Flow has published articles from over 700 authors in its 14-year history – from the tenured senior scholar to the graduate student junior scholar. Flow‘s authors are spread all across the Americas – from New York to California and from Canada to Brazil – and across the globe – from England and Scotland to New Zealand and Australia, to Singapore and beyond.
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Dr. Paul Achter is an associate professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies at the University of Richmond. He has written for CNN.com and for scholarly journals including the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Southern Communication Journal, and Critical Studies in Media Communication. Achter teaches courses in rhetorical criticism, public address, war rhetoric, and media criticism. His current research project is a rhetorical analysis of state and ruling class responses to dissent over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Charles R. Acland is Professor and Research Chair in Communication Studies at Concordia University. His books include Screen Traffic: Movies, Multiplexes and Global Culture (Duke UP, 2003) and the edited collection Residual Media (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). His next books, Swift Viewing in a Cluttered Age and a co-edited collection Useful Cinema, are both forthcoming with Duke UP. His current research projects involve post-WWII audio-visual instruction and contemporary blockbuster cinema. He is editor of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies.
Elizabeth Affuso is Academic Director of Intercollegiate Media Studies at The Claremont Colleges, where she teaches Media Studies at Pitzer College. She received a PhD from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Her work has been presented at conferences such as SCMS, Flow, and Console-ing Passions and been published in JumpCut, Discourse, and The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom (forthcoming).
Nedda Ahmed is the Librarian for the College of the Arts, and has the unique pleasure of working with creatives–filmmakers, designers, artists, musicians, actors, etc.—and with scholars who study, analyze, and write about the arts. She loves to dig into tough research questions and is always eager to help students in the creative fields learn how to use research to enhance their own practice. She is an active member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and currently chairs the society’s Libraries & Archives Scholarly Interest Group. She is also the editor for the Reviews section of Media Industries Journal, an open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of the media industries.
Jiwon Ahn is Chair of the Film Studies Department at Keene State College, NH. Her research interests lie in transitions in media texts and practices in the context of globalization. Topics of her current research projects include transnational film genres, the cinema of immigration, and lifestyle television. She is currently preparing a book manuscript on the transnational reception of anime in North America and East Asia.
Dr. Sheila Marie Aird is an Assistant Professor and Academic Area Coordinator of Global Studies at SUNY’s Empire State College. Dr. Aird’s research interests include representation of race in media and the African Diaspora experience. Her continuous goal is to provoke discussion from a panoramic lens that will question preconceived notions and “what we think we know” in an environment that engages and educates the public. She is currently working on a documentary project.
Kim Akass is Research Fellow (TV Drama) at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has co-edited and contributed to Reading Sex and the City (IB Tauris, 2004), Reading Six Feet Under: TV To Die For (IB Tauris, 2005), Reading The L Word: Outing Contemporary Television (IB Tauris, 2006), Reading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence (IB Tauris, 2006) and Quality TV: Contemporary American TV and Beyond (IB Tauris, 2007). She is currently researching the representation of motherhood on American TV and is one of the founding editors of the television journal Critical Studies in Television (MUP) as well as (with McCabe) series editor of Reading Contemporary Television for IB Tauris.
Omar Al-Ghazzi is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. His research interests include global communications, Arab journalism, and the political significance of popular culture. His dissertation examines Arab discourses on memory and history and their relation to collective action. His work has appeared in Popular Communication, International Journal of Communication, and Media, Culture and Society. A former Fulbright fellow, Omar comes from a journalism and media analysis professional background and has previously worked for the BBC and Al-Hayat Arabic daily.
Neta Alexander (email@example.com) is a doctoral student in the department of Cinema Studies at New York University, researching streaming technologies and digital spectatorship. She serves as Assistant Editor of Cinema Journal and is the recipient of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies’ Student Writing Award for 2016. Her articles have appeared in Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, and Media Fields Journal, among other publications. She has also authored book chapters in the anthologies Compact Cinematics (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017), The Netflix Reader (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016), and Anthropology and Film Festivals (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).
Hector Amaya is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Southwestern University in Texas. His scholarship explores the relationship of political identity formation and media use. He has published on political identity formation in the context of breast cancer and photography (International Journal of Qualitative Studies) and has forthcoming publications on Latino citizenship and the US-Iraqi war (Latino Studies), and racialized reception of documentary (Television and New Media). Forthcoming projects include studies on the phenomenology of citizenship, masculinity and sexuality in contemporary Mexican film, comparative Chilean and Mexican film, and comparative uses of freedom in Cuba and the USA.
Christopher Anderson teaches about movies, television, and advertising in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. He is the author of Hollywood TV: The Studio System in the Fifties. His current research explores the role of advertising agencies and corporate sponsors in the history of American radio and television.
Tim Anderson is an assistant professor at Denison University, a liberal arts school in Ohio, in their Department of Communication. His particular interest is in adapting the many cultural materialist frameworks that film and television historians have actively developed and nurtured to understand their respective mediums in order to better understand the development of the industrialization of popular music. He presents regularly at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies, is published in a number of journals including Cinema Journal, The Velvet Light Trap, Spectator and American Music, and his book, Making Easy Listening: Material Culture and Postwar American Recording is to be published in Spring 2006 by University of Minnesota Press. When he is not writing, meditating with his cats, or spending time at his public library, he can be hit up for a game of chess, Street Hoops, or Katamari Damacy.
Mark Andrejevic is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched, and several articles and book chapters on surveillance, TV and new media. He is currently working on a book called The Limits of Interactivity.
David L. Andrews
Dr. David L. Andrews is a Professor of Physical Cultural Studies in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland at College Park, and an affiliate faculty member of the Departments of American Studies and Sociology. He has published numerous works focused on a variety of topics related to the critical and theoretically-driven analysis of sport as an aspect of late capitalist culture, including Sport-Commerce-Culture: Essays on Sport in Late Capitalist America (Peter Lang, 2006).
Michela Ardizzoni currently teaches media at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her PhD in Communication and Culture from Indiana University-Bloomington. Her research focuses on global media, transnationalism, identity politics, immigration, alternative and new media with an emphasis on Western Europe. Her study of Italian television, North/South, East/West: Mapping Italiannes on Television was published in 2007 by Lexington Books. She is the co-editor of Globalization and Contemporary Italian Media , forthcoming by Lexington Press. She’s currently working on a project that examines the emergence of new urban media in transnational contexts. This project consists of ethnographic studies of the relationship between new urban media, globalization, and identity politics in a variety of national and transnational settings. Her articles have appeared in journals like Women’s Studies, Journal of Communication Inquiry, and Social Identities.
Ben Aslinger (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Bentley College. His current research explores the rise of popular music licensing in television and new media and the ways that licensing trends alter contemporary understandings of television authorship, video game design, and the marketing and usage of portable devices. His research interests include media convergence, production cultures, and sound studies.
Manuel G. Avilés-Santiago is an Assistant Professor in Communication and Culture at Arizona State University. He obtained his PhD in Media Studies at the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas-Austin. His manuscript, titled Puerto Rican Soldiers and Second-Class Citizenship: Representations in Media (2014, Palgrave Macmillan) examines the cultural history of the imaginary of the Puerto Rican soldier, from representations in traditional media to self-representations in digital/social media. His research interests are located within the areas of Latino/a and Spanish Caribbean Media Studies. Born in Mayaguez and raised in Aguada, Puerto Rico, Aviles-Santiago holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications and a Master in Research in Communications from the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras.
Jesse Balzer is a PhD candidate and instructor in Communication and Culture at
Indiana University. His work focuses on trailers, promotional media labor, and award shows. His
current dissertation examines industry rituals like the Golden Trailers and Clio Entertainment
Awards as spaces in which the value of promotional media labor is collectively theorized,
evaluated, and negotiated. He also runs the Ruining Trailers project, which analyzes promotional
media labor, aesthetics, and reception.
Ryan Banfi is a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar. He holds a BA from the Claremont Colleges in Literature and Media Studies and a MA in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Southern California. He has been published in Flow Online Journal and Studies in European Cinema. His research interests include Television Studies, Disability Studies, and Latin American Cinema and Television.
Miranda J. Banks is associate professor of Visual & Media Arts at Emerson College. She is author of The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and their Guild (Rutgers UP, 2015), co-editor of Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries (Routledge, 2009) and Production Studies, The Sequel!: Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries (2015). She is on the Board of Directors for SCMS and is a founding member of EDIT Media.
Professor Barlow has taught at New York University, New York’s School of Visual Arts, and Queens College, CUNY, before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder as an Associate Professor. The editor of Mary Lucier: Art and Performance, Barlow is a film and video historian and curator who specializes in work by contemporary women film and video makers, and also writes about the art of mentoring women. She has written extensively on film and contemporary art that has appeared in books and journals such as There She Goes: Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond, Joseph Cornell: Opening the Box, Camera Obscura, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Millennium Film Journal, Art Journal, Performing Arts Journal, Art in America, Afterimage, Sculpture, American Theatre, and the Spanish animation journal Animac. She is currently at work upon a book entitled My Museum.
John R. Barner
John R. Barner is a writer, teacher and musician living in Athens, Georgia. His writing can be found in the book Highway 61 Revisited: Bob Dylan’s Road from Minnesota to the World (2009: University of Minnesota Press), the journal Anobium and the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper. He is author and co-founder of the web essay series Holmes Under the Glass. Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kyle Barnett is an Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the School of Communication, Bellarmine University. He is also a research fellow in Bellarmine’s Institute for Media, Culture, & Ethics. Recent publications include “The Selznick Studio, Spellbound and the Marketing of Film Music” in Music, Sound, and the Moving Image and “The Recording Industry’s Role in Media History” in Convergence Media History. His current research links media historiography with cultural industries scholarship through analyzing production culture and genre formation in the U.S. recording industry, between the post-World War I “phonograph boom” and the industry merger with radio in the first years of the Great Depression.
Kathleen Battles is associate professor and graduate director in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University. Her research focuses on radio history, especially as it relates to issues of policing, questions concerning technology and culture, and sexuality and the media. She is the author of Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing (University of Minnesota Press, 2010); co-editor (with Joy Hayes and Wendy Hilton-Morrow) of War of the Worlds to Social Media: Mediated Communication in Times of Crisis (Peter Lang, 2013); and co-author (with Wendy Hilton-Morrow) of Sexual Identities and the Media: An Introduction (Routledge, 2015). In addition, her work has appeared in Critical Studies in Mediated Communication, The Radio Journal, and the Journal of Homosexuality.
Jessica Bay is pursuing a PhD in the joint Communication and Culture program at York & Ryerson Universities. She has previously completed an MA thesis in Popular Culture at Brock University titled The New Blockbuster Film Sequel: Changing Cultural and Economic Conditions Within the Film Industry (2011) and an MA thesis in English at the University of Lethbridge titled Re-Writing Publishing: Fanfiction and Self-Publication in Urban Fantasy (2014). Her current research examines the balance of power between teen fangirls and corporations in franchise creation in Hollywood.
Christine Becker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame specializing in film and television history and critical analysis. Her book It’s the Pictures That Got Small: Hollywood Film Stars on 1950s Television (Wesleyan University Press, 2009) won the 2011 IAMHIST Michael Nelson Prize for a Work in Media and History. She is currently working on a research project comparing contemporary American and British television production and programming. She is also the Associate Online Editor for Cinema Journal and runs the News For TV Majors blog.
Dr. Ralph Beliveau teaches in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on critical media literacy and learning, documentary theory production and history, media criticism, film/video studies, popular culture, and rhetorical criticism. He has written about network society, documentary rhetoric, horror media, The Wire, African American biographical documentaries, Alex Cox, Supernatural, Richard Matheson and Paolo Freire and media literacy. At the University of Iowa he completed his Ph.D. and a Certificate in the Rhetoric of Inquiry, and received a B.S. in media production from Northwestern University. He ran an FM radio and cable television program while teaching at a high school on the Southwest side of Chicago, and worked in L.A. in independent film and television production. He has taught about British, Scottish, French, and Italian popular and media cultures. He is currently working on a documentary about documentary filmmakers.
Mary Beltrán is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radio, Television and Film and an affiliate of the Centers for Women’s and Gender Studies and Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. Her research is focused on the production and narration of race, gender, and class in U.S. entertainment media and celebrity culture and the ways in which media texts and media producers articulate social hierarchies and group and national identities. She is the author of Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom and co-editor (with Camilla Fojas) of the anthology Mixed Race Hollywood.
Dr. James Bennett is Head of Area for Media, Information and Communications at London Metropolitan University. His work focuses on digital television as well as TV fame. His work has been published in Screen, Cinema Journal, New Review of Film & Television Studies and Convergence. He is the editor of Television as Digital Media(with Niki Strange; Duke University Press, forthcoming), Film & Television After DVD (with Tom Brown; Routledge, 2008) and is currently working on the monograph Television Personalities: Stardom and the Small Screen (forthcoming).
Caetlin Benson-Allott is Associate Professor of English and Film and Media Studies at Georgetown University. She is the author of Killer Tapes and Shattered Screens: Video Spectatorship from VHS to File Sharing (2013) and Remote Control (2015). Her work on US film cultures, exhibition history and material culture, spectatorship theory, and gender and sexuality studies has appeared in Cinema Journal, The Atlantic, South Atlantic Quarterly, Journal of Visual Culture, Jump Cut, Film Quarterly, Film Criticism, Feminist Media Histories, In Media Res, FLOW, and multiple anthologies. She is a contributing editor and regular columnist at Film Quarterly and the incoming Editor of Cinema Journal.
Annie Berke is an Assistant Professor of Film at Hollins University, having completed her Ph.D. in Film & Media Studies and American Studies, with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies, at Yale University, and her Masters in Film Studies at Columbia University. She has been published in such journals as the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Film Quarterly, and Feminist Media Histories.
Daniel Bernardi is an Associate Professor in Chicana and Chicano Studies and the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he is working with his colleagues to establish a Film and Media Studies program. He received his doctorate Film and Television Studies from UCLA, where he earned a Ford Dissertation Fellowship. He went on to earn a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, as well as teach at UCLA, UC-Riverside and the University of Arizona. Concerned with the social significance of popular culture, he is the editor of The Birth of Whiteness: Race and the Emergence of US Cinema (Rutgers University Press, 1996) and Classic Hollywood/Classic Whiteness (University of Minnesota Press, 2002). He is also the author of Star Trek and History: Race-Ing Toward a White Future (Rutgers University Press, 1998). He’s published essays and articles in The Encyclopedia of Knowledge, The Encyclopedia of Television, Film & History, Journal of American History, Science Fiction Studies, Stanford Humanities Review, and in collected works. Bernardi edits a book series for Temple University Press, Emerging Media: History, Theory, Narrative.
Aniko Bodroghkozy is an associate professor of Media Studies and English and interim director of the Media Studies Program at the University of Virginia. She completed her Ph.D. in Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion. She has published articles on topics such as 1960s youth rebellion films in Cinema Journal, early 60s socially relevant dramas and Kennedy-era liberalism in Television and New Media, and on the black family sit-com Good Times in Screen. Her article on the 1960s black sit-com Julia has been reprinted in numerous anthologies. She is currently finishing up a book on the civil rights movement and television.
Andrew J. Bottomley is Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication & Media at SUNY Oneonta. He researches and teaches on a range of subjects including the cultural history of broadcasting, podcasting and audio storytelling, television aesthetics, and internet and digital media studies. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he wrote his dissertation on the cultural history of radio-internet convergence. His research has been published in numerous journals, including Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Popular Music & Society, Creative Industries Journal, and Journal of Radio & Audio Media. Currently, he is a Research Associate on the Library of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) and co-chair of the Radio Studies SIG of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS).
Paul Booth is an assistant professor in the College of Communication at DePaul University. He is the author of Digital Fandom: New Media Studies, which examines fans of cult television programs, Time on TV: Temporal Displacement and Mashup Television, which examines representations of time travel on television, and the editor of Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who. His newest book,Media Play, will be published in early 2015 by the University of Iowa Press. He is currently enjoying a cup of coffee.
Daren C. Brabham
Daren C. Brabham, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California and the founding editor of Case Studies in Strategic Communication. He was the first to publish scholarly research using the word “crowdsourcing,” and his research focuses on how to transform the business model of crowdsourcing into a problem solving and public participation method for the public good. He is the author of the book Crowdsourcing (MIT Press, 2013) and more than a dozen articles and chapters on crowdsourcing and online communities in publications such as Convergence; Information, Communication & Society; Planning Theory; American Journal of Preventive Medicine; and Journal of Applied Communication Research. He holds a B.A. from Trinity University, an M.S. and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Utah, and was a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2010 to 2013. His website is www.darenbrabham.com
Stephen Brauer is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at St. John Fisher College. He previously held the positions of Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences from 2008-2012 and Associate Dean of First-Year Programs from 2004-2008. He teaches courses focused on American literature, American culture of the Twentieth Century, modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and cultural theory. Brauer has published articles on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Faulkner’s Sanctuary, David Fincher’s film version of Fight Club, the cultural reception of crime fiction of the 1930s, and the state of cultural criticism focused on crime narratives. He is at work on a manuscript on the representation of criminals and the concept of criminality in America in the twentieth century.
Joshua Braun is a former graduate fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. His work examines sociological questions surrounding online media distribution. His book on digital distribution of TV news was published in 2015 by Yale University Press and his papers have appeared in Communication Theory, Communication, Culture & Critique, Journalism, and Journalism Practice. Josh serves on the editorial board of Social Media & Society and is also a founding member of the “Culture Digitally” NSF working group on cultural production in the digital age. He is currently working on a new book on the civic impacts of media distribution, forthcoming in 2018 from MIT Press. Josh received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Communication from Cornell University, where his work earned him the Anson E. Rowe award for research productivity, teaching excellence, and service to the community. He also holds a master’s in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania and an individual-concentration bachelor’s degree in “Sciences in the Media” from the University of California Santa Barbara, where he graduated with honors. Josh is a former science journalist, having worked as a junior editor for Seed Magazine and contributed to WNYC’s Radio Lab.
Phoebe Bronstein is the Director of Academic Programs and an Assistant Teaching Professor in Sixth College at the University of California, San Diego. She received her PhD in English from the University of Oregon in 2013. She is currently working on a book project that focuses on intersections of race, masculinity, television, and the South between 1950 and 1980. Her work has appeared in the peer-reviewed publications Jump Cut, Camera Obscura, and Quarterly Review of Film & Video.
Will Brooker is Associate Professor of Communications at Richmond University in London. His books include Batman Unmasked (2000), Using the Force (2002), The Audience Studies Reader (2002) and Alice’s Adventures (2004). His next edited work, a collection of new essays on Blade Runner, will be published in Spring 2005, and he is currently researching concepts of fan pilgrimage.
Carolyn Brown is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington DC. Carolyn has worked as a Producer at MSNBC News and Fox News Channel. She has also been a producer in local news in San Francisco; Washington, DC; and Phoenix. She began her news career at CBS News’ The Early Show. Carolyn is currently working on a documentary, On the Line, which focuses on immigration and the Minutemen. Carolyn’s other research interests include bilingual and Spanish language media.
Patrick Burkart is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University. He researches and publishes on telecommunications and media studies. He is the co-author of Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox with Tom McCourt (Rowman & Littlefield), and is the author of the forthcoming Music and Cyberliberties (Wesleyan University Press). He serves as the Fair Use Committee Co-Chair (with Kembrew McLeod) for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music – US division.
Gerald R. Butters Jr.
Gerald R. Butters, Jr. is a Professor of History at Aurora University. His research focuses on the intersection of race and gender in American popular culture. His books include From Sweetback to Super Fly: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago’s Loop, 1970-1975 (2014), Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966 (2007), and Black Manhood on the Silent Screen (2007). A Fulbright scholar, Butters has lectured in Romania, Canada, and Luxembourg and before the European Community. He is presently editing a volume on Blaxploitation film.
Michele Byers, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is the editor of Growing Up Degrassi: Television, Identity and Youth Cultures (2005), co-editor, with David Lavery, of the forthcoming Dear Angela: Remembering My So-called Life, and is co-editing a volume on C.S.I. with Val Johnson. Dr. Byers has written extensively in the areas of Media Studies, Feminist and Gender Studies, and Cultural Studies.
Dr. Alexis Carreiro is an Assistant Professor at Queens University of Charlotte. At Queens, her classes examine the power, politics, and production of identity, media, and technology. She teaches students how media texts are constructed for political and ideological purposes as a way to inspire students to create their own stories—and solve—real social problems. She has published on post-feminist superhero rhetoric in reality television, strategic approaches to disability disclosure on social media, and has a forthcoming book chapter exploring the TV show A Baby Story as “childbirth porn.” She’s also been featured in Dispatches from the Literacy Wars project—an international exploration of the past, present, and future of literacy education; Book 2.0 (Volume 4 Issue 1-2), an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, journal that explores the impact of digital technology on book production and consumption; and SPARK—a girl-fueled, activist project about the representation of women and girls in the media. She is the editor of the Journal of Digital and Media Literacy.
Garret L. Castleberry
Garret Castleberry (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is the Director of Forensics for the Department of Philosophy and Rhetoric at Oklahoma City University. Garret’s ongoing research and publications investigate polyvalent uses and critical/cultural themes as well as socioeconomic and mythic narratives embedded within contemporary media texts and popular culture. Additional media criticisms appear in Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies, International Review of Qualitative Research, In Media Res, as well as various book chapters including The ESPN Effect (Peter Lang), Communication Theory and Millennial Popular Culture (Peter Lang) and Television, Social Media, and Fan Culture (Lexington Books).
Ray Cha holds a Masters at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Viacom, Columbia University, the Institute for the Future of the Book and now, CScout, a trends consultancy. Currently, he writes for popgadget.net, msn.com, and Flow. In varying degrees, his writing and research covers technology, communication, research & design, and policy.
As the Director of the Center for Digital Learning + Research at Occidental College, Daniel Chamberlain teaches courses on media and urbanism, and leads efforts to advance digital scholarship across disciplines at the College. Prior to directing the center, Daniel held a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship. Daniel’s research on emergent media technologies and new urban spaces explores the correspondences between these phenomena at the level of their cultural and economic emphases on personalization, mobility, and interactivity. Daniel has contributed chapters to the Flow Anthology (Routledge) and the Television as Digital Media collection (Duke), drawn from a dissertation entitled Emergent Media Technologies and the Production of New Urban Spaces. Daniel holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Critical Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. Daniel is the Technical Editor for the Archive Journal and sits on the HASTAC Steering Committee.
Erica Chito Childs
Erica Chito Childs, Associate Professor, Hunter College, is a leading qualitative researcher on issues of race, gender and sexuality, particularly in the areas of multiracialism, families, media and popular culture. She is also currently involved in research in urban public schools and childcare options in New York City. She is a popular and engaging speaker and is frequently invited to lecture on multiracial issues in the United States, Britain and South Africa. Her work has also been featured in various media outlets. She is the author of two books, , Navigating Interracial Borders: Black-White Couples and Their Social Worlds (Rutgers 2005) and Fade to Black and White: Interracial Images in Popular Culture (Rowman & Littlefield 2009). Her website is www.ericachitochilds.com
Aymar Jean Christian
Aymar Jean Christian is an assistant professor of communication at Northwestern University. He is currently at work on a manuscript on the market for web series, based on his dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania. His work on television and new media has been published in the journals Continuum, Transformative Works & Cultures and the Journal of Communication Inquiry. He has produced several video projects, including a web series, She’s Out Of Order, and curated film and video as a fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is a voting member of the International Academy of Web Television and the Streamy Awards Blue Ribbon Panel.
Michelle ChoMichelle Cho is currently Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at McGill University, and will be Assistant Professor of East Asian Popular Culture at the University of Toronto, starting in January 2019. She’s published on Asian cinemas in The Korean Popular Culture Reader (Duke, 2014), Cinema Journal, Acta Koreana, and Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinemas (University of Minnesota, 2015). Her research on Korean wave television, video, and pop music appears in Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media (Michigan UP, 2015), the International Journal of Communication (2017), and Asian Video Cultures (Duke, 2017). She’s recently completed a manuscript on South Korean genre cinemas titled Genre Worlds: Global Forms and Millennial South Korean Cinema, and her current book project focuses on “vicarious media” in K-pop fandoms.
Steven Classen is Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. He earned his Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied with John Fiske. His doctoral dissertation won multiple awards, including the “outstanding dissertation” award from the Mass Communication division of the International Communication Association. His book Watching Jim Crow: The Struggles Over Mississippi Television, 1955-1969 (Duke University Press), won the 2004 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communication Policy Research. His other publications include essays in Critical Studies in Mass Communication and Television & New Media, as well as television and popular culture anthologies.
Melissa Click (PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research interests include audience and fan studies, and ideological analysis of popular culture, particularly concerning messages around gender, race, class, and sexuality. She is co-editor of an anthology on Twilight (Peter Lang, May 2010). Her work has been published in the anthology Fandom (NYU Press) and in Popular Communication , Women’s Studies in Communication , and Flow .
Kathleen Collins is an academic librarian at John Jay College of the City University of New York. She has written about food, popular culture, television and media history in both the scholarly and popular press. Her publications includeWatching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows (Continuum, 2009); several columns for Flow; articles about Edward R. Murrow, Dione Lucas, Archie Bunker and book reviews on television topics for Journal of Mass Communication Quarterly. She is currently writing a book about Dr. Joyce Brothers.
Cindy Conaway is Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Media Studies and Communications at SUNY Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning. She earned her doctorate in American Culture Studies with an emphasis on Media, Film, and Culture from Bowling Green State University. Her primary research concerns teen television and “brainy girls” in media although she is also working in studies of race and television, and new media. Her chapter, “‘You Can See Things that Other People Can’t”: Changing Images of the Girl with Glasses, from Gidget to Daria” appears in the book Geek Chic: Images of Smart Women in Popular Culture edited by Sherrie Inness (Palgrave Macmillan; 2007). She has also been published in the Mid Atlantic Almanack, and is working in a book, Girls Who (Don’t) Wear Glasses: The Smart Teenage Girl on TV in the 1990s.
J.D. Connor is assistant professor of the History of Art and Film Studies at Yale. His bookThe Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood 1970–2010 is forthcoming from Stanford UP in 2014. Also in the pipeline are a book called Hollywood Math and Aftermath, a history of tape recording called Archives of the Ambient, and essays on Tony Scott and tax incentives. He is a member of the steering committee of Post45, a group of scholars of American lit and culture (post45.org).
Bridget is a lecturer in the Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London and has previously taught at Goldsmiths College, Middlesex University and AUT University in Auckland. She has recently completed her first monograph, Screenwriting: Creative Labour and Professional Practice (Routledge, forthcoming 2014). Her previous work focused on the globalisation of theNew Zealand film industry and the production of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
John Corner is Professor in the School of Politics and Communication Studies at the University of Liverpool. His books include Television Form and Public Address (1995), The Art of Record (1996) and Critical Ideas in Television Studies (1999) and he has edited a number of works including Popular Television in Britain (1991) and most recently, with Dick Pels, Media and the Re-Styling of Politics (2003). His work has appeared in many journals, including in the last few years Screen, Media, Culture and Society, Television and New Media, Communication Review and The Journal of British Cinema and Television. He is currently finishing off a book with colleagues on the history of British current affairs television and writing on shifts in political communication and on documentary pictorial style.
Lisa Coulthard is an Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of British Columbia. She has published widely on contemporary European and American cinemas and is currently completing a manuscript on music and sound in the films of Tarantino, titled The Super Sounds of Quentin Tarantino.
Susan Courtney is a professor of film and media studies at the University of South Carolina, where she holds a joint-apointment in the Department of English and the Film and Media Studies Program. Her most recent book is Split Screen Nation: Moving Images of the American West and South (Oxford 2017). She is also the author of Hollywood Fantasies of Miscegenation: Spectacular Narratives of Gender and Race (Princeton 2005).
Courtney M. Cox
Courtney M. Cox is a doctoral candidate focused on the cultural, political, and economic effects of global sport. Her dissertation explores basketball through girls and women competing and covering the sport in the United States, Russia, Senegal, and France. She’s also fascinated with the world of advanced analytics in sport, and the ways in which this quantitative aspect of the game can be studied qualitatively through both critical discourse analysis and ethnography.She is a founding organizer of Annenberg’s communication and cultural studies graduate student conference, Critical Mediations. She received her bachelor’s (Broadcast Journalism ’08) and master’s (Journalism, ’13) degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She’s previously worked for ESPN, NPR-affiliate KPCC, and the Los Angeles Sparks.
Dr. Barbara Crow is the director of the joint graduate programme in Communication and Culture at York/Ryerson Universities. Her areas of interest are digital technologies, feminist theories, and social movements.
Phillip Lamarr Cunningham
Phillip Lamarr Cunningham, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Co-Director of Sports Studies Interdisciplinary Minor at Quinnipiac University (effective Fall 2014). He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he earned his doctorate in American Culture Studies with an emphasis on critical studies in media, film, and culture and a concentration in popular culture. His scholarly work has appeared in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and in several forthcoming anthologies.
Michael Curtin is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of Global Studies at the UW International Institute. His books include Redeeming the Wasteland: Television Documentary and Cold War Politics (Rutgers, 1995), Making and Selling Culture (co-editor; Wesleyan, 1996) and The Revolution Wasn’t Televised: Sixties Television and Social Conflict (co-editor; Routledge, 1997). He is currently working on two books: Playing to the World’s Biggest Audience: The Globalization of Chinese Film and TV and Media Capital: The Cultural Geography of Global TV.
Laura Mattoon D’Amore
Laura Mattoon D’Amore is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Roger Williams University. She received her Ph.D. in American and New England Studies from Boston University, with a dissertation titled “American Supermom: Feminism, Motherhood, and the Superheroine Since 1962.” Dr. D’Amore’s expertise is in the representation of gender and sexuality in American culture and feminism. She is highly involve”e”d in her field, serving as Area Chair at the Film and History national conference for several years; presenting scholarly papers regularly at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association and National Women’s Studies Association conferences; and serving as chair of the conference committee for “The Equal Rights Amendment in the 21st Century,” held at RWU in November 2013. She has published several books, articles, and reviews on topics such as historical memory, gender representation in film, television, and comics, and representations of motherhood in American culture.
Shilpa Davé is the author of Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film (University of Illinois Press 2013) and co-editor of the collection East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture (NYU Press 2005). She researches and teaches courses on Asian Americans and South Asians in the U.S., Comparative Race and Gender Studies, immigration narratives, literature, and media studies. Shilpa Davé is Assistant professor of Media Studies and American Studies at the University of Virginia.
Faye Davies is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Theory at the Birmingham School of Media. She joined the University in 2001. Her expertise lies in media and cultural theory, particularly in the areas of television, developing pedagogical approaches for media education and digital cultures. Faye has also presented various papers in the United States on representations of sexuality and the development of media education at conferences across the United Kingdom.
Esteban del Río
Esteban del Río is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego. He earned a Ph.D. in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. del Río’s research examines how meaning and power operate in situations of ideological conflict in transnational public and popular culture. His current work focuses on authenticity and appropriation in the articulation of Latinidad and the representation of dissent.
Aaron Delwiche is Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Trinity University. For more than fifteen years, Dr. Aaron Delwiche has studied ways that the Internet can be used to promote global dialogue. From 1999-2002, as the Director of Interface Development at Lemon Asia, he facilitated Hong Kong’s leading interactive agency’s regional expansion into Singapore and Mainland China. Aaron’s innovative experiments with virtual worlds in the classroom have been covered by international publications ranging from Wired to The Guardian (UK). An entrepreneur, researcher and educator, Aaron writes a column on digital culture for the San Antonio Current and was co-chair of the Singapore-based State of Play conference on global virtual worlds in August 2007. He is also a co-founder of Elastic Collision, a consultancy focusing on the use of virtual worlds for education, collaboration and cross-cultural communication.
Mary Desjardins is Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies at Dartmouth College. Her work, which often explores the relation between film and television, has appeared in Film Quaterly, Camera Obscura, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, The Velvet Light Trap, and anthologies such as Small Screens, Big Ideas: Television in the Fifties ed. Janet Thumim and Television, History, and American Culture eds. Mary Beth Haralovich and Lauren Rabinovitz. Her books, Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video and a co-edited anthology on Marlene Dietrich, are forthcoming from Duke University Press. Two recent essays are “Ephemeral Culture/eBay Culture: Film Collectibles and Fan Investments” in Everyday eBay: Culture, Collecting and Desire eds. Ken Hillis et al (Routledge) and “The Objects of Our Affections: Material Practices, Material Culture, and (a) Film History,” forthcoming in the on-line journal Vectors. Mary is also on the board of Console-ing Passions.
Jennifer deWinter is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and faculty in the Interactive Media and Game Development program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She teaches courses on game studies, visual and digital rhetoric, and game production and management. Additionally, she co-directs and teaches in the Professional Writing program. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Works and Days, The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, Eludamos, Computers and Composition, and Rhetoric Review. Additionally, she is co-editing the soon to be published book _Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection_ with Ashgate’s series in Technical Communication and she is the editor for the textbook _Videogames_ for Fountainhead. Finally, in collaboration with Carly A Kocurek, she is launching a new book series with Bloomsbury on Influential Game Designers for which she is writing the inaugural book on Shigeru Miyamoto.
Wheeler Winston Dixon
Wheeler Winston Dixon is the Ryan Professor of Film Studies, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Editor in Chief of the Quarterly Review and Film and Video. Dixon teaches courses in film history, theory and criticism at UNL. He is also on the editorial board of the journal Film Criticism. Dixon was a member of the editorial board of Cinema Journal from 2000-2003; he also served as a member of the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies from 2004 through 2006. His most recent books include A History of Horror, Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia, A Short History of Film (co-authored with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster), Film Talk, Visions of Paradise, American Cinema of the 1940s: Themes and Variations, Lost in The Fifties: Recovering Phantom Hollywood, Film and Television After 9/11 Straight: Constructions of Heterosexuality in the Cinema and Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader.
Nichola Dobson is an independent scholar based in Scotland. She received her PhD from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh in 2004 where she also lectured in Media Studies. Her thesis was on “The Fall and Rise of the Anicom: the Sitcom Genre in U.S. TV Animation (1960 – 2003)”. She is currently lecturing at Glasgow Caledonian University on Discourse and Ideology and researching and writing a book on animation in her spare time. She is the editor of the Society for Animation Studies’ peer reviewed online journal Animation Studies and is starting to follow up her PhD research on TV animation. Other research interests include film and television genre, film and television comedy, media studies, digital media and crime fiction. She has published articles in several journals and recently contributed to an edited collection, The CSI Effect: Television, Crime and Critical Theory (forthcoming, Lexington).
Alexander Doty is a professor of Communication and Culture and Gender Studies who teaches and works at the intersection of film/television/popular culture and sexual politics. He has written Making Things Perfectly Queer (1997), Flaming Classics (2000), has co-edited Out in Culture: Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture (1995), and has edited two “Diva Issues” for Camera Obscura. He is currently finishing articles on Mad Men, Marlene Dietrich in the 1930s, “Queer Hitchcock,” and Elizabeth Taylor. If he can ever get out from under, he would like to explore the charms of such semi-forgotton stars as George O’Brien, Ramon Novarro, and Kay Francis–oh, and maybe Shari Lewis.
Bonnie J. Dow is Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at Vanderbilt University, and her research focuses on the rhetoric and representation of the first and second waves of U.S. feminism. She is the author of Prime-Time Feminism: Television, Media Culture and the Women’s Movement Since 1970 (1996) and co-author with Julia Wood of The Sage Handbook of Gender and Communication (2006).
Dr. Zoe Druick is Associate Professor in Communcation at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests include Canadian cultural policy Critical theory Discourse analysis Documentary film Popular culture and media Semiotics Visual technologies. I have published numerous articles on the interrelationship of documentary film and educational media with discourses and practices of democracy. My books include Projecting Canada: Government Policy and Documentary Film at the National Film Board (2007), Programming Reality: Perspectives on English-Canadian Television (with Aspa Kotsopoulos) (2008), and A Married Couple (forthcoming).
Dr. Dunleavy completed her MA and PhD between 1994 and 1998, during the formation of Auckland University’s Department of Film, Television and Media Studies and, in 1999, was among the first of its graduates to gain a PhD. Prior to her appointment at Victoria, Dr. Dunleavy lectured in Television and Film Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester. In 2001, she returned to New Zealand to help establish a new programme in Media Studies at Victoria University, acting as its Programme Director until early 2003. Dr. Dunleavy specialises in Television Studies, with her current research focussed on transitions in British and American TV drama, including those derived from the increased provision and competition in television since 1990. Informed by international developments in television’s institutional ecology and industry, her recent publications have examined the changing position of ‘high production value’ TV programming, specifically drama.
Michael D. Dwyer is an Assistant Professor of Media and Communication at Arcadia University, teaching courses in film, media studies, and cultural studies. His first book, Back to the Fifties (forthcoming from Oxford University Press) centers on the function of fifties nostalgia in the films and pop music of the Reagan Era. Other publications and presentations include an examination of the collaboration of Sadie Benning and Kathleen Hanna, the status of fandom in contemporary media studies, and cultural geography in the films of Alfred Hitchcock. More at michaelddwyer.com and on Twitter @popthought.
Kate Edwards is the CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a Seattle-based consultancy for content culturalization and is the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). In October 2013, Fortune magazine named her as one of the “10 most powerful women” in the game industry and in December 2014 she was named by GamesIndustry.biz as one of their six People of the Year. In addition to being an outspoken advocate and industry leader that serves in several advisory/board roles, she is a geographer, writer, and corporate strategist. Formerly as Microsoft’s first Geopolitical Strategist in the Geopolitical Strategy team she created and managed, Kate protected the company against political and cultural content risks across all products and locales. Since Microsoft, she has assisted many companies on a variety of similar culturalization issues and she continues to work in and beyond the game industry.
Mara Einstein is the author of the new book, Brands of faith: Marketing religion in a commercial age, a critique of promoting religion in today’s consumer-oriented culture. Dr. Einstein has been working in or writing about the media industry for the past 20 years. She has enjoyed stints as an executive at NBC, MTV Networks, and at major advertising agencies working on such accounts as Miller Lite, Uncle Ben’s and Dole Foods. Her first book, Media Diversity: Economics, Ownership and the FCC (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004), was the cause for much debate when research from this work was used by the FCC to redefine the media ownership rules. She is an Associate Professor at Queens College, an adjunct at the Stern School of Business at NYU, and an independent marketing consultant.
Evan Elkins is an assistant professor of Media and Visual Culture in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University, where he researches and teaches on various issues regarding media industries, digital culture, and globalization. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Television and New Media, The Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, The International Journal of Cultural Studies, and several edited collections. He is currently working on a book about regional lockout in digital entertainment industries.
John Nguyet Erni
John Nguyet Erni is Associate Professor of Media & Cultural Studies in the Department of English and Communication, City University of Hong Kong. He is author of Unstable Frontiers: Technomedicine and the Cultural Politics of “Curing”? AIDS (University of Minnesota Press, 1994), editor of a special issue of Cultural Studies entitled “Becoming (Postcolonial) Hong Kong” (2001), and co-editor of two new books Internationalizing Cultural Studies: An Anthology and Asian Media Studies: The Politics of Subjectivities (both from Blackwell, 2005). He has just completed a Master of Laws in Human Rights at the University of Hong Kong.
Waqar Ahmed Fahad
Waqar Ahmed Fahad is a Doctoral Fellow in the Department of English and Communication Studies at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India. His research is focused on the stereotypical representations of Muslim Minority Community in mainstream Indian ( Hindi) Cinema. Waqar received his Post Graduation in Media Governance from Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, and at present working as Research Associate cum Special officer to CEO, Prasar Bharati (India’s Public Service Broadcaster). In the past, he taught Journalism & Media courses in universities of Delhi, India. He had also served in a couple of media houses too before joining Broadcasting Industry.
Brian Fauteux is Assistant Professor of Popular Music and Media Studies at the University of Alberta. He studies music industries and music radio, often from the interrelated perspectives of cultural studies, popular music studies, and cultural policy. He received his doctorate in Communication from Concordia University (Montreal, QC) in 2012 and in 2014 completed a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Media & Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His first book, Music in Range: The Culture of Canadian Campus Radio, explores the history of Canadian campus radio, highlighting the factors that have shaped its close relationship with local music and culture. He is currently a co-investigator on a SSHRC-funded research project that investigates copyright, independent music, and monetization in the digital music industries.
Dr Rebecca Feasey is a senior lecturer in Film and Media Communications at Bath Spa University. Her research focuses on representations of gender in popular media culture, film stardom and the contemporary culture of celebrity. Rebecca has recently written a book for Edinburgh University Press entitled Masculinity and Popular Television (2008) and is currently writing a volume on motherhood and the small screen. Her other publications include: Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Journal of Gender Studies and European Journal of Cultural Studies. Rebecca is on the Editorial Board of Celebrity Studies and routinely reviews work for journals such as Feminist Media Studies and the Journal of Gender Studies.
Matthew Ferrari is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. His research focuses on film and television cultures from a transnational framework, with a particular emphasis on mediated sites of primitivism, play, nature, gender, and body genres. Matthew completed a Master’s in Film Studies at Ohio University, and a Bachelor’s in Art History and Visual Culture at Bates College. He has presented his work at ICA, UFVA, NEPCA, and the Flow Conference, among others.
Jane Feuer is a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. Her main areas of interest are film, popular culture, television and Cultural Studies. Her publications include The Hollywood Musical ( second edition , 1993) and Seeing through the Eighties: Television and Reaganism (Duke University Press,1995).
Adam Fish is an archaeologist in Native America, a filmmaker in Buddhist India, and a graduate student in critical studies in film, television, and digital media at UCLA. His focus is on the production of low-budget, first-person, non-fiction television. Additional interests include cultures of independent filmmaking, phenomenological approaches to social science, reflexivity and self-parody, and the application of digital media in postcolonial historiography. He is completing a self-financed, first-person documentary on spiritual tourism in Sikkim, India , called Tantric Tourists.
Sarah Florini is an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of English at Arizona State University. She holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from Indiana University. Her research explores the intersection of Black cultural production and emerging technology and includes some of the earliest published work on Black Twitter and Black podcasting. Her monograph Beyond Hashtags: Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks is forthcoming on New York University Press.
Jennifer M. Fogel earned her Ph.D. in Mass Communication at the University of Michigan. Her work examines contemporary television articulations of family life and organization in various genres of programming since the mid-1990s, including multi-generational family series and reality TV. She is currently an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Oswego.
Eric Freedman is Professor and Dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia College Chicago, and author of Transient Images: Personal Media in Public Frameworks (Temple University Press, 2011). His most recent essays include “Software” (Routledge, 2018), “Resident Racist: Embodiment and Game Controller Mechanics” (Pearson, 2012) and “Technobiography: Industry, Agency and the Networked Body” (Peter Lang, 2012). His current research examines the industrial applications of video game engines. An independent video artist and former public access producer, his experimental video work has shown at such venues as the Long Beach Museum of Art, the American Film Institute, and Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria.
Finley Freibert is an independent scholar and currently a part time Lecturer in Comparative Humanities at the University of Louisville. In 2019, he completed a Ph.D. in Visual Studies from the University of California, Irvine. Finley researches and teaches at the intersection of media industry studies, critical legal studies, LGBTQ+ histories, cultural studies, and film and media history. Finley’s current research tracks how queer cultural productions have been tied to commercial structures, and how such media exist in a complex relationship with economic and cultural systems of regulation. His work has been published in scholarly venues such as Film Criticism, and Finley has written for a general audience in The Advocate and Washington Blade. Reach him on Twitter: @FinleyFreibert.
Originally from Canada, I am Professor of English at Huntingdon College, in Montgomery, AL, where I teach critical theory, film studies and creative writing. My research interests include race, gender and film stardom.
Ted Friedman is Associate Professor of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is the author of Electric Dreams: Computers in American Culture (NYU Press, 2005), which traces the struggles to define the meanings and uses of computers from Charles Babbage’s difference engine to Napster, Linux, and blogs. He is currently working on a book on the politics of Hollywood during the Bush years. His writing on culture, politics and technology has been published in alt.culture, Bad Subjects, Blender, Communication Research, Critical Studies in Media Communication, CyberSociety, Details, Encyclopedia of New Media, First Monday, Nadine, On a Silver Platter, Radio On, SimCity: Mappando la Citta Virtuali, The Source, Spin, Stim, and Vibe. His website is http://www.tedfriedman.com.
Cynthia Fuchs teaches at George Mason University.
Jennifer Fuller (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) is an independent scholar. Her research interests are race, gender, American identity and television history.
Dr. Ysabel Gerrard is a Lecturer in Digital Media and Society in the Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield. She is about to start a new project on anonymous secret-telling apps, and her other research interests include social media content moderation, the ethics of social media research, and feminist media studies. Ysabel has published her work in New Media and Society, First Monday and the Journal of Communication Inquiry, and her research has been featured in popular venues like WIRED and BBC Trending. In addition to her research and teaching, Ysabel is also the Book Reviews Editor for Convergence: The International Journal of Research Into New Media Technologies, and is involved in running the ECREA Digital Culture and Communication section and the Data Power Conference.
Tim Gibson is an Associate Professor of Communication at George Mason University. His research interests include the political economy of communication and the politics of popular culture. In particular, his research has focused on the relationship between media and urban development, including how issues of gentrification and urban renewal are represented in the media.
Reighan Gillam received her Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University. Her dissertation, “The Revolution Will Be Televised: Afro-Brazilian Media Production in São Paulo, Brazil” documents the work of the TV da Gente (Our TV) television network, hailed as the first network in Brazil to include equal racial representation as part of its mission. She argues that media workers at TV da Gente extended the field of racial politics from the state and NGOs to the mediated arena of commercial television by producing images of Afro-Brazilians that deviated from and opposed mainstream public representations of blackness. Overall, her dissertation contends that commercial television acts as a new site of and resource for black cultural politics in Brazil. Her work is published in Watching While Black: Centering the Television of Black Audiences (Rutgers University Press 2013) and in the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies.
Faye Ginsburg is the David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology at New York University.
Paul Graigne is a Professor of Film and Television Studies at The University of Nottingham.
Dana C. Gravesen
Dana C. Gravesen has written a feature article for Flow. He is an administrator at New York University. He received his B.F.A. and M.A. from New York University’s Department of Cinema Studies. His work on the American sitcom (and Roseanne, in particular) has been presented at the New York University Cinema Studies Student Conference as well as the Craft/Critique/Culture Conference hosted at the University of Iowa. Current independent research includes narrative structure and form in the American sitcom, reception of American daytime serial drama, and television fandom.
Herman S. Gray
Herman Gray is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California – Santa Cruz, whose research focuses on cultural studies, popular culture, mass communication and minority discourse. He is author of Watching Race: Television and the Sign of Blackness and Cultural Moves: Culture, Identity and the Politics of Representation.
Jonathan Gray is Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research interests center around the complex relationships between text, audience, and intertext, particularly with regards to television and film entertainment. He is author of Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts (NYU Press, 2010), Television Entertainment (Routledge, 2008), and Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality (Routledge, 2006), and co-editor of three collections, the most recent being Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era (NYU Press, 2009). He blogs at http://www.extratextual.tv
Doyle Green is an independent scholar whose work focuses on an ideological critique of American popular culture through textual analysis and historical contextualization. He is author of several books including Lips, Hips, Tits, Power: The Films of Russ Meyer, Mexploitation Cinema, The Mexican Cinema of Darkness, Politics and the American Television Comedy, The American Worker on Film and is currently working on his book Teens, TV and Tunes: The Manufacturing of American Adolescent Culture.
Joshua Green is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT, where he is also Research Manager of the Convergence Culture Consortium. Green leads a team of researchers exploring the changing media landscape and the ramifications of convergence and participatory culture for content production, advertising and branding practice, and the way we understand media audiences. His current research looks at the formation of the participatory audience and television branding in the context of participatory culture.
David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. His most recent books are Intimate Violence: Hitchcock, Sex, and Queer Theory (Oxford University Press, 2017), Queering the Terminator (Bloomsbury, 2017), and Ghost Faces: Hollywood and Post-Millennial Masculinity (SUNY, 2016).
Hollis Griffin is Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication at Denison University. He has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Colby College, having earned a doctorate in media & cultural theory at Northwestern, where he won the Society for Cinema & Media Studies Dissertation Prize. Hollis holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree with distinction from Cornell. His research and teaching interests include media historiography, narrative analysis, queer & critical theory, and issues related to emotion, citizenship, and consumer culture. He is currently at work on a book manuscript about queer media, digital technology, and affect called Affective Convergences: Manufactured Feelings in Queer Media Cultures. Hollis has published research in Cinema Journal, Popular Communication, Television & New Media, Velvet Light Trap, Spectator, JumpCut, In Media Res, and the anthology Film and Sexual Politics. From 2007-2009, Hollis held the graduate student seat on the Board of Directors for the Society for Cinema & Media Studies. Prior to beginning his graduate work, Hollis worked in the publishing industry, working for Grove Press, Routledge, Penguin Putnam, W.W. Norton & Company, and Continuum, Inc.
Brad Gyori is a Film and Broadcast instructor at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy in downtown Chicago. He has been a media scholar since 2007 and has also worked as a writer-producer for such networks as MTV, VH1, FX, E! and HBO online. For 10 years, he was the head writer of the Emmy award winning Talk Soup. He has been nominated for 5 Emmys and holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Arizona State University. His research interests include new media rituals and project-based learning models. His work has been published in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Flow and The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning.
An Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Arizona State University, Bambi Haggins’ research focuses on comedy and issues of representation. The author of Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post Soul America (Rutgers 2007), she’s been published in Cinema Journal, Flow, and Ms. She was screenwriter for Why We Laugh: Funny Women and historical consultant and interviewee for Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley. Her current project deals with Black comedy and the Age of Obama.
Judith Halberstam is Professor of English and Gender Studies at USC. Halberstam writes extensively on queer subcultures, masculinity, and popular culture. She is the author of Female Masculinity, In A Queer Time and Space, The Drag King Book and The Technology of Monsters and she recently edited a special issue of Social Text titled “Queer Studies Now” with Jose Esteban Munoz and David End. Halberstam is currently working on a book about alternative political cultures.
Germaine Halegoua is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas. Her research interests include digital media and place, urban and community informatics, and cultural geographies of digital media.
Hannah Hamad is Lecturer in Media Studies at Massey University in New Zealand. She completed her PhD in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK in 2008. The dissertation is a feminist critique of the representation of postfeminist fatherhood in contemporary Hollywood cinema, as articulated through the personae of major male stars. Her research interests include feminism and postfeminism in film and television cultures, particularly postfeminist masculinity; stardom and celebrity in contemporary popular culture; and gender and reality TV.
Kevin Hamilton (@complexfields) is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he holds appointments in the School of Art and Design and the program in Media and Cinema Studies. Working largely in collaborative and cross-disciplinary settings, Kevin produces artworks, archives, and scholarship on such subjects as race and space, public memory, history of technology, and state-mediated violence. He is currently at work on a history of Lookout Mountain Laboratories, an Air Force film production unit active during the height of the Cold War. Kevin is currently Deputy Executive Editor of Media-N, the Journal of the New Media Caucus. At Illinois he also serves as a Dean’s Fellow for Research in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, as Coordinator of Digital Scholarly Communication for the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and as Co-Director of the Center for People and Infrastructures.
Rhonda Hammer is a Research Scholar with UCLA Center for the Study of Women and lecturer at UCLA in Women’s Studies, Communications, and Education. She is co-author of Rethinking Media Literacy and author of Anti-Feminism and Family Terrorism: A Critical Feminist Perspective, which was published in 2002 by Rowman and Littlefield, as well as many articles in feminism and cultural studies.
Black Hawk Hancock
Black Hawk Hancock is an associate professor in Sociology at DePaul University. His ethnographic research on race and culture has been published in journals such as Sociological Perspectives, Qualitative Sociology and Ethnography. His book American Allegory: Lindy Hop and the Racial Imagination is forthcoming at The University of Chicago Press.
Mary Beth Haralovich
Mary Beth Haralovich teaches television and film history and is Director of Internships in Media Arts at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Among her publications on television drama are studies of the popular appeal of Magnum, p.i. and the geo-politics of civil rights in I Spy. Her essay on the 1950s suburban housewife in the domestic family situation comedy has been reprinted several times. In film studies, she is the author of several articles on film posters and on genre (the 1930s proletarian women’s film; Sherlock Holmes films; color in 1950s melodrama). Co-editor of Television, History, and American Culture: Feminist Critical Essays (Duke University Press, 1999), she is a founder of the International Conference on Television, Video, New Media, Audio and Feminism: Console-ing Passions.
Robert Hariman and John Lucaites
Robert Hariman is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. John Louis Lucaites is a professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. They are the authors of No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007) and the blog nocaptionneeded.com.
John Hartley is Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He was foundation dean of the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT, and founding head of the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, Wales. He is the author of numerous books, including Creative Industries (Blackwell 2005), A Short History of Cultural Studies (Sage 2003), The Indigenous Public Sphere (with Alan McKee, Oxford 2000), Uses of Television (Routledge 1999) and Popular Reality: Journalism, Modernity, Popular Culture (Arnold 1996). He is Editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies (Sage) and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Alison Harvey is Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, where she leads the MA Media, Gender, and Social Justice. Her research and teaching focuses on issues of inclusivity and accessibility in digital culture, with an emphasis on games. She is the author of Gender, Age, and Digital Games in the Domestic Context published in 2015 by Routledge. Her forthcoming book, Feminist Media Studies, will be published by Polity Press. Her work has also appeared in a range of interdisciplinary journals, including Games & Culture, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Information, Communication & Society, Social Media & Society, and Studies in Social Justice.
Amelie Hastie is Associate Professor of English and Chair of Film and Media Studies at Amherst College. She is the author of Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollection, and Film History (Duke UP, 2007) and The Bigamist (BFI Classics, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2009); the editor of a special issue of Journal of Visual Culture on Detritus and the Moving Image; and the curator of a project entitled Objects of Media Studies for the on-line journal Vectors. Her work has also appeared in arts and academic journals such as Cabinet, Camera Obscura, Film History, Framework, and Screen, and in anthologies on film history and television studies. She is currently at work on a book about the television series Columbo.
Tim Havens is professor of African American Studies and professor and chair of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. His research and teaching interests include television studies; media globalization; race, ethnicity, and media; and critical analysis of media industries. He is the author of Black Television Travels: African American Media Around the Globe (NYU Press, 2013) and Global Television Marketplace (BFI Publishing, 2006); the co-author with Amanda D. Lotz of Understanding Media Industries (Oxford University Press, 2011, 2016); and co-editor with Aniko Imre and Katalin Lustyik of Popular Television in Eastern Europe Before and Since Socialism (Routledge, 2012). He is a former Fulbright Scholar to Hungary.
Joan Hawkins, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is the author of Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-garde, a book that uses the links between horror cinema and art-film production and consumption to explore larger issues of taste politics. She has written on horror, Downtown Screen Cultures (film, tv and video) and post 9/11 art-politics; she is currently working on a book on experimental screen culture of the 1980s and 1990s.
Heather Hendershot is associate professor of media studies at Queens College, CUNY. She is the author of Saturday Morning Censors: TV Regulation before the V-Chip and Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelical Culture. She is also the editor of Nickelodeon Nation: The History, Politics and Economics of America’s Only TV Channel for Kids.
Daniel Herbert is an associate professor in Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan. His research is devoted to understanding relationships between the media industries, geography, and cultural identities. He is author of Videoland: Movie Culture at the American Video Store (UC Press, 2014). His essays appear in Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Creative Industries Journal, Film Quarterly, Millennium Film Journal, and Quarterly Review of Film and Video, as well as in several edited collections. He is also on the board of the Scarecrow Project, the non-profit organization that supports Scarecrow Video in Seattle.
David Hesmondhalgh is Professor of Media Industries at the Institute of Communications Studies and Co-Director (with Justin O’Connor) of CuMIRC, the Cultural and Media Industries Research Centre, at the University of Leeds. His publications include The Cultural Industries (2nd edition, 2007), and five edited volumes: The Media and Social Theory (with Jason Toynbee, 2008), Media Production (2006), Understanding Media: Inside Celebrity (with Jessica Evans, 2005), Popular Music Studies (with Keith Negus, 2002) and Western Music and its Others (with Georgina Born, 2000). He is currently completing a two-year project investigating Creative Work in the Cultural Industries, with Dr Sarah Baker, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Jennifer Hessler is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Film/Media Studies program at Bucknell University. She received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently working on a book titled, “Television Ratings: From the Audimeter to Big Data,” which examines television ratings technologies and methods as precursory models of data-driven consumer surveillance. She has published work in Television & New Media, The Velvet Light Trap, and Media Fields.
Jonathan Hickman and Jennifer M. Jones
Jonathan Hickman is a lecturer and researcher at Birmingham City University and a member of the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research.
Lucas Hilderbrand is assistant professor in film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine and author of Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright. His research focuses on media, queer popular cultures, and documentary.
Michele Hilmes is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and Director of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author or editor of several books on broadcasting history, including Radio Voices: American Broadcasting 1922-1952 (1997); Only Connect: A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States (2001); The Radio Reader: Essays in the Cultural History of Radio (2001, ed. with Jason Loviglio), and The Television History Book (2003, ed. with Jason Jacobs). She is currently at work on a history of the mutual influence and opposition between US and British broadcasters during radio and television’s formative years.
Julia Himberg is a Visiting Assistant Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She is currently turning her dissertation, “Producing Lesbianism: Television, Niche Marketing, and Sexuality in the 21st Century,” into a book manuscript. The project examines the cultural, political, and economic dynamics at play in the production of contemporary lesbian TV images. Her areas of scholarly interest include feminist theory, critical race theory, queer theory, television studies, industry studies, as well as marketing and consumer culture. She is the editor of “Race, Sexuality, & Television,” a special issue of Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television Criticism and her work on TV advertising has been published in The Hummer: Myths and Consumer Culture.
Emily Hoffman is an Associate Professor of English at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR, where she teaches film, television, creative writing, and technical writing. She has published and presented at conferences on a variety of pop culture topics, including Mad Men, Paul Newman, Barry Levinson’s Diner, and the relationship between fashion and masculinity in the National Hockey League.
Jennifer Holt is an Assistant Professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in American film and television history, media industry studies and political economy. Her current research maps the effects of deregulation and policy on the industrial structure and entertainment products of today’s global media conglomerates. She has published articles in various journals and anthologies including Film Quarterly, Quality Popular Television (BFI) and Media Ownership: Research and Regulation (Hampton Press), and is presently co-editing Media Industries: History, Theory and Methods (Blackwell).
Ingrid M. Hoofd
Ingrid M. Hoofd is an Assistant Professor in the Communications and New Media Programme at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research interests are Serious Gaming, Issues of Representation, Feminist and Critical Theories, Philosophy of Technology, and Information Ethics. Her dissertation Between Activism and Academia: The Complicities of Alter-Globalist Resistances in Speed discusses the ways in which alter-globalist activists, as well as left-wing academics, mobilize discourses and divisions in an attempt to overcome gendered, raced and classed oppressions worldwide. She has been involved in various feminist and new media activist projects, like Indymedia, Next Five Minutes, HelpB92, and NextGenderation.
A Faculty Fellow at New York University Abu Dhabi, Dale Hudson’s research interests include transnational, postcolonial, and global cinemas as well as nonwestern film theory and criticism. His recent publications have focused on film in the digital era and the transnational cinema, and he has curated online new media exhibitions for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. Hudson is currently at work on a study of the impact of global access to new digital technologies as a means to create bases of knowledge outside of the structure of the nation-state. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Nina B. Huntemann, Ph.D. is an associate professor of media studies at Suffolk University in the Department of Communication and Journalism. Her research focuses on the intersections of gender, culture and technology, applying feminist theory and cultural production perspectives to the industrial and social practices of digital gaming. She has published and delivered public lectures about videogames and militarism, the representation of femininity and masculinity in games, gendered labor in videogame hardware production and promotion, and misogyny in gamer culture. She has co-edited two books: Gaming Globally: Production, Play and Place (Palgrave, 2013) and Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games (Routledge, 2010). From 2013-2016, she is serving as the book review editor for Critical Studies in Media Communication. Her full CV and current research projects are available at www.mediacritica.net.
Brett Hutchins is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and Associate Professor in Communications and Media Studies in the School of Media, Film & Journalism at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His recent co-authored and edited books include Digital Media Sport: Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society (with David Rowe; Routledge 2013), Sport Beyond Television: The Internet, Digital Media and the Rise of Networked Media Sport (with David Rowe; Routledge 2012), and Environmental Conflict and the Media (with Libby Lester; Peter Lang 2013).
Anikó Imre is an Associate Professor in the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California. Her work revolves around global media, with a special interest in (post)socialist Europe. Her books include Identity Games: Globalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe; Transnational Feminism in Film and Media; East European Cinemas; Blackwell Companion to Eastern European Cinemas; and Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and After Socialism.
Adel Iskandar is a scholar of international communication with a specific interest in Middle Eastern media. The author, co-author and editor of several works including Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism (Westview, 2003) and Islam dot com: Cyberspace and Contemporary Islamic Discourses (forthcoming 2008, Palgrave Macmillan), Iskandar was a visiting lecturer at the departments of Radio-TV-Film (RTF) and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas-Austin and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), Georgetown University.
Craig Jacobsen is Residential Faculty at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona, where he teaches literature, film and composition. His current research interests run to the intersection of fantastic narrative genres (science fiction, horror and fantasy) with the quotidian world in an age of increasingly ubiquitous digital media.
Deborah L. Jaramillo is associate professor of Television Studies in the Department of Film and Television at Boston University. She is the author of The Television Code: Regulating the Screen to Safeguard the Industry (University of Texas Press, 2018), an examination of the circumstances that prompted the National Association of Broadcasters to craft a document to censor early television. Her first book, Ugly War Pretty Package: How CNN and Fox News Made the Invasion of Iraq High Concept (Indiana University Press, 2009), analyzes how cable news channels narrativized, marketed and merchandised the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Samuel Jay is ABD in the Department of Communication Studiesat the University of Denver where I study Rhetoric and minor in Emergent Digital Practices. His research is formulated at the intersection of rhetoric, digital media, and affect. Specifically, he focuses on the role media users play in their own subjectification and the implications for governance found in the creation and circulation of rhetoric (in all forms) that transmits affective energies and creates economic value in today’s communication environment.
Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication Journalism and Cinematic Arts at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Henry Jenkins joined USC from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was Peter de Florez Professor in the Humanities. He directed MIT’s Comparative Media Studies graduate degree program from 1993-2009, setting an innovative research agenda during a time of fundamental change in communication, journalism and entertainment.As one of the first media scholars to chart the changing role of the audience in an environment of increasingly pervasive digital content, Jenkins has been at the forefront of understanding the effects of participatory media on society, politics and culture. His research gives key insights to the success of social-networking web sites, networked computer games, online fan communities and other advocacy organizations, and emerging news media outlets.Jenkins has also played a central role in demonstrating the importance of new media technologies in educational settings. He has worked closely with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to shape a media literacy program designed to explore the effects of participatory media on young people, and reveal potential new pathways for education through emerging digital media. He is Principal Investigator on the Media Activism Participatory Politics project. His most recent books include Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the Literature Classroom (with Wyn Kelley, Katie Clinton, Jenna McWilliams, Ricardo Pitts-Wiley and Erin Reilly) and Spreadable Media: Creating Meaning and Value in a Networked Society (with Sam Ford and Joshua Green).
Shelley Jenkins is a writer and producer and former news anchor and stand-up comedian. She is one of the founding faculty members of the Department of Radio-TV-Film at California State University, Fullerton where she has been a full-time lecturer since 2000. She currently teaches writing and production courses as well as two history and critical studies courses co-sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Ann Johnson (PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at California State University Long Beach. Her research addresses the evolution of popular culture in response to criticism from various groups. Her work includes analysis of television content, including “The Man Show,” “Cops,” and “World’s Wildest Police Videos.” Her current work the rhetorical and political challenges faced by entertainers who enter the world of politics.
Jeffrey P. Jones, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Communication & Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of Entertaining Politics: New Political Television and Civic Culture, a book that examines humorous political talk shows such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and co-editor of the forthcoming The Essential HBO Reader. He has written extensively on media and politics, as well as television talk show programming.
Jennifer M. Jones is a feral educationalist who mostly works for School of Creative Industries at the University of the West of Scotland but she lives in the East Midlands and teaches in the West Midlands of England.
Anna Jonsson is an MSI Student in the University of Michigan School of Information. She plans to continue further study with an MA/PhD in Media Studies.
Chris Jordan is an Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at St. Cloud State University. His research focuses on political economy and cultural studies, particularly as they apply to copyright, reality television, and 1980s cinema. He is the author of Movies and the Reagan Presidency: Success and Ethics (Praeger, 2002). He also has published work in Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh (Bloomsbury, 2013), Gender, Race, and Class in Media, 3rd Ed. (Sage, 2011), Journal of Information Ethics (McFarland, Fall, 2010), Velvet Light Trap (Spring, 2009), Television & New Media (Sage, February, 2007), How Real is Reality TV? (McFarland, 2006), The Democratic Communique (Union for Democratic Communications, Spring, 2006), the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (Full Circle Press, 2006), The Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (Routledge, 2005), and the Journal of Popular Film and Television (Winter, 1995).
John W. Jordan
John W. Jordan is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His scholarship on media has covered film, television, and the Internet from rhetorical and cultural studies perspectives.
Ralina L. Joseph
Ralina L. Joseph, associate professor in UW’s Department of Communication and adjunct associate professor in the Departments of American Ethnic Studies and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego and B. A. in American Civilization from Brown University. Ralina’s first book, Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial (Duke University Press, 2013), critiques anti-Black racism in mixed-race African American representations in the decade leading up to Obama’s 2008 election. She is currently working on her second book project, Screening Strategic Ambiguity: Black Women, Television Culture and the PostIdentity Dance, an examination of African American women’s negotiation of “postidentity,” the ostensibly “after” moment of racism and sexism, and race- and gender-based identities.
Dr. Alexandra Juhasz is Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College. She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth. She is the author of AIDS TV: Identity, Community and Alternative Video (Duke University Press, 1995), Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth’s Undoing, co-edited with Jesse Lerner (Minnesota, 2005), Learning from YouTube (MIT Press, 2011) and is currently editing, with Alisa Lebow, a Blackwell Companion on documentary, and with Yvonne Welbon, Sisters in the Life: 25 Years of African-American Lesbian Filmmaking. Dr. Juhasz is also the producer of educational videotapes on feminist issues from AIDS to teen pregnancy. She has directed the feature documentaries SCALE: Measuring Might in the Media Age (2008), Video Remains (2005), Dear Gabe (2003) and Women of Vision: 18 Histories in Feminist Film and Video (1998), and the shorts RELEASED: 5 Short Videos about Women and Film (2000) and Naming Prairie (2001), a Sundance Film Festival, 2002, official selection. She is the producer of the feature films The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1997) and The Owls (Dunye, 2010). Her current work is on and about feminist Internet culture including YouTube (www.aljean.wordpress.com) and feminist pedagogy and community (www.feministonlinespaces.com). With Anne Balsamo, she is co-facilitator of the network, FemTechNet, which is debuting its feminist rethinking of a MOOC, a Distributed Online Open Course (DOCC 2013), “Dialogues in Feminist Technology” in Fall 2013: http://femtechnet.newschool.edu.
Lynne Joyrich is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. A member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective, she is the author of Re-viewing Reception: Television, Gender, and Postmodern Culture (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1996) and of a number of articles and book chapters on film, television, feminist, queer, and cultural studies in various anthologies and journals (including Camera Obscura, Cinema Journal, Critical Inquiry, differences, Discourse, FlowTV, and The Journal of Visual Culture).
Michael Kackman’s primary teaching and research interests include the history of US broadcasting, American national culture and identity, the relationship of film and television to US foreign policy, and popular history and memory practices. He is the author of Citizen Spy: Television, Espionage, and Cold War Culture, published by the University of Minnesota Press, a cultural and industrial history of US television espionage programs of the 1950s and 1960s. His work has also been published in Cinema Journal, The Velvet Light Trap, and the Encyclopedia of Television. He is currently researching the development of international syndication practices for the children’s Western Hopalong Cassidy in the 1950s, and is co-writing a book on television historiography.
Mary Celeste Kearney
Mary Celeste Kearney is Associate Professor of Film, Television, and Television and Senior Fellow in Gender Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She earned her PhD from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, and has taught also at the University of Texas at Austin. Trained in film, television, and cultural studies, Mary’s research focuses primarily on gender, youth, and media culture. She is author of Girls Make Media (Routledge, 2006) and editor of Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls’ Media Culture (Peter Lang, 2011) and The Gender and Media Reader (Routledge, 2011). Her essays have appeared in Camera Obscura, Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Journal for Children and Media, and the NWSA Journal. She is a Console-ing Passions board member and Founding Director of Cinemakids, a program for inspiring young media producers.
Cáel M. Keegan is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies at Grand Valley State University. He is the author of the book Lana and Lilly Wachowski: Sensing Transgender (University of Illinois Press, 2018) and has also published articles in Genders, Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Mediekultur, Spectator, and the Journal of Homosexuality. He is regularly interviewed by the media on issues related LGBTQ politics, culture, and art: Keegan appears in the Vice Guide to Film’s episode on “New Trans Cinema” and recently introduced The Matrix for its 20th anniversary screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Queer and Trans Caucus of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. His current research examines how transgender-authored popular culture has altered our shared sense of “reality.”
Jenny Keegan is a fangirl and acquisitions editor at LSU Press, where she is publishing books in (among other things) fan studies. You can find her online at LSU Press or—particularly during conferences—on Twitter @jennyckeegan. She definitely wants to know what you’re working on.
Dawn Keetley teaches horror /gothic literature, film, and television at Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. She has recently published on FX’s American Horror Story in Gothic Studies (2013) and on Stephen King’s Cell and Romero’s Diary of the Dead in Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (2012). She is the editor of “We’re All Infected”: Essays on AMC’s The Walking Dead and the Fate of the Human (McFarland, 2014) and is working on a book on nineteenth-century murderer, Jesse Pomeroy, as well as a series of essays on posthuman horror in film and television.
Douglas Kellner teaches at the University of California-Los Angeles.
JP Kelly is a lecturer in television and digital media at Royal Holloway College, University of
London. He is the author of Time, Technology and Narrative Form in Contemporary USTelevision Drama (Palgrave, 2017). He has published several essays on television in books
and journals including Ephemeral Media (BFI, 2011), Time in Television Narrative (Mississippi
University Press, 2012) and Convergence, and is a regular contributor to CST Online [1, 2, 3,
4, 5]. His current research explores a number of interrelated issues including narrative form
in television, digital memory and digital preservation, and the relationship between TV and
Lisa W. Kelly
Lisa Kelly is a Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests are Television genre, particularly the sitcom, and television aesthetics. Media institutions and representations of race and gender in film and television. Her forthcoming publications include ‘Challenging Sitcom Conventions: From The Larry Sanders Show to The Comeback’. In Marc Leverette, Brian L. Ott, and Cara Louise Buckley (eds.) It’s Not TV: Watching HBO in the Post-Television Era. Routledge.
Kelly Kessler is an Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies at DePaul University. Her work largely engages with issues of gender and genre in American television and film. Her first book, Destabilizing the Hollywood Musical: Music, Masculinity, and Mayhem (2010, Palgrave) explores the gendered ramifications of the genre’s shift in the latter part of the 20th century, and she is currently working on a history of the musical on US television, tentatively titled Broadway in the Box: Television’s Lasting Love Affair with the Musical (forthcoming, Oxford UP). Kessler recently edited an issue of Studies in Musical Theatre exploring the historical, gendered, racialized, and cross-mediated role of the diva. Her scholarship can also be found in Cinema Journal, Television and New Media, Journal of e-Media Studies, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Feminism at the Movies, and Televising Queer Women.
L.S. Kim is an assistant professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work focuses on racial discourse, postfeminism, and intertextuality. Her current book, Maid in Color: The Figure of the Racialized Domestic in American Television, examines the intersection of race and class relations embodied in a long history of television maids as integral (rather than marginal) to the idealized American family. She is also developing writing on “New Orientalism” (theory and criticism about cross-cultural media forms, for example, the action genre, and anime).
Andrew King is a media studies scholar who has worked as a market researcher in Thailand and a Burmese interpreter in Australia. His current academic research explores how changes in commercial media has enabled new forms of interpersonal relationships between members of different communities. He has published a number of articles about mainstream representations of Indigenous people, sexuality and cultural citizenship, and is currently working on a market research style project which aims to survey the Indigenous creative industries in Australia.
Amanda Ann Klein
Amanda Ann Klein is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the English Department of East Carolina University. She is the author of American Film Cycles: Reframing Genres, Screening Social Problems, & Defining Subcultures (University of Texas Press, 2011). Her work on film and television has been published in The Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Jump Cut, Flow, Antenna, MediaCommons and several edited anthologies. She also blogs regularly about film, television and popular culture at Judgmental Observer (http://judgmentalobserver.com).
Dr Simone Knox is Lecturer in Film and Television at the University of Reading, UK. Her main research interests lie in the analysis of television and film, especially aesthetics and medium specificity (including convergence culture), the transnationalisation of film and television (particularly audio-visual translation, such as dubbing and subtitling), and representations of the body. She has published in journals including the Journal of Popular Film and Television, Critical Studies in Television, Film Criticism and the New Review of Film and Television Studies. She is ECREA editor for Critical Studies in Television.
Melanie E. S. Kohnen
Melanie E. S. Kohnen is Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture at Georgia Tech. Her current book project examines the intersecting discourses of queer visibility, whiteness and citizenship in contemporary American film and television. She is also interested in digital media and participatory culture.
Carly A. Kocurek
Carly A. Kocurek is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Media Studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Her research focuses on the culture and history of video gaming. Her book, a cultural history of the video game arcade in the United States, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. Previous work has appeared in Game Studies, The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, Flow, In Media Res, and The New Everyday and the anthologiesBefore the Crash: An Anthology of Early Video Game History (Wayne State University Press, 2012), Gaming Globally: Production, Play, and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), andComputer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection (Ashgate, 2013).
Derek Kompare is an Associate Professor in the Division of Film and Media Arts in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, where he teaches courses on media histories, industries, and cultures, generally involving television, the internet, comics, video games, and even film. He is the author of Rerun Nation: How Repeats Invented American Television (Routledge, 2005), CSI (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and many journal and anthology articles on television form and history. Alongside Derek Johnson and Avi Santo, he also co-edited the 2014 NYU Press anthology Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries. He can often be found on Twitter: @d_kompare.
Peter Krapp is Professor of Film & Media / Visual Studies at UC Irvine, where he is also a member of the English Department (both in the School of Humanities) and of the Department of Informatics (in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences). He co-edited Medium Cool (Duke University Press, 2002: SAQ 101:3), and is the author of Deja Vu: Aberrations of Cultural Memory (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2004) and of Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2011), as well as a number of articles and book chapters on media theory, film, machinima, gaming, secret communication, and digital culture in various anthologies and journals (including Afterimage, Augenblick, German Law Journal, Grey Room, Lusitania, Oxford Literary Review, South Atlantic Quarterly, Thesis Eleven). For academic year 2013-1014, he was elected Chair of the UC Irvine Academic Senate.
Jon Kraszewski is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Seton Hall University. He writes about cultural production in the media industries, race and reality TV, and the cultural geography of mediated sports. His first book, The New Entrepreneurs: An Institutional History of Television Anthology Writers (Wesleyan University Press), is coming out in the fall of 2010.
Shanti Kumar is Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film, and a faculty affiliate in the Department of Asian Studies, the Center for Asian-American Studies and the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the University of Texas in 2006, he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of North Texas in Denton. He is the author of Gandhi Meets Primetime: Globalization and Nationalism in Indian Television (University of Illinois Press, 2006), and co-editor of Planet TV: A Global Television Reader (NYU Press, 2003), Television at Large in South Asia (Routledge, 2012) and Global Communication: New Agendas in Communication (Routledge, 2013). He has published book chapters in several edited anthologies and articles in journals such as BioScope, Jump Cut, Popular Communication, South Asian Journal, South Asian Popular Culture, Television and New Media andQuarterly Review of Film and Video.
Charisse L’Pree (Corsbie-Massay)
Charisse L’Pree is an Assistant Professor of Communications at Syracuse University who investigates the relationship between media and identity to understand how media affect the way we think about ourselves and others, and how we use media to construct and reaffirm positive identities.
Jorie Lagerwey is a lecturer in Television Studies at University College Dublin. She is the author of Postfeminist Celebrity and Motherhood: Brand Mom. Her work on gender, race, celebrity and genre on television and other digital media has appeared in Cinema Journal, Television and New Media, Genders, and elsewhere.
David Lavery is professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University and the author of over a hundred published essays and reviews and author/co-author//editor/co-editor of eleven books, including The Lost World (SourceBooks) and Reading Deadwood: TV to Swear By and Reading The Sopranos: Hit TV from HBO (both from Tauris). He co-edits the e-journal Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies and is one of the founding editors of the new journal Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies of Small Screen Fictions. In the fall of 2006 he will become Chair in Film and Television at Brunel University in London.
Tama Leaver teaches Internet Communications at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. He received his PhD from The University of Western Australia in 2006 and has published in a range of journals from Media International Australia and Comparative Literature Studies to Reconstruction and the Fibreculture journal. Tama’s research interests include participatory culture, social media, science fiction, popular culture and open education. Tama has been blogging since 2003 and his main web presence is www.tamaleaver.net.
Lego Grad Student
Lego Grad Student—or more specifically, his creator—is a recently-minted Ph.D. in a subfield of the social sciences. He currently lives somewhere on the West Coast of the United States. Lego Grad Student can be followed @legogradstudent on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr. (Follow Twitter for the most activity, and Tumblr for the least.)
Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt
Peter Lehman is the Director of the Center for Film Media and Popular Culture at Arizona State University, Tempe. He is author of Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body, New Edition and Roy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative Rock Masculinity and coauthor of Thinking about Movies: Watching Questioning, Enjoying, Third Edition; Blake Edwards; Returning to the Scene, Blake Edwards, Vol. 2.; and Authorship and Narrative in the Cinema. He is editor of Pornography: Film and Culture, Defining Cinema, and Close Viewings: An Anthology of New Film Criticism and coeditor of The Searchers: Essays and Reflections on John Ford’s Classic Western. He is a former president of the Society for Film and Media Studies.
Becky Lentz is an Assistant Professor in Media and Communications in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, specializing in the area of media and public policy. She is also affiliated with Media@McGill – a hub of research, scholarship and public outreach on issues and controversies in media, technology and culture. Research and teaching interests include: Critical/comparative perspectives on communications regulation; Discourse and social change, Civil society engagement in ICT policy. Current courses include Information Society Discourse and Social Change, Special Topics on Political Economy of Communications Policy (Class blog site under construction), Transnational Activism on Information Society Policy Issues (graduate level).
Suzanne Leonard is Associate Professor of English at Simmons College, where she coordinates the minor in Cinema and Media Studies. She is the author of Fatal Attraction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), and co-editor of the forthcoming volume Fifty Hollywood Directors (Routledge). Her specialties include feminist media studies, American film and television studies, and contemporary women’s literature, and her articles have appeared in Signs, Feminist Media Studies, Genders, and Women’s Studies Quarterly, as well as in various anthologies.
Dan Leopard has a PhD from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has worked as an independent filmmaker and has taught teens to produce TV in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently teaches on Trash Cinema and Youth Culture at the USC School of Cinema-Television and is completing a book on transformations of educational practice and school culture in response to screen technologies and entertainment media.
Rob Leurs received his PhD (2006) from the University of Amsterdam. Since 2004 he researches and lectures at the department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. His fields of interest are media theory, cultural studies, and the discursive constructions of public opinion. Rob Leurs is affiliated with the Research Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University. His research focuses on media constructions of morality, moral deviation, and genocide trials in particular. For further information, see www.RobLeurs.com.
Elana Levine is Assistant Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her book, Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television, will be published by Duke University Press in January 2007. She has published articles on the soap opera production process (Critical Studies in Media Communication, and included in television studies anthologies), U.S. Spanish-language television (Studies in Latin American Popular Culture), media conglomeration and a fantasy wedding reality show (Television and New Media), and feminine hygiene advertising in 1970s TV (The Velvet Light Trap).
Randy Lewis is an Associate Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of three books on independent media, including the forthcoming Navajo Talking Picture: Cinema on Native Ground. He is also co-producer of the documentary film, Texas Tavola: A Taste of Sicily in the Lone Star State. In addition to exploring new trends in cinema, Dr. Lewis has also written about art and literature, including an article on Cherokee painter Leon Polk Smith in American Indian Quarterly and a co-edited book with Thomas F. Staley on the writer Stuart Gilbert, who was part of James Joyce’s circle of intellectuals in Paris in the 1920s. Dr. Lewis’s current research is taking him in several directions: the politics of The Dark Knight, Italian photography, surveillance studies, the cinema of Alex Cox, and the “prankster ethics” of Borat. He is also continuing to write about indigenous media for reasons both intellectual and political. His current book project, Navajo Talking Picture: Cinema on Native Ground, examines the intersection of cinema and Navajo culture over the past hundred years, moving across nearly a century of southwestern cinema. In addition to writing, Dr. Lewis has a strong interest in film production. His most recent project is a documentary co-produced with Dr. Circe Sturm that explores the cultural connections between Sicily and East Texas, something that piqued his interest after a year teaching as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Catania, Sicily. Their film is called Texas Tavola: A Taste of Sicily in the Lone Star State and has been screened at a number of universities and conferences.
Kristin J. Lieb is associate professor of marketing communication at Emerson College in Boston, MA, where she teaches courses in entertainment marketing, brand management, and gender, sexuality, and popular music. She is author of Gender, Branding, and the Modern Music Industry: The Social Construction of Female Popular Music Stars (Routledge, 2013; 2nd ed. 2018).
Bliss Cua Lim
Bliss Cua Lim is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and Director of the Ph.D. Visual Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Translating Time: Cinema, the Fantastic and Temporal Critique (Duke University Press, 2009). She works on temporality, taste, Philippine cinema, postcolonial feminist film theory, transnational horror, and the fantastic. She is guest editing a special journal issue of Discourse on “Translation and Embodiment in Asian Film and Media”, forthcoming in 2010.
Akira Mizuta Lippit
Akira Mizuta Lippit is Professor of Cinema, Comparative Literature, and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife (Minnesota, 2000) and Atomic Light (Shadow Optics) (Minnesota, 2005).
Juan Llamas-Rodriguez is assistant professor of transnational media in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas. His research focuses on media distribution, digital labor, border studies, and Latin American film and television. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Feminist Media Histories, Film Quarterly, Jump Cut, and Cinema Journal.
Ramon Lobato is Senior Research Fellow in Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne. A media industries scholar, Ramon has published widely on film and television distribution, copyright and piracy. His first book Shadow Economies of Cinema (BFI 2012) explored how pirate and informal networks shape international film culture. Other books include The Informal Media Economy (Polity 2015, with Julian Thomas) and the open-access co-edited collection Geoblocking and Global Video Culture (INC 2016). Ramon’s latest book Netflix Nations is forthcoming with NYU Press.
Christopher Lockett is an assistant professor in the Department of English Language & Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has written on a wide variety of topics, including the U.S. Cold War, film adaptation, conspiracy and paranoia, and contemporary American fiction. He is currently at work on a book titled HBO’s America: Television, Culture, History. You can read his blog, An Ontarian in Newfoundland, at newnewfie.blogspot.com.
Kathleen Loock holds a postdoc position in American Studies at the University of Flensburg (Germany), where she works as associate editor of the journal Amerikastudien / American Studies. Her research focuses on Hollywood’s remaking practice, seriality, and the role memory and cultural repetition perform on the levels of identity formation and for the maintenance of imagined communities. Kathleen is author of Kolumbus in den USA (Transcript-Verlag, 2014), co-editor of Film Remakes, Adaptations, and Fan Productions (with Constantine Verevis, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and has edited several special issues: Serial Narratives (LWU: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, 2014), Exploring Film Seriality (Film Studies, with Frank Krutnik, 2017), and American TV Series Revivals (Television & New Media, 2018). Her video essay on Blade Runner 2049 was recently published in [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Image Studies 6.3 (2019), screened at the Besides the Screen Festival (Brazil) and the Adelio Ferrero Festival (Italy), and shortlisted for the Adelio Ferrero Award. Kathleen is currently finishing her book Hollywood Remaking (under contract with University of California Press).
Amanda D. Lotz is an assistant professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. She has published articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Feminist Media Studies, Communication Theory, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Television & New Media, Screen, Journal of Popular Film and Television, and Women and Language. Her first book, Redesigning Women: Television After the Network Era explores the rise of female-centered dramas and cable networks targeted toward women in the late 1990s as they relate to changes in the U.S. television industry. She is currently working on a book that explores the effects of the institutional redefinition of the U.S. television industry since the 1980s on the medium’s role as a cultural institution.
Christopher Lucas currently holds an appointment as Visiting Professor of film and new media at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In 2011, he earned his doctorate in media studies from the University of Texas, completing a dissertation titled Crafting Digital Cinema: Cinematographers in Contemporary Hollywood. While at University of Texas he co-created Flow with Avi Santo, served as an editor for two years, and helped found the bi-annual Flow conference. He has a background in broadcast news, film, and theater production. He recently produced an award-winning environmental documentary Above All Else (2014) (www.aboveallelsefilm.com) and has other projects in various stages of production.
Moya Luckett is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. With Hilary Radner, she is co-editor of Swinging Single: Representing Sexuality in the 1960s (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999). She has published articles on femininity, television, and early cinema in such journals as Screen, The Velvet Light Trap and Aura and has chapters in several anthologies. She recently completed a manuscript titled Cinema and Community: Progressivism, Spectatorship and Identity in Chicago, 1907-1917 and is currently working on a book on femininity in popular film and television.
Karen Lury is a Reader in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. She is the author of two academic books on television : British Youth Television: Cycnicism and Enchantment (Oxford University Press) and Interpreting Television (Hodder Arnold). She is currently writing a book on the figure of the child in film, and will be soon developing a textbook on Children and Screen Media for Palgrave. Her interests are in television, children and childhood, animation, television aesthetics, sound and music.
Kit MacFarlane is a lecturer in Creative Writing and Literature in the school of Creative Industries at the University of South Australia and has published criticism, pop culture analysis and commentary, and short fiction in publications such as Metro, Senses of Cinema, The Australian, The Weekend Australian Review, The Punch, New Matilda, and New Writing, as well as a regular column on pop culture history for a number of years for online magazine PopMatters. Kit’s main cultural interests lie in exploring television and popular culture history as well as talking about 1950s TV Westerns far too much. (https://people.unisa.edu.au/Kit.MacFarlane)
Denise Mann is the Head of the UCLA Producers Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA. She wrote Hollywood Independents – The Postwar Talent Takeover (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), and co-edited (with Lynn Spigel) Private Screenings: Television & the Female Consumer (University of Minnesota Press, 1992). She has book chapters in: John Caldwell, Miranda Banks, Vicki Mayer, eds., Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Film, Television, and New Media Work Worlds (forthcoming); and Daniel Bernardi, ed., Different Visions, Revolutionary Perceptions: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Work of Contemporary Filmmakers (forthcoming). Mann served as an associate editor on Camera Obscura, a journal of feminism and film theory, for six years (1986-1992).
Daniel Marcus teaches media studies at Goucher College. He is the author of Happy Days and Wonder Years: The Fifties and the Sixties in Contemporary Cultural Politics (Rutgers University Press, 2004) and editor of ROAR! The Paper Tiger Television Guide to Media Activism (1991).
Kelli Marshall is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Toledo who writes and teaches on film and Shakespeare. Her most recent projects include an essay on current films that close with musical numbers, a study of Humphrey Bogart’s star image in light of Lauren Bacall’s autobiography, and an in-depth look at the documentary Shakespeare Behind Bars. She blogs at http://kellimarshall.net/unmuzzledthoughts.
Adrienne Massanari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include digital culture, platform politics, gender and technology, gaming, and digital ethics. Her recent book, Participatory Culture, Community, and Play: Learning from Reddit (Peter Lang, 2015), considers the culture of Reddit.com. Massanari’s work has also appeared in New Media & Society, First Monday, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Journal of Information Technology & Politics. She has more than 10 years experience as a user researcher, information architect, usability specialist, and consultant in both corporate and educational settings.
Ernest Mathijs is Associate Professor and director of the Centre for Cinema Studies at the University of British Columbia. His main research is on the reception of cult cinema and reality-television. He has published on audience responses to The Lord of the Rings, Big Brother, and a score of horror and cult films. His most recent book is a monograph on the reception of the films of David Cronenberg. He co-directs the book series Cultographies.
Shannon Mattern is an Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School. She’s written about archives, libraries, and other media-architectures; media infrastructures; place branding; public design projects; multisensoriality; and media exhibition. She’s the author of The New Downtown Library: Designing with Communities (Minnesota 2007), and of numerous articles and chapters for edited collections. Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Korea Foundation. You can find her at wordsinspace.net.
Vicki Mayer is Professor of Communication at Tulane University. She writes broadly on media industries and production and consumption cultures. Her complete c.v. and samples of her writings can be found at: https://tulane.academia.edu/VickiMayer.
Janet McCabe is Research Associate (TV Drama) at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is author of Feminist Film Studies: Writing the Woman into Cinema (Wallflower, 2004), and is co-editor of Reading Sex and the City (IB Tauris, 2004), Reading Six Feet Under: TV To Die For (IB Tauris, 2005), Reading The L Word: Outing Contemporary Television (IB Tauris, 2006), Reading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence (IB Tauris, 2006) and Quality TV: Contemporary American TV and Beyond (IB Tauris, 2007). She is a co-founding editor as well as the managing editor of the television journal Critical Studies in Television (MUP). Along with Akass, she is series editor of Reading Contemporary Television for IB Tauris. Her research interests include policing femininities and cultural memory on television.
Anna McCarthy is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at New York University. She is author of Ambient Television (Duke UP, 2001) and coeditor, with Nick Couldry, of the anthology MediaSpace (Routledge, 2004). Her essays on television and other media have appeared in several anthologies and journals, including October, The Journal of Visual Culture, The International Journal of Cultural Studies, and GLQ. She is currently working on a study of television, politics, and culture during the Cold War.
Casey is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at McGill University, completing a dissertation entitled “TV Finales and the Sociality of Endings.” Her work traces histories of convergence culture, participatory media, and audience practices. She is a contributor to Time in Television Narrative (U of Mississippi Press, 2012), The Netflix Effect (Bloomsbury, 2015), and Participations: International Journal of Audience Research (2016). Casey is a co-founder of the Fan and Audience Studies Scholarly Interest Group at SCMS.
Tom McCourt is an assistant professor of media studies at Fordham University. He is the author of Conflicting Communication Interests in America: The Case of National Public Radio (1999) and, with Patrick Burkart, the upcoming Digital Music Wars: Constructing the Celestial Jukebox.
Allison McCracken is Assistant Professor of American Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. She has published articles on a variety of subjects, including early television, 1940s suspense radio, 1940s and popular song in radio and film. She’s particularly interested in gender politics and representation, reception studies, World War II as “nostalgia” and current American electoral politics. Her book, REAL MEN DON’T SING: CROONING AND AMERICAN CULTURE, 1928-1933, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.
Chelsea McCracken is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Beloit College. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Communication Arts Department. She has published articles in Screen, Media History, and Asian Cinema. Her areas of research include histories of global media industries, feminist and LGBTQ media studies, and American independent film.
Jim McGuigan is Professor of Cultural Analysis, Loughborough University, UK. He was formerly Script Editor, BBC TV Drama (Plays); and Researcher at the Arts Council of Great Britain. His books include: Cultural Populism (1992), Culture and the Public Sphere (1996), Modernity and Postmodern Culture (1999) and Rethinking Cultural Policy (2004).
Kit Hughes is Assistant professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University. She specializes in television history, nontheatrical film, studies of labor and capitalism, and histories of technology. Her forthcoming book, Television at Work: Industrial Media and American Labor (Oxford University Press), explores how American business developed workplace television as a medium of industrial efficiency, ideological orientation, and corporate expansion. Her research on sponsored film, workplace media, early video formats, and archival methods has appeared in Film History, Media, Culture & Society, Television & New Media, American Archivist, and elsewhere. As a one-time UT M.A. student, she served as Columns editor for Flow (2008-09).
Siobhan McHugh is Associate Professor in Journalism at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is an award-winning audio producer, whose work has been recognized by the New York Radio Festival (two gold, two bronze), the Walkleys Awards for Excellence in Journalism and the UN. Siobhan co-produced Phoebe’s Fall, a podcast by The Age newsroom in Melbourne which examined the bizarre death of a young woman. Phoebe’s Fall deposed Serial from the #1 slot in Australian iTunes, won national and international awards and triggered a review of the Victorian Coroner’s Act. She also co-produced Wrong Skin (2018), a podcast about the clash of ancient Aboriginal law and modern Australian culture. She co-hosts a podcast, Heart of Artness, that showcases academic research into crosscultural currents that animate Aboriginal art production. Siobhan is Founding Editor of RadioDoc Review, which commissions in-depth critiques of the world’s best storytelling podcasts and audio features.
Anthony P. McIntyre is an Associate Lecturer in Film Studies at University College Dublin. He is co-editor of The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness (Routledge, 2017) and is currently finishing a monograph, Millennial Tensions: Generational Affect and Contemporary Screen Cultures.
Alan McKee is the author of six books: The Porn Book (with Kath Albury and Catharine Lumby, Melbourne University Press, 2008); Beautiful Things in Popular Culture (ed) (Blackwell, 2007); The Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press, 2005); Textual Analysis (Sage, 2002); Australian Television (Oxford University Press, 2001); and The Indigenous Public Sphere (with John Hartley, Oxford University Press, 2000).
Adrienne L. McLean
Adrienne L. McLean is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, and the author of _Dying Swans and Madmen: Ballet, the Body, and Narrative Cinema_ (2008) and _Being Rita Hayworth: Labor, Identity, and Hollywood Stardom_ (2004) as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. She has edited or co-edited several anthologies, the most recent being _Cinematic Canines: Dogs and Their Work in the Fiction Film_ (2014); and she was the co-editor, with Murray Pomerance, of the ten-volume series “Star Decades: American Culture/American Cinema” (2009-2012). She is currently working on a book called _Movie Star Looks: Makeup and Hair in the Studio Era_ (Rutgers University Press).
Myles McNutt is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Old Dominion University, where he researches the contemporary media industries with a focus on television. In addition to work published in Media Industries Journal, Creative Industries Journal, and The Velvet Light Trap, his work also appears at The A.V. Club, Slate, and his personal blog, Cultural Learnings.
Eileen Meehan teaches at Louisiana State University.
Cynthia B. Meyers studies branded content, past and present. Her book, A Word from Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio (Fordham, 2014), won the 2016 Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Historian Award. She has published articles about the histories of the advertising industry, broadcasting, and branded content in journals such as Cinema Journal and Journal of American History (forthcoming 2018), as well as in book collections such as Media Industries (2009) and Films That Sell (2016). Currently Associate Professor, Communication, at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York City, she can be found on Twitter as @annehummert.
Erin A. Meyers is an Assistant Professor in the Communication & Journalism Department at Oakland University. She holds a Master’s in Women’s Studies with a focus on Gender Representation in Popular Media from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has published articles on the intersections of celebrity, new media and audience cultures in Celebrity Studies, New Media & Society and Flow. Her book exploring the rise of celebrity gossip blogs, Dishing Dirt in the Digital Age: Celebrity Gossip Blogs and Participatory Media Culture, was published by Peter Lang in 2013.
Irina D. Mihalache
Irina D. Mihalache is currently the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Communications at the American University of Paris. In January 2013, she will join the iSchool at the University of Toronto as Assistant Professor. Dr. Mihalache’s research interests include museum studies, food cultures, space theory and television studies. She is currently working on a series of articles which explore: narratives of colonialism in French post-colonial museums, the significance of eating spaces in cultural institutions and theorizations of the kitchen. She has published articles on post-colonial food in France and eating spaces in French museum.
Kiri Miller is Assistant Professor of Music at Brown University. She holds the Ph.D. in Music ethnomusicology) from Harvard University. Her research interests include musical technocultures, media reception, performance studies, and the ethnography of dispersed communities. She is the author of Traveling Home: Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism (University of Illinois Press, 2008). Her current book project focuses on virtual performance, with case studies on Grand Theft Auto, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and music pedagogy on YouTube. You can find her blog at http://guitarheroresearch.blogspot.com.
Taylor Cole Miller
Taylor Cole Miller is Academic Director of the Peabody Media Center and Assistant Professor of Entertainment and Media Studies at the University of Georgia. In addition to published pieces in several anthologies, journals, and the popular press, he is currently working on two book projects: one on the history and queer potential of television syndication and a co-authored book on The Golden Girls and fandom.
Toby Miller (August 9, 1958) is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist. He is the author and editor of over 30 books, has published essays in more than 100 journals and edited collections, and is a frequent guest commentator on television and radio programs. His teaching and research cover the media, sports, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overs eas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. Miller’s work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, German, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese.
Mara Mills is an Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University who works at the intersection of disability studies and media studies. She’s completing a book (On the Phone: Deafness and Communication Engineering) on the significance of phonetics and deaf education to the emergence of “communication engineering” in early twentieth-century telephony; this concept and set of practices later gave rise to information theory, digital coding, and cybernetics. Her second book project, Print Disability and New Reading Formats, examines the reformatting of print over the course of the past century by blind and other print disabled readers, with a focus on Talking Books and electronic reading machines.
Ryan M. Milner is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, USA. He investigates the social, political, and cultural implications of mass connection. He has published in outlets like Fibreculture, The International Journal of Cultural Studies, and The International Journal of Communication. His book on memetic media, The World Made Meme, was published by The MIT Press in Fall 2016. His research on memes informs his second book, co-authored with Mercer University’s Whitney Phillips; The Ambivalent Internet: Mischief, Oddity, and Antagonism Online, is forthcoming from Polity Press in Spring 2017.
Jason Mittell is an Assistant Professor of American Civilization and Film & Media Culture at Middlebury College. He is the author of Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture (Routledge, 2004), and is currently working on a book about narrative complexity in contemporary American television.
Helen Morgan Parmett, the Edwin W. Lawrence Endowed Professor of Forensics, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theater. She is also Director of the Speech and Debate Program and the Lawrence Debate Union as well as Affiliate Faculty in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Film and Television Studies Programs. Helen’s research and teaching centers on critical media studies, where she focuses especially on relationships among media, identity, and space/place. Her research is invested in how media’s production practices (particularly those of radio, film, TV, interactive new media, and sports media) are materially implicated in urban spatiality and the constitution of place and identity.
Jeremy Wade Morris
Jeremy Morris is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a co-creator of PodcastRE, a searchable, researchable database of podcasts to preserve podcasting’s history, for now and for the future.
Katherine Morrissey is an Assistant Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. Katherine’s research focuses on representations of female desire across popular culture, storytelling across media, production networks for popular romance genres, participatory culture, digital production, and digital pedagogy. Katherine serves as Review Editor for the Transformative Works and Cultures journal and Co-Vice President for the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance. Katherine’s work has been published in Flow, the Journal for Popular Romance Studies and Transformative Works and Cultures. Katherine is currently working on a book project, tentatively titled, “Redefining Romance: Love & Desire in Today’s Digital Culture.”
Roopali Mukherjee is Associate Professor of Media Studies at the City University of New York/Queens College. She writes on issues of race and, specifically, blackness within contemporary US public and political cultures. She is author of The Racial Order of Things: Cultural Imaginaries of the Post-Soul Era (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and co-editor of Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times (NYU Press, 2012). Her current projects include the book, The Blacking Factory: Material Culture and the Technologies of the Racial Self, and the co-edited anthology, Race Post-Race: Culture, Critique and the Color Line.
Megan Mullen is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where she also directs the interdisciplinary Humanities Program. Her research interests include cable television history and media synergy. Her book, The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States: Revolution or Evolution (University of Texas), was published in 2003.
Alex Munt is an Associate Lecturer in the Media Department at Macquarie University, Sydney. His research focus is on Digital Cinema: transitions in film practice/aesthetics and new screenwriting models in the digital age.
Diane Negra is Senior Lecturer in the School of Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of Off-White Hollywood: American Culture and Ethnic Female Stardom (Routledge, 2001), co-editor (with Jennifer Bean) of A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema (Duke, 2002), editor of The Irish in Us: Irishness, Performativity and Popular Culture (forthcoming, Duke, 2006) and co-editor (with Yvonne Tasker) of Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture (forthcoming, Duke, 2006). She is currently at work on Perils and Pleasures: Postfeminism and Contemporary Popular Culture. For autumn, 2005 she is Visiting Associate Professor at Brown University.
Horace Newcomb is the Director Emeritus of the George Foster Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia. He is the author of TV: The Most Popular Art (1974), co-author of The Producer’s Medium (1983) and editor of seven editions of Television: The Critical View (1976-2001). He is the editor of the Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television. He has taught at colleges and universities in Iowa, Michigan, Maryland and Texas as well as the University of Georgia and has lectured widely in the U.S. and internationally.
Michael Z. Newman, Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has contributed to Flow since 2006. He is the author of Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America, Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium, and Indie: An American Film Culture, and co-author with Elana Levine of Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status. He has also written many essays on cinema, television, video games, and new media. He is @mznewman on twitter.
Eve Ng is an assistant professor jointly appointed in Women & Gender Studies and Media Arts & Studies at Ohio University. She examines cultural and political formations of gender, sexuality, race, class, and nation, considering how identities and communities are defined and contested through media and culture. Her focus is on television and new media, both as significant forms of visual culture and as sites of ongoing economic, cultural, and technological transformations. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and also has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Konrad Ng is a professor of creative media at the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa. His research explores the relationship between contemporary Asian American identity and new media civic engagement. Formerly, Ng was the festival coordinator for the Hawaii International Film Festival, Curator of Film and Video at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Acting Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. Dr. Ng serves on the Board of Directors for the Global Film Initiative and the Center for Asian American Media.
Taylor Nygaard is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Denver in the department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies. Her research on gender, television, and digital media has been presented at conferences such as the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and Console-ing Passions and has been published in Feminist Media Studies, Television and New Media, Spectator, and elsewhere.
Phil Oppenheim has spent thirty years working on the popular media assembly line. He currently colludes as the proprietor of Oppanopticom Culture Industry Consultants, serving as Program Scheduling Consultant for the premium cable network EPIX and as Program Acquisitions Consultant for the streaming service Brown Sugar. He has previously served as Chief Curator/Pop Culture Officer for Lionsgate’s Comic-Con HQ and Tribeca Shortlist’s streaming services and as SVP of Programming for the cable networks TNT and TBS (working in basic cable for decades, both before it was cool and after it wasn’t). He has tried to expiate for his sins by consulting for public-radio station and teaching the odd class at Portland Community College. He also attempted (and failed) to complete doctoral studies during three different decades–the ‘80s (Literature, Emory), the ‘90s (Communication, Georgia State University), and the 2010s (Media Industry, UT Austin)—which he hopes entitles him to some sort of ABD No-Prize.
Tasha Oren is Associate Professor of English and Media Studies and Director of the Film Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. She is the author of Demon in the Box: Jews, Arabs, Politics and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television (Rutgers University Press 2004) and co-editor of East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture (New York University Press, 2005) Global Currents: Media and Technology Now (Rutgers University Press, 2004) and the forthcoming Global Television Formats (Routledge Press).
Brian L. Ott is an Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Speech Communication at Colorado State University. He collects toys related to the Fox series ‘The Simpsons’ and generally spends far too much time watching TV.
Laurie Ouellette is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is the author of Viewers Like You: How Public TV Failed the People and the co-editor (with Susan Murray) of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture.
Gareth Palmer is the Associate Head of School of Media, Music and Performance, University of Salford. He has recently been writing and publishing on the development of new forms of television with a particular emphasis on Lifestyle formats. In April of 2007 he organised the First International Conference on Lifestyle Television at Salford.
Dr. Jane Chi Hyun Park is a lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney with affiliation in Asian Studies and the US Studies Centre. She earned her Ph.D. in Radio-TV-Film from The University of Texas at Austin and M.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine and previously taught at the University of Oklahoma. Her research focuses on representations of race and ethnicity, particularly of Asiatic peoples and cultures in film and popular media, including television, popular music, and video games. She has published articles in Global Media Journal and World Literature Today and book chapters in East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture edited by Shilpa Davé, LeiLani Nishime, and Tasha Oren (NYU Press, 2004) and Mixed Race in Film and Television edited by Mary Beltrán and Camilla Fojas (NYU Press, 2008). She is completing her first book, Yellow Future: Oriental Style in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema (University of Minnesota Press), which examines the ideological role of Asiatic imagery in US films from the 1980s to the present.
Lia Parks, Ph.D. is Professor and former chair of Film and Media Studies and Director of the Center for Information Technology and Society at UC Santa Barbara. She is the author of Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual, and Coverage: Verticality and Media after 9/11 (forthcoming), and is co-editor of Down to Earth: Satellite Technologies, Industries, and Cultures, Planet TV: A Global Television Reader, and two new books in progress, Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures and Life in the Age of Drones. Parks has held invited fellowships and residencies at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, McGill University, and the Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine. She is currently PI on major grants funded by the National Science Foundation and the US State Department, involving research in the areas of ICTD and Internet freedom.
David Parry is an assistant professor of emerging media at the University of Texas at Dallas. His work focuses on analyzing how literacy, knowledge, and knowledge institutions change as we move from analog to digital structures. He has published and presented on areas ranging from digital games to Wikipedia and microblogging. He can be found online at OutsidetheText, Academhack or twitter.com/academicdave.
Priscilla Peña Ovalle
Priscilla Peña Ovalle joined the English Department at the University of Oregon in 2006 after receiving her PhD from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. Her primary research centers on the relationship between dance, race and sexuality in Hollywood film. Other research interests include the representation of Latina sexuality in health and public service announcements as well as the intersection of gender, race and sexuality in multimedia. Ovalle’s work on new media and racial representation can be found in the collections Television After TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition (Duke University Press, 2004) and The Persistence of Whiteness (Routledge, 2008).
Shayne Pepper is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Media, and Theatre at Northeastern Illinois University. His research agenda is at the intersection of popular media, political activism, and public service. In particular, Shayne studies how film, television, and new media technologies are used to foster political activism and affect public policy. His work has also appeared in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Nebula, and several edited collections. He is working on a book project about HBO’s HIV/AIDS programming.
Alisa Perren is Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She is co-editor of Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method and author of Indie, Inc.: Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s. Her work has appeared in a range of publications, including Film Quarterly, Journal of Film and Video,Journal of Popular Film & Television, Managing Media Work, and Moving Data. From 2010 to 2013, she served as Coordinating Editor for In Media Res, an online project experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of scholarship. Presently, she is a co-founder and co-managing editor forMedia Industries, a new online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal launching in 2014.
Wendy Peters is Assistant Professor of Gender Equality and Social Justice at Nipissing University in the “near north” of Ontario, Canada. Her current research explores representations of non-straight youth on Canadian and American scripted teen TV. Combining political economy, textual analysis and audience reception, her research on Queer As Folk (U.S.) is published in Critical Studies in Media Communication and the Journal of Lesbian Studies. Forthcoming publications include an auto-ethnographic account of illness, embodiment, privilege and the pedagogy of the rejected body.
Jonathan Nichols-Pethick is Director of Film Studies at DePauw University. His areas of interest include critical/cultural approaches to media studies, media institutions, genre and narrative theory, adaptation, and documentary film and television.
Amanda Phillips is an Assistant Professor of English and Film and Media Studies at Georgetown University and the Co-Facilitator of the Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association. She teaches game studies and game design at Georgetown, and writes about death, race, gender, and social justice in video games and the digital humanities. You can find her work in Queer Game Studies, Games and Culture, Digital Creativity, and Debates in the Digital Humanities.
Tom Phillips is a Senior Research Associate currently contributing to research at University of East Anglia and University of Edinburgh. He also part of the large scale ‘Remembering Alien’ project, and is the co-chair of the Fan Studies Network. He completed his PhD thesis, ‘Fandom and Beyond: Online Community, Culture, and Kevin Smith Fandom’ in 2013.
Whitney Phillips is an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies and Writing at Mercer University. She holds a PhD in English with a folklore structured emphasis, as well as an MFA in creative writing. Her work explores digital media and technology studies, communication studies, cultural studies, folklore studies, literary studies, and critical race, gender, and sexuality studies. The MIT Press published her book This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture in 2015, which she followed in 2017 with The Ambivalent Internet: Mischief, Oddity, and Antagonism Online (Polity Press), co-authored with Ryan Milner of the College of Charleston. She is @wphillips49 on Twitter.
Juan Piñón is Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Dr. Piñón is interested in the intersection of Latin American transnational media corporate dynamics with the established mode of production of U.S. Latino media. He has a Ph.D in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the U.S. coordinator of the Ibero-American Television Fiction Observatory (OBITEL,) an international research project on television fiction. He has experience in television production working for Televisa, and Imevision in Mexico. He held the position of Production and Programming manager from Channel 2 in Chihuahua Mexico in the 1980s, and Media Center Director in Monterrey Tech, Mexico City Campus in the 1990s. His work has been published in Communication Theory, Global Media and Communication, Television & New Media, and International Journal of Cultural Studies among the most salient.
Dana Polan is a professor of Cinema Studies at New York University. His most recent book is Julia Child’s The French Chef from Duke University Press.
Murray Pomerance is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Media Studies Working Group, at Ryerson University. His Ici Commence Johnny Depp was published by Éditions Capricci in April 2010 and his book Michelangelo Red Antonioni Blue: Eight Reflections on Cinema is forthcoming from University of California Press. He has edited or co-edited numerous volumes, including A Family Affair: Cinema Calls Home (Wallflower 2008), City That Never Sleeps: New York and the Filmic Imagination (Rutgers 2007), and Cinema and Modernity (Rutgers 2006), to mention a few. In August 2009, he appeared on Broadway in conjunction with a performance of The 39 Steps. He is editor of the Horizons of Cinema series at State University of New York Press and, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, co-editor of both the Screen Decades and Star Decades series at Rutgers University Press.
Aswin Punathambekar is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. His research and teaching revolve around globalization, cultural industries, inter-media relations, media history, and public culture with a focus on South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. He is co-editor of Global Bollywood (NYU Press, 2008) and is currently writing a book about the globalization of Indian film and television. He blogs about these and other topics at Bollyspace 2.0 (http://bollyspace.wordpress.com).
Christine Quail is an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at SUNY-Oneonta. She is the author of Vulture Culture: The Politics and Pedagogy of Daytime Television Talk Shows, with Kathalene Razzano and Loubna Skalli. New York: Peter Lang. 2005. Her interests include Political Economy of Communication, Media History, Television Studies, Community Communication Infrastructure, Race, Gender, Sexuality, Class, Religion in media, Youth Culture, Critical Cultural Pedagogy, and Media Literacy.
Bob Rehak is an associate professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College, where his research and teaching center on special effects, animation, and fan culture.
Paul N. Reinsch is Professor of Practice – Cinema in the School of Theatre & Dance at Texas Tech University. He is the author of A Critical Bibliography of Shirley Jackson (2001) and a co-editor of Python beyond Python: Critical Engagements with Culture (2017). His work on audio-visual media has appeared in Music and the Moving Image, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Spectator and the collection From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry.
Yeidy M. Rivero
Yeidy M. Rivero is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University-Bloomington. She is the author of Tuning Out Blackness: Race and Nation in the History of Puerto Rican Television (Duke University Press, 2005) and her work has appeared in Media, Culture, & Society, Feminist Media Studies, Television and New Media, Global Media and Communication, and Cinema Journal. She is current at work on a history of Cuban commercial television (1950-1960) paying particular attention to issues of modernity, nationhood, identity, and transnational media flows. She teaches courses in television studies, race and ethnic representations in media, global media, and Latin American, Latino/a, and African diaspora studies.
Martin Roberts considers himself to be primarily a cultural studies scholar, with a special interest in the cultural dimensions of globalization and the relation of transnational media to these processes. His work explores questions such as the role of media in the production of national identities; transnational cultural imaginaries; and the transformation of television from a public-service medium into an instrument for the governance of consumer society.
Sarah T. Roberts is assistant professor of information studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a 2018 Carnegie Fellow and a 2018 winner of the EFF Pioneer Award, and author of Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media (2019).
Erica Robles-Anderson focuses on the role media technologies play in the production of space. In particular, she concentrates on configurations that enable a sense of public, collective, or shared experience, especially through the structuring of visibility and gaze. Trained as both an experimental psychologist and a cultural historian she has employed a range of methodologies to explore the definition of media-space. She is currently writing a book about the 20th century transformation of Protestant worship space into a highly mediated, spectacular “mega-church.”
Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo
Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & (New) Media at Old Dominion University. She was as a full time faculty member for nine years in English and film studies at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Shelley researches how “newer” technologies better facilitate communicative interactions, more specifically teaching and learning. As well as co-authoring the first and second editions of The Wadsworth Guide to Research, Shelley was also co-editor of Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (Hampton Press). Her work has also appeared inComputers and Composition, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, Flow¸ as well as various edited collections.
Sharon Marie Ross is associate chair of the Television Department at Columbia College Chicago, where she teaches critical studies and history courses in TV. She is the author of Beyond the Box: Television and the Internet and co-editor of Teen Television.
Jason Ruiz is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where is affiliated faculty with the Program in Gender Studies and the Institute for Latino Studies. He teaches courses in Latino studies, race and representation, border studies, and popular culture.
Chris Russill is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His work uses pragmatist perspectives to argue for a more substantive engagement with environmental problems in media and cultural studies. He is currently writing on The Weather Channel and commercial media provision of information, images, and disaster warning services related to weather forecasting and climate change. His earlier work studied the engagement of climate scientists with mainstream media.
Dr. Russo, Associate Professor, Catholic University of America, received his BA in History and American Studies from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D in American Civilization from Brown University. His book Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio beyond the Networks (Duke UP: 2010) examines the origins of the musically oriented, market defined formats of much of the last fifty years of radio programming. Dr. Russo’s publications include a contribution on race and the public sphere in 1930s radio serial The Green Hornet in The Radio Reader and an article on sound-on-disc transcriptions and rhetoric of radio liveness in The Velvet Light Trap.
Andrew Scahill is an assistant professor at George Mason University. He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in the Radio-Television-Film department. His current research focuses on the representation of childhood and science fiction, and he previously published work on disability and eugenics, queer spectatorship, Cold War culture, children’s media, Japanese cinema, and contemporary horror.
Tom Schatz is professor and former chairman of the Radio-Television-Film Department at the University of Texas, where he has been on the faculty since 1976 and currently holds the Mary Gibbs Jones Centennial Chair. He has written four books (and edited many others) about Hollywood films and filmmaking, including Hollywood Genres; The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era; and Boom and Bust: American Cinema in the 1940s. His writing on film has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Premiere, The Nation, Film Comment, and Cineaste, and elsewhere. He is currently working on a history of Hollywood in the contemporary conglomerate era, which was recently awarded a film scholars grant by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Schatz also is founder and Executive Director of the UT Film Institute, a program devoted to training students in narrative and digital filmmaking, and the actual production of feature-length independent films. Together with its commercial counterpart, Burnt Orange Productions, the UT Film Institute has produced five independent feature films, on which Schatz served as executive producer.
Robert L. Schrag has taught university level media classes for thirty years, the last 25 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. His background in theatre, media production and communication theory combine to fuel his current interest in digital technology. His current courses; “Communication and Technology,” and “Media Ownership” grow out of his concerns regarding the nature of the interface between mega-commerce and meaningful expression in the digital environment. He is the current editor of The American Communication Journal.
Jeffrey Sconce is an Associate Professor in the Screen Cultures Program at Northwestern University and the author of Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television.
Anna Beatrice Scott
Anna Beatrice Scott is assistant professor in the Department of Dance at University of California, Riverside. She specializes in the study, analysis, and performance of dance practices in the African Diaspora, with an emphasis on the performance of epidermal realities as they intersect transnational entertainment industries and local spiritual/philosophical practices. Recent publications include: “Superpower vs Supernatural: Black Superheroes and the Quest for a Mutant Reality,” journal of visual culture 2006 5: 295-314, and “Flip Flop,” an essay on the object of Carnival in Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular. Her current performance project, BORRACHA:BOUNCE, based in part on “Flip Flop,” has been presented at University of Indiana, in excerpt at Williams College and the Anatomy Riot in Los Angeles. Other collected works can be found, in part, at The Negress Determinata.
Ellen Seiter teachers courses on media history, theory and criticism, new media and television, and cultural studies in the Critical Studies Divison She is the author of Television and New Media Audiences (Oxford, 1999), Sold Separately: Children and Parents in Consumer Culture (Rutgers, 1993) and Remote Control; Television, Audiences and Cultural Power (Routledge, 1989). Her new book, The Internet Playground: Children’s Access, Entertainment and Mis-Education (Peter Lang, 2005), is based on work that won her the Community Service Award from the San Diego Unified School District. In 2006, she produced a documentary entitled: Projecting Culture: Perceptions of Arab and American Film and is currently working on a research project about US and Arab youth?s interpretations of Egyptian and Hollywood films.
Michael Serazio is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Fairfield University whose research, writing, and teaching interests include popular culture, advertising, politics, and new media. His first book, Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerrilla Marketing (NYU Press, 2013), which investigates the integration of brands into pop culture content, social patterns, and digital platforms, was the NCA Visual Communication Division Book of the Year. An award-winning former journalist, he has scholarly work appearing in journals like the Journal of Communication, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Television & New Media and has written essays on media and culture for The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Nation, and Bloomberg View. His webpage can be found at:https://sites.google.com/site/linkedatserazio/
Dr. Mimi Sheller is Professor of Sociology and founding Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University. She is founding co-editor of the journal Mobilities; and Associate Editor of Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies. As co-editor, with John Urry, of Mobile Technologies of the City (Routledge, 2006), Tourism Mobilities (Routledge, 2004) and several key articles, she helped to establish the new interdisciplinary field of mobilities research. Her recent books areAluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity (MIT Press, 2014); co-editedRoutledge Handbook of Mobilities (Routledge, 2014); and co-edited book Mobility and Locative Media (Routledge, 2014).She received her A.B. from Harvard University (1988), MA (1993) and PhD (1997) from the New School for Social Research. She has held Visiting Fellowships at the Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University (2008-09); Media@McGill, Montreal, Canada (2009); Center for Mobility and Urban Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark (2009); and Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania (2010-11).
Celine Parreñas Shimizu
Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Associate Professor of Asian American, Film and Media, Feminist Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 2009-10, she is a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.
Robert Sickels is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Whitman College. During the 2010 spring semester he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Hong Kong. He’s published numerous articles on various aspects of cinema and is the editor of the three volume set The Business of Entertainment: Film, TV, and Popular Music (Praeger, 2008). His next book, American Cinema in the Digital Age (Praeger), will be published in December of 2010.
Greg Siegel’s essays have appeared in the journals Art & Text, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Discourse, Grey Room, and Television & New Media, as well as in the edited collections Rethinking Disney: Private Control, Public Dimensions (Wesleyan University Press, 2005) and Television: The Critical View, 7th ed. (Oxford University Press, 2007). He is co-editor of “Cinema and Accident,” a special issue of Discourse (Fall 2008), and is currently writing Forensic Media, a book on the use of media technologies for scientific crash analysis and accident investigation. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara.
John Sinclair is a Professor in the School of Communication, Culture and Languages at Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He has been researching the globalization of media for over twenty years, with special reference to the internationalization of the advertising and commercial television industries, and particularly in developing regions such as Latin America and India. His books include Images Incorporated: Advertising as Industry and Ideology, Latin American Television: A Global View, and the co-edited works New Patterns in Global Television: Peripheral Vision; Floating Lives: The Media and Asian Diasporas; and Contemporary World Television. He has held visiting professorships at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Texas at Austin, as well as the Universidad Aut–noma de Barcelona.
Iain Robert Smith
Iain Robert Smith is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Roehampton, London. He is author of The Hollywood Meme: Transnational Borrowings from American Film and Television (Edinburgh University Press, 2014) and editor of a book-length special issue of the open-access journal Scope entitled Cultural Borrowings: Appropriation, Reworking, Transformation (2009). He is co-chair of the SCMS Transnational Cinemas SIG and co-chair of the transnational research network Media Across Borders.
Kimberly Springer is digital engagement specialist and scholar-activist interested in archives, digital culture/engagement, social movements, and the arts. Currently, she is completing a master’s of science at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. She is social media and web strategist for State of Opportunity, a project of Michigan Radio, focused on children and well-being in the State of Michigan. Additionally, she serves as project manager for Community Memory & Ethical Access: The Ark & African Field Recordings. Springer has written extensively on gender, race, sexuality, and digital culture for academic and popular press outlets. Her monographs and anthologies include Stories of O: The Oprahfication of American Culture, co-edited (University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming 2010); Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968-1980 (Duke University Press, 2005); and Still Lifting, Still Climbing: Contemporary African American Women’s Activism, editor (New York University Press, 1999).
Bonni Stachowiak gets the privilege of speaking with exceptional educators on a weekly basis, as the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Since 2014, her podcast has provided a space to explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. Teaching in Higher Ed also explores how to improve our productivity, so faculty can have more peace in our lives, and be even more present for our students. Bonni is the Director of Teaching Excellence and Digital Pedagogy at Vanguard University of Southern California. She’s also an Associate Professor of Business and Management and teaches a few times a year in an Educational Leadership doctoral program. She’s been teaching in-person, blended, and online courses throughout her entire career in higher education.
Jane Stadler is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. She is author of Pulling Focus: Intersubjective Experience, Narrative Film and Ethics, co-author ofScreen Media and Media and Society, co-editor of Pockets of Change: Adaptation and Cultural Transition, and she leads a collaborative narrative mapping project: Cultural Atlas of Australia: Mediated Spaces in Theatre, Film, and Literature.
Janet Staiger is William P. Hobby Centennial Professor Emeritus in Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas. She particularly attends to questions about situated and historical authorship, audiences and reception, and positionalities of gender and sexuality. Among her recent books are Political Emotions(2010, co-ed. with Ann Cvetkovich and Ann Reynolds), Media Reception Studies (2005), Authorship and Film (2002, co-ed. with David Gerstner), Blockbuster TV (2000), and Perverse Spectators (2000).
Nicole Starosielski, Assistant Professor, Miami University, published an essay on DVD stores in Fiji (Things & Movies) in Media Fields Journal, and an essay on environmental animation (“Movements that are Drawn”: A History of Environmental Animation for The Lorax to FernGully to Avatar) in the International Communication Gazette. She is currently conducting research for a book project, Media under Water: Friction, Flow, and the Cultural Geographies of Undersea Cables. This project traces the social and cultural dimensions of undersea communications cables and their relationships with other media infrastructures in the Pacific Rim. She focuses specifically on the hubs that have historically facilitated transpacific traffic, including Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, and New Zealand.
Markus Stauff teaches Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). His main research interests are television and digital media, governmentality, visual culture of media sports. Recent publications: “When Old Media Never Stopped Being New. Television’s History as an Ongoing Experiment.” (In: After the Break. Television Theory Today, ed. by Teurlings / de Valck, Amsterdam University Press, 2013) “Television’s Many Technologies. Domesticity, Governmentality, Genealogy.” (In: Téchnē / Technology. Researching Cinema and Media Technologies, ed. by Annie van den Oever, Amsterdam University Press, 2014).Transparency (= special issue of Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies 1/2014, ed. together with J. Teurlings).
Louisa Stein is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. Her work explores audience engagement in transmedia culture, with emphasis on questions of gender and generation. She is author of Millennial Fandom: Television Audiences in the Transmedia Age (University of Iowa Press, 2015). She is also co-editor of Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom (McFarland, 2012) and Teen Television: Programming and Fandom (McFarland, 2008).
Josh Stenger is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Film and New Media Studies at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, as well as Hannah Goldberg Chair of Teaching Innovation. He is currently working on a project that examines the potential and limits of data-driven approaches to fandom, particularly with respect to fan engagement and fan-generated content. He teaches courses in new media, creative industries, and fan studies, and is a staunch advocate for the importance of and need for increased digital literacy, data literacy, and active learning in higher education curricula and classroom pedagogy.
Jonathan Sterne teaches in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. He is author of The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction (Duke, 2003), MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke, forthcoming summer 2012), and many essays on media, technologies and the politics of culture. Also, he is editing the Sound Studies Reader (Routledge, Spring 2012), and a feature special section of the International Journal of Communication on the politics of academic labor in communication studies. http://sterneworks.org
Ryan Stoldt is a doctoral candidate in mass communication at the University of Iowa. His work appears in Social Media + Society. His research focuses on the intersections between data, algorithms, and cultural production in a global context.
Jon Stratton is Professor of Cultural Studies at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Jon has published widely in cultural studies, Australian studies, Jewish studies, studies of popular music and also on race and multiculturalism. Jon’s most recent books are Jews, Race and Popular Music, Ashgate, 2009, Andy Bennett and Jon Stratton eds. Britpop and the English Music Tradition, Ashgate 2010, and Uncertain Lives: Culture, Race and Neoliberalism in Australia, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
Born in Tokyo and a first-generation college student, John Streamas is an associate professor in Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University. His fields are multicultural literature and Asian American Studies, and he has published on the wartime experiences of Japanese Americans. His current research interest is the racial and class politics of temporality, especially as those politics have expressed themselves in racialized narratives. He also writes poems, stories, and short plays.
Thomas Streeter studies media institutions, laws, and policies at the University of Vermont. His Selling the Air (Univ. of Chicago, 1996) won the McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communication Policy Research. Other publications include “The Moment of Wired,” (Critical Inquiry, forthcoming); “The Romantic Self and the Politics of Internet Commercialization,” Cultural Studies, Vol. 17, no. 5) and “The ‘New Historicism’ in Media Studies,” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 40, 1996. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Southern California, and has been a member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ.
Dr. Strover, Professor in the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas, teaches communications and telecommunications courses, directs the Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute, and chairs the Department of Radio-TV-Film Department. Some of her current research projects examine statewide networks and advanced broadband services, the digital divide, telecommunications infrastructure deployment and economic development in rural regions, and market structure and policy issues for international audio-visual industries.
Janani Subramanian is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Critical Studies, at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She is the editor of the forthcoming “Post-Identity” issue of Spectator, The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television Criticism. Her research interests include race and representation in science fiction, fantasy and horror, critical race theory, popular culture, and histories of technology and science.
Meghan Sutherland is Assistant Professor of Screen Studies at Oklahoma State University and a co-editor of the journal World Picture. She is also the author of The Flip Wilson Show (Wayne State University Press, 2008), which deals with the history and politics of black performance in the comedy-variety genre, and her essays on the relationship between media, politics, and philosophy have appeared in various journals and edited anthologies. Her interests include the nature of the relation between aesthetic and political theories and practices of representation; the affinity between spectacular modes of entertainment and discourses of democracy in television and new media entertainment modes; and the role that popular media play in the ontological constitution of social relations. She is currently working on a book about variety entertainment that examines these very same issues by reading the stylistic codes of the most wonderfully trashy television and stage spectacles imaginable–from vaudeville to America’s Got Talent–in tandem with political philosophies of liberalism and populism–from John Stuart Mill to George Bataille and Ernesto Laclau.
Thom Swiss has published two volumes of poems (Measure, U Alabama; Rough Cut, U Illinois) and many volumes of criticism, including recent volumes on new media poetry and poetics (MIT Press) and Bob Dylan (U Minnesota Press). His poems have been published in Ploughshares, Iowa Review,American Scholar, New England Review, Agni, Postmodern Culture, and so on. He is Professor of Culture and Teaching at the University of Minnesota.
Mitchell Szczepanczyk (www.szcz.org) is a software developer who also works as an organizer with Chicago Media Action, a contributor to Chicago’s Indymedia’s monthly TV series, and the host of a weekly public-affairs radio show on WHPK, the radio station of the University of Chicago. He’s interested in the political economy of American mass media, political activism involving media policy, and in game shows past and present.
Yvonne Tasker is a professor in the School of Film and Television at the University of East Anglia. Her research and teaching interests concern the politics of popular culture, encompassing questions of gender, race and sexuality. Most recently, Tasker has explored these issues in relation to popular constructions of “postfeminism,” gender and military culture on screen, action and adventure narratives and crime television genres. Her latest publications include ‘Vision and Visability: Women Filmakers, Contemporary Authorship and Feminist Film Studies’ (2010), ‘Comic Situations/Endless War: MASH and war as entertainment’ (2009), and ‘”Practically Perfect People: Postfeminism, Masculinity and Male Parenting in Contemporary Cinema”‘ (2008).
Shayla Thiel-Stern is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Thiel-Stern earned a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Iowa in 2004. Her research investigates the intersections of gender, identity and new media with a particular focus on teen and tween girls, and her book, Instant Identity: Adolescent Girls and the World of Instant Messaging, was published by Peter Lang in 2007. Previously, she served as editor of The Journal of Communication Inquiry.
Ethan Thompson is Assistant Professor of Communication at Texas A&M -Corpus Christi. He is co-editor of Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era, forthcoming from NYU Press.
Serra Tinic is Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her research focuses on critical television studies and media globalization She is the author of On Location: Canada’s Television Industry in a Global Market (University of Toronto Press, 2005). She has published in a range of scholarly anthologies and journals including Television & New Media, Journal of Communication, Social Epistemology, and The Velvet Light Trap. She is currently working on a book project, Trading in Culture: The Global Cultural Economy of Television Drama.
Joe Tompkins is an assistant professor of Communication Arts at Allegheny College, where he teaches critical media studies. In addition to anthologies, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cinema Journal, Television and New Media, and Popular Communication.
Sasha Torres is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario, where she teaches media studies, critical theory and cultural studies. Her research focuses on American television’s representations of contemporary politics, race, gender and sexuality. She is the author of Black, White and In Color: Television and Black Civil Rights and editor of Living Color: Race and Television in the United States, as well as a number of articles on television’s mediation of social difference. She was a co-editor of Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture and Media Studies from 1993-2008, and has served on the editorial boards of GLQ, Meridians, Aztlán and Television and New Media.
Stephen Tropiano is the founding director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, where he teaches courses on film and television history, theory, and criticism. He is the editor of the Journal of Film and Video and the author of several books, including The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on Television (Applause Books, 2000), Rebels & Chicks: A History of the Hollywood Teen Movies (Back Stage Books, 2006), Obscene, Indecent, Immoral & Offensive: 100+ Years of Controversial Cinema (Limelight Books, 2009), and Saturday Night Live FAQ (Applause Books, 2013). His critical writing on gender and LGBT representation has appeared in The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, The Journal of Popular Film & Television, and several critical anthologies. Stephen earned his Ph.D. in cinema and television studies from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.
Chuck Tryon is an assistant professor of film and media studies at Fayetteville State University. He has published in Film Criticism, Rhizomes.net, Pedagogy, and Post-Identity. He has a forthcoming essay in the book collection, The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader, and he is currently working on a book on networked film publics.
Graeme Turner is Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He is currently working on a large transnational study of post-broadcast television. His most recent publications are Television Studies after TV: Understanding television in the post-broadcast era (co-edited with Jinna Tay) (Routledge, 2009) and Ordinary People and the Media: The Demotic Turn (Sage, 2010).
Ethan Tussey is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Georgia State University (Ph.D. UCSB, MA UCLA; BA University of Arizona). His work explores the ways mobile devices and online platforms empower consumers to use popular culture in their daily routines. He has written book chapters on creative labor, online sports viewing, and connected viewing as a contributor to the anthologies Saturday Night Live and American TV (Indiana Univ Press, 2013),Digital Media Sport: Technology and Power in the Network Society (Routledge, 2013) and Connected Viewing: Selling Streaming and Sharing Media in the DigitalAge (Routledge, 2013). Tussey is the Coordinating Editor of In Media Res and a member of the Atlanta Media Project working group. He currently teaches Television Analysis, Media Industries, Media and Popular Culture, and Interactive Media.
Dr. Mary Vanderlinden is currently the Dean of Student Success at AverettUniversity, Danville, VA. Dr. Vanderlinden has a varied background and before entering higher education as a professor and administrator, she was employed as a television news producer and as a director of marketing for several organizations. Dr. Vanderlinden achieved an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a master’s degree in business administration from Elon University, and a doctorate in higher education administration from The George Washington University. Dr. Vanderlinden’s primary realm of research is visual rhetoric and depictions on television and how such images both negatively and positively affect specific population groups.
Carol Vernallis‘s research deals broadly with questions of sound and image in contemporary moving media. Her books include Experiencing Music Video: Aesthetics and Cultural Context (Columbia University Press), and Unruly Media: Youtube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema (Oxford University Press).
Gerald Walton (geraldwalton.ca) is a professor of education, a scholar on bullying and identity politics, and an avid TV watcher. He has published articles that analyze Glee, Spike TV, the Susan Boyle phenomenon on Britain’s Got Talent, the documentary Transforming Gender, the Rob Ford phenomenon, and the Vancouver hockey riots of 2011, among other artefacts of pop culture. He commutes between Thunder Bay, Ontario, the location of Lakehead University where he works, and Vancouver, British Columbia, the location of his partner of 21 years.
Kate Warner has recently completed a PhD titled “The Representation of Prison and Prisoners in Long Running Television Programs” from the University of Queensland. Her interests include Television History, History on Television and Prison on Television among many other things. She holds a Post-completion Fellowship in the Department of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland and her current research is about women and crime.
Jennifer Warren is an independent scholar based in the Bay area. She received her BA from the University of Texas Austin, where she wrote her thesis on “Technology and Apocalypse in Late Twentieth Century Cinema Dystopias”. She has worked professionally in web publishing, music production, and finance. She has also taught classes on Debt and Equity Real Estate Investments, Mortgage Financing, online marketing, e-commerce, and qi gong. Her research interests include mind-body awareness, qi gong, Feldenkrais, mythology, ritual, media as a culture creating and conditioning vehicle, and the mystery of money. Currently, she is working on executive producing a multi-media performance group, Rabbit’s Rum, raising capital for real estate investments, and developing her consulting practice, Willow Media.
Janet Wasko is the Knight Chair for Communication Research at University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA. She is the author, co-author or editor of 19 books, including Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy and How Hollywood Works. Her research and teaching focuses on the political economy of media, especially the political economy of film, as well as issues relating to democracy and media. She currently serves as the President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research.
Frederick Wasser’s book Veni, Vidi, Video: The Hollywood Empire and the VCR was published in 2001 by University of Texas Press and won the 2003 Marshall McLuhan award. Before becoming a professor, he worked for many years in New York and Hollywood post-production on shows ranging from the pilot for Law and Order to movies such as Missing in Action and Nightmare on Elm Street Part IV. He also translated and published a Norwegian drama entitled The Bird Lovers, written by Jens Bjoerneboe. Wasser received a Ph.D. from the Institute for Communications Research at the University of Illinois. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Journalism at Columbia University. He has published articles in Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Journal of Communication, Cinema Journal and others. He is currently teaching in the Department of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College-CUNY.
Laurel Westrup received her Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies from UCLA, where she is now a Continuing Lecturer with Writing Programs and the Honors Program. She is also Affiliated Faculty at Emerson College Los Angeles, where she teaches a seminar on music video and short musical media. Her work on music video has appeared in Projector and several collections, including ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze (2019). She is co-editor of Sampling Media (2014) with David Laderman and The Soundtrack Album: Listening to Media (forthcoming) with Paul N. Reinsch.
Mimi White is a Professor in Radio-TV-Film at Northwestern University and is currently (2004-5) the Bicentennial Fulbright Professor in North American Studies at the Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki. She is the author of TELE-ADVISING: THERAPEUTIC DISCOURSE IN AMERICAN TELEVISION co-author of MEDIA KNOWLEDGE: POPULAR CULTURE, PEDAGOGY, AND CRITICAL CITIZENSHIP, and has published widely on television and film, including articles in Camera Obscura, Screen, Cinema Journal, and Film and History.
Danielle E. Williams (Ph.D., Georgia State University) is currently an Associate Professor of Film and Chair of Faculty for Cinema & Media Arts Production at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a master’s degree in Communication from Auburn University. Dr. Williams’ research specializations are African American Media Studies, Television Studies, and Media Industries Studies.
Lisa Williamson is a Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests are Television genre, particularly the sitcom, and television aesthetics. Media institutions and representations of race and gender in film and television. Her forthcoming publications include ‘Challenging Sitcom Conventions: From The Larry Sanders Show to The Comeback’. In Marc Leverette, Brian L. Ott, and Cara Louise Buckley (eds.) It’s Not TV: Watching HBO in the Post-Television Era. Routledge.
Emily Regan Wills
Emily Regan Wills is an Assistant Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, where she teaches American and comparative politics. Dr. Regan Wills’s research focuses on transnationalism and the use of language and discourse in the making of political relationships, particularly in the contexts of social movements and daily contestation. The majority of her work focuses on Arab diaspora communities in the US and elsewhere, studying how they build transnational relationships with the Middle East, and their ongoing engagement in politics both in their countries of origin and their countries of residence.
J. Macgregor Wise
J. Macgregor Wise is Professor of Communication Studies at Arizona State University. A former editor of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, he is author of Exploring Technology and Social Space (Sage, 1997), Culture and Technology: A Primer (Peter Lang, 2005; with Jennifer Daryl Slack), MediaMaking: Mass Media in a Popular Culture (2nd ed., Sage, 2005; with Lawrence Grossberg, Ellen Wartella, and D. Charles Whitney), Cultural Globalization: A User’s Guide(Blackwell, 2008). He recently co-edited, with Hille Koskela, the collection, New Visualities, New Technologies: The New Ecstasy of Communication (Ashgate, 2013). He writes on themes of cultural studies and technology, globalization, surveillance, and media culture.
Benjamin Woo is assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). His research examines contemporary “geek media cultures” and the production, circulation and reception of comic books and graphic novels. He is author of the forthcoming Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture, co-author (with Bart Beaty) of The Greatest Comic Book of All Time: Symbolic Capital and the Field of American Comic Books, and co-editor (with Stuart R. Poyntz and Jamie Rennie) of Scene Thinking: Cultural Studies from the Scenes Perspective.
Justin Wyatt is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Film/Media in the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island. From 2000 to 2015, Wyatt worked in quantitative and qualitative market research on both the client and supplier sides of the media industries. He is the author of High Concept: Movies and Marketing in Hollywood and co-editor of Contemporary American Independent Film: From the Margins to the Mainstream. His new book, The Virgin Suicides: Reverie, Sorrow & Young Love, will be published in the Cinema and Youth Cultures series at Routledge in 2018. He holds a PhD in Critical Studies from UCLA and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Fan Yang is Assistant Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Her research and teaching interests include globalization and media, media in modern and contemporary China, and visual culture. Some of her scholarship can be found in Theory, Culture & Society (in press), positions: asia critique (forthcoming), antiTHESIS, Flow TV and Public. She joined UMBC in 2011 after obtaining her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from George Mason University, where she was the recipient of a High Potential Fellowship. She also holds an MA from the Ohio State University and a BA from Fudan University, Shanghai.
Theodore Yurevitch is a writer, graduate student, and instructor at Florida State University. His writing has appeared in journals including Breakwater Review, The Southeast Review, Nashville Review, and BookPage.
Coco Zhou is a student of Art History at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is always trying to navigate the complexities of being an activist and academic. She is interested in writing about representations of subaltern others in contemporary visual cultures.