Simone is a biologist and scientific copywriter. He is vice-director of Culturico, where his writings cover the intersection between philosophy, poetry, science and society. He is also the author of A Sonnet to Freud, a blog for Psychology Today to illustrate how the life of poets, novelists, and intellectuals can be an inspiration for individuals to better face their interior and social life.
Gerfried is a heterodox scholar, author, and musician with a PhD in English and American Studies. His research focuses on the literary and cultural meanings of song lyrics.
Federico is a passionate and enthusiastic bioethicist at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is the founder and director of Culturico. He brings awareness to the broad public of how the scientific publishing system works. He believes in multidisciplinary approaches, as opposed to narrow-minded – limited – ways of looking at reality. This is why he reads and writes about topics ranging from science to international relations, and from society to philosophy.
Ryan is an Associate Professor of Physics at California State University – East Bay, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ryan’s lab group researches nanoscale-sized semiconductor materials using short pulses (less than a billionth of a second in duration!) of laser light. Such materials may become building blocks for future computing and renewable energy applications. Ryan is also a musician, outdoors enthusiast, rock climber, and beekeeper.
Kathryn is a master’s candidate of international security at American University’s School of International Service. She has written and researched extensively on great power competition in emerging regions, such as East Africa and the Arctic.
Uday is an Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University in Qatar. He received his PhD in political science from Yale University in 2013. Before his current position, he held a prestigious research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen, Germany. Uday’s research lies at the intersection between critical agrarian studies, political anthropology, postcolonial theory, and South Asian studies.
Alex is an Anglo-Italian with a profound interest in science, the humanities and how they interlink. Having completed a PhD in molecular neuroscience from UCL, he has now moved into the field of scientific writing and is based in Oxford. His articles will focus on his scientific, cultural and philosophical interests. Whether seemingly more abstract or concrete in theme, they will be linked by one thing: a desire to address what really matters in the context of a sometimes impersonal modernity.
Emeline is a Belgium based illustrator currently living and working near Brussels. She produces mainly vector artwork, creating colorful images and web content. She has worked as a special ed teacher for two years after finally deciding to take a big jump into the freelance illustration world. In her work, she likes to focus on bright colors and simple forms to create harmonious and joyful illustrations, full of all sorts of characters, animals and human beings.
Adam is an Australian lawyer and historian, and the author of “A House of Commons for a Den of Thieves: Australia’s Journey from Penal Colony to Democracy.”
Originally from Syria, Iyad is currently a London-based researcher and academic. He has a background in the humanitarian aid sector and holds two Masters’ degrees from Brandeis University and the University of Oxford in conflict studies and public policy. His work has been published in the Foreign Policy magazine, Chatham House and the Atlantic Council. He also contributed to the production of multiple documentaries covering the Syrian Civil War.
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” – Benjamin Franklin. Anna is a passionate scientist who obtained a PhD in the field of cancer research at the University of Zürich. She is currently working as a medical writer, inspired by her belief that scientific progress is only possible through proper communication. Anna has both German and Italian roots and has already lived in several European countries. She loves to travel the world, experience new cultures, laugh, and spend time with her little family.
Debbie is a high school teacher. She teaches science to 11-18-year-olds at a school in central England. As a transsexual, she has written extensively about what it means to be trans and how trans people can be included in society without compromising the rights of other vulnerable groups. Her work can be read in publications from across the political spectrum, where rational scientific debate is allowed and encouraged.
Patrick is an associate professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter (@Plato4Now) or listen to his podcast, “Living Wisdom with Patrick Lee Miller”.
Celeste is an Italian student in Communication Sciences with a big passion for books, movies and videogames. When she’s not busy nerding out, she works as a swimming instructor. She dreams to be a fiction writer and editor someday, and to help promote equal rights through her stories.
Originally from Texas and now living in the mid-west of Ireland, Jessica is a novelist and poet. With a MA in English in Boston College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University, Jessica is now a PhD student at the University of Limerick, working on a fiction project that integrates her research interests in narrative studies, affect theory, and deep ecology. Along with short creative and academic publications, her poetry collection is And Say, and her children’s novel is The River Boy. She loves to hike, especially the hills of County Clare.
Bill is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Queen Mary University of London, and the founding director of the Centre for Research in String Theory. His recent book “Everything is Now: Revolutionary Ideas from String theory” aims to introduce the general reader to recent research in fundamental theoretical physics.
Riccardo studies business and economics at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. His academic choices reflect his interests in domestic and foreign politics, financial markets, and political economy. He is a passionate environmentalist. Cinema is one of the things he enjoys the most during his free time as well as traveling and mountain hiking.
David is a professor of Psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College in Atlanta. He is the author of two books, “The Psychology of Language” and “A History of Modern Psychology”. He also maintains the blog “Talking Apes” on the Psychology Today website.
Robert is a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Zurich (UZH). He graduated with a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2016, and also received a MRes with distinction from the same university. His current research interests include neuronal circuits for pain control and transmission in the central nervous system.
Anthony is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University, in San Francisco, California. His research deals with social movements and protest, development, and trade policy.
Shari is a hearing health advocate, writer, and the founder of Living With Hearing Loss, a blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus. She serves on the Board of Directors of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues.
Pablo is a molecular biologist with a broad interest for all aspects of biology. He obtained his PhD at the University of Zurich and he is a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, where he investigates how cells organize and assemble in tissues. He is an advocate for teaching and scientific outreach. He believes that an informed society is a richer and stronger society.
Anja studies economics and maths in Zurich, Switzerland. She is always happy to nerd out about literature, science, video games, or any other topic under the sun (as long as it’s not football). Her fundraising experience started with bake sales at the age of seven and has led her to raise funds for various projects and organisations over the past years.
Luisa is originally from Milan, Italy and moved to Zurich for a PhD in molecular biology/genetics. Her interest in science, however, extends to a variety of topics, including the relationship between science and society. Besides, she is very passionate about ballet and almost every sport related to mountains, where she flees whenever she can.