Defend democracy in the South.

Board of Directors

Paul Cuadros (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

Paul CuadrosPaul Cuadros is a professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. An award-winning investigative reporter, Paul has written for The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Salon, Time and other publications. Paul is the author of "A Home on the Field," a story about Latino immigration told through the lives of a North Carolina soccer team, and is chair of the UNC Scholars' Latino Initiative at the Center for Global Initiatives. Paul holds a bachelor's from the University of Michigan and a master's from Northwestern University. 

Cynthia Greenlee (Durham, North Carolina)

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Cynthia Greenlee is director of special projects and communications at National Advocates for Pregnant Women. Cynthia is also an independent scholar and writer whose work focuses on African-American and women's history in the U.S. South. She was an editor at Ipas and she has served as a consultant for several social justice organizations. Cynthia's writing has appeared in Ebony, Facing South, In These Times, Indy Week, and The Journal of African-American History. Cynthia holds a master's in communication from the University of North Carolina and a doctorate in American history from Duke University. 

Kieran Taylor (Charleston, South Carolina)

Kerry Taylor is a professor of history at The Citadel in South Carolina, where he directs The Citadel Oral History Program. A specialist in 20th century American civil rights and labor history, Kieran co-edited two volumes of the papers of Martin Luther King Jr. and has written on rural activism in North Carolina, the folklorist Archie Green, and many other subjects. He formerly worked at the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Kerry holds a master's from the University of Mississippi and a doctorate from UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Allie Yee (Portland, Oregon)

Allie is a Chinese-Japanese-American who grew up in the U.S. South and recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest. Previously, Allie was based in North Carolina where she served as the associate director of the Institute for Southern Studies, a civil rights media nonprofit, where she researched voting and civic engagement among growing Latinx and Asian communities across the South. Prior to that, she supported grantmaking at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation around issues of education, the environment, community economic development, democratic reform, and social justice. She holds a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.