Brent Allison recently received a PhD in the Social Foundations of Education program at the University of Georgia.
Mark Anderson is the author of Japan and the Specter of Imperialism.
Christopher Bolton is associate professor of Comparative and Japanese Literature at Williams College. He is author of Sublime Voices: The Fictional Science and Scientific Fiction of Abe Kōbō and coeditor of Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).
Martha Cornog, MA, MS, has written articles on manga and anime for the sexological and library literature, and writes the graphic novel column for Library Journal. Together with Timothy Perper, she is editor of Graphic Novels beyond the Basics (forthcoming) and is currently editing an anthology of essays on manga and anime.
Mark Driscoll is assistant professor of Japanese and international studies at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.
Angela Drummond-Mathews is professor of English at Paul Quinn College.
Michael Fisch received his PhD in anthropology from Columbia University. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard University Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, where he is working on a book concerning the intersection between new communication media and the commuter train network in contemporary Japan. He has published work on the animation of Oshii Mamoru, the fiction of Murakami Haruki, and the phenomenon of chapel weddings in Japan.
Michael Dylan Foster is assistant professor of folklore and East Asian languages and cultures at Indiana University. He is author of Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yōkai.
Wendy Goldberg is a PhD student in English at the University of Connecticut and an instructor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Marc Hairston is a professional space physicist at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he coteaches a literature course about anime with Pamela Gossin. He is a speaker at the Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits workshop at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and cocreator of Cindi in Space, the first online manga funded by NASA.
Charles Shiro Inouye is professor of Japanese at Tufts University. He is a translator of Izumi Kyōka’s work. His recent publications include Evanescence and Form: An Introduction to Japanese Culture (2008) and “Promoting Virtue and Punishing Vice: Tarantino’s Kill Bill and the Return of Bakumatsu Aesthetics” in Postscript. He is writing a book-length critique of modernity entitled “Figurality and the Development of Modern Consciousness.”
Rei Okamoto Inouye is associate academic specialist in Japanese at Northeastern University. She teaches Japanese pop culture, film, and language, and she researches wartime manga.
Paul Jackson is a freelance writer based in England. He has written anime reviews for Midnight Eye and contributed to Senses of Cinema and Film International.
Seth Jacobowitz is assistant professor in the Humanities Department at San Francisco State [End Page 335] University, where he specializes in modern Japanese literature and visual culture. He recently completed The Edogawa Rampo Reader.
Thomas Lamarre is professor of East Asian studies, art history, and communication studies at McGill University. He is author of Shadows on the Screen: Tanizaki Juni’ichiro on Cinema and Oriental Aesthetics, Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription, and The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation (Minnesota, 2009)
Tom 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.
Frenchy Lunning is professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and codirector of SGMS: Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits, a weekend workshop there.
Sheng-Mei Ma is professor of English at Michigan State University, where he specializes in Asian diaspora and Asian American studies and East–West comparative studies. His publications include East–West Montage: Reflections on Asian Bodies in Diaspora (2007), The Deathly Embrace: Orientalism and Asian American Identity (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), Immigrant Subjectivities in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Literatures (1998), Chenmo de shanhen (2005, Silent scars), and Sanshi zuoyou (1989, Thirty, left and right). His Asian Diaspora and East–West Modernity is forthcoming.
Christine Marran is associate professor of Japanese literature and cultural studies at the University of Minnesota. She is author of Poison Woman: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern Japanese Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).
Zília Papp is assistant professor in media studies in the Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies at Hosei University, Tokyo.
Marco Pellitteri is a sociologist. His most recent book is Il Drago e la Saetta. Modelli, strategie e identità dell’immaginario giapponese (The dragon and the dazzle: Models, strategies, and identities of Japanese imagination).
Timothy Perper, PhD, has written on manga and anime for sexological and scholarly literature. Together with Martha Cornog, he is editor of Graphic Novels beyond the Basics (forthcoming) and is currently editing an anthology of essays on manga and anime.
Yoji Sakate is recognized as one of Japan’s most socially conscious and politically active artists. He founded Rinkogun Theater Company in 1983, and his play Yaneura (The attic) was produced by The Play Company in New York City in 2007.
Chinami Sango is an avant-pop artist whose major works include Nonai Kareshi and Soulless Pop.
Deborah Scally is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas. She teaches composition, rhetoric, and literature at the Art Institute of Dallas and at community colleges.
Deborah Shamoon is assistant professor of Japanese literature and popular culture at the University of Notre Dame.
Manami Shima was an actress, interpreter, and translator. She had a long involvement with the theatrical company Seinendan, directed by Oriza Hirata. She passed away in 2003.
Rebecca Suter is lecturer in Japanese studies at the University of Sydney. She is author of The Japanization of Modernity: Murakami Haruki between Japan and the United States. [End Page 336]
Takayuki Tatsumi is professor of English at Keio University in Tokyo and a science fiction critic. He is author of Cyberpunk America and Full Metal Apache.
Christophe Thouny is a PhD candidate in East Asian studies at New York University.
Gavin Walker is a doctoral candidate in East Asian literature at Cornell University. He is currently translating a volume of the selected writings of Uno Kōzō.
Dennis Washburn is professor of Japanese and comparative literature at Dartmouth College. His recent publications include Translating Mount Fuji, Converting Cultures, and translations of two novellas by Mizukami Tsutomu.
Theresa M. Winge is assistant professor of fashion design and theory at Indiana University, Bloomington. [End Page 337]