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MemberBrian Rosenblum

Scholarly Communication, Libraries, Digital Publishing, Digital Humanities, Open Access Brian Rosenblum is Founding Co-Director of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, and Librarian for Digital Scholarship at the University of Kansas Libraries, where he has administrative, production and outreach responsibilities in support of a variety of digital initiatives and publishing services.

MemberMartin Paul Eve

Martin Paul Eve is Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. Previously he was a Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, UK and an Associate Tutor/Lecturer at the University of Sussex, where he completed his Ph.D. Martin specialises in contemporary American fiction (primarily the works of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace), histories and philosophies of technology, and technological mutations in scholarly publishing. He is the author of four books, Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014: 9781137405494), Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge University Press, 2014: 9781107484016), Password (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016: 9781501314872), and Literature Against Criticism: University English & Contemporary Fiction in Conflict (Open Book Publishers, 2016: 9781783742738). From 2015-2020, Martin is a member of the UK English Association’s Higher Education committee. In addition, Martin is well-known for his work on open access and HE policy, appearing before the UK House of Commons Select Committee BIS Inquiry into Open Access, writing for the British Academy Policy Series on the topic, being a steering-group member of the OAPEN-UK project, the Jisc National Monograph Strategy Group, the SCONUL Strategy Group on Academic Content and Communications, the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Access Steering Group, the Jisc Scholarly Communications Advisory Group, the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation advisory board, the California Digital Library/University of California Press’s Humanities Book Infrastructure advisory board, and the HEFCE Open Access Monographs Expert Reference Panel (2014) and founding the Open Library of Humanities.

MemberAmy L. Friedman

Satire scholar. Upcoming book: Postcolonial Satires: Indian Fictions and the Reimagining of Menippean Satire (Lexington Press). I have also published essays on many women writers of the Beat Generation, including Joanne Kyger, Carolyn Cassady, Diane di Prima, and most recently a chapter about, and interview with, playwright and poet Rochelle Owens.

MemberNicky Agate

I am interested in how various iterations of “openness”—including OA publishing models, open educational models, and open peer review, as well as open and transparent scholarly practices—might help foster a more inclusive, equitable, and community-oriented academy. I am co-PI on the Mellon-funded HumetricsHSS initiative, an investigation into the viability of a values-based framework for indicating excellence, and a founding editor of The Idealis, an overlay journal promoting the best in open-access scholarly communication. I serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication and the organizing committee of the Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute.

MemberKathi Inman Berens

  Dr. Kathi Inman Berens, Associate Professor of English at Portland State University, has published peer-reviewed research about digital humanities, contemporary publishing, and digital literature. A Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, Dr. Berens conducted grant-supported research for IBM when she was faculty and a Fellow of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California. She is co-editor of the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 4 (forthcoming 2021), and was the 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright Scholar of Digital Culture to Norway. Her essays have been published by Oxford University Press, Electronic Book Review, Digital Humanities Quarterly, the University of Minnesota Press, and other venues. Dr. Berens consults with Portland, OR companies on VR medical therapies, immersive storytelling, and mobile web interface design. Two years of survey work about book festivals and book discovery provide foundational data for insights about consumer behavior at the Portland Book Festival. She is advisory council for arts non-profits Literary Arts, NW Film Center, and Oregon Storyboard.  

MemberSusan A. Rudy

I am a feminist theorist, scholar, writer, and editor based in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. Publications written or edited by me include four books, dozens of articles on issues raised in contemporary poetry including the construction of identity and sexuality, women and  collaboration, and the experience of impermanence in contemporary urban life. Most recently, I have published blogs at The New Statesman on what gender equality means in the twenty first century.