Paula Clemente Vega
Paula looks after OLH memberships and our members, and she brings artistry to her vital work in outreach and advocacy. She increases the visibility of the OLH, helping to spread the news about our cause, our journals, and our events. She is passionate about confronting inequality barriers within scholarly communication and interrogating the prestige economy in academic publishing.
Paula is also a doctoral candidate in arts and humanities at Birkbeck, University of London, and co-editor of the OLH journal special collection ‘Colonialities in Dispute: Discourses on Colonialism and Race in the Spanish State’. She has previous experience in photography and in periodical publishing, having worked on an art, poetry and mental health magazine for free distribution in the NHS.
Paula also holds a degree in Fine Arts, specialising in painting, and has a Masters in Arts and Politics from Goldsmiths. She is proudly Canarian and grew up in Tenerife, and is a keen cinephile with a love of the arts, music (particularly salsa, jazz, reggae and dub), and salsa dancing. Paula is often shadowed by her feline accomplice Catty Ninjatita, who likes hiding in boxes, chasing mice, and Jimi Hendrix.