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Margaret Duffy is Associate Professor and teaches research theory and methods courses in the master’s and doctoral programs at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research interests include investigating individuals’ media choices and preferences, digital communication in news and advertising, and advertising ethics. Her current research involves youth perceptions of advertising ethics, digital political strategies, and applying narrative and dramatistic theories to news and other digital communication. She consults frequently and has presented research and conducted training with agencies and news groups in the United States, China, the UK, Thailand, Australia, and South Africa.

Danusha V. Goska earned her MA at the University of California, Berkeley, under Alan Dundes, and her PhD at Indiana University. She has taught in Africa, Asia, and Europe; she is now at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Her work has appeared in Polin, The Journal of Popular Culture, TheScreamOnline, and in the anthologies The Impossible Will Take a Little While and Folklore Muse. Her book Bieganski: the Brute Polak Stereotype won the 2010 Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) Halecki award. Goska has also won a New Jersey State Council on the Arts grant and the Indiana University Kagan-Kans award. Her book Save Send Delete, addressing the question of the existence of God, is scheduled to appear in 2012.

Carl Lindahl is Martha Gano Houstoun Research Professor in English at the University of Houston. He has published in the fields of folk narrative, medieval folklore, and festive folklore and has conducted his most extensive fieldwork with the regional cultures of the mountain South and French Louisiana. He is currently researching narrative communities in eastern Kentucky, Lowland Scotland, and Northern Ireland as well as co-directing Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston, the world’s first large-scale project in which disaster survivors take the lead in documenting their experiences of disaster.

Fei-wen Liu is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Her research interests include life history, narrative, and women’s expressive culture, specifically the centuries-old but disappearing female script known as nüshu (female writing) circulated in Jiangyong County, in the Hunan Province in South China. Her most recent work is a documentary film entitled Calling and Recalling: The Sentiments of Female Script (Nüshu) produced in collaboration with Chia-kun Hsieh and Yu-i Kuo. [End Page 259]

Janis Teruggi Page is Associate Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. She conducts research on the visual rhetoric of political communication and popular culture.

Rachel Young is a doctoral student at the Missouri School of Journalism. She conducts research on social influence and mediated health communication among children and adolescents. She is also a master’s student in public health at the University of Missouri-Columbia. [End Page 260]



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