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About the Authors

Morgan Antisdel graduated from Webster University – Saint Louis in May 2023. They received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Human Rights with a double minor in History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The issue of queer rights and justice is very personal to them because they are a non-binary, bisexual, polyamorous individual.

Jachelle Billingsley is a Saint Louis native majoring in History with minors in Religious Studies and English. She enjoys writing, reading, and baking in her spare time. Billingsley aspires to become a historical writer and to present historically accurate literature to a broad and diverse audience.

Melani Elizabeth Corral Canales is a senior majoring in Political Science with a Business Administration minor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her experiences as a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representative at LUCHA Ministries Immigration Legal Services and as a legal assistant in an immigration law office greatly influenced her commitment to human rights, as well as her plan to attend law school. She ultimately hopes to use her legal education to hold governments accountable for rights violations under existing frameworks, as well as to help enact legal reforms that promote a more just and equitable society.

Alex DeBourge is from Fairview Heights, Illinois, and is pursuing a Criminology and Psychology double major at Webster University – Saint Louis. DeBourge is a member of Webster’s soccer team, the co-president of the ping pong club, and is involved in the university’s Leadership Program. DeBourge’s work as a Civilian Police Aid at a local police department inspired an interest in researching recidivism and the criminal justice system.

Megan E. Fritz is a 2023 Women’s and Gender Studies graduate from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. Their area of interest is healthcare policy, specifically for marginalized groups. Megan plans to attend graduate school to study public health, bioethics, and/or sociology.

Alex Goode is a student at Webster University – Saint Louis majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Psychology. He is slated to graduate in December 2023. His research interests include transgender studies, queer studies, relationships, and left-wing social movements.

Alexander Magrath is from University City, Missouri, and graduated from Webster University – Saint Louis in May 2023 with a degree in Political Science. He is a musician, poet (find his books on Amazon), and an activist who likes to read, play/teach tennis, and sing/play the guitar. Magrath is currently earning an MA in Counseling at Webster.

Anastasis Mauriac is a French final-year undergraduate student of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She is deeply interested in postcolonial studies and social issues linked to gender equality, poverty, and migration.