Nancy T. Ammerman is professor emerita of sociology of religion at Boston University, having served as chair of the department (2007-2013) and associate dean for the social sciences (2015-2018). Her research touches on aspects of “lived religion” in American religious life and conservative religious movements and on American religious organizations and their networks of social provision.
Serhii Plokhii is Mykhailo S. Hrushevs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and director of the Ukrainian Research Institute. His research interests include the intellectual, cultural and international history of Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Research Institute is a research institute affiliated with Harvard University devoted to Ukrainian studies, including the history, culture, language, literature and politics of Ukraine.
Kate Stockly researches affective neuroscience, cognitive science and evolutionary biology to construct biocultural theories of embodied religious ritual at Boston University.
Joya Misra is a sociology and public policy professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Misra also is the director of the Institute for Social Science Research. Her area of expertise includes social inequality.
Alan Rogers is a history professor at Boston College and the author of The Child Cases: How America’s Religious Exemption Laws Harm Children.
Jody Freeman is the Archibald Cox Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a leading expert of administrative and environmental law. She served as a counselor for energy and climate change in the Obama administration.
Marianne Duddy-Burke is the executive director of Dignity USA, a Catholic organization committed to the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the church and society.
Charles Stewart III is a political science professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of expertise include congressional politics, elections and American political development.