About Us

About Us

Ideas on Fire is an academic publishing and consulting agency helping interdisciplinary, progressive academics write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and create more just worlds.

From editing and indexing cutting-edge scholarship to fostering public intellectual work and mentoring graduate students, the Ideas on Fire team can help you rock your interdisciplinary career.

Our office is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but our team works from all over North America, ensuring you get exactly the support you need no matter what time zone you’re in.

Our Team

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Cathy Hannabach

President + Lead Editor

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Summer McDonald


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Sarah Grey

Editor + Indexer

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Emma Warnken Johnson

Editor + Indexer

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Michelle Velasquez-Potts

Junior Editor

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Julia Jordan-Zachery

Julia Jordan-Zachery

Grad School Rockstars Coach

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Kate Drabinski

Kate Drabinski

Grad School Rockstars Coach

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Terry K. Park

Grad School Rockstars Coach

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Christopher Persaud

Christopher Persaud

Digital Media Associate

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Alexandra Sastre

Contributing Writer

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Rebecca Reynolds

Rebecca Reynolds

Office Manager + Client Support

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Cristina Visperas

Previously, the managing editor and editorial board members of Catalyst copyedited the manuscripts in our journal. It was time-consuming and we were very excited to work with Ideas on Fire, which was recommended by a board member. Working with the group was  straightforward and hassle-free. We are extremely happy with the results of our joint effort and look forward to working with Ideas on Fire on future issues.

—Cristina Visperas, managing editor of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience

Aymar Jean Christian

I was pretty nervous about my manuscript and overwhelmed thinking about the work of copyediting it. Ideas on Fire cleaned up the formatting and specified specific areas for improvement, making my life a whole lot easier. Your services have improved my productivity immensely. I’d recommend Ideas on Fire to any colleague on tenure-track looking for more productivity and manuscript editing.

—Aymar Jean Christian, author of Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood

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