Clementine Beauvais is a second-year PhD student at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Maria Nikolajeva. Her thesis investigates the use of political theory in explicating politically committed children’s literature.
Eric Birkeland is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a visual artist and painter. He currently resides in New York City, where he drinks unreasonable amounts of coffee and, on occasion, writes.
Karen Coats is a professor of English at Illinois State University, where she teaches children’s and young adult literature.
Anne E. Duggan is an associate professor of French literature and the director of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at Wayne State University. She is author of Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies: The Politics of Gender and Cultural Change in Absolutist France (2005) and is completing a book-length study on the fairy-tale cinema of French filmmaker Jacques Demy. Besides her work as Associate Editor of Marvels & Tales, she is coediting the second edition of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales with Donald Haase.
Pauline Greenhill is a professor of women’s and gender studies at the University of Winnipeg. Her recent books include Fairy Tale Films: Visions of Ambiguity (with coeditor Sidney Eve Matrix, 2010) and Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms (with coeditor Kay F. Turner, 2012). [End Page 153]
Christine A. Jones is an associate professor of French and comparative literary and cultural studies at the University of Utah. She has coedited an anthology of fairy tales with Jennifer Schacker, published a monograph on porcelain (featuring two fairy tales), and is currently translating the fairy tales of Charles Perrault.
Jeana Jorgensen holds a PhD in folklore from Indiana University. Her dissertation was on gender and the body in European fairy tales. Her other research interests include feminist theory, contemporary fairy tales, dance, body art, fantasy literature, and the digital humanities.
Dominique Jullien is a professor of French and comparative literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her most recent book is Les amoureux de Schéhérazade: Variations modernes sur les 1001 Nuits (2009).
Alexander D. King is a senior lecturer in anthropology at the University of Aberdeen and author of Living with Koryak Traditions: Playing with Culture in Siberia (2011). His current research focuses on the ethnopoetics of Koryak oral narratives and documentation of Koryak language, which is indigenous to the people of Kamchatka, Russia.
Steven Kohm is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His most recent research on crime in popular culture appears in Theoretical Criminology, Crime Media Culture, and Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He is Editor of the Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research.
Kendra Magnus-Johnston is a PhD student at the University of Manitoba in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre. She works as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Winnipeg and has published in the Journal of Folklore Research and Children’s Literature Association Quarterly.
Jennifer L. Miller received her PhD in English from the University of Minnesota, and she is currently completing a Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowship at Valparaiso University. Her current book project, Fantastic Borderlands, looks at the fantastic as a way of reconsidering race in contemporary popular fiction. Jennifer is also the Editor of Fantasy Matters, a website dedicated to bridging popular and academic discussions of fantasy and science fiction.
Tracey Mollet is a PhD student at the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds. Her thesis is titled “Political Tooning: Disney, the [End Page 154] Schlesinger Studios, and the Roosevelt Administration.” Her research interests include Disney and WB animation, the impact of the New Deal on American ideology, and Hollywood propaganda during World War II.
Helen Pilinovsky writes on fairy tales, feminism, and the fantastic. She received her PhD from Columbia University, where her topic was the birth of the genre of fantasy in the nineteenth century. She has guest-edited issues of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts and Extrapolation and has published on topics ranging from Victorian literature to contemporary speculative fiction and interstitiality. She is currently working on her...