Jules Gill-Peterson is an associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Histories of the Transgender Child (2018), winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Dr. Gill-Peterson is also a general co-editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. Her next book, A Short History of Misogyny, will be published by Verso. She also writes essays on a Substack newsletter called Sad Brown Girl.
Dr. Gill-Peterson has published and been interviewed widely, including in The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, The New Inquiry, and Scientific American. She is a cohost of the LGBT monthly podcast Outward and makes regular contributions on trans and disability politics on the Death Panel podcast. Dr. Gill-Peterson also appears as narrator in the award winning documentary feature Framing Agnes (dir. Chase Joynt, 2022), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Dána-Ain Davis is professor of urban studies and anthropology at Queens College, where she is also the director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Davis’ work covers two broad domains: Black feminist ethnography and the dynamics of race and racism, with a particular focus on the ways race and racism animate neoliberalism and reproduction. She has written several articles addressing issues of reproduction and racism, including “Obstetric Racism: The Racial Politics of Pregnancy, Labor, and Birthing” (2019); “Trump, Race, and Reproduction in the Afterlife of Slavery” (2019); “Feminist Politics, Racialized Imagery, and Social Control: Reproductive Injustice in the Age of Obama” with Beth E. Richie and LaTosha Traylor (2017); “The Bone Collectors” (2016); and “The Politics of Reproduction: The Troubling Case of Nadya Suleman” (2009). She is the author of Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth (NYU Press 2019), which received awards from the Society for Medical Anthropology and the Association of Feminist Anthropology, as well as other recognition. Dr. Davis is also a doula and co-founder of the Art of Childbirth with doula/midwife Nubia Earth-Martin, offering free birth education workshops that incorporate artistic expressions in Yonkers, New York.