Alan Zimmerman

Alan Zimmerman is the immediate past president of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, Virginia. He wrote about his congregation’s experience during the August 2017 “Unite the Right” protest.

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Adam Ericksen

The Rev. Adam Ericksen is the pastor of Clackamas United Church of Christ in Milwaukie, Oregon. His church has partnered with mutual aid groups, including those with members who identify as anti-fascists, to provide support to wildfire evacuees.

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Joseph E. Uscinski

Joseph E. Uscinski is a professor at the University of Miami whose research includes conspiracy theories. He co-authored the book Conspiracy Theories: A Primer, which examines why people believe in them.

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Patricia A. Turner

Patricia A. Turner is a professor of world arts, culture and African American studies at UCLA. She wrote the book I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Rumor in African-American Culture.

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Nancy L. Rosenblum

Nancy L. Rosenblum is a professor of ethics in politics and government at Harvard University. She co-authored the book A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy.

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Alex Newhouse

Alex Newhouse is a researcher at Middlebury College’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism and Counterterrorism, where he looks at right-wing and online extremism as well as religious fundamentalism.

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