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Leah Price

Director of RIB and Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of English

Leah Price is the founder and director of the Rutgers Initiative for the Book. She teach the novel, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and occasionally French culture, and book history. Her

Javiera Barrientos

Javiera Barrientos is a book historian and book binder interested in the intersections between material cultures, literary genres and gender, particularly but not restricted to the Global Early Modern period.

David Tate

Project Editor at Oxford University Press

David Tate is the coordinator and printer’s devil for the Rutgers Initiative for the Book and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Literatures in English. He works on twentieth-century and

Mitchell Edwards

Mitchell Edwards is a PhD student interested in the history of books and reading—especially of the print and political cultures of the twentieth-century United States—and the influence of surveillance and

Novella Frasier

Novella Frasier is a PhD student interested in the Middle Ages, its literatures, and its material remnants. Some of her research concerns vulnerable environments as portrayed in eleventh-century Old English

Sonal Rana

Sonal Rana is a PhD student in English at Rutgers University. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s in English from Ashoka University, India. Her master’s thesis traces the transfer mechanisms

Alastair Bellany

Professor of History

Research Interests: My research focuses primarily on the political culture of early modern England, in particular the histories of media, popular politics and the image of the early Stuart court.

Marija Dalbello

Professor of Library and Information Science

Marija Dalbello’s teaching and publications focus on the history of knowledge and history of the book applied to liminal phenomena and visuality. She has published on digital mediation, visual epistemology

Tajah Ebram

Black Studies Librarian

Dr. Ebram received her PhD in 2020 from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in 20th-century Black literary and cultural studies, with a focus on Black radicalisms. Her dissertation was an

Thomas Fulton

Professor of English

Professor Fulton writes about the cultural intersections of politics and religion, about problems in rhetoric and generic form, and on the history of reading and media history. His work on Erasmus,