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Jordan Adler is a PhD student in English (media, cinema, and digital studies concentration) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2017, he graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Montreal's Concordia University, where his Master's thesis focused on documentaries that explored nonviolent activism and peace-building movements in Israel and Palestine. His scholarly work has appeared in Offscreen and Synoptique, while he has also contributed journalistically to outlets such as Screen International, TIFF's The Review, the Canadian Jewish News, and Toronto Film Scene.

Pat Bonner is a PhD candidate in Film and Moving Image Studies at Concordia University. His research centers on Canadian children's television, with a focus on popular commercial entertainment.

Kelsey Cummings studies whiteness and social media design as a PhD candidate in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research has been published in Television & New Media, Feminist Media Studies, and Social Media + Society.

Sonia Lupher is a PhD candidate in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is writing a dissertation on the ties between women's horror filmmaking, women's genres, and women's cinema. She is the founder/editor of Cut-Throat Women: A Database of Women Who Make Horror (, a project that aims to shed light on the role of women working in horror film production. Her work has been published in Ecrans and Critical Quarterly, and she has also contributed to Bitch Flicks, Grim Magazine, and Graveyard Shift Sisters.

Geneveive Newman is a PhD student in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Master's Degree in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on onto-epistemological phenomenology, horror media, and film philosophy. She has published and presented work on mental illness in horror, queer temporality, and (de)colonization in horror media. [End Page 106]

Dr. Daniel Sacco holds an MFA in Screenwriting from York University and a PhD from the joint program in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities. His dissertation research explored intersections between film censorship, genre transgression, spectatorship theory, and the sociology of film reception. His writing has appeared in Cinephile and The New Review of Film and Television Studies, and he has an article forthcoming in The Canadian Journal of Film Studies. He has worked as a film festival programmer, script consultant, commercial set dresser, and sociology instructor at Ryerson University. He currently teaches screenwriting at the Toronto Film School, and is writing and co-directing his first feature film.

Denis Saltykov is a PhD candidate in Film/Slavic at the University of Pittsburgh; he also studied Philosophy and Sociology in the graduate school of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow). His current research interests are sociological theories of cinema, film genre studies, and politics of contemporary popular culture. His research focuses on the ways in which recent Russian cinema is adopting Western models of horror and action films.

Aanchal Saraf is a graduate student in American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her research focuses on questions of race, affect, toxicity, and displacement that emerge from overlapping imperialisms in the Pacific. [End Page 107]



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