Below we provide the full version of each interview that went into the creation of “Notes on the State.” Many thanks to all of the distinguished guests featured on our series, unless otherwise noted interviewees are affiliated with the University of Virginia.

Melody Barnes, Vice Chair of the Board of Monticello, Professor of Practice in Public Affairs, and Co-Director of UVA’s Democracy Initiative

Niya Bates, Public Historian of African-American Life and Culture at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Ian Baucom, Dean of the College & Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Mia Bay, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Chair in American History at the University of Pennsylvania

Dennis Childs, Associate Professor of English at the University of California, San Diego

Sonya Clark, Artist and Distinguished Research Fellow in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University

Kyle Dargan, Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at American University

Marlene Daut, Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute, Professor of American Studies and of African-American and African Studies

Robert Fatton, Jr., Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs in the Department of Politics

Noelle Hurd, (To feature in forthcoming episode about Thomas Jefferson and monuments)

David Thorsen, Tour guide at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello walking the Notes on the State research team through “the Hemings Family Tour” of Monticello

John O’Brien, Professor of English Literature and Brad Pasanek, Mayo NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor of English

Mabel O. Wilson, Professor of Architecture, a co-director of Global Africa Lab (GAL) and the Associate Director at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University

Lisa Woolfork, Associate Professor of English Literature