Marcus Kahn is a researcher, writer, and educator based out of Berkeley, California. His work is critically informed and investigates the narratives and intellectual trends that dominate public discourse. He is fascinated by the role of information distribution in the formation of belief-systems as they relate to media coverage, public policy, and socioeconomic behavior, and has published work with the Hampton Institute. Marcus was a literacy intervention specialist for children with learning differences before producing content for economic forums around the globe. He taught middle-school English in Oakland and currently works in nonprofit development and communications.
Jeffery Klaehn holds a PhD in communication from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD in sociology from the University of Strathclyde. He resides in Canada. Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8322-9024
Remy Zahiga, is a young Congolese climate activist, community organizer, nuclear prohibition and Peace activist. He graduated (BAC+5) from Université Officielle de Bukavu (UOB), in Geology (Mine exploration) in the DR Congo. After he faced the degradation of the Congo rainforest, he decided to join the environmental movement by advocating to save the congo basin forest which is the world’s second lungs and the urgent need to promote the rights of the indigenous people, and after he raised and faced impacts of armed conflicts in the Eastern part of the DR Congo, he took the engagement to join the Peace seekers movement.
His graduation research in 2019, was to ′′Evaluate the impact of Demography on the pollution of the groundwater in rural areas of Bukavu′′, DR Congo; published in manuscript at the UOB Library in French.
Talei Luscia Mangioni is a Fijian and Italian woman who was born and raised on Gadigal Land of the Eora Nation (Sydney, Australia) and now lives and works on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Lands (Canberra, Australia). She is especially passionate about the issues of nuclear abolition and decolonial storytelling. She is a PhD Candidate in Pacific studies at the Australian National University researching the imaginative and creative legacy of the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Movement. She works as the editor of the New Outrigger, as a research officer for the Oceania Working Party of the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
Flora Roberts is a lecturer in Environmental History at Cardiff University. She teaches introductory courses on environmental history to undergraduates, as well as more specialised modules for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. She is currently writing a monograph on the environmental history of the interactions between the Syr Darya river and the Ferghana Valley, provisionally titled: A Sea for the Valley: environment and society in Soviet Central Asia. It was in researching this project that she first became interested in the environmental footprint of the nuclear sector, as the river basin of the Syr Darya houses several of the Soviet Union’s uranium mining towns, whose unstable tailing sites now jeopardise the ecosystem of the whole region.
Dimity Hawkins AM is an Australian activist, researcher and a co-founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN), whose advocacy centres on the history of nuclear weapons testing, nuclear chain issues, the need to eliminate nuclear weapons and for nuclear justice, particularly in the region in which she lives. She identifies as a cis lesbian woman, using the pronouns she/her. Dimity is a current PhD candidate at Swinburne University in Melbourne. Her thesis, which is nearing completion, focuses on the response of Fiji to nuclear testing and decolonisation in the period of 1966-1975. Dimity was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2019 Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours for "significant service to the global community as an advocate for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament."
Dr Karly Burch (she/her) is a United States citizen and Aotearoa New Zealand resident currently working as a Research Fellow at the University of Otago’s Centre for Sustainability. Karly grew up as a settler in Hawai'i and has been studying nuclear issues for over ten years. She earned a joint MSc in agroecology from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and ISARA-Lyon in 2012. Karly also received a full doctoral scholarship from the University of Otago in 2015 and earned her PhD in sociology in August 2018. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Eating a Nuclear Disaster: Food, Silence and Science After Fukushima Daiichi. Karly enjoys engaging in transdisciplinary collaborations and mentoring emerging scholars.
Emily Simmonds (she/her) MA, is a PhD candidate in Science and Technology Studies at York University, and a Researcher at the Centre for Wise Practices in Indigenous Health at Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada. She is a Métis researcher with mixed ancestry (Métis, Scottish and English) working at the intersection of critical anthropology and Indigenous science and technology studies. Her research praxis is committed to advancing anti-colonial research designs in the social sciences and the health sciences. Her doctoral research uses ethnographic modes of analysis to explore how the injurious effects of the colonial nuclear infrastructure in the context of Canada are made permissible and challenged by diverse groups of social actors. She is an alum of the feminist and anticolonial Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), the Technoscience Research Unit (TRU), and the Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory (DREC), as well as a contributor to the Technoscience Salon and the Politics of Evidence Working Group.
Sonja Mueller (she/her) is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago. Sonja has a passion for GIS and the power of maps to tell a story. Her research explores community resilience to natural hazards, using participatory mapping and a community-based approach to consider present and future resilience to a major earthquake on the West Coast of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Jonathan A. Chu is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Presidential Young Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He researches public and elite opinion on issues of war, wartime conduct, democracy, and great power competition, and is especially interested in how identities, norms, and values inform these opinions.
Joshua A. Schwartz is a Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Kennedy School, and a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on questions related to reputation for resolve, gender, weapons of mass destruction, threat credibility, and climate change.
Christopher W. Blair is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton University and a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. His research spans international relations and comparative politics, and focuses on civil wars, forced displacement, and public opinion about foreign policy.