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Dr. Gordon Mantler is Director of Writing in the Disciplines and Associate

Professor of Writing and of History at the George Washington University. His

first book, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic

Justice, 1960-1974, was the inaugural volume in the Justice, Power, and Politics

series at the University of North Carolina Press. His current research focuses on

multiracial electoral politics and community organizing in Chicago in the 1970s

and 1980s, as well as public history narratives and memorialization in

Washington, D.C. His work has been supported by GW, Duke University (where

he received his PhD in 2008), the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the American

Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, and the Black

Metropolis Research Consortium.

Dr. Rachel Riedner is Professor of Writing and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality

Studies at the George Washington University where she serves as Executive

Director of the University Writing Program. Dr. Riedner's research brings

analysis of global circulation of gendered and racialized rhetorics to an interest

in transnational feminist activisms. With Kevin Mahoney, she is the author

of Democracies to Come: Rhetorical Action, Neoliberalism, and Communities

of Resistance (Lexington Books 2008). She is also the author of Writing

Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Globalized

Capitalism (Palgrave MacMillan 2015) as well as multiple essays and book

chapters. In the late 1990s, Rachel worked as a labor organizer for the United

Auto Workers (UAW), organizing part time faculty and graduate student

workers.

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