Recognition of Leonardo’s Outstanding Peer Reviewers

By Erica Hruby

As a result of 50 years of publishing work on the cutting edge, Leonardo has become the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts, design and humanities on science and technology.

Constructive peer reviews are critical to Leonardo’s publication process. Leonardo relies on its expert peer reviewers to address work across disciplines with academic rigor and a sympathetic intelligence that provides our authors with insights that allow them to present their work as strongly and clearly as possible.

In 2017 we commenced a quarterly recognition of exceptional peer reviewers in our network. This month we extend our gratitude and congratulations to the following for their in-depth and deeply constructive feedback on papers under consideration for publication.

Sarah Cunningham
As Executive Director for Research at VCUarts and Director of the Arts Research Institute, Cunningham provides national and international leadership in arts research through individual scholarship, interdisciplinary collaboration, and research development support and consultation. Cunningham currently serves on the board of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. She also serves as Chair of Richmond’s Public Art Commission and is an advisor to the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities. Cunningham received her PhD and MA in philosophy from Vanderbilt University, and continues to write and speak on aesthetics, political philosophy, and education. In 2011, she was named among the top 30 most influential leaders in nonprofit arts.

Celina Jeffery
Celina Jeffery is a curator and educator. She received a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex and is Associate Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Recent publications include Ephemeral Coast (Punctum Books, 2015), The Artist as Curator, (Intellect, 2015) and the "Junk Ocean" issue of Drain, A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture (Jan. 2016). She is the founder of Ephemeral Coast, a curatorial research project that presents a series of interconnections between environmental considerations of the coast, a succession of embodied creative practices, and shifting regional geographic identities.

Jesús Muñoz Morcillo
Jesús Muñoz Morcillo is a classicist, art historian, and science communicator. His first degree (Licenciatura) was in Classics at the Department of Classical Philology and Indo-European Languages of the University of Salamanca, Spain (2001). After a year as DAAD awardee at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany, specializing in epicurean philosophy, he obtained a Master’s degree (2008) in Art History, Media Theory, and Aesthetics, and a PhD degree from the University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe, Germany (2015). In 2009, he joined ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is currently a research fellow at ZAK and a lecturer at the Institut für Kunst und Baugeschichte at KIT.

Andrew Pepper
Andrew (Andy) Pepper is an artist working with holography, projected light and installation. He has exhibited his work in solo and group shows internationally and is a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University, U.K., where he teaches into undergraduate and postgraduate fine art courses. Pepper founded and published the first global catalogue for creative holography, while teaching at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany and organised the International Symposium on Art in Holography, which took place at the University of Nottingham, U.K. He has written extensively on the subject of creative holography for art and science journals including Leonardo, SPIE, the Encyclopaedia of Modern Optics and Art Monthly.