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Drew Ayers is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His interests include reception studies and theories of emotion.

Kevin John Bozelka is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. He is writing on the relationship between rock music and the classical Hollywood musical.

Adrain Martin is senior research fellow in Film & TV Studies at Monash University, Clayton, Australia, and coeditor of Rouge (

Clarie Perkins is a Ph.D. candidate in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University, Melbourne. Her research covers contemporary American commercial-independent filmmaking.

Andrew Scahill is a Ph.D. candidate in the Radio-Television-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation, “Malice in Wonderland: The Cinematic Horror of the Revolting Child,” interrogates the terrible child in horror film as a nodal point for anxieties over delinquency, futurity, sexuality, and eugenics.

Lisa Schmidt is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include sound, genre, and reception. Her dissertation will explore embodied audience reception of fantastic (science fiction, fantasy, horror) genres.

Christopher Sieving is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. His articles have appeared in Screening Noir, the Journal of Communication Inquiry, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies. He is currently completing Soul Searching: Black-Themed Cinema from the March on Washington to the Dawn of Blaxploitation, 1963–1970, a book on African American issues and the commercial film industry in the 1960s.

Iain Robert Smith is a doctoral candidate in the Institute of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham. His thesis, “Remix Cultures: Transcultural Appropriations of American Popular Culture,” explores the myriad ways in which iconic elements of American popular culture have been borrowed and transformed in other national contexts.

Matt Yockey is a visiting assistant professor in the Film and Media Studies Department at the University of California, Irvine. He holds a Ph.D. in communication and culture from Indiana University. His dissertation is an examination of contemporary superhero films as a mediation of religious and secular rhetoric. He has published essays on the comic book The Fantastic Four and its relationship to the space race and the Hummer as a cultural object.



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