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

Cathy Hannabach

Cathy Hannabach

President + Lead Editor

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Summer McDonald

Summer McDonald

Editor

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Sarah Grey

Sarah Grey

Editor + Indexer

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Emma Warnken Johnson

Emma Warnken Johnson

Editor + Indexer

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Michelle Velasquez-Potts

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, photo by Elena K Dahl

Terry K. Park

Grad School Rockstars Coach

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Christopher Persaud

Christopher Persaud

Digital Media Associate

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Alexandra Sastre

Alexandra Sastre

Contributing Writer

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Rebecca Reynolds

Rebecca Reynolds

Office Manager + Client Support

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Ideas on Fire’s close reading and careful work resulted in an index that will be a really usable reference for readers, and it let me see my own work in through different eyes. I’d recommend Ideas on Fire to others, particularly anyone working on critical studies of culture or on issues of social justice. Having someone who was not only excellent at editing tasks but was familiar with the intellectual traditions of my work resulted in a really wonderful experience and a top-notch end result.

— Elizabeth Ellcessor, author of Restricted Access: Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation

Elizabeth Ellcessor
Elizabeth Ellcessor

I had heard great things about Ideas on Fire from friends and colleagues, and so I was looking forward to working with them. Ideas on Fire was clear, professional, prompt, and the work was impeccable. I was able to save time to work on other parts of my manuscript by virtue of them doing such an excellent job with my index.

— David Kazanjian, author of The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Davis Kazanjian
David Kazanjian

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

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Cristina Visperas

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 and the Rise of Web Television

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Aymar Jean Christian

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