Melissa R. Michelson (Ph.D. Yale University) is Professor of Political Science at Menlo College. She is co-author of Mobilizing Inclusion: Redefining Citizenship through Get-Out-the-Vote Campaigns (Yale, 2012), which won the 2013 American Political Science Association’s Ralph Bunche award and the 2013 best book award from the American Political Science Association’s Race, Ethnicity and Politics section, Living the Dream: New Immigration Policies and the Lives of Undocumented Latino Youth (Paradigm, 2014), A Matter of Discretion: The Politics of Catholic Priests in the United States and Ireland (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), and Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights (Oxford, 2017). She has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, including pieces in American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, and International Migration Review. Her current research projects explore voter registration and mobilization in minority communities and persuasive communication on LGBT rights.
Brian F. Harrison (Ph.D. Northwestern University) is Lecturer at the University of Minnesota and Founder & President of Voters For Equality, a political organization dedicated to LGBTQ education and research and political engagement among progressives and LGBTQ allies. Previously, he held academic positions at Yale University, New York University, Wesleyan University, and Northwestern University. He is author of A Change is Gonna Come: How to have Effective Political Conversations in a Divided America (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-author of Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights (Oxford University Press, 2017) and has been published academic journals including Political Behavior, Legislative Studies Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics, Social Science Quarterly, and Politics, Groups, and Identities.