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Executive Committee

Atina Grossmann is Professor of History in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union, New York. She is a historian of modern Germany and the Holocaust and teaches modern European history, gender and sexuality studies, and the history of refugees and migration. 

Temma Kaplan is Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University. A longtime teacher, scholar, and activist in pursuit of social justice, she has brought her commitments to bear in her studies on subjects including the Spanish anarchists and women’s struggles to fight environmental and political racism from South Africa to North Carolina.

Judith Levine is a nonfiction writer and feminist activist whose work explores the ways that history, politics, the law, and the economy are entwined in intimate life. Judith’s forthcoming, fifth book is The Feminist & the Sex Offender: Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence, co-authored with Erica R. Meiners.  

Natasha Lewis is a senior editor at Dissent

Laura Y. Liu is Associate Professor of Global Studies & Geography at The New School. Her research focuses on community and labor organizing; migration and urban development; and the interplay of politics with art and design.

Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist, and columnist for The Nation. She has written many books, most recently Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, and is active in numerous social justice efforts, including raising money to fund abortions for low-income women.

Miriam Ticktin is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research. She served as Director of Gender Studies at the New School, the program that Ann Snitow created, from 2012 to 2013. She has written on immigration, humanitarianism, border walls, and gender and race in France and the US, including a book entitled Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France. She is currently at work on a book on—and against—innocence.

Leonore Tiefer, PhD, is a retired clinical and research sexologist, psychologist, author, and feminist activist. Her work challenging medicalization is archived on newviewcampaign.org.    

Dayna Tortorici is a writer and co-editor-in-chief of n+1, a journal of literature, culture, and politics based in New York. 

Administrator: Natasha Lewis

Nominating Committee

Jennifer Baumgardner
Mallika Dutt
Barbara Ehrenreich
Susan Faludi
Avery Gordon
Laura Y. Liu (co-chair)
Iris Morales
Katha Pollitt
Barbara Ransby
Loretta Ross
Susan Stryker
Miriam Ticktin (co-chair)
Patricia Williams