Caren Kaplan is Professor of American Studies at the University of California at Davis. She is the author of Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above (Duke 2018) and Questions of Travel: Postmodern Discourses of Displacement (Duke 1996) and the co-author/editor of Life in the Age of Drone Warfare (Duke 2017), Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World (McGraw-Hill 2001/2005), Between Woman and Nation: Transnational Feminisms and the State (Duke 1999), and Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices (Minnesota 1994) as well as two large-scale, digital multi-media scholarly works, Dead Reckoning (2007) and Precision Targets (2010). She is the series co-editor of Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies for Duke University Press.
I’ve been working with the written (and spoken) word, very broadly construed, since 2004. I love and enjoy working with texts: I write, edit, research, translate, proofread, fact-check, peer-review and present them. Together with Rebeka Sara Szigethy, I’m also the co-founder of the creative enterprise The Drawer Project and the business partnership Textor Languages. I’m a member of the Kurt Vonnegut Society, the Milton Society of America, the British Haiku Society and the Association Computability in Europe. Other positions I hold are those of Editorial Board member at the Yearbook of Moving Image Studies, peer-reviewer for Watchung Review, and community reviewer for EAI Endorsed Transactions: e-Learning and EAI Endorsed Transactions: Security and Safety. My full CV as well as educational and work history is available on my LinkedIn profile.
Andrzej Klimczuk, PhD, a sociologist and public policy expert, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy of the Collegium of Socio-Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. Editor and correspondent of publications about computer and video games in the years 2002-2009. In 2011-2013 Vice President of the Foundation’s Laboratory Research and Social Action “SocLab.” External expert of institutions such as the European Commission, URBACT III Programme, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme, Fondazione Cariplo, and International Federation on Ageing. Member of various scientific organizations such as the Polish Sociological Association, Polish Society of Gerontology, and European Sociological Association. Author of many scientific papers in the field of gerontology and social policy, e.g., books: “Kapitał społeczny ludzi starych na przykładzie mieszkańców miasta Białystok” [Social Capital of Old People on the Example of Bialystok Residents], Wiedza i Edukacja, Lublin 2012; “Experts and Cultural Narcissism: Relations in the Early 21st Century”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken 2012; “Aging in the Social Space” (co-authored with Ł. Tomczyk), The Association of Social Gerontologists, Białystok-Kraków 2015; “Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy”, the two-volume set, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2015, 2017; “Generations, intergenerational relationships, generational policy: A multilingual compendium” (co-edited with K. Lüscher and M. Sanchez), Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, 17 languages, editions 2015, 2016 and 2017; “Selected Contemporary Challenges of Ageing Policy” (co-edited with Ł. Tomczyk), Pedagogical University of Kraków, Kraków 2017; and “Between Successful and Unsuccessful Ageing: Selected Aspects and Contexts” (co-edited with Ł. Tomczyk), Pedagogical University of Kraków, Kraków 2019.
UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Visualisation, and Professor at Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, in the Humanities Faculty of Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on virtual heritage sites and facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of Curtin University and other institutions throughout the world. My recent books are Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage for Routledge’s Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series, Playing with the Past (Springer, 2011), editor of Game Mods: Design, Theory and Criticism (ETC Press, 2012) and co-editor of Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities (Routledge, 2017).