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Lucy Bennett is an independent postdoctoral researcher. She is the cofounder of the Fan Studies Network, and her work on fandom has appeared in journals such as Transformative Works and Cultures, Participations, Social Semiotics, and New Media and Society.

Racquel Gates is Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Her work has appeared in Antenna, In Media Res, and Velvet Light Trap, and will be seen in the forthcoming works Watching While Black: Centering the Television of Black Audiences (Rutgers University Press) and Saturday Night Live and American TV (Indiana University Press).

Hollis Griffin is Assistant Professor of Communication at Denison University. His work has appeared in Spectator, Television & New Media, Velvet Light Trap, Popular Communication, JumpCut, FLOW, In Media Res, and Antenna. He has articles forthcoming in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Journal of Popular Film & Television, and The Blackwell Companion to Reality Television (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming). He is currently at work on a book manuscript, “Affective Convergences: Manufactured Feelings in Queer Media Cultures.”

Laura Horak is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University. She received her PhD in film and media at the University of California, Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in women, gender, and sexuality. She is currently revising her dissertation, “Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women and the Legitimation of American Silent Cinema,” for publication and conducting research for a new book on sexuality and Swedish silent cinema.

Joshua Neves is Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. His research centers on comparative and global media, cultural theory, and media urbanism. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Social Text, Media Fields Journal, and Discourse, among others.

Meheli Sen is Assistant Professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, as well as the Cinema Studies program, at Rutgers University. Sen’s work has been published in LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Journal of the Moving Image, South Asian Review, and Bollywood and Globalization: Indian Popular Cinema, Nation, and Diaspora (Anthem, 2010). She is coeditor of Figurations in Indian Film (Palgrave-Macmillan, forthcoming). She is currently researching B genres, particularly those dealing with horror and the supernatural, in the larger rubric of the Bollywood system. [End Page 161]



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