Professor Taylor Desloge (He/Him) is a social historian of 19th and 20th century African American History at Connecticut College. His research is focused on the dynamics of Black community life in the Jim Crow era, with a particular emphasis on the ways in which African Americans sought to counter the debilitating environmental inequalities wrought by segregation and economic inequality. His work has appeared in multiple venues, including publications in the Journal of Urban History and the Missouri Historical Review and exhibits at the Missouri History Museum. His upcoming book, The Lost Politics of Blight: A Grassroots Pre-History of Urban Renewal, is a bottom-up political history of the road to urban renewal in St. Louis, Missouri told from the perspective of three generations of Black St. Louisans who organized against exploitative landlords, exclusion from social services and the advance of Jim Crow.

Sydney Marenburg (They/Them) is a Senior at Connecticut College Studying History and Anthropology. Their research interests include how intersectional identities contribute to someone’s socio-economic positionality regarding class, race, gender, and ethnicity, as well as how lessons from early twentieth-century leftist political movements can be applied to today. They are hoping to continue with research in the future.

Eli Prybyla (He/Him) is a Senior at Connecticut College studying History and Education. His research is largely focused on New England’s involvement in both abolitionism and enslavement, as well as on Urban Renewal’s disproportionate impacts on marginalized communities. He is seeking future certification as a History Teacher.

Madison Taylor (She/Her) graduated from Connecticut College in 2022. She completed her Honors History Thesis “Meeting Unmet Needs: The Evolution of Housing and Aid in New London 1910-1950.” She is the Archives and Special Collections education fellow at Colby College. She also serves as the Americorp Vista Member for the Steve DeAngelis Community Fund.