Visiting Speakers

Elliott Young

Professor of History
Lewis and Clark College

Elliott Young is professor of Latin American and Borderlands history at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. In 2003, he co-founded the Tepoztlán Institute for Transnational History of the Americas.  His most recent book Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas, the Coolie Era to WWII (University of North Carolina Press, 2014) is a transnational history exploring the construction of the idea of the “illegal alien” throughout the Americas.

Kevin Young

Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English
Emory University

Kevin Young is currently Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English and curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University in Atlanta. He is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Book of Hours, which was featured on NPR's "Fresh Air," and editor of eight others.

Rachel Zucker

Adjunct Teacher
New York University

Rachel Zucker is an Adjunct Teacher at New York University. She has written four books of poetry and a memoir. Zucker is a certified labor doula and childbirth educator.