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Steering Committee

Tahera Ahmad
Associate Chaplain and Director of Interfaith Engagement 

Nancy Anderson
Associate Director, Residential Academic Initiatives 

Jabbar Bennett
Associate Provost, Diversity & Inclusion; Chief Diversity Officer 

Debra Blade
Assistant Director, Norris Programs

Dana Bozeman
Associate Director of Student Engagement, The Graduate School 

Diane Claussen
Managing Director, Wirtz Center 

Susan Cohn, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases 

Nancy Cunniff
Director, One Book One Northwestern 

Christopher Davidson
Campus & Community Engagement Librarian, User Experience Department of the NU Library 

Nick Davis
Associate Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies and English; Director, Graduate Studies in Gender & Sexuality Studies 

Mary Dietz
Professor, Political Science and Gender & Sexuality Studies 

Nikki Dunham
Assistant Director, Residential Life 

Alice Eagly
Professor, Psychology; James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences 

Brian Edwards
Crown Professor, Middle East Studies; Professor, English and Contemporary Literary Studies; Director, Middle East and North African Studies 

Stephen Eisenman
Professor, Art History 

Dyan Elliott
Professor, History 

Kasey Evans
Associate Professor, English 

Lane Fenrich
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, History and Gender & Sexuality Studies 

Jake Fields
Assistant Director, Student Organizations & Activities 

Anne Ford
Adjunct Lecturer, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications 

Susannah Gottlieb
Associate Professor, English; Director, Comparative Literary Studies 

Patti Hilkert
Director, New Student & Family Programs 

Bryna Kra
Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor, Mathematics 

Angela Lawson
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 

Luana Lienhart
YWCA/ Community Counselor 

Gene Lowe
Assistant to the President, President's Office 

Malcolm MacIver
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; Director of PhD Admissions, Biomedical Engineering 

Emily Maguire
Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese 

Juan Martinez
Assistant Professor, English 

Michael Metzger
Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts 

Jennifer Nash
Associate Professor, African-American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies 

Sekile Nzinga-Johnson
Director, Women's Center 

Amy Patridge
Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies 

Rosie Roche
Northwestern Arts Manager 

Karen Springen
Lecturer, Journalism Residency Director 

Jazz Stephens
Research Study Assistant, Medical Social Sciences 

Helen Thompson
One Book Faculty Chair; Professor, English 

Cristina Traina
Professor and Department Chair, Religious Studies 

Deborah Tuerkheimer
Professor, Northwestern University School of Law 

Daviree Velazquez Phillip
Director, Multicultural Student Affairs

Wendy Wall
Professor, English 

Lauren Watkins
Engagement Manager, Block Museum 

Teresa Woodruff
Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Education, The Graduate School; Founder and Director, Women's Health Research Institute 

Catherine Woolley
William Deering Professor, Neurobiology