Juan Pablo Alperin, PhD
Dewey Fellow (May 2018 - April 2019)
Juan Pablo Alperin is an Assistant Professor in Publishing and the Associate Faculty Director of Research with the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University. In both of those roles, Juan is an open access advocate, and a researcher of scholarly communication with a focus on understanding the value that the public finds in scholarly work. He believes that research, especially when it is made freely available (as so much of today’s work is), has the potential to make meaningful and direct contributions to society, and that it is our responsibility as the creators of this research to ensure we understand the mechanisms, networks, and mediums through which our work is discussed and used. In the classroom, Juan practices an array of open pedagogy practices, with the hope of imparting on students a sense that they can—and have an obligation to—be publicly engaged citizens after they leave the university. A list of his publications and presentations can be found at http://alperin.ca/cv, and he can be found on Twitter a @juancommander.