Alexander Cho is a postdoctoral scholar at the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California Humanities Research Institute. He is currently leading a digital design research effort to connect low-income families with meaningful out-of-school learning opportunities. His writing has appeared in Networked Affect (MIT Press, 2015), Inequity in the Technopolis (University of Texas Press, 2012), and GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.
Lindsay Giggey earned her PhD in cinema and media studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her essay "'You Too Can Make Your Own Lifetime Movie': Branded Labor via Lifetime's Movie-Mash-Ups" was featured in Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell's The Lifetime Network: Essays on "Television for Women" in the Twenty-First Century (McFarland, 2016). Her dissertation focuses on the relationship between contemporary reality television and celebrity as sites for network and individual branding.
Claire Perkins is senior lecturer in film and screen studies at Monash University. She is the author of American Smart Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2012) and coeditor of Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2016), US Independent Film after 1989: Possible Films (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), B Is for Bad Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics and Cultural Value (SUNY Press, 2014), and Film Trilogies: New Critical Approaches (Palgrave, 2012). Her writing has also appeared in journals including Camera Obscura, Continuum, Celebrity Studies, Critical Studies in Television, and Velvet Light Trap.
Maureen Rogers is a PhD candidate in film in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her current research project, "From the Margins to the Mainstream: Exploitation Cinema and the New Hollywood," examines the codependent relationship between Hollywood and exploitation independents during the 1970s. Her research has appeared in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television and is forthcoming in Film History.
Sharon Marie Ross is associate professor in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at Columbia College Chicago. Her works includes Beyond the Box: Television and the Internet (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) and Teen Television: Essays on Programming and Fandom (McFarland, 2008). Ross's areas of research include media reception, gender, and youth, and she is currently working on a book about the history of teens on US TV from MTV on. [End Page 186]