Jeroen Dewulf is Queen Beatrix Professor in Dutch Studies at University of California, Berkeley. For many years, he has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. He publishes in five different languages (English, Dutch, German, Portuguese, and French). His latest book publications are Brasilien mit Bruchen (2007) and Spirit of Resistance (2010). In 2010, he was distinguished by the Hellman Family Faculty Fund as one of the “Best of Berkeley Researchers.” In 2012, he won the Robert O. Collins Award in African Studies and the American Cultures Innovation in Teaching Award.
Michael Dylan Foster is an Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. He is the author of Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yōkai (2009) and numerous articles on folklore, literature, and media in Japan.
Regina Marchi holds a PhD in Communication from the University of California at San Diego. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University, where she conducts research about the intersections of culture, politics, and media. She is the author of Day of the Dead in the USA: The Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon (2009), and recipient of both the James W. Carey Award for Media Research and the International Latino Book Award. Prior to life in the academy, she worked as a journalist in Central America. [End Page 357]