Welcome to Ideas on Fire, an academic publishing and consulting agency

helping interdisciplinary, progressive academics

write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and

create more just worlds.

Kick Your Semester Off Right

How clients work with us

Editing + Indexing Services

Developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading services for books and articles, as well as indexes for books.

Group Coaching Programs

Group programs to help you rock, like the Grad School Rockstar Program and the Dissertation Rockstar Bootcamp.


Workshops for interdisciplinary academic departments, professional associations, and community organizations.

On the Imagine Otherwise podcast

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Imagine Otherwise: Heath Fogg Davis on Transgender Discrimination & Professors as Consultants

July 26, 2017 Podcast

Heath Fogg Davis shares why almost all sex classification is unnecessary, in everything from bathrooms and IDs to sports and education; how Philadelphia is tackling racism and queer and trans justice; how scholars can harness their expertise in community consulting projects; and why large-scale structural change is necessary.

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Imagine Otherwise: Marcella Ernest on Native American filmmaking & the Power of Podcasting

July 12, 2017 Podcast

Ojibwe video artist and scholar Marcella Ernest shares why complex subjects require complex film techniques, how scholar-artists can use their academic pursuits as inspiration for their creative endeavors and vice versa, and how building a better world requires a new relationship between humans, land, and resources.

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Imagine Otherwise: Solomon Enos, Abigail Romanchak, and John Hina (Prime) on Native Hawaiian Food Security & Using Art to Fight Consumerism

June 28, 2017 Podcast

What is the relationship between food insecurity, colonialism, and global warming? How can art intervene in these processes? Native Hawaiian artists Solomon Enos, Abigail Romanchak, and John Hina (Prime) share their experiences working with the 'Ae Kai Culture Lab coming up July 7–9 in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

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On the Blog

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Weekend Reading 16

Weekend Reading: On Failure

July 27, 2017 Blog

What constitutes failure, and why are we so afraid of it? Our weekend reading asks us to consider how not reaching goals might in fact be an opportunity to reevaluate their worth, to forge a new and more worthy beginning. Failure reframed can become growth and making our own rules.

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Writing for Non-Academic Audiences

Writing for Non-Academic Audiences

July 25, 2017 Blog

Want your work to make an impact on the world? Looking to engage in conversations beyond your discipline or university? Public writing has the potential to spark change and to better the world we live in. Learn how to make your work accessible to diverse, non-academic audiences.

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Navigating Academic Conferences webinar

Navigating Academic Conferences

July 24, 2017 Blog

Conferences are the backbone of academic community building. But what are you supposed to actually do there? Learn how to build your professional network through academic conferences, manage your energy levels and nerves, get productive feedback on your work, and avoid going broke in the process.

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