Ian Radforth is a Canadian social historian who taught for more than three decades in the department of history at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Bushworkers and Bosses: Logging in Northern Ontario, 1900–1980 and Royal Spectacle: The 1860 Visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada and the United States.
Andrew Jackson spent most of his career as Chief Economist and Director of Social and Economic Policy with the Canadian Labour Congress. Since retiring from the CLC in 2012 he has been senior policy adviser to the Broadbent Institute, and spent two years as the Packer Visiting Professor of Social Justice at York University. He is currently an adjunct research professor at Carleton University. He writes a regular column for the Globe and Mail Report on Business and is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Work and Labour in Canada: Critical Issues, which is now in its third edition with Canadian Scholars Press.
Matteo Mastragostino is a graphic designer, journalist, and graphic novel writer with a degree in industrial design from the Politecnico of Milan. Primo Levi, his first graphic novel, was published by Beccogiallo Editore in 2017 with the artwork by Alessandro Ranghiasci. Since then, the book has been translated into French, German, Croatian, and now English. Primo Levi won third place at the Prix Révélation Bande Dessinée des lycéens Hauts-de-France in 2019. In 2020, Matteo published two more graphic novels: Perlasca (Beccogiallo Editore), illustrated by Armando Mìron Polacco, and Vann Nath (La Boîte à Bulles), with artwork by Paolo Castaldi. Matteo lives in Lecco with his son Leonardo, two goldfish, and an innumerable number of books and comic books.
Alessandro Ranghiasci studies at the Roman School of Comics and the Faculty of Archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome. He has worked as a storyboard artist in cinema and advertising. Primo Levi is his debut as a comic book artist.
Elaine Power is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies and Head of the Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University. Her research lies at the intersection of food, poverty and public health. She created and taught the Queen’s course, HLTH 101, The Social Determinants of Health, which explores the “upstream” determinants of health, including income, racism and white privilege, education, gender, colonialism and their intersections. She is the co-founder of the Kingston Action Group for a Basic Income Guarantee and a passionate advocate for basic income.
Karen Messing is a professor of biology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she does research in partnership with unions and women’s groups. She was trained in ergonomics and genetics. She is an internationally-known expert on occupational health from a gender perspective. Her 2014 Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn about Work from the People Who Do It was translated into French, Korean and German. She has won numerous academic and non-academic awards, most recently the Yant Award from the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Order of Canada (Officer Level).
Fahim Amir is a Viennese philosopher and author. He has taught at various universities and art academies in Europe and Latin America. His research explores the thresholds of nature, cultures and urbanism; performance and utopia; and colonial historicity and modernism.