Ground Works Welcomes New Editors

a2ru News, Ground Works

September 13, 2021

This fall, a2ru warmly welcomes ten new members to the editorial board of Ground Works, a2ru’s online platform for arts-integrated research. The new editors, all representing a2ru member institutions, are:

Audrey G. Bennett
University of Michigan

Robin Cass
Rochester Institute of Technology

Mihyun Kang
Penn State University

Julian Kilker
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jinku Kim
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Maria C. Olivares
Boston University

Nicole Hodges Persley
University of Kansas

Julia M. Ritter
Rutgers University

Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler
University of Florida

Jacqueline Wernimont

The full, updated Editorial Board roster includes these new members, a robust 2020 cohort, and a core group of Editors who helped launch the publication in 2019 and have agreed to serve a third term.

The editors’ primary responsibility is to review short letters of interest from submitters—called “Stage 1 review” at Ground Works—for suitability with the platform. However, many Editors do far more: following Stage 1 submissions through to the more in-depth Stage 2 review; designing programs targeted for students; meeting one-on-one with potential submitters to discuss their research; working to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion at Ground Works; contributing to special editions; and helping to onboard new Editors.

Watch for upcoming Ground Works projects, including the publication of new entries on the platform’s Journal page (late fall) and the release of a special collection entitled “Vibrant Ecologies of Research” (early 2022), edited by Aaron D. Knochel of Penn State. Knochel and Ground Works Managing Editor Veronica Stanich will lead a panel discussion at a2ru’s upcoming conference, exploring ecologies of research where art and design inquiry can flourish alongside, within, and out of social and physical science research.


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