About us

We help interdisciplinary scholars change the world

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

Our transnational team of developmental editors, copyeditors, indexers, researchers, and teachers work at the cutting edge of knowledge production, fostering the ideas and texts that build racial, gender, sexual, disability, and environmental justice.

Cathy Hannabach

Cathy Hannabach

she/her

Founder and CEO

Rachel Fudge

Rachel Fudge

she/her

Editorial director and copyeditor

Sara Day

Sara Day

she/her

Editorial project manager

Summer McDonald

Summer McDonald

she/her

Developmental editor

Amber Riaz

Amber Riaz

she/her

Copyeditor

Ayesha Chari

Ayesha Chari

she/her

Copyeditor

Stephanie Malak

Stephanie Malak

she/her

Developmental editor

E. Alex Crawley

E. Alex Crawley

they/them

Developmental editor

Michelle Velasquez-Potts

Michelle Velasquez-Potts

she/her

Developmental editor and researcher

Ursula Arends

Ursula Arends

she/her

Copyeditor

E. Gale Greenlee

E. Gale Greenlee

she/her

Developmental editor

Megan Zid

Megan Zid

she/her

Copyeditor

Shazia Iftkhar

Shazia Iftkhar

she/her

Developmental editor

Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey

she/her

Copyeditor

Candida Hadley

Candida Hadley

she/her

Developmental editor and copyeditor

Dana Johnson

Dana Johnson

she/her

Copyeditor

Megan Milks

Megan Milks

they/them

Developmental editor

Emma Warnken Johnson

Emma Warnken Johnson

she/her

Indexer and developmental editor

Anna Gasha

Anna Gasha

she/her

Copyeditor

Morgan Genevieve Blue

Morgan Genevieve Blue

she/her

Indexer and developmental editor

Jah Elyse Sayers

Jah Elyse Sayers

they/them

Copyeditor

Sheryl Kaskowitz

Sheryl Kaskowitz

she/her

Copyeditor

Catherine Fung

Catherine Fung

she/her

Developmental editor

Jean Lee Cole

Jean Lee Cole

she/her

Developmental editor

Sarah O'Brien

Sarah O'Brien

she/her

Developmental editor

Akiko Yamagata

Akiko Yamagata

she/her

Copyeditor

Micha Rahder

Micha Rahder

she/her

Developmental editor

Pedro Martin

Pedro Martin

he/him

Copyeditor

Marieke Krijnen

Marieke Krijnen

she/her

Copyeditor

Karen Dewart McEwen

Karen Dewart McEwen

she/her

Developmental editor

Alyssa Wejebe

Alyssa Wejebe

she/her

Copyeditor

Olive Demar

Olive Demar

she/her

Developmental editor

Elen Turner

Elen Turner

she/her

Copyeditor

Laura Poole

Laura Poole

she/her

Proofreader

Tala Khanmalek

Tala Khanmalek

she/they

Writer

Eldes Tran

Eldes Tran

she/her

Copyeditor and indexer

Lisa Sinclair

Lisa Sinclair

she/her

Copyeditor

Melanie Petcoff

Melanie Petcoff

she/her

Indexer

Jess Herdman

Jess Herdman

she/they

Indexer

Christopher Persaud

Christopher Persaud

he/they

Digital media associate

Sara Tatyana Bernstein

Sara Tatyana Bernstein

she/her

Digital media associate

Working with Ideas on Fire was an oasis, an opportunity to receive affirming, consistent, and constructive academic editing feedback on my writing. I trust my scholarly voice more consistently, have discarded the perfectionism that comes with long writing projects, and have more confidence with my capacity as a writer and thinker from their edits.”

Ronak Kapadia

author, Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War

Ideas on Fire has been a vital partner in launching and sustaining Feminist Anthropology. The thoughtfulness and deep intent that go into the copyediting process are reflected in the content expertise of the team and the clear communication with our editorial team and authors. Transparency has been a steady component of this relationship: journal style is revisited and articulated as necessary, and timelines are always honored. Working with IoF gives us confidence in the quality of our journal.”

Sameena Mulla

coeditor, Feminist Anthropology

I recommend Ideas on Fire’s services to all of my colleagues who do critical cultural work. Too often colleagues have had folks who don’t understand their perspectives. In contrast, I don’t have to explain to IoF why the B in Black should be capitalized, for example—they already know. Working with IoF gives me comfort knowing my work won’t be misunderstood because of a lack of understanding of my intersectional fields.”

Kishonna Gray

author, Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming

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