About

Cathy Hannabach, Apr 2016, squareI am an editor, podcaster, and author who helps progressive academics turn their vibrant ideas into reality and get their work into the communities they want to reach. I founded Ideas on Fire, an academic publishing and consulting agency helping interdisciplinary, progressive academics write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and create more just worlds.

I am also the founder of Grad School Rockstars, an online mentorship community of progressive, interdisciplinary scholars supporting each other online and off, within academia and beyond.

I host the Imagine Otherwise podcast, which highlights the awesome people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds.

I am the author of Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), which traces the cultural history of blood as it both enabled twentieth-century US imperialism and was creatively transformed by feminist, anticolonial, anticapitalist, and queer artists and activists, and Book Marketing for Academics (Ideas on Fire, 2016), which teaches you how to harness your resources, skills, and time to build your author platform and get the word out about your awesome new book.

I received my PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Davis and my BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to teach as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California, Berkeley.