2024 Presenters

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Jessica Zychowicz is the Director of Fulbright Ukraine & Institute of International Education, Kyiv Office. She is the author of the award-winning book Superfluous Women: Art, Feminism, and Revolution in Twenty-First Century Ukraine (U-Toronto Press 2020), editor of Freedom Taking Place: War, Women and Culture at the Intersection of Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus (Vernon Press 2023). She is also the author of numerous articles, chapters, and other texts. She was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine, a Research Fellow at U-Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs, a Visiting Scholar at U-Alberta, and a Visiting Scholar Uppsala University in Sweden. She holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan and BA from U.C. Berkeley. For more information: https://www.jes-zychowicz.com/

Dr. Rosalyn LaPier is an award winning Indigenous writer, environmental historian, and ethnobotanist. She/they work within Indigenous communities to revitalize traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and to strengthen public policy for Indigenous languages. She/they are the author of Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet. Rosalyn is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana and M├ętis.

To learn more about Rosalyn, please see her personal website.