Constance Gordon is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. Her interdisciplinary research examines how power and resistance are organized in spaces undergoing social, economic, and ecological transformation. Her most recent work engages the tensions and possibilities of organizing for food and environmental justice in gentrifying cities as well as land- and place-based advocacy. Constance received her Ph.D.
I am a communication scientist with training at the intersection of linguistics, sociology, and communication studies. My research seeks to understand communication about health and illness through investigating language as a discursive social process. Overall, my work shows how communication can encourage culturally sensitive care, to facilitate holistic well-being, and to foster thoughtful reflection about the roles of health and illness in society.
Leticia Hernández (Leticia Hernández-Linares) is the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha, 2015). She is co-editor of The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States (with Rubén Martínez & Héctor Tobar, Tía Chucha Press, 2017). Widely published, her writing has appeared in newspapers, anthologies, and literary journals, some of which include, U.S.
BS in Chemistry - Florida International University (2008)
PhD in Cancer Biology - University of Miami (2014)
Post-doc - Stanford University, Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (2018)
In his article "Ropes, Shirts or Dirty Socks" (London Review of Books, 15 June 2017), Adam Smyth reviews the book Paper: Paging through History (Kurlansky 2017), and in the process Smyth pens his own facts about paper, such as this tidbit: "The pages carrying the words of Shakespeare were once ropes, or shirts, and these items, in turn, were owned by people from widely different strata of society ...."