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Since 2005, the talented authors, staff, and friends of Oxford University Press provide daily commentary on nearly every subject under the sun, from philosophy to literature to economics. OUPblog is a source like no other on the blogosphere for learning, understanding and reflection, providing academic insights for the thinking world.


Alice Northover, Editor
Alice Northover joined Oxford University Press and the OUPblog in January 2012. You can also find her tweeting @OUPAcademic and Facebooking as Oxford Academic. Prior to joining Oxford, she worked in book publicity, annoyed colleagues about social media, argued semantics, and fantasized about running away to Paris and living as a late 1950s “intello.” Now she can be found wandering aimlessly around New York, obsessing about her cat, and still arguing semantics. Learn more about Alice. You can reach Alice at alice(dot)northover(at)oup(dot)com.


dan3 (2)Dan Parker, Deputy Editor
Dan Parker joined Oxford University Press in February 2012 to work in UK publicity. After spending his lunch-breaks compiling facts about cheese and working out how to survive a Zombie Apocalypse, he moved to the Social Media team in May 2014. As well as being a Deputy Editor on the OUPblog, Dan works closely with OUP Academic’s other social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Medium, Tumblr, and Pinterest. You can learn about Dan’s obsession with cows and bears if that tickles your fancy.


soniaSonia Tsuruoka, Deputy Editor
Sonia Tsuruoka joined Oxford University Press in June 2014. Prior to joining Oxford, she interned at Slate Magazine, where she investigated Newt Gingrich’s congressional doodles and waxed enthusiastic about April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation. When she is not liking and retweeting things on Facebook and Twitter, she is a Deputy Editor of the OUPblog, where she has written on everything from the politics of slum tourism to William Ernest Henley’s “Invictus”. Learn more about Sonia.


Past Editors

MeetJuliaJulia Callaway (2013-2015)
Julia Callaway served as Deputy Editor from 2013-2015. She joined Oxford University Press in October 2010 as an intern on the Children’s Publicity team in the Oxford Education division, based in the UK, where she worked on books like Cat on the Mat and Friends, and the Winnie the Witch series. After working on a few different UK-based marketing teams, she made the move to the New York office in November 2013 to join the Social Media team. You can read Julia’s articles about words and language on the OxfordWords blog, and learn more about her interests.


Kirsty Doole (2010-2014)
Kirsty Doole served as a contributing editor and UK blog editor for the OUPblog. She joined Oxford University Press in the UK in July 2005. She is now Publicity Manager for Oxford Journals, Literature, and the Oxford World’s Classics series. Pre-OUP, she was a dedicated bookseller. She loves Victorian literature, social history, and terrible television. Learn more about Kirsty.


Nicola Burton (2011-2013)
Nicola Burton served as a contributing editor to the OUPblog in 2011 and as UK blog editor from 2012-2013. She joined the UK publicity team at Oxford University Press in August 2011 and is now Publicity Manager for Oxford Dictionaries and OUP’s language and reference lists. She also tweets @OED and @OxfordWords. In previous years, Nicola could be found working in technology PR, drinking in East London pubs, and globetrotting with an overly large pink backpack. Learn more about Nicola.


Lauren Appelwick (2010-2011)
Lauren joined the Oxford University Press publicity department in 2008, and served as OUPblog Editor from 2010-2011. She is currently the Marketing + Partnerships Director for The Webby Awards and the daily newsletter Netted by the Webbys, which delivers “better living through the Internet”. Lauren is also an Editor for LadyBits. Follow her on Twitter: @laurenwick. Learn more about Lauren (circa 2010) on the OUPblog.


Rebecca Ford (2006-2010)
Rebecca (Ford) Bernstein was the OUPblog editor from 2006-2010. In 2010, she received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School (cum laude) with a concentration in information law and intellectual property. She is now an associate at the Fridman Law Group. Read Becca’s goodbye entry on the blog. Learn more about Rebecca.


Matt Sollars (2005-2006)
Matt Sollars was the founding editor of the blog from 2005 until 2006 when he left Oxford to work in journalism. He is thrilled (and a little proud) that his modest little idea is still thriving 10 years on. Since leaving Oxford, Matt has been a political reporter writing from Crain’s New York Business, a reporter and producer at WNYC where he helped run the local version of “Morning Edition,” and a budget policy researcher at the Citizens Budget Commission. Since 2012, he has been the press secretary at the New York City Campaign Finance Board where he promotes the city’s public campaign finance program and does his best to make sure that every New Yorker gets an “I Voted” sticker on Election Day.