Daniel Clarkson Fisher is a student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at Western University in London, ON.
Danny’s work has appeared in H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online, PopMatters, the Oral History Review Blog, Diabolique Magazine, and many other publications. He has also presented at conferences including the Society for Cinema and Media Studies; the American Academy of Religion; and the Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice. In addition, he has co-edited one book and contributed chapters to several others. Most recently, he co-authored a chapter with Vicki Callahan, Nicole Richter, and Christina Lane for the first edition of The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities (2021; edited by Eduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, and xtine burrough).
Danny holds a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University in Granville, OH; a Master of Divinity from Naropa University in Boulder, CO; a Doctorate in Buddhist Studies from University of the West in Rosemead, CA; and a Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. During his three years of study at Naropa, he also served as a circulation assistant at the Allen Ginsberg Library.
Before deciding to pursue a career in librarianship, Danny worked for several years as an academic: he was an adjunct faculty member for Antioch Education Abroad’s Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya, India program; adjunct chaplaincy faculty at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, CT; an associate professor and department chair at University of the West; and a contract lecturer at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts. In his capacity as a professor, he also interviewed Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and Greyston founder Bernie Glassman about their book The Dude and the Zen Master for the Los Angeles Public Library’s ALOUD series in 2013.
Danny is a member of the American Library Association, the Ontario Library Association, and the Progressive Librarians Guild. He and his wife Stephanie are based in London while he finishes his MLIS.
[Portrait by Lizeth Montoya.]