Sumita Chakravarty is associate professor of media studies and chair of culture and media at Eugene Lang College of the New School in New York. Her publications include the essays "The Erotics of History: Gender and Transgression in the New Asian Cinemas," in Rethinking Third Cinema; "Fragmenting the Nation: Images of Terrorism in Indian Popular Cinema" in Terrorism, Media, Liberation; and the book National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema. Her current research is related to media and globalization.
Paul McEwan's current research project is a book on the history of the reception of The Birth of a Nation. Previous essays have appeared in the International Journal of Cultural Studies and the collection Affiliations: Identity in Academic Culture. He is assistant professor of media and communication and associate director of film studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Tania Modleski is Florence R. Scott professor in the department of English at the University of Southern California. Her books include Feminism Without Women and The Women Who Knew Too Much: Hitchcock and Feminist Theory. Recent articles include "The White Negress and the Heavy Duty Dyke" in the collection Cross-Purposes: Feminism, Lesbianism and the Limits of Alliance.
Eric Schaefer is associate professor in the department of visual & media arts at Emerson College. His essays on exploitation film and other marginalized cinemas [End Page 115] have been published in Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, and Film History. He is the author of "Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!": A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959 and is currently working on Massacre of Pleasure: A History of Sex-ploitation Films, 1960-1979. He currently serves as secretary of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
Jeffrey Sconce recently edited a collection called Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics for Duke University Press. He is also the author of Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television (2000), and his essays have appeared in Film Quarterly, Screen, and Wide Angle. He is an associate professor in the department of radio/TV/film at Northwestern University.
Michael Zryd's research centers on experimental and documentary film and other forms of alternative media in North America. His essays are found in journals such as October, The Moving Image, and Literary Research/Recherche littéraire. He teaches at York University in Toronto, where he is an associate professor in cinema and media Studies. [End Page 116]