Who is Amplify Podcast Network?

The Amplify Podcast is on a mission to revolutionize scholarship and to create communities of support for podcasters who want to change the world. Amplify is home for creative soundworks rooted in serious scholarship, where accessible, sustainable preservation and publication are central to our work. Amplify supports the creation of scholarship that contributes to collective, public knowledge, born of research across the disciplines and interdisciplines of the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on anti-racism, feminist social justice, and community-building. Amplify podcasts explicitly or implicitly engage with the question of what constitutes scholarship by pushing at boundaries, whether they are formal, methodological, theoretical, or otherwise.


Our Mission

The SSHRC-funded Amplify Podcast Network encourages collaboration and experimentation via the medium of scholarly podcasting, with a focus on podcasts committed to anti-racism, feminist social justice, and community-building. We’re committed to supporting the creation of new scholarly podcasts, while also building the infrastructure that will support them, from new peer review processes to digital preservation tools to open access guides to making your own podcast. 

Amplify represents scholarship that contributes to collective, public knowledge, born of research across the many disciplines and interdisciplines that constitute humanities and social sciences research. Our podcasts explicitly or implicitly engage with the question of what constitutes scholarship by pushing at boundaries, whether they are formal, methodological, theoretical, or otherwise. 


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Meet the Team

Hannah McGregor

Co-Director

Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, where her research focuses on podcasting as scholarly, systemic barriers to access in the Canadian […]

Siobhan McMenemy

Codirector

Siobhan McMenemy is Senior Editor at WLU Press. She has worked in scholarly publishing for over twenty years, during which time she has built book lists and edited scholarship in the […]

Stacey Copeland

Supervising Producer and Project Manager

Amplify Podcast Network Project Manager and Supervising Producer. Stacey Copeland is a Joseph-Bombardier (CGS) Ph.D. candidate at Simon Fraser University’s School of [….]

Brenna Clarke Gray

Co-Applicant, Podcaster

Brenna Clarke Gray is Coordinator, Educational Technologies at Thompson Rivers University, where her research interests include the history and future of open tenure processes and […]

Kendra Cowley and María Alvarez Malvido

Collaborators, Podcasters

Kendra (she/her) and Maria (she/her) met as research assistants on a project at the University of Alberta. The seeds for an […]

Daniel Heath Justice

Co-Applicant, Podcaster

Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation) is Professor of Critical Indigenous Studies and English at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Canada Research Chair […]

Bart Vautour

Co-Applicant

art Vautour is a writer, editor, and a teacher at Dalhousie University in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. He is the editor of Invisible Publishing’s Throwback Series of books and co-director of Canada […]

Jason Camlot

Collaborator

Jason Camlot’s critical works include Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings (Stanford 2019), Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Critic […]

Partners

In addition to our team, we have also partnered with organizations within and beyond academia, including SFU’s School of Publishing, the Digital Humanities Innovation LabWilfrid Laurier University PressWilfrid Laurier University Library, and the DOXA Documentary Media […]