Dr Izabella Penier
Associate Lecturer in Publishing
Currently, she works as a researcher for the COPIM project. COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) is an international partnership of researchers, universities, librarians, open access book publishers and infrastructure providers. It is building community-owned, open systems and infrastructures for publishing OA monographs. The project is divided into seven work packages ranging from the technical (building open-source, community-based infrastructures that support the publication and dissemination of OA books), through to advocacy and knowledge sharing activities (establishing and consolidating partnerships between HE institutions and OA book publishers).
- Management of Journals (Tutor)
- Dissertation (Supervisor)
Izabella holds a PhD in literary and cultural studies; she tutors part-time on the MA Publishing via distance learning programme and is also a graduate of the MA Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University.
Her publishing background includes working as a Managing Editor for De Gruyter, where her task was to launch a journal in cultural studies.
Recipient of several Fellowships: at JFK Institute, Freie Universität Berlin and Samantha Smith Memorial Exchange Program, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Marie Curie-Sklodowska Fellowship (European Union’s Horizon 2020).
Managing Editor, Open Cultural Studies, De Gruyter (2017 - 2018)
Books and other publications
Izabella has published 2 monographs, 2 textbooks, and more than 30 articles and book chapters. She has also edited and co-edited several books. Her recent book Culture-bearing Women: The Black Women Renaissance and Cultural Nationalism was published Open Access.