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Speakers on Cultural Criticism
knows the personal is always political.
tells many stories in many ways.
holds up a mirror.
is taking the numb out of numbers.
Grace M. Cho
is exploring intergenerational trauma through the connective potential of food.
is an OG.
is a cultural critic with a punch(line).
Jennine Capó Crucet
is blazing a trail.
is who we want to be when we grow up.
is a pretty good attorney but a great writer.
is feminist AF.
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
is a brilliant tour guide to the most fascinating places.
calls it like it is.
has the hard conversations.
Ashley M. Jones
is a poet for the people.
is one man made up of many parts.
is viewing things through a new lens.
keeps tabs on authoritarianism. He’s pretty busy most days.
writes like your favorite mixtape plays.
will get you fired up.
knows why music makes you happy.
is a good person to have with you in a war zone.
Carmen Maria Machado
thinks misogyny is boring as hell (and genre, too).
Sarah Thankam Mathews
builds community on and off the page.
makes sense of community.
Viet Thanh Nguyen
calls us to re-examine our own history.
is a poetic provocateur.
is a champion of literary culture.
calls for action.
Carina del Valle Schorske
knows how you feel.
knows which way the wind is blowing.
feeds our minds, bodies, and souls.
writes important books about the most important things.
knows that words matter and why.
fights like a girl.
is a cultural conduit.
will make you laugh, cry, and (maybe) gag.