L.A. Times Photojournalist Carolyn Cole

I Don’t Have Post-Traumatic Stress from All the Conflicts That I’ve Covered; I Have PTSD About the Future

Carolyn Cole is a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times, who has covered conflicts in Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Haiti, and Liberia, and now focuses her lens on environmental journalism. Before taking part in a Zócalo/Getty event titled “Is Journalism About Social Justice?” at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, she visited the green room to discuss pre-traumatic stress disorder, a savory Sudanese custard, and life on a houseboat.

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Journalist Adam Clayton Powell III | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Journalist Adam Clayton Powell III

At Age 18, I Reported Live From the Floor at the National Democratic Convention With the Lead Story of the Night

Adam Clayton Powell III is a veteran journalist and the director of Washington programs for the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. Before taking part in a Zócalo/Getty event titled “Is …

Stanford Sociologist Tomás Jiménez | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Stanford Sociologist Tomás Jiménez

I Buy and Restore Vintage Dress Shoes

Tomás Jiménez is a professor of sociology and comparative studies in race and ethnicity at Stanford University. His research and writing focus on immigration, assimilation, social mobility, and ethnic and racial …

American Historian Gary Gerstle | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

American Historian Gary Gerstle

Meghan Markle Followed in My Footsteps

Gary Gerstle is a political and social historian of the 20th-century United States with a particular interest in ethnicity, race, and nationhood. Since 2014, he has taught at the University …

Caltech Historian of Science Erik M. Conway | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Caltech Historian of Science Erik M. Conway

I Always Like Learning New Things

Erik M. Conway is the historian of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. His most recent book, Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory …

Pew Research Center Director of Science and Society Research Cary Funk | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Pew Research Center Director of Science and Society Research Cary Funk

I’ve Worked on Lots of Challenging Projects and, Actually, I Liked Those Challenges

Cary Funk is the director of science and society research at Pew Research Center, where she has co-authored a number of reports on public trust in science. Her recent studies …