The detailed schedule of events is available to view here.

We are honored to have the following confirmed participants at the 2019 Buffalo Humanities Festival. [Listed by day, in alphabetical order]

Thursday, September 19

Ibram X. Kendi | New York Times bestselling author, Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center and Professor of History and International Relations, American University

Chenjerai Kumanyika | Co-Executive Producer and Co-Host of Gimlet Media’s Uncivil, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University

Friday, September 20

Geoff Kelly | Reporter at Investigative Post, Co-founder and former Editor of The Public, and former Editor of Artvoice

Robin Schulze | Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, University at Buffalo

Matt Taibbi | New York Times bestselling author, Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone, Co-founder of The Beast.

Saturday, September 21

Naila Ansari | Faculty Fellow in Theatre at SUNY Buffalo State College / University at Buffalo MFA Candidate in Dance (2020)

Maki Becker | Reporter, Crime and Breaking News, The Buffalo News

Jody Kleinberg Biehl | Director, Journalism Certificate Program, UB College of Arts & Sciences [Note: Organizer of the opening “Don’t Stop the Presses!” panel, Jody was originally slated to moderate, however due to an unexpected conflict, the moderator will be Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata. Thank you to Jody for her work in organizing the panel.]

Anthony Chase | Assistant Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, SUNY Buffalo State; Host of WBFO/WNED’s Theater Talk; Senior Contributing Theater Writer at The Buffalo News

Susan Clark | Director of the Sustainability Initiative, UB College of Arts & Sciences

Charles L. Davis, II | Assistant Professor of Architecture, UB School of Architecture & Planning

Jennifer Desiderio | Associate Professor of English, Canisius College

Pam Glick | Local artist and educator.

Mustafa Gökçek | Associate Professor, Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Program and Founding Member of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies program, Niagara University

Ruth Goldman | Associate Professor of Communication, SUNY Buffalo State

Nicole Hallett | Associate Professor of Law and Director, Community Justice Clinic, UB School of Law

Bronwyn Keenan | Director, Arts Collaboratory, UB College of Arts & Sciences

Geoff Kelly | Reporter at Investigative Post, Co-founder and former Editor of The Public, and former Editor of Artvoice

Meg Knowles | Associate Professor of Communication, SUNY Buffalo State

Kristin Ksiazek | Research and Collaboration Specialist, Cornell ILR Buffalo CoLab & Partnership for the Public Good

Tori Kuper | Founder and Cooperative Developer, Cooperation Buffalo

Chad Lavin | Associate Professor and Interim chair, Department of English, UB College of Arts & Sciences

Elizabeth Licata | Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Buffalo Spree Magazine 

Ariel Nereson | Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Theatre & Dance, UB College of Arts & Sciences

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin | Executive Director, Partnership for the Public Good

The Performance Truck | Ron Ehmke and Friends

Ramla Karim Qureshi | Founder and CEO, Women Engineers Pakistan

Charlie Specht | Chief Investigator for the 7 Eyewitness News I-Team

Jasmina Tacheva | University at Buffalo PhD candidate in the School of Management and founder of Eunalytics

Matt Taibbi | Contributing editor at Rolling Stone, author of the forthcoming Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes us Despise One Another

India Walton | Executive Director, FB Community Land Trust

Kathryn Williams | Associate Professor and Chair, Classics Department; Co-Founder & Co-Director of the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies, Canisius College