Welcoming Two New Assistant Editors: Hilarie Ashton and John Madera

We are pleased to announce the addition of two bright young editors to the Identity Theory staff: John Madera and Hilarie Ashton.

John Madera will be serving as an assistant fiction editor, replacing Sumanth Prabhaker, who moved on to launch Madras Press, a publisher of short fictions.

Hilarie Ashton will be serving as an assistant editor, helping with social justice, nonfiction, copyediting and more.

More on the newest Identity Theoreticians:

John Madera is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You may find him at elimae, ArtVoice, Underground Voices, Little White Poetry Journal #7, hitherandthithering waters and My Pet Earworm, reviewing for Bookslut, The Collagist, The Diagram, The Quarterly Conversation, 3:AM Magazine, New Pages, Open Letters Monthly, The Rumpus, Tarpaulin Sky, and Word Riot, forthcoming at Opium Magazine, Corduroy Mountain, The Prairie Journal: A Magazine of Canadian Literature, and Publishing Genius Press, and editing the online journal The Chapbook Review. He sings and plays guitar for Mother Flux.

Hilarie Ashton is a second-year student in the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University; her focus is on critical and cultural theory. She is also a research associate with NYU's Office for University Development and Alumni Relations. From 2006 to 2008, she was a member of the editorial board of Eyes on the ICC, a publication of the Council for American Students in International Negotiations at Harvard University. She also worked as a writing tutor for the Williams College Writing Workshop from 2004 to 2005. She received her BA in English and philosophy from Williams College.

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