates. She prefers traditional media and tends to work with it as often as possible. @ConnieResch |

Dan Nott is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator living in Vermont. His forthcoming nonfiction graphic novel, Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind the Systems We Use Every Day, which will be released with Random House Graphic in Spring 2023.

Edward Millar is a PhD student in Environmental Applied Science and Management and sociology instructor at Toronto Metropolitan University. He is a member of SftP Canada.

Eric Hagen is a PhD student in Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas. He studies plant evolution, mainly focusing on how plant diversity has been shaped by chromosome changes. @EricHagen19

Erik Wallenberg is a PhD candidate in the History Program at CUNY Graduate Center. His research is focused on the portrayal of environmental crises, politics, and science in activist theater. He has taught classes in environmental history, global history, and environmental justice at Brooklyn College and the University of Vermont and is the acquisitions editor of Science for the People.

Haitham Haddad is an illustrator and graphic designer from Haifa, Palestine. His work centers on image and print-making as political tools to disturb the status quo, using punk, queer, and Levantine aesthetics.

Isaac Bissell is a resident of South Burlington, Vermont. He worked with the Vermont Land Trust on over 130 conservation projects, many of which related to the conservation of large conventional dairy farms.

Isabel Holtan is studying biomedical engineering and does art on the side to keep herself sane. She specializes in paintings of nature and animals, but is always happy to add a spooky twist to her work. She enjoys painting with oils and watercolor, and recently has been branching out into digital art.

Jordan Collver, MSc is a UK-based illustrator and science communicator specializing in using the visual and narrative power of comics to explore themes of science, nature, and belief. His work has been featured in The Journal of Science Communication, The London Natural History Museum, BBC Science Focus, Physics World, Politico, Slate, Nautilus, The Nib, Skeptical Inquirer, and several comic anthologies. @JordanCollver

Justin Davis is a writer and labor organizer. You can find his poems in places like Anomaly, wildness, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Apogee Journal, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. You can find his essays in Labor Notes. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee. @AnkhDeLillo

Max Ajl is a postdoctoral fellow at Wageningen University and an associated researcher with the Tunisian Observatory for Food Sovereignty and the Environment. He is an associate editor at Agrarian South and his recent book is A People’s Green New Deal (Pluto Press, 2021). @maxajl

Miguel Ángel Núñez, MSc, venezolano, agroecólogo, escritor, docente e investigador en varias universidades nacionales. Desde 1985 está vinculado a los movimientos sociales, siendo co-fundador del Instituto para la Producción e Investigación para la Agricultura Tropical IPIAT-Venezuela y del Movimiento Agroecológico de Latinoamérica y del Caribe, MAELA. Fue asesor del Despacho del Presidente Hugo Chavéz, por el período 2004-2007 y de varios Ministros del Gobierno en mención. Actualmente asesor de la Ministra de Ciencia y Tecnología. @17MiguelAngel | @Ecoagro2020

Myles Marshall is a biochemistry technician and the founder of Secret Molecule, a graphic design and animation studio for biochemistry researchers, journalists, and educators.

Mostafa Shagar is a graduate student from Egypt, currently based in Canada. He is currently pursuing a PhD in semiconductor physics with a focus on optics and material science. He is interested in using science and technology studies to better understand science from a global perspective. He is also active in the Canada chapter of SftP. @ShagarMostafa | @m.shagar

Nadine Fattaleh is a Palestinian researcher and writer from Amman, currently based in the Hudson Valley area. Her interests include food, films, and photos. 

Nafis Hasan received his PhD in 2019 from Tufts University in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology. He currently works in the labor movement and is an Associate Faculty at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. He is also a climate organizer with the Democratic Socialists of America and an editor at Science for the People and Jamhoor.

Sigrid Schmalzer is professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A founding member of Western Mass SftP and of the Critical China Scholars, she is also a Vice President in her faculty union. In addition to many academic works on the history of science in the People’s Republic of China, she has published a picture book for children titled, Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong’s Work for Sustainable Agriculture.

Simon Tye is a PhD candidate in Biological Sciences and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Arkansas. His current research focuses on the ecological and evolutionary implications of mass mortality events—sudden die-offs that may be increasing in frequency and magnitude due to global change.

Sai Kwok, also known as “A better hell,” is a London-based artist who has developed a unique, eye-catching, and memorable illustration style through a constantly evolving approach. She enjoys translating the ordinary into the whimsical through acts of spontaneous imagination. Her daily sketch or doodle is her favorite time of the day. @abetterhell

Sophie Standing is an illustrator and designer with a passion for improving communication and understanding through illustration. @sophiestanding_

Trude Bennett, DrPH lives in Durham, North Carolina. She is retired from teaching Maternal and Child Health at UNC Chapel Hill School of Public Health, where she focused on social inequalities in maternal health and wartime health legacies of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam. She is a member of the Steering Committee of Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council and the board of Pro-Choice North Carolina.

Vassiki Chauhan is a postdoctoral fellow at Barnard College, Columbia University, working on how the human visual system responds to words.