Adrienne Mayor

Adrienne Mayor is Research Scholar in the Classics Department of Stanford University. She is an independent folklorist/historian of science who investigates natural knowledge contained in pre-scientific myths and oral traditions. Her research looks at ancient "folk science" precursors, alternatives, and parallels to modern scientific methods.

Mayor's latest book, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World, analyzes the historical and archaeological evidence underlying myths and tales of warlike women. This fantastic book is available on Amazon.

Chiara Sulprizio

Chiara Sulprizio is a Senior Lecturer in Classical and Mediterranean Studies at Vanderbilt University. She specializes in gender and sexuality, Greek comedy, and Roman satire. 

Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, as well as a staff writer at The New Yorker.

As a wide-ranging and prolific essayist, Lepore writes about American history, law, literature, and politics. She is the author of many award-winning books, one of which is the New York Times and National Bestseller The Secret History of Wonder Woman.


Brian Cannon

Brian Cannon is the Executive Director of OneVirginia2021.  This group is currently leading the movement toward the adoption of an amendment to the Virginia Constitution that will establish an independent, impartial commission to apply a fair and transparent process in drawing political districts after the 2020 census.

Please check out their website at to learn more about how they are educating Virginians on Gerrymandering and how it affects them directly.

In the meantime, please enjoy this campaign ad OneVirginia2021 created for the imaginary politician Jerry Mandering.

Brian Olson

Brian Olson is a Massachusetts software engineer who created a program that draws distinct boundaries based on census blocks, not the whims of politicians. You can check out his TED Talk here: