Rosalind Morris is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Her earlier scholarship focused on the history of modernity in Southeast Asia and the place of the mass media in its development, particularly in the encounter between old and new forms of mediation.
Abdilatif Abdalla is a Kenyan poet and political dissident best known for his political pamphlet Kenya, Twendapi? (for which he was imprisoned from 1969-1972), and the collection of poems Sauti ya Dhiki (composed in secret during his prison term).
Karin Barber is a cultural anthropologist with a particular interest in popular culture, religion, and the verbal arts, both oral and written. Most of her research has been in the Yoruba-speaking area of Nigeria, and she is currently working on early Yoruba print culture.
Gail Presbey teaches peace and social justice, ethics, African philosophy and culture, and other courses related to social and political philosophy. Her interests are in cross-cultural and feminist explorations in philosophy and the philosophy of non-violence.