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Experts for Trending Topic: White Supremacy and Racism

White supremacy groups, race in America, Confederate flag and monuments


Carole Emberton

Associate Professor of History

Expertise: Civil War era, Confederate Flag, history of race, slavery, Southern history, racial violence

Phone: 716-645-8405


Emberton is a historian who studies the history of race and the Civil War. She can speak to the media about the evolution of white supremacist groups and how the current political and cultural climate in the U.S. has emboldened these groups. Embertoncan also comment on issues surrounding Confederate monuments and flags. A Civil War scholar, she is author of the book “Beyond Redemption: Race Violence, and the American South after the Civil War.”

Societal and cultural implications, protest movements, state of public discourse


Kari J. Winter

Executive Director of UB's Humanities Institute

Expertise: gender, feminism, race, class, slavery, politics of food, literature

Phone: 716-645-0827


Winter is an expert on gender, race, class and American history. She can speak to the media about the state of public discourse in the nation, as well as the roots of protests against the Trump administration. Winter says there has been an intensifying climate of fear, with many people feeling anxious and disinherited as public discourse in the country sinks to new lows.

Civil rights, race and cities, urban history


Victoria Wolcott

Professor of History

Expertise: civil rights, African American history, race and cities, urban history, gender, sexuality

Phone: 716-645-8411


Victoria Wolcott, a historian, can speak to the media on a wide range of topics related to civil rights and social and racial justice. She has taught courses on African American history, race and civil rights in America, and the American city.