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Robin Cohen

Robin Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Development Studies, University of Oxford. Prior to his Oxford appointment in 2007, he was Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. He also held appointments at the Universities of Ibadan, Birmingham, Cape Town and the West Indies and short-term positions at Stanford, Toronto and Berkeley. He was editor of the Routledge series on Global diasporas and of the Cambridge survey of world migration.

His books on migration include The new helots: migrants in the international division of labour (1987, 1993, 2003), Contested domains: debates in international labour studies (1991), Frontiers of identity (1994), Global diasporas: an introduction (1997, rev. 2008), Migration and its enemies (2006) and Encountering difference (2016). He directed the International Migration Institute, part of the Oxford Martin School (2009–11), and was principal investigator on the Oxford Diasporas Programme, covering 11 projects, funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2011–5).

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Robin Dodson

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University
Robin Dodson is a research scientist with expertise in exposure assessment, particularly in the indoor environment. Her research focuses on three main areas: development of novel exposure measurements for epidemiological and community-based studies, analysis of environmental exposure data with a particular emphasis on semi-volatile organic compounds such as phthalates and flame retardant chemicals, and intervention studies aimed at reducing chemical exposures. Dr. Dodson oversees the Institute’s consumer product exposure research. She was the lead author on a landmark peer-reviewed study on endocrine disrupting and asthma-associated chemicals in more than 200 consumer products. As part of the Centers for Disease Control’s Green Housing study, she is currently investigating exposure in children with asthma to chemicals in consumer products and building materials. She leads Silent Spring’s Healthy Green Campus project, a research effort aimed at making health an integral part of sustainability practices on college campuses.

Dr. Dodson completed her doctorate in environmental health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For her graduate work, she designed and conducted an exposure study in the Boston area focusing on residential and personal exposures to volatile organic compounds. She developed models to evaluate the transport of pollutants in the indoor environment and determine the contribution of various microenvironments to personal exposures. In addition, she evaluated methods for using existing residential exposure data to model residential exposures in the general population. As a graduate student, she contributed to two studies focusing on asthma in lower-socioeconomic-status urban residences in the Boston area.

Dr. Dodson is an adjunct assistant professor of environmental health at Boston University School of Public Health and also holds an appointment as a visiting scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She previously taught biostatistics at Brandeis University for eight years. Prior to her graduate work, Dr. Dodson worked at Menzie-Cura and Associates, where she contributed to both human and ecological risk assessments. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Dodson holds a bachelor’s in environmental studies from Bates College, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, and a master’s in environmental science and risk management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Dodson’s interest in studying air pollution began in sixth grade when she first learned about the depleting effects of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer. Today, she has dedicated her career to improving public health through her applied research, and hopes to inspire a new generation of young girls to become “future scientists.”

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Robin Eames

History PhD candidate, University of Sydney
Robin Eames is a queercrip historian, poet and PhD candidate living on Gadigal land. They are currently researching 19th century trans history, criminalisation, and medicalisation at the University of Sydney. Their work is currently on display in the State Library of NSW's Amaze Gallery, as part of the Pride (R)Evolution exhibition.

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Robin Freeman

Head of Indicators and Assessments Unit, Zoological Society of London
Robin Freeman is the Head of the Indicators and Assessments Unit at ZSL. This unit focuses on understanding the patterns and processes of global biodiversity change. From understanding global population trends through indicators like the Living Planet Index to how these trends respond to pressures and drivers across multiple scales. Together Robin's unit maintains and produces the Living Planet Index which is reported biannually with WWF in the Living Planet Report.

Robin originally conducted his doctoral work in a combination of zoology and machine learning and pattern recognition to investigate the distribution and navigational behaviour of homing pigeons and seabirds. He maintains a strong interest in novel analytical methods to better understand the natural world (including working closely with ZSL's Conservation Technology Unit).

Robin also works very closely with the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER) at UCL and have previously had roles in the Computational Ecology group at Microsoft Research Cambridge with CoMPLEX at UCL and with the Animal Behaviour group at Oxford University.

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Robin Gregory

Adjunct Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia
Robin leads research projects and workshops for Canadian and US government agencies, First Nations, and Industry on improving decision-making skills, addressing difficult tradeoffs, and meaningfully involving citizens in public policy decisions.

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Robin Gurwitch

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University
Dr. Robin Gurwitch, a professor in the Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Child and Family Health, is a recognized expert in understanding and supporting children in the aftermath of trauma and disasters. She received her doctorate in Clinical/Medical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, completed her internship in Pediatric Psychology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, Dr. Gurwitch has focused much of her clinical work, training and research on improving the outcomes and increasing resilience in children who have experienced trauma or crisis events, including terrorism, natural disasters and stressors related to military deployment. She has served on state and national committees and task forces including the National Commission on Children and Disasters Subcommittee on Human Services Recovery and served as a subject-matter expert in the area of at-risk populations for the Disaster Mental Health Subcommittee of the National Bio-Defense Science Board for the Pediatric Preparedness and Response in Public Health Emergencies and Disasters for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (DHHS/ASPR). She is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Disaster Response Network and provides expertise on children and disasters/terrorism for the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She was a member of the inaugural HHS National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters.

A prolific writer and educator, Dr. Gurwitch has co-authored book chapters, scientific journal articles and public education materials on the topics of trauma, resilience, psychological first aid, terrorism, disasters and preparedness. She authored a trauma treatment manual for use following disasters for children and adolescents. Dr. Gurwitch regularly presents on topics related to her specialty area at regional, national and international conferences. An active volunteer of the American Red Cross, she worked with the American Red Cross to develop materials related to terrorism and disaster for use in disaster mental health training courses and for use in schools.

A caring clinician, Dr. Gurwitch has been involved in direct care following national and international disasters. She has been an active member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) since it began in 2001. She currently is the Co-PI for the NCTSN grant, NEW DAY (Network for Enhancing Wellness in Disaster Affected Youth. Dr. Gurwitch serves as a Senior Advisor for the National Center of Child Traumatic Stress' Terrorism and Disaster Program of the NCTSN.

Dr. Gurwitch also serves as the Director of the PCIT & CARE Training Program at the Center for Child & Family Health. She is one of only 22 Global Trainers in Parent Child Interaction Therapy, certified by PCIT International. She has led the national efforts for PCIT adaptations for military families and for PCIT with children who have experienced trauma. She is a co-developer of CARE (Child Adult Relationship Enhancement), again leading efforts for military and classroom adaptations. She has published and presented extensively across the United States and Internationally on issues related to PCIT & CARE.

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Robin Jeffrey

Professor Robin Jeffrey has published, with his colleague Assa Doron, The Great Indian Phone Book (London: C. Hurst/New York: Harvard University Press, 2013). The book is published in India by Hachette under the title of Cell Phone Nation. It was launched in New Delhi on 18 February 2013 by Mrinal Pande, chair of Prasar Bharati, India's equivalent of the BBC. The book analyzes the expansion of mobile telephone and its implications for society, politics and economics.

Professor Jeffrey is a co-editor of "Being Muslim in South Asia," a collection under contract to Oxford University Press to be published in 2013, and a co-editor of "Mughals and Mandarins," studies of the Chinese and Indian media by analysts and practitioners.

His long-term work focuses on a book called Slices of India, a history of India in the second half of the 20th century based around the years of the great Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.

Professor Jeffrey has written about Kerala, Punjab and Indian media. A third edition of India’s Newspaper Revolution was published in 2010.

He first lived in India as a school teacher in Chandigarh from 1967 to 1969 and has lived for six years in India between 1967 and 2010. He has published a number of books and contributes regularly to policy papers, reports and journals.

Professor Jeffrey completed a doctorate in Indian history at Sussex University in the United Kingdom in 1973. He taught for 25 years in the Politics Program at La Trobe University in Melbourne, and worked twice at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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Robin Lamboll

Research Fellow in Atmospheric Science, Imperial College London
Robin Lamboll researches what humans emit into our atmosphere, what effects it will have on us and what we can do about it.

Robin mostly works on open-source software and data analysis. Examples include calculating how much CO2 was can emit before the earth warms more than the Paris Agreement states; analysing relationships between known or projected emissions to infer unknown emissions, and the impact of COVID-19 on human emissions.

Robin completed a PhD in the physics of solar cells at the University of Cambridge, modelling the behaviour of new designs of solar cells, and has an MSci in Natural Sciences from Cambridge. Robin has previously worked as a quantitative consultant and successfully represented the UK in multiple international poetry slams.

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Robin Milner-Gulland

Emeritus Professor of Russian, University of Sussex
Robin Milner-Gulland is Emeritus Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Sussex, and an eminent translator, author and editor of works on Russian topics. He is the author of Cultural Atlas of Russia and the Former Soviet Union (2nd edn, 2002), The Russians: The Peoples of Europe (1997) and Patterns of Russia: History, Culture, Spaces (Reaktion, 2020), and translator of Icon and Devotion (Reaktion, 2002).

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Robin Morrison

Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Behavior, University of Exeter
I am a behavioural ecologist studying the evolution of social behaviour. My research is on great ape social behaviour with a particular focus on mountain gorillas and western lowland gorillas. I use long-term data and camera trapping to investigate gorilla society, modelling relationships within and between gorilla groups and how this influences their movement patterns.

I am currently based at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund‘s Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda and within Dr Lauren Brent‘s research group at the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter. Starting in June 2023 I will be an Ambizione Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Zurich. I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge and conducted field work at Mbeli Bai, Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo and Ngaga Research Site, Odzala National Park, Republic of Congo.

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Robin Snape

Associate Researcher, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter
Robin has over 20 years’ experience in marine conservation research. He has delivered on-the-ground marine conservation programmes for almost two decades in the Mediterranean Sea. He is a sea turtle and seabird expert, and has significant experience in reducing by-catch by small-scale fisheries. At Bluedot Associates, his role as Principal Marine Biodiversity Researcher is to provide technical leadership for our marine biodiversity field research programmes, including associated local capacity building. He also uses his expertise to support the design and implementation of positive conservation actions founded in long-term proven experience on-the-ground.

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Robin Kundis Craig

Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law, University of Southern California
Robin Craig specializes in all things water, including the relationships between climate change and water; the water-energy-food nexus; the Clean Water Act; the intersection of water issues and land issues; ocean and coastal law; marine biodiversity and marine protected areas; water law; ecological resilience and the law; climate change adaptation, and the relationships between environmental law and public health. She is the author, co-author, or editor of 12 books, including Re-Envisioning the Anthropocene Ocean (University of Utah Press, forthcoming, with Jeffrey M. McCarthy); The End of Sustainability (Kansas University Press 2017, with Melinda Harm Benson); Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law and Policy (Environmental Law Institute 2016, with Stephen Miller); Comparative Ocean Governance: Place- Based Protections in an Era of Climate Change (Edward Elgar 2012); and The Clean Water Act and the Constitution (Environmental Law Institute 2nd Ed. 2009), as well as textbooks for environmental law, water law, and toxic torts. She has also written more than 100 law review articles and book chapters in both legal and scientific publications.

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Robin M. Daly

Professor of Exercise and Ageing, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Deakin University
Professor Robin Daly (PhD, FSMA) holds the position of Chair in Exercise and Ageing within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. He also co-leads the Lifestyle, Health and Disease domain within IPAN.

Professor Daly is recognised internationally for his research into understanding how exercise and nutritional approaches can prevent and manage chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia (muscle loss), falls, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and cognitive related disorders. His work has led to the dissemination of evidence‐based exercise programs to optimise musculoskeletal health and function and manage type 2 diabetes in older adults, including the Osteo‐cise: Strong Bones for Life osteoporosis prevention exercise program. His also has a special interest in the use of health technology as an approach to remotely monitor and deliver evidence-based exercise programs to older adults.

He has contributed to national and international clinical guidelines in the area of exercise, calcium, vitamin D and protein for osteoporosis and sarcopenia, and is passionate about educating the medical community about exercise as an essential form of medicine. He is currently President of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research (ANZSSFR), council member of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS), a member of the medical and scientific committee of Osteoporosis Australia, a board member of Active Geelong and a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia.

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Robin van der Sanden

Postdoctoral Fellow, Public Health, SHORE & Whāriki Research Centre, Massey University

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Robrecht Declercq

Robrecht Declercq is a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) since the 1st of October 2017 and is affiliated with the History Department of Ghent University. His main research interests include business, global economics, and environmental history. He teaches on economic and environmental history.

In February 2015, Declercq defended his PhD on the global connections of the Leipzig Fur Industry at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. This PhD research examined how a local industrial district – like the Leipzig fur industry – characterised by many small to medium-sized businesses successfully operated on the world market in the period between 1870 and 1939. It bridges the interior-based research tradition on industrial districts with that of global economic history. In 2016, his research was nominated for the Best Dissertation Award in Bergen (Norway), by the European Business History Association (EBHA). As of June 2017, the PhD has been published as a book by Routledge, titled “World Market Transformation: Inside the German Fur Capital Leipzig 1870 – 1939”.

His current research project is also situated at the crossroads of business and global economic history, examining the impact of nationalizations in the copper industry (Central Africa and Latin America) on the global political economy.

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Robyn Berghoff

Lecturer in General Linguistics, Stellenbosch University
Robyn Berghoff (Stellenbosch University) is a psycholinguist interested in language acquisition as well as bilingual language representation and processing. She is currently leading a project investigating morphosyntactic representation and processing in second language learners of isiXhosa.

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Robyn Dowlen

Research Associate, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
Robyn is a researcher with an interest in developing research methods to deepen our understanding of the value that the arts have in supporting people’s health and wellbeing. She is a visiting researcher with the Centre for Cultural Value, University of Leeds and will be supporting the health and wellbeing component of evaluation for Leeds 2023.

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Robyn Dowling

Professor and Associate Dean Research, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney
Robyn is an urban geographer and planner in the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning. She has research expertise in patterns of urban mobility, transport disruptions, and urban governance in the face of climate change.

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Robyn Dowling

Professor and Associate Dean Research, University of Sydney

Robyn is an urban geographer and planner in the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning. She has research expertise in patterns of urban mobility, transport disruptions, and urban governance in the face of climate change.

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Robyn McCormack

Marketing and Finance Academic, Bond University
Robyn McCormack is a marketing and finance researcher from Bond University specialising in three research pillars; the impact of moral psychology on consumer decision-making, Environmental, social, and governance (ESG), and ethical finance. Robyn's research is informed by her industry experience as a National Sales Manager and Digital Marketing Consultancy Director and other consumer-focused roles.

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Robynne Kotze

Research Coordinator, The Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford
With a keen interest in wildlife conservation and large carnivores, Robynne studied BSc Zoology at the University of Pretoria. She stayed on in 2010 to complete her honours degree, which investigated patterns of den use in aardwolf (Proteles cristata) in the northern Cape, South Africa. In 2011, Robynne worked as a co-manager on a game farm in the North-West province, setting up a breeding programme for rare game and managing both captive and free-ranging large herbivores including buffalo, sable, roan and white rhino. In 2012, Robynne moved to Botswana to start research on lions (Panthera leo) in the south-western Okavango Delta, under Tau Consultants. During the winter months, when the western Okavango was flooded, Robynne returned to South Africa and continued to work on the game management project in the North-West, conducting research in Botswana in the summer. During this time, she completed her MSc degree, through the University of the Witwatersrand, on lion social organisation and population demographics in the western Okavango Delta using historical data from the area.

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Robynne is currently completing her field work, which will contribute to her PhD, based on her lion research in the western Okavango Delta. In 2017, Robynne joined the Trans-Kalahari Predator Programme to assist in camera trap surveys of the Okavango Delta and other protected areas in Botswana. She is also completing field work for the Trans-Kalahari Predator Programme aimed at examining connectivity between the western Okavango Delta and Namibia, aligning with the programme’s goals to establish secure corridors for lion movement within the KAZA landscape.

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Rochelle Wijesingha

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, McMaster University
My doctoral work focused on racial and gender disparities in tenure and promotion among faculty working in Canadian universities. I am currently doing a post-doc at McMaster University looking at k-12 education with a focus on equity. I am also the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at OSSTF/FEESO. Prior to joining OSSTF/FEESO, I was a Senior Research Associate at the Diversity Institute located in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University. I was a Research Associate at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) where I worked on health equity research related to gambling as well as substance use. I am a quantitative researcher and I have over a decade of experience doing EDI research. I was also a sessional instructor at McMaster University where I taught ethnic and racial tensions. My work has appeared in a number of academic journals and won the Edward F. Sheffield award.

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Rochelle Anne Davis

Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Georgetown University
Dr. Davis’ research focuses on refugees and conflict, specifically, Palestinian, Syrian, and Iraqi refugees. She has conducted research in Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Lebanon. She was also the lead qualitative researcher on a Georgetown University-International Organization for Migration longitudinal study of Iraqis displaced by ISIS/ISIL and their access to durable solutions. The study (2015-2021) followed over 3000 Iraqi families internally displaced in Iraq.

Her book, Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced, (Stanford University Press, 2011) was co-winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Book Award recognizing outstanding publications in Middle East studies. The book addresses how Palestinian refugees today write histories of their villages that were destroyed in the 1948 war, and the stories and commemorations of village life that are circulated and enacted in the diaspora. This work is based on over 120 village memorial books composed by refugees in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel, and ethnographic research in these communities.

Professor Davis’ is currently writing a book about the conceptions of culture in the U.S. military’s war in Iraq. She examines the cultural training material produced by military institutions and contractors about Iraqis, Arabs, and Islam. Through interviews with U.S. soldiers and marines, her research discusses how the servicemen and women assess the cultural training they received and their experiences with Iraqi culture and society. Interviews with Iraqis provide perspective on how Iraqis experienced the American troops’ cultural knowledge in practice.

Her other research interests include Palestinian poster art ( and Palestinian social and cultural life prior to 1948. She has also collected over fifty oral histories of Palestinian Jerusalemites about their lives in the twentieth century.

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Rochus Urban Hinkel

Associate Professor in Architecture and Design, The University of Melbourne
Dr Rochus Hinkel is Associate Professor for Architecture and Design at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) and founding co-director of the Advanced Digital Design + Fabrication (ADD+F) research hub at the ABP Faculty at the University of Melbourne. In his research and creative practice, he uses digital technologies to create novel narratives that manifest through artefacts, spatial installations, and immersive environments. He is the Chief Investigator of University of Melbourne teams developing creative digital design applications, e.g., in collaboration with the Royal Children's Hospital and on projects led by the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation. Rochus was Professor at Konstfack, Stockholm and OTH, Regensburg before joining MSD in 2020. He is the inaugural recipient of the UniSA, SIDA and DRF Curatorial Research Fellowship (2020-2022), recent works have been exhibited at Ars Electronica (2020), The Grainger Museum in Melbourne (2022), The David Roche Foundation in Adelaide (2022), and the Melbourne Design Week (2021, 2022, 2023).

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Rocio Quispe Agnoli

William J. Beal Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
Author of 2 scholarly books (UNMSM Press, Iberoamericana Vervuert), 2 scholarly collections of essays (Routledge, Cambridge UP), 1 book of short fiction (Mundo Ajeno), invited editor of 4 monographic issues of academic journals (2 in CIEHL, Letras femeninas, Letras), and more than 70 articles on Indigenous/mestizo writers (both men and women) of Latin America and their prevalence in historical narratives until the present. Quispe Agnoli is also a specialist in gender and sexuality studies and visual studies with an emphasis in the colonial period (1500-1800). Lately, she is working on (a) colonial Indigenous elite women’s writings and portraits; (b) Latin American speculative fiction, Peruvian futurism and science fiction (Andean, Amazonian) and the use/misuse/abuse of Artificial Intelligence in creative processes, and (c) gender and genre bias in the writing of speculative fiction in Latin America, especially Peru.
Her work is interdisciplinary and seeks understanding of representation and perception of similarities and differences, keeping in mind intersectionality. Thus, she works in the intersection and liminal spaces of self/other as well as the unavoidable intersections of race, gender, sexuality, belief systems (faith), and other identifiers of the human subject. Her reflection is not limited to the Spanish-speaking world--it goes over various creative genres including sci-fi, fanfic, OTW, ao3 and the use of self/other in the creation of alternate/outer worlds. Quispe Agnoli is also a fiction writer of speculative fiction (under the name of Rocío Qespi) and a scifi fanfic writer (under the name Chaska Quntur).

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Rocío Sánchez Gallardo

PhD candidate, School of Microbiology & APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork
Rocio Sanchez Gallardo is a PhD Candidate in the APC Microbiome Ireland whithin the project Microbe Mom. Her research is focus on Bifidobacteria, a bacteria that is part of the human microbiota and confers health benefits to the host. As part of Microbe mom she has been studying the vertical tranference of these benefitial microbes from mothers to infant during the first month of life.

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Rod Lamberts

Dr Rod Lamberts is deputy director of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the ANU, which recently became affiliated with the Alan Alda Centre for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. He is also a former national president of the Australian Science Communicators. Rod has been providing science communication consultation and evaluation advice for nearly 20 years to organisations including UNESCO, the CSIRO, and to ANU science and research bodies. He has a background in psychology, anthropology and corporate communication consultancy and facilitation.

Rod has been developing and delivering science communication courses since 1998, and supervises a large range of postgraduate research projects.

His professional and research interests include: science in society; science and public policy; perceptions of expertise in science; risk and crisis perception/ communication; and science communication as the new public intellectualism.

Rod is an extremely strong proponent of getting academia well beyond the hallowed halls and into the real world. His most recent forays into this world include regular appearances on ABC Radio National "Research Filter" and ABC radio Perth's "Blinded by Science". He was also a co-host of KindaThinky, and irreverent, theme-based chat show that ran in Canberra in 2014 and 15.

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Rod Phillips

Professor of History, Carleton University
Author of 12 books on the history of marriage and divorce and the history of alcohol (especially wine)

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Rodney Coates

Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Miami University
Rodney D. Coates is a public sociologist engaged in critical race, social justice, social movements, social policy, and practice. For Coates, being a public sociologist means that the work he does must have an impact in the wider communities — both within and external to the university.

He has conducted bias training for school districts and municipalities, police, and universities. He works with local communities, corporations, and Miami University to establish pathways to progress for under-represented students in such fields as STEM, business, and law.

At Miami University he was the driving force for the creation of the Miami-Cincinnati Scholars program which provides full scholarships for underrepresented students going into STEM.

As a public intellectual he is frequently featured in both national and local press to include NBC and NPR. He is a published poet, essayist, and editorialist. His sunset photos have been featured as the covers of several books, multiple exhibits. These photos have also been the basis for the HOPE endowed scholarship at Miami University for underrepresented students.

He has developed and taught a wide assortment of courses such as Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Introduction to Social Justice, Critical Race and Post-Colonial Structures, Civil Rights and Social Movements, and Human Rights and Social Movements. His course on globalization, social justice, and human rights, which links universities from around the globe (to include the United Kingdom, Moscow, Milano, Italy, Spain, British Columbia) has received several awards and been featured in published articles.

Coates developed a summer bridge program for scholar-athletes in their freshman year. This course, treating the athletes as if they were honors students, sets the expectations and curriculum to challenge them to perform way above what they believe they could ever accomplish. Increasing gpa and graduation rates have increased each year the program has been offered.

His books have won awards and charted new territory. Currently he, and co-authors, are revising their SAGE-published The Matrix of Race: Social Construction, Intersectionality, and Inequality having sold over 2,000 copies in its first 2 years since publication. It is currently being revised for the 2nd edition slated for publication in January of 2021. Coates has a record of scholarship which spans 3 decades and includes numerous published peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, and collections. Finally, July of 2020 SAGE Publishing presented: A 12 Step Program for Decolonizing the University: A conversation with Dr. Rodney Coates.

Coates is a recipient of the 2021 College of Arts and Science's Distinguished Educator Award. His award presentation, "Critical Race Theory and the Search for Truth," is available for viewing.

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Rodney Croft

Professor of Health Psychology, University of Wollongong

Croft has a PhD in psychology, with his thesis focusing on electrophysiology (EEG) methodology. His electrophysiology expertise has been extended into the RF-EMF health research, with his focus being laboratory research determining the effects of RF-EMF on awake and sleep EEG. Although a smaller aspect of his research, he has published RF-EMF epidemiological research, as well as substantial collaborative work employing in vitro and dosimetric methods to address the RF-EMF health issue. Croft is Director of the NHRMC CRE in RF-EMF health, the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR) and was Executive Director the forerunner Centre (Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research), and is a Commissioner within the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

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Rodney Maddock

Rod has been a senior executive at the Commonwealth Bank for the last decade after earlier stints as Chief Economist for the Business Council of Australia, Head of Economic Policy in the Victorian Cabinet Office, and as a Professor of Economics at La Trobe University.

He is currently working on a book on the Australian economy.

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Rodney Stewart

Professor Rodney Stewart is the Digital Utility Transformation Professor at Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, located in Queensland, Australia. He conducts research on the applications of advanced technology (e.g. smart meters, network sensors, energy storage) and big data informatics for purpose of re-engineering the water and energy utility sectors.

In the water utility sector he has completed a number of high resolution smart water meter studies that provided the 'big data' to underpin detailed water end use studies, demand management strategies, bottom-up forecasting models, just-in-time pipe network infrastructure planning, water-energy nexus studies, post-meter and network leakage studies, to name a few.

In the electricity sector he is working on the necessary demand forecasting and power control systems that will provide cost-efficient power supply to customers through optimising existing and newly introduced renewable energy sources being added to the network through coupling them with distributed energy storage in an intelligent micro-grid arrangement. His goal is to conduct the necessary evidence-based research to demonstrate the numerous applications and benefits of intelligent water and electricity networks in order to accelerate the current slow rate of transformation of national and international utilities to the digital era.

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Rodolfo Bonnin

Assistant Dean for Institutional Knowledge Management and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Florida International University
Rodolfo Bonnin, Ph.D., develops, implements, and evaluates all assessment-related activities for medical and physician assistant students. In addition, he is the course co-director for the Professional Behaviors I and II courses within the Professional Development strand. He also serves as an adjunct professor for the Department of Psychology at the College of Art and Sciences, where he teaches research methodology and data analysis.

Bonnin is the chief executive proctor and supervises multiple exam proctors, coordinators, and statisticians in the Office of Assessment. He serves as the Chair of the Program Evaluation Committee for the West Kendall Baptist Family Medicine Residency.

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Rodolfo M. Nayga Jr.

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr. is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. Dr. Nayga’s research interests include the economics of food valuation, consumption, policy, and health.

Prior to rejoining Texas A&M University in 2021, Dr. Nayga was Distinguished Professor and Tyson Endowed Chair in Food Policy Economics at the University of Arkansas. He also was a faculty member at Rutgers University and at Massey University, New Zealand.

He has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, adjunct professor at Korea University and Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research, NBER research economist, and senior research fellow of the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study in Tokyo. He also was executive board member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast.

He is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), and currently serving as AAEA’s President-Elect.

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Rodrigo Barquera

Postdoctoral research associate, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

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