ROBERT C. PAEHLKE is a professor emeritus of Environmental and Resource Studies and Political Science at Trent University in Peterborough. The founding editor of the journal Alternatives: Canadian Ideas and Action, Paehlke is the author of Democracy’s Dilemma, Conservation and Environmentalism, and Environmentalism and the Future of Progressive Politics.
Dr. Pamela D. Palmater is a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick. She is a practicing lawyer and currently an Associate Professor and the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University. She has been recognized with many awards and honours for her social justice advocacy on behalf of First Nations generally, and Indigenous women and children specifically, and most recently for her work related to murdered and missing Indigenous women.
Justin Piché is associate professor in the Department of Criminology and director of the Carceral Studies Research Collective at the University of Ottawa. He is also co-editor of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, a founding member of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, and researcher for the Carceral Cultures Research Initiative. His research examines how criminalization and confinement is justified and resisted during state campaigns to expand carceral controls and in popular culture.
Vincenzo Pietropaolo is an award-winning photographer whose work has been widely published in Canada and abroad. An Italian-Canadian, he and his family immigrated to Canada in 1959. He is the author of Celebration of Resistance: Ontario’s Days of Action (1999), Not Paved with Gold: Italian-Canadian Immigrants in the 1970s (2006), and Harvest Pilgrims: (2010), as well as many other books. In 2010 he was awarded the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award (Cultural) by the UFCW for his work photographing migrant workers and recording their stories. This work is the basis of Harvest Pilgrims.