Michael Omi is the co-author of Racial Formation in the United States, a groundbreaking work that transformed how we understand the social and historical forces that give race its changing meaning over time and place. The 3rd edition of the book was released in 2015.
Juana María Rodríguez is Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department and in the Performance Studies Graduate Group at UC Berkeley. She is the author of two books, Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces (NYU 2003) and Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings (NYU 2014) and has published numerous articles related to her research interests in sexuality studies, queer activism in a transnational American context, critical race theory, technology and media arts, and Latin@ and Caribbean studies.
Hossein Ayazi is a Project Policy Analyst with the Global Justice program at the Othering & Belonging Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. His work addresses US and global food systems and agri-environmental policy, globalization and neoliberalism, forced migration, race, culture, state power, US settler colonialism and imperialism, and social movements. As part of the Global Justice program, he has co-authored reports on the US Farm Bill, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and global dynamics of forced migration.