Editorial Committee

Eleonora Belfiore

Eleonora Belfiore is Associate Professor in Cultural Policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. She has published extensively on the notion of the ‘social impacts’ of the arts, and the effect that the transformational rhetoric of impact has had on British cultural policy. Eleonora has a long-standing commitment to developing a humanities-based approach to policy sensitive research: this has taken the form of a sustained critique of arts impact evaluation and assessment in the context of the growing trends towards evidence-based policy making in the cultural sector. She is co-author with Oliver Bennett of The Social Impact of the Arts: An Intellectual History (Palgrave, 2008) and co-editor with Anna Upchurch of Humanities in the Twenty-first Century: Beyond Utility and Market (Palgrave, 2013). Eleonora is currently developing a large-scale, interdisciplinary, international and collaborative programme of research activities around the concept of ‘cultural value’, its definition, and its place in current policy discourses and justification for public subsidy of the arts and culture. As part of this programme of activities, she has developed and leads the #culturalvalue Initiative. Eleonora is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and Book Reviews Editor for the journal Cultural Trends.

Website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/theatre_s/cp/staff/belfiore

Twitter: @elebelfiore

Mark Bould

Mark Bould is Reader in Film and Literature at the University of the West of England. He is a founding editor of Science Fiction Film and Television and a former editor of Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction, Extrapolation, Historical Materialism, Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres and Science Fiction Studies, and of Liverpool University Press’s Science Fiction Texts and Studies monograph series. He is the author of Science Fiction (2012), The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (2011), The Cinema of John Sayles (2009) and Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City (2005), and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009), Neo-noir (2009), Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction (2009), Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction (2009) and Parietal Games: Critical Writings By and On M. John Harrison (2005). His current work is concerned with afrofuturism and African sf, and with intersections between biopolitical theory and world cinema.

Website: http://people.uwe.ac.uk/Pages/person.aspx?accountname=campus%5Cmd-bould

Hannah Bradby

Hannah Bradby was educated in the Universities of London, Glasgow and Oxford, and has had been employed in the Universities of Glasgow, Warwick and Uppsala in Scotland, England and Sweden, respectively. Her research into the links between health, ethnicity and racism has been published in a number of journals, books and collections. She has twenty years of editorial experience working with journals, books and online publications.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/hannahbradby/

Amy Buckland

Amy Buckland recently moved to Guelph University where she is the Institutional Repository Manager. She holds a Masters of Library & Information Studies from McGill University, and a BA from Concordia University (Montreal). Prior to joining the library world, she worked in publishing for 14 years. Elle est fière d'être Montréalaise, and thinks academic libraryland is ripe for a revolution.

Website: www.informingthoughts.com

Twitter: @jambina

Erik Champion

Erik Champion is Project Leader of the new Digital Humanities Lab Denmark, hosted at Aarhus University, and is affiliated with the Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Faculty of Humanities. Erik is also one of the two VCC 2 task heads for DARIAH.eu and part of his role involves working with EU research infrastructures and projects. Erik's previous role was Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies and research at the Auckland School of Design, Massey University where he taught critical studies/design history, design research methods, and digital media. His recent books are Playing with the Past (Springer, 2011), and Game Mods: Design, Theory and Criticism (ETC Press, 2012). Erik has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Virtual Reality and BroadcastingDigital CreativityGames & Culture: A Journal of Interactive MediaInternational Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), Gaming and Virtual WorldsInternational Journal of People-Oriented Programming (IJPOP), and The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.

Website: http://erikchampion.wordpress.com/

Dan Edelstein

Dan Edelstein is Associate Professor of French at Stanford University. He works for the most part on eighteenth-century France, with research interests at the crossroads of literature, history, political theory, and digital humanities. His first book, The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2009), examines how liberal natural right theories, classical republicanism, and the myth of the golden age became fused in eighteenth-century political culture, only to emerge as a violent ideology during the Terror. This book won the 2009 Oscar Kenshur Book Prize. His second book, The Enlightenment: A Genealogy (University of Chicago Press, 2010), explores how the idea of an Enlightenment emerged in French academic circles around the 1720's. He's also edited two volumes of essays, one for Yale French Studies on Myth and Modernity, the other for SVEC (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century) on The Super-Enlightenment. In addition, Dan has published articles on such topics as the Encyclopédie, antiquarianism, Orientalism, the Idéologues, political authority, and structuralism, as well as on writers including Jean-Sylvain Bailly, Balzac, Roland Barthes, Lévi-Strauss, Michelet, Mallarmé, Georges Sorel, Emmerich de Vattel, and Voltaire. Dan is founding editor of the collaborative, interdisciplinary, and international project in the digital humanities, Mapping the Republic of Letters, and co-directs (with J. P. Daughton) the French Culture Workshop.

Website: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/DLCL/cgi-bin/web/people/dan-edelstein

Twitter: @danedels

Zalfa Feghali

Zalfa Feghali was recently awarded a PhD in American Studies from the University of Nottingham for a thesis on the relationship between contemporary American and Canadian poetry, citizenship, and civic acts of reading. Her current research is a monograph project entitled Writing 9/11: The Role of the Reader, which considers the role of the reader in the crafting of 9/11 novels. She has served on the Editorial Board of Scope: An Online Journal of Film and Television Studies and is currently Editorial Assistant at the Journal of American Studies. She is also the Early Career representative on the British Association for American Studies Executive Committee.

Website: http://nottingham.academia.edu/ZalfaFeghali

Twitter: @zalface

Catherine Grant

Catherine Grant is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex, UK, where she works on new, multimedia forms of film and media studies research and publishing. She is a longstanding proponent of Open Access. In 2008 she created Film Studies For Free, a regularly updated web-archive of OA film and moving image studies research and resources. The website, with its associated micro-blogs, has a large international readership and around 14,000 regular subscribers. Grant has extensive academic publishing and editing experience, and is a member of the editorial advisory boards of the following journals: Screen (since 1995); Studies in Hispanic Cinemas (since 2003); and, since 2012, the Open Access publications TOMA UNO and Frames. For the inaugural issue of the latter, she commissioned and guest-edited a collection of more than forty contributions by international scholars on the topic Film and Moving Image Studies Re-Born Digital?. She is also a member of the advisory board of JISC MediaHub. Grant is the founding editor of REFRAME, a new, experimental, Open Access, academic digital platform for the online practice, publication and curation of internationally produced research and scholarship in Media, Film and Music, the subject specialisms of its publisher, the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex. She co-edits a number of REFRAME's first projects, including SEQUENCE Serial Studies in Media, Film and Music.

Website: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/mediaandfilm/people/list/person/183852

Twitter: @filmstudiesff

Andrea Hacker

Andrea Hacker is managing editor at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" at the University of Heidelberg, where she oversees a book-series and the open-access (gold) journal Transcultural Studies. She gained her PhD in Slavic languages and literatures from the University of California Los Angeles, has extensive experience with editing and translation, and has been teaching academic writing to native and non-native English speakers at colleges and universities in the US, Ireland, Russia, and Germany.

Website: http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/people/administration/details/persdetail/hacker.html

Twitter: @ahacker

Eve Howard

Eve Howard is an executive in Editorial and Product Management in educational publishing and technology. Eve’s experience in the acquisition, creation and development of course content and textbooks has resulted in vast exposure to course curriculum and research, students and instructors. Eve has been an Editor, an Editor in Chief, a Product Manager and consultant in higher education, K-12 education, open resources, and teacher professional development.  She has managed editorial and product management teams creating leading textbooks and digital product used in undergraduate courses today. As a result, Eve has a far-reaching expertise in best practices and editorial processes for the creation and development of academic content, and, Eve has connections to a large number of academics in the humanities and social sciences in the United States Eve’s current focus is shifting the higher education publisher course content model from being primarily expensive, “highly recommended”, print textbooks to accessible, affordable, digital core course content organized by core concepts with associated learning objectives, illustrations, animations, learning outcomes and assessments. 

Website: http://site.changethegameconsulting.com/about.html

Brandon Jernigan

Brandon Jernigan is an operations manager at Research Square, a for-benefit company dedicated to improving the ongoing cycle of research, publishing, and discovery. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois, where he studied nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and Irish literature. His dissertation focused on how writers, through experiments with genre, developed narrative forms capable of representing modern imperial capitalism. He is an avid follower of Open Science and Free Culture.

Website: http://brandonjernigan.wordpress.com

Twitter: @JUN1U5

Eileen Joy

Eileen Joy is a specialist in Old English literary studies and cultural studies, with interests in poetry and poetics, historiography, ethics, affects, embodiments, queer studies, the politics of friendship, speculative realism, object oriented ontology, and the post/human. She is the author and/or editor of The Postmodern Beowulf (West Virginia University Press, 2007), Cultural Studies of the Modern Middle Ages (Palgrave, 2007), Dark Chaucer: An Assortment (punctum, 2013), and Speculative Medievalisms: Discography (punctum, 2013), as well as numerous special journal issues, articles, and essays in medieval studies, cultural studies, and the para-academic humanities. She is the Co-Founder and Lead Ingenitor of the BABEL Working Group, the Founder and Co-Editor of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, Co-Founder and Editor of O-Zone: A Journal of Object Oriented Studies, and the Co-Founder and Director of punctum books: spontaneous acts of scholarly combustion. She blogs at In The Middle.

Website: http://babelworkinggroup.academia.edu/EileenJoy

Twitter: @EileenAJoy

Michael Jursa

Michael Jursa is Professor of Assyriology at Vienna University, where he teaches Ancient Near Eastern studies and Semitic philology. He works mostly on Mesopotamian archival texts from the first millennium BC, concentrating on social and economic history. His most recent books are Aspects of the Economic History of Babylonia in the First Millennium BC (Ugarit-Verlag, 2010) and, with Eckart Frahm, Neo-Babylonian Letters and Contracts from the Eanna Archive (Yale University Press, 2011). He is a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and one of the editors of the journal Archiv für Orientforschung. He also serves on the editorial board of several other journals in the field of Ancient Near Eastern and Semitic studies.

Website: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/michael.jursa/

Lucrezia Lopez

Lucrezia Lopez is Managing Editor of Geography Books at Versita Publishing and is also a Researcher at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where she received her PhD in Geography. She has collaborated in various research projects and has teaching experience. Lucrezia has published articles in her main research areas, including Human, Cultural and Tourism Geography, Heritage, and the Geography of Pilgrimages (sacred spaces and places). In her most recent works she has been investigating the Way to St. James from cultural and geographical points of view, which has led to the following research outputs: "La Imagen de Santiago de Compostela y del Camino en Italia: Una Aproximación desde la Geografía Cultural" (article information here); “El Camino de Santiago: Una aproximación a su carácter polisémico desde la geografía cultural y del turismo” (avaible to read online here); and “La Interpretación del Patrimonio Cultural: El Caso de San Jacobo en Apulia (Italia)”. She is a member of the research group AN.TE (Territorial Analysis) at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Website: http://www.usc.es/ante/?page_id=2961&langswitch_lang=gl

Manuel Loyola

Manuel Loyola Tapia es Licenciado en historia (Pontificia Universidad católica de Chile); Magister en Filosofía (Universidad de Santiago de Chile; Doctor en Estudios Americanos (Universidad de Santiago de Chile). Trabaja actualmente en el Instituto de Estudios Avanzados de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Se especializa en historia cultural y política de América Latina; desarrolla trabajos de edición científica en la USACH, prestando asesoría en esta área en otras varias universidades chilenas. Es editor de la revista de historia del socialismo latinoamericano Izquierdas y del proyecto editorial de la Internacional del Conocimiento. Colabora también en la organización bianual del Congreso Internacional de Ciencias, Tecnologías y Culturas. Participa del Grupo de Trabajo en acceso abierto de CLACSO, y es miembro de diversas redes y asociaciones académicas

Contacto: manuel.loyola@usach.cl

Nirmala Menon

Nirmala Menon is Assistant Professor of Literature, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore, India.  She received her doctorate from The George Washington University, USA. Her areas of research include postcolonial literature and theory from India especially in multilingual narratives. She has written and published in areas of translation studies and the intersection of literatures in English and regional language literatures in India. Dr Menon is a member of the Postcolonial Studies Association and is a reader and reviewer for publications such as Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Postcolonial Text and Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry. Her current projects include a monograph and a Digital Humanities database. She is the author of the edited collection Nirmala Menon and Marika Preziuso Ed Creole Cosmopolitansims: Narratives of Migrant Postcoloniality, Peter Lang Publishing, NY 2014. Her interest in Digital Humanities stems from her commitment to open access scholarship and multilingual scholarly publishing in the humanities in India.

Email: nimmenon@gmail.com

Amy Pajewski

Amy Pajewski is a Reference & Instruction librarian at West Texas A&M University where she provides leadership in social media outreach and emerging technologies in the classroom. She is near completion of her MA in English Literature focusing on Western Eco-literature and is a poetry editor for Sundog Lit. Her work has appeared in (In Parentheses), Curio, The White Rose Journal, Visceral Uterus, The George Street Carnival, and others. Amy holds an MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania as well as a BA in English from Millersville University. She is also a soon-to-be-graduate of  the Harvard Graduate School's Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians class of 2013.

Website: http://amypajewski.wordpress.com

Twitter: @alpajews

Claire Squires

Claire Squires is Professor of English Studies and Director of the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication as well as Director for Publications and Awards of SHARP (the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing). Her books include Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain (Palgrave, 2007), and she is co-volume editor of the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond (forthcoming). She previously worked at Hodder Headline publishers.

Website: http://www.english.stir.ac.uk/staff/claire-squires/index.php

Demmy Verbeke

Demmy Verbeke is Head of Artes at KU Leuven, where he also teaches Heuristics and Methodology. Artes is a division of the University Library focused on supporting research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities by offering services and collections (both physical and digital). Demmy holds a PhD in Classics and has published extensively about the Classical Tradition and Renaissance Humanism. His most recent work addresses Digital Humanities and the future of research libraries. He served on the editorial board of Humanistica Lovaniensia, translated multiple Latin texts, edited or co-edited several collections of essays, and was responsible for the critical edition of Latin Letters and Poems in Motet Collections by Franco-Flemish Composers (c. 1550 – c. 1600).

Website: http://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/u0039402

Twitter: @viroviacum

David Wacks

David Wacks is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon. He was architect of his department’s 2009 Open Access Mandate.  He received his PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from UC Berkeley in 2003. In 2006 he was a Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at the Harvard Center for Jewish Studies. His research interests include Medieval Iberian literature and Sephardic Jewish culture. Professor Wacks is author of Framing Iberia: Frametales and Maqamat in Medieval Spain (Brill, 2007), winner of the 2009 La corónica book award for best monograph in Medieval Iberian literature and culture, and Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literature: Jewish Cultural Production before and after 1492 (Indiana University Press, 2015).

He is also co-editor of Wine, Women and Song: Hebrew and Arabic Literature in Medieval Iberia (Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2004). He has published articles in a number of journals such as Journal of Arabic Literature (Green OA), Bulletin of Spanish Studies (Green OA), diacritics (Green OA), Sefarad (Gold OA), eHumanista (Gold OA). La corónica, and Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (Green OA).

Website: http://davidwacks.uoregon.edu

Twitter: @davidwacks