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.

Cindy Browder
Cindy Browder is Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University. Torn between writing and science, she chose to focus on the latter when earning her BA from Oberlin College. With a drive to teach and carry out independent research, Cindy earned her PhD from the University of Utah in Organic Synthesis, then conducted postdoctoral research at Oregon State University. Her laboratory research in new synthetic methods, drug discovery, and polymer electrolyte development has involved numerous undergraduate researchers, both at Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO, 2001–2007) and NAU (Flagstaff, AZ, 2007–present).

Anirudha Dhanawade
Dr. Anirudha Dhanawade has taught Art History and English at the Universities of Mumbai, Manchester, and Genoa. His research interests lie in the relationship between literature and visual culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in the cultural history of nature. His work has appeared in The Manchester Review and he is currently preparing a research article on the role of crystals and crystallography in the writing of Hegel, Stendhal, and John Ruskin. He can be found on Twitter as @marxist_pagan.

Jung-Yeon Ma
Jung-Yeon Ma (1980, Seoul) graduated from Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts with her doctoral dissertation on social implications of art and media technologies, which was later published as A Critical History of Media Art in Japan (Tokyo: Artes Publishing, 2014). She is currently working as an assistant professor at Meiji University, visiting scholar at Tama Art University, and Tokyo correspondent of Korean monthly art magazine, Wolganmisool. Her upcoming articles and books include "Exhibition Spaces Emitting Light and Sound: Contemporary Art and Image Media" in Screen Studies (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2018) and her co-edited book, Seiko Mikami: A Critical Reader (Tokyo: NTT Publishing, 2019).

Edward Warburton
Edward C. Warburton, Professor of Dance, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA. Warburton attended the (U)North Carolina School of the Arts and danced with American Ballet Theater and Boston Ballet. His interest in cognitive dance studies began when studying for a doctorate in human development and psychology at Harvard University. Warburton is the recipient of UCSC’s Arts Faculty Excellence in Research (2013) and National Dance Education Organization’s Outstanding Researcher (2016) awards. In 2017, he became the first arts educator to receive the honorary appointment of Sachs Distinguished Lecturer, Teachers College, Columbia University.