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- Elizabeth Popp Berman, sociologist, University at Albany SUNY
- Chris Bourg, director of libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Philip N. Cohen, sociologist, University of Maryland, College Park
- Tressie McMillan Cottom, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Brittany Dernberger, sociologist, University of Maryland, College Park
- Kelsey Drotning, sociologist, University of Maryland, College Park
- Alex Hanna, sociologist
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- Omar Lizardo, sociologist, University of California, Los Angeles
- Katy Morris, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Lausanne
- Terry Owen, Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park
- Jeff Pooley, media and communication, Muhlenberg College
- Judy Ruttenberg, program officer, Association of Research Libraries
- Alexis Santos, population health scientist, Pennsylvania State University
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Papers submitted to SocArXiv are moderated by a team of dedicated volunteers. Our moderators are:
- Nate Breznau, Social Science, University of Bremen. crowdid.hypotheses.org.
- Tristan Bridges, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara. tristanbridges.com.
- Philip N. Cohen, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park. philipncohen.com.
- Roxanne Connelly, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Quantitative Methods, University of Edinburgh. https://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/roxanne-connelly
- Matt DeCarlo, Assistant Professor, La Salle University Department of Social Work; Co-founder, opensocialwork.org
- Tamara van der Does, Postdoctoral researcher, Santa Fe Institute, Sociology and Psychology. tamaravanderdoes.com/.
- Brittany Dernberger. brittanydernberger.com/.
- Pamela Oliver, Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of Wisconsin – Madison. ssc.wisc.edu/~oliver.
- Jefferson Pooley, Muhlenberg College. jeffpooley.com.
- Patrick Präg, Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST), CNRS, École polytechnique, GENES, ENSAE Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris. sites.google.com/view/ppraeg/.
- Eike Mark Rinke, Lecturer in Politics and Media, University of Leeds. essl.leeds.ac.uk/politics/staff/1073/dr-eike-mark-rinke