Our Team


Dr. Alessandra Tosi is a co-founder and the Managing Director of Open Book Publishers. Alessandra is a specialist in nineteenth-century Russian fiction, reception and gender studies. A past Wingate Fellow, MHRA Research Fellow and a visiting fellow at Harvard University and the EUI, Alessandra has held academic positions at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge and at the University of Exeter. Her publications include Waiting for Pushkin: Russian Fiction in the Reign of Alexander I (2006) and, co-edited with Wendy Rosslyn, Women in Russian Culture and Society, 1700-1825 (2007) and Women in Nineteenth- Century Russia: Lives and Culture (2012). She is presently Life Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge. Email a.tosi@openbookpublishers.com.

William St Clair is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. William is a Fellow of the British Academy and has held fellowships at All Souls College, Oxford and Trinity College, Cambridge. He is presently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London and the Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge and Harvard. His publications include That Greece Might Still Be Free: The Philhellenes in the War for Independence (rev. ed. 2008) and historical studies of literary dissemination. Email ws214@cam.ac.uk

Dr. Rupert Gatti is a co-founder and the third Director of Open Book Publishers. He is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he is a Director of Studies in Economics. His published academic work includes microeconomic analysis of competition in online markets, game theory and search theory. He has held visiting positions at MIT and University of Florence, acted as an Economic Advisor on several EU competition studies, is on the advisory board of a range of Open Access initiatives and is a frequently invited speaker on the OA movement. Email r.gatti@openbookpublishers.com

Picture of the three directors
The three directors, from right to left

Editorial Board and Advisory Panel

Kevin R. Brine (Chairman Deans Council at NYU, Division of Libraries and co-founder of 'The Re-Enlightenment Project')
Prof. William Brown (Master of Darwin College, University of Cambridge)
Prof. Anthony Cross (FBA, University of Cambridge)
Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association)
Prof. Anthony Mandal (Professor in Print and Digital Cultures, Cardiff University)
Prof. Cameron Neylon (Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University)
Prof. Adrian Poole (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge)
Prof. Clive Scott (FBA, University of East Anglia)
Prof. Elinor Shaffer (FBA, University of London)
Prof. Clifford Siskin (New York University)
Geoff Stead (Babbel’s Executive Vice-President of Didactics)
Prof. Mark Turin (University of British Columbia, Director of the World Oral Literature Project and the Digital Himalaya Project)
Prof. William M. Todd III (Harvard College Professor of Russian Literature and Comparative Literature)

Commissioning Editor

Alessandra Tosi. Email: a.tosi@openbookpublishers.com


Lucy Barnes is completing her PhD at the University of Cambridge, studying nineteenth-century theatrical adaptations of novels and poetry. Email: lucy@openbookpublishers.com

Book Production, Digital Product Development and Illustration Manager

Luca Baffa received an MLitt in Publishing Studies in 2013 from the University of Stirling. He typesets books and produces files for print and digital editions. Email: luca@openbookpublishers.com

Bianca Gualandi received an MA in Digital Humanities in 2013 from King's College London. She manages OBP digital publishing workflow and specialises in print and digital book production. Email: biancagualandi15@gmail.com

Francesca Giovannetti received an MA in Digital Humanities from King's College London in 2015. She specialises in print and digital book production, digital scholarly editing and digital text technologies. Email: Francesca@openbookpublishers.com

Head of Library Relations

Rupert Gatti. Email: libraries@openbookpublishers.com

Cover Designers

Corin Throsby is a writer and researcher specializing in Romantic literature and the history of celebrity culture.

Anna Gatti, a free-lance artist and photographer, is currently enrolled at the Department
of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath. Email: annagatti07@gmail.com

IT Support and Development

Javier Arias is undertaking an MSc in Software Engineering at the University of Oxford. He is a software engineer developing open source software and a database for OBP and five partner publishers to enable the aggregation of online readership and download data for individual publications across a range of independent online hosting platforms. This project is funded by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Martin Keegan is a software engineer with a special interest in open data; he helps organisations streamline both their online presences and internal information processing.

Nik Sultana is a post-doctoral researcher at the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University, specializing in logic. Nik has an advisory role at OBP.

Marketing and Library Relations

Laura Rodriguez MPhil in Medieval Literature at the University of Cambridge focused on Women's Studies and the sociological impact of drama in the shaping of late medieval East Anglian society. Email: laura@openbookpublishers.com