MemberAngela Cassidy

I specialise in science and technology studies, with particular  interests in contemporary history of science, technology and medicine; expertise and policy; science communication, engagement and participation; environmental and agricultural politics; and interdisciplinarity. My research explores how scientific knowledge is produced, communicated, interpreted and contested in the wider public sphere during public knowledge controversies. I have explored these dynamics through case study investigations of popular evolutionary psychology, as well as food chain risks. I am also interested in cross-disciplinary interactions across health, agriculture and the environment, particularly in terms of ‘One Health‘ agenda building. I have recently completed a Wellcome Trust Fellowship investigating the history of bovine TB in the UK since c. 1965 and debates over whether to cull wild badgers in order to control the disease in domestic cattle. This work has just been published in a new open access book: Vermin, Victims and Disease: British Debates over Bovine Tuberculosis and Badgers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). You can see further details of my publications here and on Google Scholar. As an extension of my interests in public engagement, I chair the Science in Public Research Network – a cross disciplinary meeting space for academics and professionals interested in science, technology and medicine in the public sphere.

MemberHilary Jane Locke

I’m a recent Masters graduate, living in Sydney. My Master of Philosophy degree focused on the presence of chivalry and courtly love in the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII. And I wish to undertake a PhD, starting in 2019, exploring the relationship between historical fiction and the public’s perceptions of history.  I have taught courses on medieval and early modern religious history as well as revolutions in history. My research interests are Tudor England, medievalism, and historical popular culture and their depictions of the past.

MemberJonathan VanAntwerpen

Jonathan VanAntwerpen is Program Director for Religion and Theology at the Henry Luce Foundation. Building on the efforts of the Luce Foundation’s longstanding Theology Program, and on the work of the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs, the recently re-envisioned Religion and Theology Program aims to foster fresh thinking about religion across multiple social and cultural contexts, to expand and diversify critical intellectual engagement with religion in the United States and beyond, and to promote creative public-facing scholarship. The program’s current initiatives include an RFP seeking to advance public knowledge on the topic of race, justice, and religion in America. Prior to joining the Luce Foundation in 2014, Jonathan served for a decade on the staff of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). At the SSRC, he established a new program on religion and public life, launched a suite of experimental digital publishing platforms, served as acting director of communications, worked to incubate a new initiative on knowledge and culture in a digital age, and organized and convened a wide range of academic and public events. The founding director of the SSRC’s Religion and the Public Sphere Program, Jonathan created and led a series of projects funded by grants from the Ford Foundation, the Teagle Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Henry Luce Foundation. A 2005 grant in support of his work at the SSRC was one of four inaugural grants approved in conjunction with the launch of the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs. Jonathan is a former visiting scholar at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge, and a former senior advisor to Contending Modernities, an interdisciplinary initiative based at the University of Notre Dame that is devoted to generating new knowledge and greater understanding of the ways that religious and secular forces interact in the modern world.

MemberLucy Montgomery

Associate Professor Lucy Montgomery – leads the Innovation in Knowledge Communication research program at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University in Australia. She is also Director of Research at KU-R. From 2013 – 2016 Montgomery was a key member of the small team responsible for developing and successfully piloting Knowledge Unlatched: a globally coordinated, collaborative model for enabling OA for specialist scholarly publications at scale. Knowledge Unlatched is now the world’s single largest marketplace for OA scholarly books and services. Montgomery’s research focuses on the ways in which open access and open knowledge are transforming landscapes of knowledge production, sharing and use, including in China. Her most recent, collaboratively authored, book Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities is now open for community review MIT Press:

MemberMark Sussman

American Fiction (Postbellum – WWII), African American Lit, Novel Theory, Media Archaeology, Conceptual PoeticsPhD: The Graduate Center, CUNY (2014)
Dissertation: “Common Knowledge: the Epistemology of American Realism” Peer-reviewed publications forthcoming from Novel and MELUS
Essays, reviews, and criticism in The Believer, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Bookforum, Capital New York, Souciant, and Jewcy

MemberGuy St. Clair

Guy St. Clair’s academic speciality is knowledge services, the management methodology that converges information management, knowledge management (KM), and strategic learning for cross-functional business and organizational success. He is President and Consulting Specialist for Knowledge Services for SMR International, a management consulting practice in New York City. Recognized as a knowledge services “evangelist,” St. Clair brings more than 30 years of global business and academic experience to the Business Certificate Program. He has been affiliated with Columbia University in the City of New York since 2010, when he joined the School of Professional Studies as one of the founders of the M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy program. He also guest lectures for New York University’s Consulting Strategies program and frequently conducts webinars and in-house seminars about knowledge services for client organizations. St. Clair has written or coauthored sixteen books relating to information management, knowledge management, and strategic learning, as well as numerous articles about knowledge services and knowledge strategy. His most recent book is Knowledge Services: A Strategic Framework for the 21st Century Organization (published by De Gruyter in November, 2016), used as one of the textbooks for the course he teaches at Columbia University (“Managing Information and Knowledge: Applied Knowledge Services”). St. Clair is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned his A.B. in Liberal Arts. His graduate degree is from the University of Illinois (M.S. in Library and Information Science).