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José Medina is the Walter Dill Scott Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. Professor Medina’s primary research interests include critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, political philosophy, communication theory and social epistemology, and his current projects focus on how social perception and the social imagination contribute to the formation of vulnerabilities to different kinds of violence and oppression.

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Richard Velkley is Celia Scott Weatherhead Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University. Professor Velkley's primary research interests include phenomenology, political philosophy, and the history of European philosophy since Kant.

Elizabeth Barnes is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. Her work focuses on the intersection of feminist philosophy, metaphysics, social philosophy, and ethics.

Hélène Landemore is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Professor Landemore's primary areas of research include democratic theory, political epistemology, and theories of justice.

Roy Baumeister is the Francis Eppes Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University and Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland. He is a social psychologist whose work focuses on the subjects of willpower, self-control, and self-esteem, and how they relate to human morality and success.

Thomas Christiano is Professor of Philosophy and Law at University of Arizona. Professor Christiano specializes in moral and political philosophy, with emphases on democratic theory, distributive justice and global justice.

Tom Dougherty is a University Lecturer in the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall and 2018-19 CEPA Faculty Fellow. His research focuses on normative ethics, the ethics of consent, and gender representation in the academy. Professor Dougherty's scholarly articles have appeared in top philosophy journals, such as EthicsPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Philosophy and Public Affairs.

Jonathan Way is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Southampton and 2018-19 CEPA Faculty Fellow.

Michael Huemer is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder and 2018-19 CEPA Faculty Fellow. His research interests include ethics, metaethics, epistemology, and political philosophy. Professor Huemer is the author or editor of six books, including Ethical Intuitionism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), The Problem of Political Authority (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and, most recently, Paradox Lost (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).