Jason Michael Adams is a theorist working at the intersection of politics, media and culture. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Theory at Arkansas State University (2010-2011) and holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Hawaii as well as A.B.D. status in Media & Communication at the European Graduate School. He served as Editorial Assistant for the journal Theory & Event for five years and was the in-person Teaching Assistant for Giorgio Agamben during his August 2006 course held at Saas-Fee, Switzerland via EGS. He has been published in the journals New Political Science, Borderlands, Theory & Event, CTheory, Philosophy & Scripture and Boundary 2. Most recently, Adams is co-editor with Arun Saldanha of the volume Deleuze & Race.
Camila Alvarez is an Assistant Professor at Indian River State College, where she teaches rhetoric and composition. Her interests include pedagogy, digital media, gaming in the classroom, the rhetoric of images, and networked learning.
Lara Band has an MA in Historical Archaeology from the University of Leicester. She is particularly interested in the later historical period, especially archaeologies of identity, households and commodification. She is an archaeologist, and currently works in collections management and research for Åland's Maritime Museum.
Briar A. Barry holds a law degree and Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honors majoring in Art History from the University of Otago. She currently works in research and development for museum exhibitions.
Angie Fitzpatrick is currently a doctoral candidate in American Cultural Studies at Bowling Green State University. Her research interests include women and labor, feminist theory, and representations of working-class women and sex work in popular American culture. These days most of her time is devoted to her dissertation, which explores the gendered, racialized, and class-based discourses of power and desire in representations of prostitutes in mid to late nineteenth-century California.
Marjaana Jauhola is currently a lecturer in World Politics at the Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland. She gained her PhD at Aberystwyth University (UK) in International Politics in 2010 and her PhD focused on the politics and normativity of gender mainstreaming initiatives in the post-tsunami reconstruction efforts in Aceh, Indonesia. Jauhola has nearly 15 years experience as a development aid practitioner and her current research focus is on performative and subversive feminist politics and reconstructed landscapes. E-mail email@example.com
Jeff Kirchoff is a PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition at Bowling Green State University. He has been published in Kaleidoscope and Computers and Composition Online (where he also serves as Reviews Editor) and has presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference, Computers and Composition Conference, and the Conference of Writing Program Administrators.
Barbara Rau Kyle is pursuing a PhD. in Texts and Technology at the University of Central Florida, where she teaches writing courses and coordinates regional campus writing centers.
Em McAvan is an independent scholar of religion and literature, whose work has appeared in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Literature & Theology and Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. A full-length monograph entitled The Postmodern Sacred is forthcoming on MacFarland.
Hilary Malatino, Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary scholar, trained in philosophy and working within and across the fields of queer theory, gender and women's studies, science and technology studies, and continental philosophy. She is currently at work on a manuscript on intersexuality, queer theory, and philosophies of process and becoming, and is the postdoctoral fellow in Gender, Race, and Science in the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Miriam Musco earned her B.A. in History from Indiana University and her M.A. in Museum Education from University of the Arts. She is a museum educator at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, New York.
Jeannina Perez was born in 1986 in South Florida and earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Central Florida. She taught at UCF for one year and acted as the Program Coordinator for the Young Women Leaders Program. She is currently teaching English at Miami Dade College and is preparing to move to the Maryland area to continue her education in the next year. Her research focuses are women's literature, feminism, girl studies, and eco criticism.
Christina Petersen received her Ph.D. in Cinema and Media from the University of Chicago in 2010 and served as a lecturer in the Program in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently finishing a book on the conception, construction, and reception practices of the 1920s American youth spectator and the origins of the youth film.
Leandra Preston received her M.A. in Literature from the University of Central Florida, where she is currently an Instructor in Women's Studies working toward a PhD in Texts and Technology. She is also an anti-violence activist who founded an organization which fosters the pets of women in domestic violence shelters. Her research interests include body technologies, girls and digital literacy, Third Wave Feminisms, and masculinities.
Raised in theatres and museums, Ashley E. Remer is now the Founder and Head Girl of Girl Museum. With an MA in art history from the University of Auckland, Ashley has worked as an art historian, writer, editor, curator, and critic internationally. She is based in Wellington, New Zealand.
Michael L. Sacasas is a doctoral student in the Texts & Technology program at the University of Central Florida.
Craig Saper (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Language, Literacy, and Culture doctoral program at UMBC.
Rosalind Sibielski is an instructor in the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University. She has had essays published in Feminist Media Studies and The Projector: Film and Media Journal, as well as in the upcoming anthology Where Have All the Cyberfeminists Gone? She is currently working on a study of the discourse of girl power in U.S. popular culture.
Sonia H. Stephens is a Presidential Fellow and doctoral candidate in the Texts and Technology Program at the University of Central Florida, where she studies the use of new media for science communication. Her doctoral research project uses interactive tools to remediate Darwin's evolutionary metaphor of the Tree of Life. She currently holds a MS in Botany and Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Monica Swindle earned her Master's degree in English and a graduate certificate in Gender Studies from the University of Missouri St. Louis in May 2010. She is currently teaching composition as an adjunct faculty member at St. Louis Community College at Meramec and serves as a lecturer and the program assistant/webmistress for the Gender Studies program at UMSL. For the Gender Studies program, Monica has secured a grant in collaboration with Dr. Kathleen Nigro to design and implement international online gender studies courses in collaboration with gender studies faculty from around the world. Also in collaboration, she has published a workbook of learning and journal activities for the Women's and Gender Studies classroom titled, Got Gender?: A Women's and Gender Studies Working Journal. Her research interests are situated primarily at the intersection of the fields of Girls' Studies, Feminist and Gender Theory, and Cultural Studies. She is inspired (and as a single mom sometimes exhausted) in this work by her two daughters (and sometimes research assistants) Isabel, 11, and Sophie 6.
David L. Wallace is chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida where he teaches a variety of writing courses that focus on negotiating identity. He author of Compelled to Write: Alternative Rhetoric in Theory and Practices as well as numerous articles and book chapters about difference issues in the teaching and practice of rhetoric.
A writer, feminist, environmentalist, and all-around 'ist,' Kathleen Weidmann is continually looking for ways to use her English Literature and Museum Studies degrees to solve the problems of the world. Her passion for the arts and education has taken her on overseas adventures that continue to inspire her work.
Dr. Doro Wiese is a lecturer of Literary Studies and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She was trained in Film Studies and Literary Studies at the University of Hamburg. She received her PhD from Utrecht University, where she was a Marie Curie doctoral research fellow and a Junior Teacher at the Gender Studies Program / Media and Culture Studies Department. Her PhD thesis, entitled "The Powers of the False: Reading, Writing, Thinking beyond Truth and Fiction," reflects on how literature can make it possible to represent histories that are otherwise ineffable. Her current research explores how artworks configure a space in which unvoiced, silent or silenced difference might emerge. Other interests include the relation between literature and historiography, intermediality, philosophies of time, critiques of (neo-)colonialism, racism, sexism, homo- and transphobia. Among her recent publications are "Crimes of historiography, powers of the false and forces of fabulation in Richard Flanagan's Gould's Book of Fish," in Deleuzian Events: Writing|History, edited by Hanjo Berressem and Leyla Haferkam, and "My Dissertation Photo Album: Snapshots from a Writing Tour," in Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research: Researching Differently, eds. Rosemarie Buikema, Gabriele Griffin, and Nina Lykke.
Elisabeth Woronzoff-Dashkoff is a graduate student in the American Culture Studies Ph.D. program at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio. She is interested in visual and musical popular culture, and wishes to research the ways in which the role of women in music, both contemporary and historical, have shaped the gender, political and cultural boundaries of the independent and mainstream music industry. Her current interest is the examination of the role of female musicians in the 18th century and their contribution to public musical culture.
Julie Anne Young studied History and Archaeology at University College Cork and continued her studies at University of Ulster, Belfast in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. Her interest in how Museums represent different sectors in society led to her MA thesis on Punk in Northern Ireland and on to Girl Museum.