Alice Miceli is a Brazilian artist from Rio de Janeiro. Using photography and video, Miceli applies formal experimentation, investigative travel, and archival research to chart manifestations of trauma inflicted on social and natural landscapes.

Brian Nelson is Professor Emeritus at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is well known for his translations and critical studies of Emile Zola. He is currently completing a new translation of Zola’s L’Assommoir and Zola: A Very Short Introduction.

Pamela Newkirk, PhD, is an award-winning journalist and scholar. Her latest book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, was listed among the Best Books of 2015 by NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post Black Voices and The Root. 

Jennifer Grotz is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Window Left Open. Also a translator from the French and Polish, her most recent translation is Rochester Knockings, a novel by Tunisian-born writer Hubert Haddad.

Peter Plagens is a painter who’s shown with the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York since 1974, and was also art critic for Newsweek (1989-2003). Plagens is the author of two books of art criticism—Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast, 1945-70 and Moonlight Blues: An Artist’s Art Criticism—as well as a novel, Time for Robo, an online novel and e-book, The Art Critic, and a monograph, Bruce Nauman: The True Artist.