2023 IA and BADI Speakers


Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar-winning Artist | Author | Activist
Salamishah Tillet, Ph.D.
2022 Pulitzer Prize winner for Criticism | Henry Rutgers Professor of Creative Writing and Africana Studies | Executive Director of Express Newark
Rutgers University – Newark


Michelle Boyd, Ph.D.
Scholar | Writer | Audio Producer | Founder of InkWell Academic Writing Retreats
InkWell Academic Writing Retreats
Sonja A. Francis, Ph.D.
Director of General Chemistry Teaching Laboratories | Lecturer in Chemistry
Princeton University
Lorgia García Peña, Ph.D.
Mellon Professor and Chair of the Department in Studies of Race, Colonialism and Diaspora
Tufts University | Princeton University starting Fall 2023
Vanessa Gonzalez
Graduate Scholars Program (GSP) Fellow, 5th Year, Molecular Biology
Seraya Jones Nelson
3rd Year, Molecular Biology
Angelika Joseph
4th Year, Architecture
Shamus Khan, Ph.D.
Willard Thorp Professor of Sociology and American Studies | Graduate Director
Princeton University
Mélena Laudig
5th Year, Religion
Joseph L. Lewis, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Access, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Jennifer M. Morton, '02, Ph.D.
Presidential Penn Compact Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania
Sarah Mullins
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Community Engagement
Rod Priestley, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School
Princeton University
Alejandro Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering | Director of Program in Materials Science and Engineering
Princeton University
Nova Smith
Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives
Theresa S. Thames, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel
Princeton University
Frederick F. Wherry *04, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of the Dean of Faculty | Director of the Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows Program | Townsend Martin, Class of 1917 Professor of Sociology
Princeton University