Steering Group

Paul Ashton
Paul Ashton teaches in the liberal arts at Victoria University, Melbourne. He has multiple years of experience in scholar-led publishing initiatives as director of the independent open access publishing house, co-editor of the open access journal Cosmos and History and co-founder of Open Humanities Press. He is contributing editor to The Praxis of Alain Badiou (2006) and The Spirit of the Age: Hegel and the Fate of Thinking (2008).
Marta Brunner
Marta L. Brunner is Head of Collections, Research, and Instructional Services at the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA. In addition to her work in Young Research Library, she sits on the UCLA Library Scholarly Communication Steering Committee and is a Library representative to the UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education: Humanities, Arts and Architecture, Social and Information Sciences. Marta came to Young Research Library in 2006 as a postdoctoral fellow sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources after obtaining her Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Program at UC Santa Cruz.
Barbara Cohen
Barbara Cohen is Director of HumaniTech, UC Irvine. She is co-editor of Material Events (2000) and Provocations to Reading (2005) and author of several articles on the intersection of humanities and technology, with her most recent interest in copyright and fair use issues.
Jean-Claude Guédon
Jean-Claude Guédon obtained his Ph.D. in history of science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a Professor at the University of Montreal since 1973, first in the Institut d'histoire et de sociopolitique des sciences, and, since 1987, in the Département de littérature comparée. He is a long-time member of the Internet Society serving as co-chair of the program committee in 1996, 1998 and 2000, and member of the committee in 1997, 1999 and 2002. He is the founder of the first Canadian scholarly electronic journal, Surfaces (started in 1991). Currently, he is a member of OSI's Information Program sub-board, and a member of the steering Committee of CNSLP (Canadian National Site Licence Project) and Chair of the Advisory Board. He has advised numerous governmental bodies, including the Ministère de la Recherche (France) for their e-publication project in the humanities and the social sciences; the Agence de la francophonie for matters pertaining to new technologies; the Quebec Minister of Communication in charge of the information highway; and the Quebec Ministry of education for the integration of the new technologies into the curriculum.
Gary Hall
Gary Hall is a London-based cultural and media theorist working on new media technologies, continental philosophy and cultural studies. He is Professor of Media and Performing Arts in the School of Art and Design at Coventry University, UK. He is the author of Culture in Bits (2002) and Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (2008) and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (2006) and Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber (2007). He is also founding co-editor of the international open access journal Culture Machine, series editor of Berg's Culture Machine book series, director of the cultural studies open access archive CSeARCH and a co-founder of Open Humanities Press.
Sigi Jöttkandt
Sigi Jöttkandt is Lecturer in English at UNSW. She is the author of Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic (2005); First Love: A Phenomenology of the One (2010), and a contributing editor to The Catastrophic Imperative: Subjectivity, Time and Memory in Contemporary Thought (2009). She was part of the original founding collective (with Joan Copjec) of the journal Umbr(a) at the Center for Psychoanalysis and Culture, University at Buffalo. Currently co-editor of the open access journal S: Journal of the Jan van Eyck Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique (The Netherlands), she is also a co-founder of Open Humanities Press.
David Ottina
David Ottina is a co-founder of Open Humanities Press.