Speakers

Carolyn Eastman

A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Carolyn Eastman is associate professor of history at VCU. She the is author of the prizewinning A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution; and the forthcoming, The Strange Genius of Mr. O: Celebrity and the Invention of the United States.

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Barbara Ehrenreich

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Natural Causes, is the author of over a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller Nickel and Dimed. She has a PhD in cellular immunology from Rockefeller University and writes frequently about health care and medical science.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Barbara Ehrenreich has had to cancel her participation in the Festival.

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Sinikka Elliott

Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It

Sinikka Elliott, co-author of Pressure Cooker, is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia. Her research examines family dynamics, intersecting inequalities, and social policy.

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Carolyn Engelhard

Carolyn Long Engelhard is a faculty member in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the UVA School of Medicine and associate professor in both the School of Medicine and in the Frank Batten School of Public Policy and Leadership. She analyzes and monitors changes in health policy at the federal and state governmental levels and is creating educational videos on current health policy topics for MedPage Today, a national web-based news organization.

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Emilio Estevez

Emilio Estevez is an actor, writer, director, and producer. His performances in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire won him widespread acclaim. His other credits include Repo Man, The Mighty Ducks, and the Golden Globe-nominated Bobby, which he starred in, wrote, and directed.

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