Mattering People

Mattering Press is an initiative involving many parties, ranging from editors, to advisors, to authors, to those that support our practical work, including web designers, copy editors, type setters, and proof readers. 


Uli Beisel

Uli Beisel is Assistant Professor of Culture and Technology at Bayreuth University. She has worked on human-mosquito-parasite entanglements in malaria and its control in Ghana and Sierra Leone, where she was particularly interested in how we live together with organisms that are harmful to human health. Her current work focuses on translations of new health technologies in global health initiatives,...

Endre Dányi

Endre Dányi is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. He is fascinated with the ways in which politics is done in practice. His PhD research was a material semiotic analysis of the Hungarian Parliament as a democratic ruin - if all goes well, an updated version of his analysis will be published by Mattering Press. His habilitation research...

Joe Deville

Joe Deville is a lecturer at Lancaster University, jointly appointed to the Departments of Organisation, Work & Technology and Sociology.  He has published widely on issues of debt and credit, including in his recent book Lived Economies of Default. Other research interests include the social life of data, technologies of disaster preparedness, and...

Natalie Gill

Natalie Gill is currently employed as a Research Assistant at Lancaster University Sociology Department. She is based in Cape Town, South Africa, where she is researching poo protests, shit politics and decolonisation. Interested in the way way subjectivities, objects and contexts are enacted in the daily routines of political practices, she has worked on policies for ageing in place (EFORTT project,...

Julien McHardy

Julien McHardy is a designer, art director and sociologist of science and technology. He co-runs the agency 5’90 Design and acts as a strategist for the Being and Dying network and Actant. He studied design at the Bauhaus University and the Glasgow School of Art and completed a PhD at Lancaster University in collaboration with IDEO London.

Michaela Spencer

Michaela Spencer is currently employed as a post-doctoral researcher at the Contemporary Knowledge and Governance team at the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University, Australia. She has had a long-term interest in disparate knowledge practices and the role of empirical research in the field of STS. Her previous work has followed scientists and conservationists as their activities have become...


Diana B. Kisakye

Diana joined Mattering Press as assistant editor in 2016. On completion of her BSc(Maths) at Makerere University in Uganda, she did internships with Population Services International and Building Tomorrow, where she discovered her interest in Governance and Development related issues pertaining to Africa. She is currently studying Culture and Society of Africa at the University of Bayreuth, Germany....



Infostreams is a web development agency based in Berlin. We provide creative digital services and build engaging and advanced online products.  Infostreams provides Mattering Press with the digital infrastructures and technical know how that are necessary for starting a digital publishing house.


Tetragon is a small London-based company that works with independent publishers in the UK and US. It provides various services including production editing, typesetting, eBook design and creation, copy-editing and proofreading.

Jennifer Tomomitsu

Jennifer is a copy-editor for Mattering Press. She completed her PhD in Sociology/STS on enactments of 'seeing' in scientific imaging practice at Lancaster University (2011) and is currently back in studies qualifying to become a naturopath. In her spare time she enjoys taiko drumming, making natural health products and frequenting London’s local parks.


The function of the STS advisory board is to provide the press with support concerning its relationship to the discipline of Science and Technology Studies. This relates both to the books it publishes and to the functions of the press. Its members include:

  • Franck Cochoy, University of Toulouse
  • Michael Guggenheim, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Casper Bruun Jensen, IT University of Copenhagen
  • John Law, Open University
  • Noortje Marres, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Ivan da Costa Marques, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Annemarie Mol, University of Amsterdam
  • David Pontille, CSI, Paris
  • Vololona Rabeharisoa, CSI, Paris
  • Richard Rottenburg, University of Halle-Wittenberg
  • Estrid Sørensen, Bochum University
  • Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University
  • Anna Tsing, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Helen Verran, University of Melbourne and Charles Darwin University
  • Sarah Whatmore, Oxford University


The function of the OA advisory board is to provide the press with support concerning its relationship to the publishing industry and the Open Access movement. Its members include:

  • Edward Akerboom, infostreams
  • Alex Billington, Tetragon
  • Mercedes Bunz, Leuphana University
  • Gary Hall, Coventry University
  • Eileen Joy, Punctum Books
  • Chris Kelty, University of California
  • Sarah Kember, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Ivor Williams, Amerang


Mattering Press is supported in its work by various organisations. These have provided various forms of support, including both financial and in kind. These partners include: