Lindsay H. Garrison is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she is working on a dissertation about young stars, youth markets, and "tween" audiences. She currently serves as a coordinating editor for Velvet Light Trap, and she is a founding contributing editor of the media studies blog Antenna.
Felicia D. Henderson is a doctoral candidate at the University of California–Los Angeles, Department of Cinema and Media Studies. She has written extensively about race and gender and the complicated relationship between black sitcom characters and the writers who create them. Her writer/producer credits include Moesha, Everybody Hates Chris, Gossip Girl, Fringe, and Soul Food: The Series, which she also created and executive produced. Currently, she is the writer of Teen Titans, a monthly comic book published by DC Comics.
Kelly Kessler is Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at DePaul University. Her work on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and genre has appeared in Film Quarterly, Televising Queer Women: A Reader, and The New Queer Aesthetic on Television: Essays on Recent Programming. She is the author of Destabilizing the Hollywood Musical: Music, Masculinity, and Mayhem (Palgrave).
Jonathan Nichols-Pethick is Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication and Theatre at DePauw University. He is the author of Policing Television: Police Drama and Cultural Politics (Routledge, 2010).
Alisa Perren is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University. She is coeditor of Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
Sharon Marie Ross is Associate Chair of the Television Department at Columbia College Chicago, where she teaches TV history and Critical Studies classes. She is the author of Beyond the Box: Television and the Internet (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) and coeditor of Teen Television: Essays on Programming and Fandom (McFarland, 2008). [End Page 166]