Amqui began his Visiting Scholars position with Rutgers University in 2018. He has been a Wikipedian since 2006 and has created over 1,900 articles on the French Wikipedia alone. Currently, he is working in the Wikiversity to develop language resources, through a portal that he created called Wikilang.

Using Rutgers’ vast resources, Amqui continues in his efforts to preserve endangered and less-popularly spoken languages.


      Textaural is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Windsor. He has been a Visiting Scholar since 2018. His research explores historical and contemporary issues concerning the political design of encyclopedic knowledge. He has contributed to several topics related to encyclopedias and encyclopedism. He has also made several contributions to Wikisource.

      Using the University of Windsor’s collections, Steve focuses on cross-border culture, First Nations history in the Essex county/Detroit River area, early French History of the Detroit River area, Windsor/Sandwich’s Underground Railroad, and First Nations sports history.


          Wehwalt has been a Visiting Scholar at George Mason University since 2014, focusing on historical figures and coinage. He is one of Wikipedia’s most prolific editors of Featured. As a Visiting Scholar at GMU he has taken 50 articles to that level, some of which were first Good Articles. 15 appeared on the Main Page with Did You Know hooks.

          Highlights: George Mason, James A. Garfield, Millard Fillmore, Mr. Dooley, Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co., Spiro Agnew, The Founding Ceremony of the Nation, The Phantom Tollbooth, Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft.

          Find Wehwalt’s reflections about his VS experience here, and blog post about Wehwalt’s Featured Articles here.


              Rosiestep is a Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University in 2017-2018, hosted by the Women Writers Project, part of the university’s Digital Services Group. Rosie has written hundreds of articles about women writers on Wikipedia, and has received extensive recognition for her work on Wikipedia. She was named 2016 co-Wikipedian of the Year, for her advocacy of important Wikipedia-related issues and has coordinated major community projects like the Teahouse and Women in Red.

              Highlights: Emma Augusta Sharkey, Mary Louise Booth, Emeline S. Burlingame, Florence Huntley, Louise Chandler Moulton, Lucinda Barbour Helm, Eliza D. Keith, Ella Maria Dietz Clymer, Catharine Hitchcock Tilden Avery, Christian Reid, Louisa Susannah Cheves McCord, Minnie S. Davis, Catharine Sedgwick, Lucy M. Hall, Julia C. R. Dorr.

              Read blog posts about Rosie’s impact here and here.


                  RockMagnetist is a Visiting Scholar at the Deep Carbon Observatory for 2017-2018, improving Wikipedia’s coverage of topics relevant to deep carbon science. He is a long-time contributor and administrator; if you’ve read about geophysics-related subjects on Wikipedia, there’s a very good chance you could find his username somewhere in the articles’ edit histories. Outside of Wikipedia, he is an Associate Research Professor in the Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences department at North Carolina State University, specializing in rock magnetism.

                  Highlights: extraterrestrial diamonds, list of mineralogists, Mark S. Ghiorso, organic mineral.

                  Read a roundup of RockMagnetist’s work here and a reflection he wrote about being a Visiting Scholar here.


                      Owlsmcgee is a Visiting Scholar at Brown University during 2017-2018, focused on improving Wikipedia’s coverage of ethnic studies topics. He is sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

                      Since becoming a Wikipedian around 2015, Owlsmcgee has made substantial contributions to a number of articles on Japanese culture, women in the arts, and political prisoners. He earned a masters degree in Global Communications from the London School of Economics in 2013, where he focused on media portrayals of ethnic minorities and migrant communities in Japan and the UK.

                      Highlights: black cowboys, Canales investigation, Cockstock Iincident, Oregon black exclusion laws.

                      Read Owlsmcgee’s reflections about his Visiting Scholars experience here, and blog posts about his work here and here.


                          Jackiekoerner is a Visiting Scholar at San Francisco State University for 2016-17, working with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of disability-related topics.

                          Having completed her dissertation on ableism and the medical model of disability at the Saint Louis University School of Education, Jackiekoerner now edits Wikipedia to put the knowledge she’s gained to use, contributing to an open educational resource available to a large and diverse community of learners.

                          Highlights: 504 Sit-in, disability in the United States, Superfest International Disability Film Festival.

                          Read Jackie’s reflection of her VS experience here, and blog posts about her work’s impact here and here.

                              Gen. Quon

                              Gen. Quon is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania for 2017-2018, improving Wikipedia’s coverage of Classics topics. His focus is on pre-Imperial Rome, Latin, and history, but also some articles about Imperial, Late, and Medieval Latin. He is an experienced Wikipedian with nearly 50,000 edits, including well over 250 Good Articles and several Featured Articles in a range of topic areas.

                              Highlights: Astronomica, Liber physiognomiae

                              Read Gen. Quon’s reflection about his VS experience here, and a roundup about his Good and Featured articles here.


                                  Czar is a Visiting Scholar at the Smithsonian Institution during 2017-2018, sponsored by Smithsonian Libraries and the National Museum of African Art. He is an experienced Wikipedia administrator and prolific content writer, having taken several entries to Featured Article (FA) or Good Article (GA) status.

                                  Highlights: 1:54, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, National Museum of African Art.

                                  Read a blog post about Czar’s work here.