Jennifer Grubbs, Ph.D.
Dr. Jennifer Grubbs is an Associate Instructor at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Communication. She is an affiliate instructor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). Dr. Grubbs holds a MA in Communication, an MA in WGSS, and a Ph.d. Anthropology, specializing in Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Her courses focus on the ways in which language, shaped by ideology, is used to negotiate, transmit, and disrupt power. The areas of interest include gender and communication, gender and popular culture, rhetoric of protest and reform, and intersectionality. Specifically, her research looks at the rhetoric of social protest in the environmental movement throughout North America, with a unique focus on issues of identity. Her published work has examined the intersections of identity politics and the public sphere, the rhetorical dimensions of social protest, and the efficacy of direct action. Dr. Grubbs has taught at various universities, including American University, George Mason University, as well as Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati.
Michael Loadenthal, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Loadenthal is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Justice at Miami University in Oxford, OH, as well as the Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. Dr. Loadenthal also serves as the founding Director of the Prosecution Project, a longterm data analysis project examining felony political violence and the criminal justice system. His research focuses on terrorism and social movements and has appeared inCritical Studies on Terrorism, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Perspectives on Terrorism, Journal of Applied Security Research, Journal of Feminist Scholarship, and a variety of other journals and books. Dr. Loadenthal has taught a variety of courses at Georgetown University, George Mason University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Malta, and Jessup Correctional Institution, and has served as the Dean's Fellow at Mason's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, an Ethics Fellow for Hebrew Union College, and a Practitioner-In-Practice for Georgetown's Center for Social Justice. His most recent book, The Politics of Attack (2017), examines insurrectionary anarchism and the underground communique. He posts his work at gmu.academia.edu/MichaelLoadenthal.
Ana Cláudia dos Santos São Bernardo
Ana Cláudia dos Santos São Bernardo holds a BA in Languages and Literatures from the Universidade Estadual Paulista in São Paulo, Brazil, and an MA in Spanish and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, a fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, and a member of the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Group. Her dissertation project, titled: “From the Dumpster to the Bookshelf: Literature written by black Brazilian women and the quest for mobility from the 1960s to the present,” focuses on how black female authors use their publications to defy the idea of assigned spaces by constructing epistemic scenarios that generate mobility for themselves and for new generations of writers. She has several years of experience teaching in K-12 education in Brazil as well as higher education in the U.S.. Ana has been a committed member of the communities where she lived engaging in various struggles for social justice.