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Sunday, February 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Bigger on the Inside: Diversity in Doctor Who

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Doctor Who’s social conscience has been in full force for the past decade, but it’s not always been that way. Our lively panel will discuss representation by all manner of diversity in Doctor Who, from racial minorities to LGBTQIA+ people, and how the stories and characters in the show lead the way — or avoid the spotlight — in the ongoing quest for social justice.

Guests
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Robert Smith?

Robert Smith? is a professor of disease modelling at the University of Ottawa. Using mathematics, he studies infectious diseases such as HIV, malaria, human papillomavirus, neglected tropical diseases and zombies. He has published 13 books on academia and pop culture (including "Who's 50", "Who is the Doctor" and the Outside In series), is the author of almost 100 academic publications, is a winner of a Guinness World Record for his work on... Read More →

Panelists
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Joy Piedmont

Librarian/Teacher/Freelance Writer
Joy's a librarian and technology integrator at a Manhattan independent school. Prior to working in education, she was a writer/reviewer for Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch. She currently reviews YA literature for School Library Journal and is the President of the Hudson Valley Library Association. Although she doesn't have a podcast of her own, you may have heard her as a guest on Reality Bomb or Radio Free Skaro. When she's not watching Doctor... Read More →
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Heather Berberet, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Doctor Who: On The Couch
I'm a relative late comer to Doctor Who, but am a die-hard fan. I love talking about this show from a psychological perspective and a creative one. Professionally, I help adults, couples, and adolescents heal from trauma.
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Riley Silverman

My dark yet silly stand up has been seen at the Women in Comedy Festival and I was the first transgender performer at Portland's All Jane comedy festival. My debut comedy album, Intimate Apparel, was a #1 best seller on Amazon. I write for Pajiba, and ModCloth made me their #FashionTruth girl last year.

Sunday February 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
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