Mary Celeste Kearney is director of gender studies and associate professor of film, television, and theatre at the University of Notre Dame. She is author of Girls Make Media (Routledge, 2006) and Gender and Rock (Oxford University Press, 2017) and editor of The Gender and Media Reader (Routledge, 2011) and Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls' Media Culture (Peter Lang, 2011). She is currently completing the second volume of Mediated Girlhoods with Morgan Blue, and research for her second monograph, From "Nancy Drew" to "Gidget": The First Wave of Teen-Girl Media.
Allison McCracken is associate professor of American studies at DePaul University. Her areas of research and teaching include American cultural history, popular culture and media, voice studies, and gender and sexuality studies. Her award-winning book Real Men Don't Sing: Crooning in American Culture was published by Duke University Press in 2015. She is currently working on an analysis of the NBC reality program The Voice, as well as new areas of feminist and queer activity at fan conventions and on the social media platform Tumblr.
Elissa H. Nelson is assistant professor in the Communication Arts and Sciences Department at Bronx Community College, City University of New York, and is also on the faculty of the School of Film and Media Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York. She has published work on 1980s Hollywood, digital distribution, and teen films, and her current research focuses on the media industries, genre studies, soundtracks, and representations of youth. Her book "The Breakfast Club": Youth Identity and Generational Conflict in the Golden Age of the Teen Film, part of the series Cinema and Youth Cultures, is forthcoming from Routledge.
Andrew Scahill is assistant professor in the English Department at the University of Colorado, Denver. He has served as coordinating editor for Velvet Light Trap and assistant editor for Literature/Film Quarterly. He is the author of The Revolting Child in Horror Cinema: Youth Rebellion and Queer Spectatorship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and is currently at work on a monograph concerning the representation of queer youth in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994).
Timothy Shary publishes on the representational politics of age, most recently coauthoring with Nancy McVittie Fade to Gray: Aging in American Cinema (University of Texas Press, 2016). He continues to study younger roles as well, having written Generation Multiplex: The Image of Youth in Contemporary American Cinema (University of Texas Press, 2002, 2014) and Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen (Wallflower Press, 2005), and coedited Youth Culture in Global Cinema (University of Texas Press, 2007) with Alexandra Seibel. He also edited Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema (Wayne State Universtiy Press, 2013) and is coeditor of The Films of Amy Heckerling (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) with Frances Smith. His current project is a volume on the Richard Linklater film Boyhood (2014), to be published by Routledge as part of the Cinema and Youth Cultures series in 2018. [End Page 162]
Louisa Stein is associate professor of film and media culture at Middlebury College, where she teaches classes on remix culture, youth media, YouTube, and gender and sexuality in media. She is author of Millennial Fandom: Television Audiences in the Transmedia Age (University of Iowa Press, 2015) and coeditor of Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom (McFarland, 2012) and Teen Television: Programming and Fandom (McFarland, 2008). She is book review editor for Cinema Journal and Transformative Works and Cultures.
Valerie Wee is associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore and lectures on film and media studies. Her research areas include teen culture and the American culture industries, horror films, and gender representations in the media. Her work has appeared in Cinema Journal, Journal of Film and Video, Journal of Popular Film and Television, and Feminist Media Studies. She is the author of two books, Teen Media: Hollywood and the Youth Market in the Digital Age (McFarland, 2010) and Japanese Horror Films and Their American Remakes: Translating Fear, Adapting Culture (Routledge, 2013).
Faye Woods is lecturer in film and television at the University of Reading and author of the monograph British Youth Television, published by Palgrave in 2016. Her research...