Kyle William Bishop is a third-generation professor at Southern Utah University, where he teaches courses in American literature and culture, film studies, fantasy literature, and English composition. He has presented and published articles on popular culture and cinematic adaptation, including Metropolis, Night of the Living Dead, Fight Club, White Zombie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dawn of the Dead. He received a PhD in English from the University of Arizona in 2009, and his first book, American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture, is now available through McFarland & Co.
Heike Henderson is Associate Professor of German and German Section Head at Boise State University. Her research expertise is in contemporary German literature. She has published on Turkish-German women writers, on food in literature, and on finding balance between family and career. Her current work focuses on culinary taboos and representations of cannibalism.
Deborah Harris-Moore is currently a faculty member in the University of California, Santa Barbara Writing Program where she teaches writing. In her current book project, she is exploring the rhetoric of cosmetic surgery and body modification. Her broader research interests include medical rhetoric and disability studies.
Laura Alba-Juez is currently an Associate Professor of English Linguistics at the National Distance Education University (UNED) in Madrid, Spain. Her main areas of research are Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, and (Computerized) Language Teaching. She has participated in linguistic research projects and is the Director of the FunDETT project (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation), whose focus of study is the evaluative function of language. Her latest book is titled Perspectives on Discourse Analysis: Theory and Practice, published by Cambridge Scholars in the U.K. She authored or co-authored six other books, and has co-edited a volume devoted to English Studies. She has also published numerous articles related to areas such as Politeness Theory, verbal irony, discourse markers, and the computerized oral evaluation of languages. [End Page 247]
Elena Martínez-Caro is currently an Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Her main research areas include English syntax, the interface between syntax and discourse, and English-Spanish contrastive linguistics. She has collaborated with Mike Hannay (VU University, Amsterdam) in several research projects, and is currently working with Lachlan Mackenzie (VU University & ILTEC, Lisbon) on a grammar of English for Spanish-speaking students. She has published various articles and a 1999 book titled Gramática del discurso: Foco y énfasis en ingles y en español.
Melina Alice Moore is a doctoral student in English at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She holds a B.A. in English from Smith College and a Master's degree in Liberal Studies from the Graduate Center. Her research interests include nineteenth-century British women writers, queer theory, disability studies, and autobiography and memoir.
Danizete Martínez is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Mexico, Valencia campus. Her current project "The Chicana/o Grotesque: National Origins, Subversive Traditions, and Bodies of Resistance in U.S. Southwestern Literatura" is an exploration of Mexican-American ethnic identity and cultural production. [End Page 248]