Andrew Madjar has a background as a primary school teacher in New Zealand. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland. He is secretary of PESA and is Editorial Administrator for ACCESS: Contemporary Issues in Education. His research interest is in using hermeneutic and phenomenological methodologies to elucidate the lived significance and lived meaning of classroom life. His current research explores moral uncertainty in the lives of teachers.
David W. Kupferman is an assistant professor of educational foundations at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, USA. He is currently writing about educational futures, science fiction, and neoliberalism. He also writes about science fiction and childhood, and has recently, with Andrew Gibbons, has edited Childhood, Science Fiction, and Pedagogy: Children Ex Machina (Springer). He is an associate editor for Policy Futures in Education, and has been chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Foucault and Contemporary Theory in Education Special Interest Group (SIG).
Michael A. Peters (FRSNZ) is a New Zealander and is currently Distinguished Professor at Beijing Normal University, and Emeritus Professor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has established and edited many journals and written prodigiously.
Nina Hood, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand focuses on the philosophy and practice of knowledge mobilisation in education and the role and purpose of the practical knowledge of teachers, and open, online learning in higher education. She founded The Education Hub, a not-for-profit that bridges the gap between research and practice in education. She is Editor, for Access: Contemporary Issues in Education.
Tina Besley is a Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, P.R. China. She is a Fellow of: the Royal Society of Arts; the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, and the Association for Visual Pedagogies. She is PESA Past President and Founding President of the Association for Visual Pedagogies. Tina is Project Manager and Editor of PESA Agora, and deputy editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory. With many publications, a recent book, with Michael A. Peters is Pandemic Education and Viral Politics.