Eliza Brader is a Disabled, Bisexual activist and policy researcher. Brader graduated from the University of New Mexico with triple honors in pre-law philosophy and represented her almamater twice in the Rhodes Scholarship competition. She is a recent alumnus of the IU Bloomington O’Neill School, earning her Master of Public Affairs in Policy Analysis. After a gap year to recover from a skull-to-C4 spinal fusion, Brader will continue her research on implementing restorative justice solutions in civil rights systems in a dual PhD JD program.

Marlon M. Bailey is a Black queer theorist and critical/performance ethnographer who studies Black LGBTQ cultural formations, sexual health, and HIV/AIDS prevention. He has served as the Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor in Africana Studies at Carleton College; the Distinguished Weinberg Fellow in the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University, and a Visiting Professor at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Bruce E. Smail joined Indiana University in January 2020 and serves as the Director, LGBTQ+ Culture Center and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. His career spans almost 30 years and includes experience in social justice, diversity, and advocacy in the fields of higher education and nonprofit management. Smail’s nonprofit leadership included: Deputy Director, Black AIDS Institute; Executive Director, The MOCHA Center; and CEO, Virgin Islands Community AIDS Resource & Education.