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This database features alternative experts who are available to the press. Their authority derives from either lived experience or professional expertise or both. The current categories are Care, Disability, Drugs, Economics, Labor and Military, with more to come. For additional information please visit the About page.

Casey Stockstill

Care

From day-care providers to parent advocates

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Casey Stockstill
Research Director, Early Milestones Colorado
Stockstill, a sociologist and early childhood researcher, studies how race and class impact people’s daily lives at this organization that works to ensure that all children and families, especially those who have been historically marginalized, have access to the opportunities and resources needed to thrive. Her prior experience includes a mix of qualitative and quantitative research on preschool segregation and educator working conditions.

FOCUS: Care
LANGUAGE: English
ORGANIZATION: Early Milestones Colorado

Michael John Carley

Disability

From people on the autism spectrum to disability advocates

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Michael John Carley
Inclusion Facilitator, Connections Program for Global Autistic Students, New York University
Carley facilitates the Connections Program for Global Students with Autism, a free, optional program for autistic New York University students dedicated to helping them succeed by promoting a culture of acceptance and belonging. He’s also editor-in-chief of Neurodiversity Press and the author of several books. In 2003 Carley founded Global and Regional Autism Spectrum Partnership (GRASP).

FOCUS: Disability
LANGUAGE: English, Spanish
ORGANIZATION: Connections Program for Global Students with Autism

Morgan Godvin

Drugs

From active drug users to pain experts

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Morgan Godvin
Member, Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council
Godvin’s research and advocacy emphasize overdose prevention, and the intersection of the criminal-legal system and substance use. Previously addicted to heroin, she says drug overdose, addiction and incarceration have touched every facet of her life, she was appointed by the Oregon Health Authority to serve on the Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council overseeing grant funding for and implementation of addiction recovery centers, and on Oregon's Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission. Godvin’s also founder, Beats Overdose, which provides harm reduction services to music events; engagement editor, JSTOR Daily’s American Prison Newspapers collection; and Narrative Justice fellow, Health in Justice Action Lab.

FOCUS: Drugs
LANGUAGE: English
ORGANIZATION: Self

Fenaba R. Addo

Economics

From solidarity economists to equal pay experts

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Fenaba R. Addo
Associate Professor, Public Policy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
Addo, who’s also associate professor, Sociology (adjunct), at UNC’s Carolina Population Center, examines debt and wealth inequality with a focus on family and relationships, higher education, union formation, and economic strain. In addition, she examines how racial disparities in student debt, older Black women and wealth, and the Millennial racial wealth gap stem from historical legacies of racial exclusion and discrimination and are reproduced over time. Addo previously was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, and the Lorna Jorgensen Wendt Associate Professor of Money, Relationships, and Equality (MORE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

FOCUS: Economics
LANGUAGE: English
ORGANIZATION: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brian Callaci

Labor

From gig work organizers to union researchers

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Brian Callaci
Chief Economist, Open Markets Institute
Callaci is an economist studying market structure and worker power at Open Markets, which works to address threats to democracy, individual liberties, and national security from corporate monopolies. He researches and writes about market structure and antitrust law and their relationship to worker and employer power. Prior to this, Callaci, a former union researcher, worked at the Strategic Organizing Center and Workers United/SEIU.

FOCUS: Labor
LANGUAGE: English
ORGANIZATION: Open Markets Institute

Sofya Aptekar

Military

From Army veterans to conflict resolution specialists

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Sofya Aptekar
Associate Professor, Urban Studies, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Labor and Urban Studies
Aptekar is a sociologist who studies the U.S. military as well as immigration, gentrification and institutional debt. Her books include Green Card Soldier: Between Model Immigrant and Security Threat.

FOCUS: Military
LANGUAGE: English
ORGANIZATION: CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

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