I am a lecturer at City, University of London. I live in the UK. I am the editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, an open access journal dedicated to comics studies published by the Open Library of Humanities.
I have a PhD in Information Studies (University College London) and my background is in cultural studies (UEA Norwich) and English literature (UNAM). As a researcher I have also been affiliated to the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities.
I am a member of the editorial board of Studies in Comics and Graphic Medicine. I’m also listed as a review editor of Frontiers in Digital Humanities and associate editor of Palgrave Communications (both open access). I have been an Editor-at-Large of Digital Humanities Now.
I enable and advocate open access publishing. Read about my position on scholarly publishing in this interview (April 2016).
I am a writer, editor, translator, teacher and full-time academic. I also collect books, comics and records, and I made a living as a DJ at some point. I also write poetry and have made some comic books. My interests include comics scholarship, digital humanities, human computer interaction design, library and information science, publishing, journalism, social media, open data science and scholarly communications.
I am also an international correspondent for 4Humanities and contributor to University of Venus/Inside Higher Education. I have been a member of and served in various international digital humanities academic committees, including the ADHO’s ad hoc communications committee.
I am an advocate of the use of social media for research. I worked in the now-defunct Networked Researcher project with Sarah-Louise Quinnell supporting and promoting the use of social media in academic research and researcher development by facilitating training courses and developing social media guidance, as well as working on the project’s web site and social media engagement strategies. We toured various universities in the UK, Europe and America leading workshops on the use of social media for academic research.
I love teaching, writing, editing, brainstorming and spreading the word about the things I believe in. I love higher education and the Internet.
I have accumulated so much content here that it’s hard to keep every page manually updated. However, bearing in mind they may be currently outdated, you may still want to check:
I create and share interesting content openly for everyone with an Internet access to enjoy.
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