Anne Allison is professor and chair of the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. She is author of Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination (2006), Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity (1994), and Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan (1996).
William L. Benzon has published extensively on literature and on cultural evolution. He is author of Beethoven's Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture (2001).
Christopher Bolton is assistant professor of Japanese at Williams College.
Vern L. Bullough was a State University of New York Distinguished Professor Emeritus of history and sociology as well as professor emeritus at California State University at Northridge. Once introduced by a colleague as "the historian who specialized in whores, queers, and perverts but who could also do some 'real' research occasionally," he was a founding figure and breakthrough scholar in the history of sexuality, authoring or editing more than fifty books on sexuality, history, and nursing. He was our colleague and friend, and he will be missed.
Martha Cornog has written articles on manga for the sexology literature and together with Timothy Perper is editing a forthcoming book on graphic novels in libraries. She writes the graphic novel column for Library Journal.
Patrick Drazen is author of Anime Explosion! The What? Why? and Wow! of Japanese Animation (2003).
Marc Hairston is a professional space physicist at the University of Texas, Dallas. He wrote for Animerica and is a regular speaker at the Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits workshops at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Mari Kotani is a science fiction film critic and author of Techno-gynesis: The Political Unconscious of Feminist Science Fiction (1994).
Thomas Lamarre is a professor at McGill University and author of Shadows on the Screen: Tanizaki Jun'ichirô on Cinema and Oriental Aesthetics (2005) and Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription (2000).
Antonia Levi teaches Asian studies and popular culture at Portland State University. She is the author of Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation (1996).
Thomas Looser is associate professor of Japanese studies at New York University. He is author of Visioning Eternity: Aesthetics, Politics, and History in the Early Modern Noh Theater (2006).
Frenchy Lunning is a professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and co director of SGMS: Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits, a weekend workshop there.
Susan Napier is professor of Japanese studies at Tufts University and author of Anime from "Akira" to "Howl's Moving Castle" (2000) and The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature! The Subversion of Modernity (1991).
Michelle Ollie is cofounder and managing director of the Center for Cartoon Studies. [End Page 192]
Timothy Perper has written articles on manga for the sexology literature and together with Martha Cornog is editing a forthcoming book on graphic novels in libraries.
Sara Pocock is a recent graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she studied animation. Her work has been showcased on Nickelodeon, and she recently illustrated a full-length comic, The Hydrologic Heist, soon to be published by Aha! Process Inc.
Brian Ruh is author of Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii (2004). He is working on his PhD in communication and culture at Indiana University.
Takayuki Tatsumi is professor of English at Keio University and author of Full Metal Apache: Transactions between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America (2006), Cyberpunk America (1988), and New Americanist Poetics (1995), as well as editor of Science Fiction Controversies in Japan, 1957–1997.
Toshiya Ueno is a professor in the Department of Expressive Cultures at Wako University.
Theresa Winge is a professor of fashion design and theory in the Department of Apparel Merchandise and Interior Design at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Mark J. P. Wolf is associate professor of communication at Concordia University, Wisconsin. His books include Abstracting Reality: Art, Communication, and Cognition in the Digital Age (2000), The Medium of the Video Game (2002), Virtual Morality: Morals, Ethics, and New Media (2003), The Video Game Theory Reader (2003), and The World of the D'ni: Myst and Riven (2005).
Wendy Siuyi Wong is associate professor of design at York University, Toronto. She is the author of books on...