Brandon Locke is the Project Manager for Library Publishing Workflows at Educopia Institute, where he studies open access publishing infrastructure and processes at academic libraries and works on a host of other scholarly communications projects. Brandon is also the founder and co-organizer of Endangered Data Week, an annual series of events to explore the power dynamics of data creation, sharing, analysis, and retention, and teach ways to make endangered data more accessible and secure.
His interests include academic ownership of the means of scholarly production, digital literacy, and data justice. He was formerly Director of LEADR (Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research), a student-focused digital research lab at Michigan State University from 2014-2019. Brandon received a Master of Arts in History and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013, and a Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014.