Marnie Binfield is a doctoral student in radio, television, and film at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her master's degree in women's studies from San Diego State University. She is interested in issues of gender, sexuality, bodies, and politics, especially within popular music and music video.
Nancy Fallen is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College and her M.A. from Emory University. Her academic interests include film festivals, independent film, and film industry history.
Hollis Griffin is currently completing a master's degree in media and gender studies at the University of Texas at Austin. A graduate of Cornell University, he spent several years working in the publishing industry in New York. His master's thesis examines the role of the gay detective in American popular culture.
Ken Hillis is associate professor of media studies in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His book Digital Sensations: Space, Identity and Embodiment in Virtual Reality (1999) is published by the University of Minnesota Press. His current book project, Rituals of Transmission, examines relationships among on-line technologies, digital celebrity, ritual, and fetishism. He is also editing an anthology, The eBay Reader, and working on a monograph linking theories of Enlightenment, the built form of urban Los Angeles, and the role of films set in Los Angeles in broadcasting news of this form to receptive audiences.
Jun Okada is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA. Her dissertation is about the history of Asian American film and video. She has written for International Documentary Magazine and Film Quarterly.
Victoria Sturtevant is assistant professor of film and video studies at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently working on a book about slapstick comedy and the female body in the films of Marie Dressler.
Olivier Jean Tchouaffé, from Cameroon, is a doctoral candidate in radio, television, and film at the University of Texas at Austin. He deals with issues concerning film, cultural theory, the nation-state, citizenship, and globalization.
Jerry White is assistant professor of film studies at the University of Alberta. He is coeditor with William Beard of North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema since 1980 (University of Alberta Press, 2002) and editor of 24 Frames: Canada (Wallflower Press, forthcoming in 2006). He is currently president of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies and has done work for the Philadelphia, Taos, Edmonton, Toronto, and Telluride film festivals.