Recognition of Leonardo’s Outstanding Peer Reviewers

By Erica Hruby

As a result of more than 50 years of publishing work on the cutting edge, Leonardo has become the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts, design and humanities on science and technology. 

Constructive peer reviews are critical to Leonardo’s publication process. Leonardo relies on its expert peer reviewers to address work across disciplines with academic rigor and a sympathetic intelligence that provides our authors with insights that allow them to present their work as strongly and clearly as possible.

In 2017 we commenced a quarterly recognition of exceptional peer reviewers in our network. This month we extend our gratitude and congratulations to the following for their in-depth and deeply constructive feedback on papers under consideration for publication.

Verónica Soria Martínez
Born in Spain, Rockford-based artist Verónica Soria Martínez focuses on visual culture and sonic arts. She holds PhD and Masters degree in Visual Arts and Intermedia from Polytechnic University in Valencia, Spain. Martínez has exhibited internationally at places such as Museu de Belles Arts, Castellón, Spain; Ausblick Privat in Meiningen, Germany; and Art Públic, Universitat Pública in Valencia, Spain to name a few. Martínez’s research interests include: Sound art and music, audio and visual cultures, art education, digital and interactive art, critical theory, and social movements.

Robert Twomey
Robert Twomey is an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Visiting Scholar with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego. An artist and engineer, his research explores how emerging technologies impact sites of intimate life. He has presented his work at SIGGRAPH (Best Paper Award), the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the California Arts Council, Microsoft, Amazon, and NVIDIA. 

Sjoukje Van Der Meulen
Sjoukje van der Meulen received her MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University's Department of Art History and the Graduate School of Architecture (GSAPP) (1998/2009). She is currently Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Utrecht University and Rudolf Arnheim Professor at the Humboldt University (winter 2020/2021). Research focuses: new media and digital culture, global art history (especially Chinese art), art in the European Union (since 1992).