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I studied art history, business administration, and modern history at the University of Zurich (CH). I am about to finish my PhD on more diverse and equitable futures for Open Access publishing at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University (UK). My research interests are, among other, collaborative research, writing, editing, and publishing cultures and practices; open scholarship; expanded notions of accessibility; experimental social, horizontal, and open forms of monograph publishing in the humanities; the politics and ethics of critical Open Access publishing; genealogies of Open Access publishing; and intersectional feminist critiques of internationalised knowledge creation and dissemination.
I am also a researcher on WP6: Experimental Publishing, Re-use, and Impact of the Coventry University based COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) research project; a member of Jisc's Open Research Advisory Board; an editorial board member of continent.; and a co-editor of the Combinatorial Books: Gathering Flowers experimental book series with Open Humanities Press. I also consult and support early career researchers in exploring more collaborative, horizontal, and open approaches towards publishing their monographs.
My previous work as a writer; managing editor; a writing tutor and thesis supervisor at the MA Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam where I developed critical publishing as a learning environment for students to discuss societally relevant questions – such as who participates in knowledge creation on whose terms, and who owns knowledge – and to acquire various communication, publishing, and technological skills through collaborative work on publications; a visiting professor at diverse universities; curator; and researcher evolved at the intersections of experimental publishing, art, design, architecture, and the humanities. I am a founding member of DA Institut, as well as a member and former co-director of Depot Basel.