MemberHannah Boast

I am Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Ad Astra Fellow) at University College Dublin. I was previously Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at University of Warwick. My monograph ‘Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature’ was published in 2020 by Edinburgh University Press. I am now writing my second monograph, titled ‘Water Crisis and World Literature’. I have wider interests in resource politics, feminist and queer theory, animal studies, and popular culture. My research has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the University of York Humanities Research Centre, and the White Rose Universities Consortium. I previously held a three-year post as Teaching Fellow in Contemporary and Postcolonial Literature at University of Birmingham, and worked as Associate Tutor at the University of York after completing my PhD. From 2013-2015 I coordinated the interdisciplinary, AHRC-funded research network ‘Imagining Jerusalem, c. 1099 to the Present Day’. You can read more about the network on our archived blog:

MemberDonald Waters

Donald J. Waters is an independent scholar and a management consultant offering strategic advice and operational analysis in the area scholarly communications. In 2019, he retired from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as the Senior Program Officer for Scholarly Communications after 20 years of service. Before joining the Foundation, he served as the founding Director of the Digital Library Federation (1997-1999), as Associate University Librarian at Yale University (1993-1997), and a variety of other library and information technology positions. Don graduated with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1973. In 1982, he received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University. In 1995-96, he co-chaired the Task Force of the Commission on Preservation and Access and the Research Libraries Group on Archiving of Digital Information. In 2005-2008, Don served on the Library of Congress Section 108 Study Group. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Coalition for Networked Information, the Executive Advisory Council of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, and the MIT Open Publishing Services Advisory Board. Don is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.