Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a history and Italian studies professor at New York University. She studies fascism and her upcoming book is “Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present.”
The Most Rev. Michael Curry is presiding bishop and chief executive officer of the Episcopal Church. He is the first African American pastor to serve in the role. Arrange an interview through the Episcopal Church’s communication office.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is a Democratic senator from New York. Paid family leave was a core focus of Gillibrand’s brief 2020 presidential election campaign.
Kay Turner is the vice president for human resources at Fordham University, a private, Jesuit school that allows faculty members to take a semester off after the birth or adoption of a child.
Nelson Tebbe is a law professor at Cornell University and specializes in religious freedom, constitutional law and freedom of speech. He co-leads an annual law and religion roundtable for legal scholars.
Katherine M. Franke is a law professor at Columbia University, where she also serves as faculty director of the Law, Rights and Religion Project.
Satjeet Kaur is the executive director of the Sikh Coalition. The nonprofit has launched get-out-the-vote efforts. Coronavirus-related restrictions on group gatherings will affect how Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi, an annual religious festival.
Dr. Aaron Glatt is chairman of the department of medicine and chief of infectious diseases at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, New York. He has urged members of the Jewish community to get vaccinated in columns and interviews, arguing against the idea that vaccines violate Jewish teaching.
Mark Movsesian directs the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University, where he also teaches contract law. He co-hosts the “Legal Spirits” podcast on law and religion, which covered the “anti-vaxx” movement in 2019.