Chris Dumas holds degrees from Oberlin College, Columbia University, and Indiana University. He is the author of Un-American Psycho: Brian De Palma and the Political Invisible (Intellect, 2012) and has published in Critical Inquiry, Cinema Journal, and Camera Obscura. He is an independent scholar.
Melanie E. S. Kohnen is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Her current research investigates how normative structures of cultural representation, media industry, and technology intersect in the production of web-based television and transmedia storytelling. Her work has been published in Journal of Popular Television and several anthologies. Kohnen’s forthcoming book Queer Visibility, Sexuality, and Race in American Film and Television: Screening the Closet (Routledge) traces the uneven history of queer media visibility through crucial turning points in American history. She received her PhD from Brown University in 2010.
Margaret Rhee’s academic articles have been published in Amerasia Journal, Information Society, and Sexuality Research and Social Policy. As a digital activist, she co-leads From the Center, a feminist collective that aims to provide digital media access and education for women inside and outside the San Francisco jail setting (http://ourstorysf.org). Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in ethnic studies and new media studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Scott C. Richmond is assistant professor of film and media studies in the Department of English at Wayne State University, where his teaching and research focus on avant-garde cinema, film theory, media theory, and phenomenology. He is the cofounder and cochair of the Contemporary Theory Scholarly Interest Group in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. His work has appeared in Postmodern Culture, World Picture, and Discourse, and is forthcoming in October. His book, Proprioceptive Aesthetics: Cinema and the Illusion of Bodily Movement, is under contract with the University of Minnesota Press.
Timothy Shary edited the anthology Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema (Wayne State University Press, 2013) and maintains an ongoing research program studying the representational politics of aging, beginning with Generation Multiplex: The Image of Youth in Contemporary American Cinema (University of Texas Press, 2002), a new edition of which will appear in 2014. He is now working on a study of elderly characters. [End Page 184]