Oberlin College Professor of History Pablo Mitchell

I’d Probably Be Mediocre, But Still It’d Be Nice To Be a Sailor

Pablo Mitchell is professor of history and comparative American studies at Oberlin College. He is also the author of Coyote Nation: Sexuality, Race, and Conquest in Modernizing New Mexico, 1880-1920 and West of Sex: Making Mexican America, 1900-1930. His history textbook, Understanding Latino History: Excavating the Past, Examining the Present, was released in 2017. Before taking part in a Smithsonian/ASU “What It Means to Be American” event, titled “How Did the American Conquest of the Southwest Shape New Mexico’s Future?” he sat down in the green room and spoke about …

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Los Angeles Business Journal Managing Editor Erica E. Phillips | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Los Angeles Business Journal Managing Editor Erica E. Phillips

I Like Black Coffee, and I Like It From a Big Pot

Erica E. Phillips is managing editor at the Los Angeles Business Journal. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal’s Los Angeles bureau, first as a general assignment reporter and …

UC Riverside Economics Professor Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

UC Riverside Economics Professor Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera

Madrid Is Waiting for Me, or I Am Waiting for Madrid

Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera is professor of economics at the University of California, Riverside, and served as chair of its economics department from 2003-2008. She is the current president of the board …

RAND Corporation Political Scientist Jennifer Kavanagh | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

RAND Corporation Political Scientist Jennifer Kavanagh

Fact and Truth Are Often Used Interchangeably, but I Think They Can Be Different Things

Jennifer Kavanagh is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation and associate director of the Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program in RAND’s Arroyo Center. She co-authored Truth Decay with RAND …

Post-Truth Author Lee McIntyre | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Post-Truth Author Lee McIntyre

You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Been Threatened by a Postmodernist

Lee McIntyre is a research fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and a lecturer in ethics at Harvard Extension School. Formerly executive director …

Journalist Sandy Banks | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Journalist Sandy Banks

I Try Not to Keep My Talents Hidden

Sandy Banks is a veteran journalist and senior fellow with the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. She is best known for her Los Angeles Times columns, and …