Charlotte E. Howell received her BA from the University of Virginia and her MA from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include religion and television, broadcast history, cultural studies, and media industry studies. She has published essays in Networking Knowledge and Kinephanos. She is a member of the SCMS Teaching Committee and has contributed to the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier. Charlotte has worked for FlowTV and InMediaRes, was a co-coordinator of the Flow Conference in 2010 and 2014, and was the graduate student manager for Media Industries from 2012 to 2015.
Ellen Kirkpatrick is a PhD candidate in comics, culture, and “identity” at Kingston University, London. Her research builds upon work undertaken for an MPhil (Brist.) and interrogates the concept of identity, centering on notions of traversable borders. Ideas circulating the dressed body loom large in her work, and within her thesis she examines dressing and costuming practices to explore the implications of the dressed, and visualized, body within the performance of identity. Her work has appeared in Transformative Works and Cultures, and she is currently working on a chapter for an edited collection on representations of fandom in popular culture and media.
Carlen Lavigne is the author of Cyberpunk Women, Feminism and Science Fiction (McFarland, 2013), the editor of Remake Television: Reboot, Re-Use, Recycle (Lexington, 2014), and the coeditor of American Remakes of British Television (Lexington, 2011). She holds a PhD in communications studies and teaches at Red Deer College in Alberta, Canada.
Mey Rude is a trans lesbian Latina, the trans editor at Autostraddle and author of the weekly column “Drawn to Comics.” Her Twitter handle is @lunchinthepark.
Suzanne Scott is an assistant professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared in New Media & Society, Transformative Works and Cultures, and collections such as How to Watch Television and The Participatory Cultures Handbook. Her current book project examines the gendered tensions underpinning the media industry’s embrace of fans as tastemakers and promotional partners within convergence culture. [End Page 168]
J. Skyler is a black trans woman and the LGBT visibility columnist for Comicosity. Her Twitter handle is @jskylerinc.
Rachel Stevens is a lesbian and transgender woman living in Washington state, originally from southwestern Michigan. She likes to read and critique comics from a trans-inclusive feminist perspective, and is writing stories of her own about people like her. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found listening to electronic music or telling bad jokes about robots. She can be contacted via email at email@example.com. [End Page 169]