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Barbara Abrash is associate director of the Center for Media, Culture and History at New York University, where she teaches in the Program in Public History. Her reviews and articles have appeared in various journals including Visual Anthropology Review, History Workshop Journal, and The Independent. Abrash is currently working on the development of a "virtual case book" on tactical media.                                                 
                                           Ryadi Adityavarman teaches interior design in the College of Human Ecology and interdisciplinary environmental design in the College of Architecture at Kansas State University.
Stuart Allan teaches in the School of Cultural Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol. His books include News Culture (Open University Press, 1999) and Media, Risk and Science (Open University Press, 2002). His co-edited collections include News, Gender and Power (Routledge, 1998) and Environmental Risks and the Media (Routledge, 2000). He is currently co-editing, with Barbie Zelizer, Journalism After September 11 (Routledge, 2002). 
Anne Allison is associate professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. She has written two books on Japan: Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club (University of Chicago Press, 1994) and Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan (Westview 1996, rereleased University of California Press, 2000). Her current research is on the globalization of Japanese toys, superheroes and virtual entertainnment.
Michela Ardizzoni is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. Her research focuses on contemporary processes of media globalization and transnationalism with a particular interest in identity construction in hybrid European contexts. 
  Bill Arning is curator at MIT List Visual Arts Center. A frequent lecturer and visiting critic at museums and art schools in Europe and the Americas, he served as chief curator of the alternative space White Columns for the period 1985-1996 during which he organized the first New York exhibitions for many significant American and international artists of the period.
Sanjay Asthana is a Ph.D. candidate in journalism and mass communication at the University of Minnesota.  
  Patricia Aufderheide is a professor in the School of Communication and director of the Center for Social Media at American. She is the author of The Daily Planet: A Critic on the Capitalist Culture Beat (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), and of Communications Policy in the Public Interest: The Telecommunications Act of 1996 (Guilford Press, 1999).
Doris Baltruschat received her MA from Leicester University in 2000. Her thesis on Canadian co-productions will be published as a chapter in a forthcoming edition of the 'Media in Focus' series by Sage Publications, England. Research foci include: media globalization, narrative/textual analysis, cultural policy and political economy in communications. She has extensive experience in the international distribution of film and television programs, copyright issues and digital media. 
  Arundhati Tuli Banerjee is a lecturer in MIT's Department of Foreign Languages & Literature and a Fellow of the Center for Bilingual and Bicultural Studies. She teaches South Asian literature and culture.
Ed Barrett is a senior lecturer in the MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. His edited collections on digital communication include: Text, ConText, and HyperText (MIT Press, 1988); The Society of Text (MIT Press, 1989);' Sociomedia (MIT Press, 1992), and co-editor of Contextual Media: Multimedia and Interpretation (MIT Press, 1995). Barrett is general editor of the MIT Press Series on Digital Communication, directs the Undergraduate Technical Writing Cooperative.  
  Emma Baulch is a Ph.d. candidate in the Politics Department at Monash University, Australia. Her dissertation compares punk, reggae and death metal scenes in Bali over the course of the 1990s. Two of her articles are currently in press: "Alternative Music and Mediation in Late New Order
Indonesia" in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 3:2; and "Creating a Scene: Balinese punk's beginnings" in International Journal of Cultural Studies, 5:2
Bret Benjamin is an assistant professor in the Department of English at SUNY Albany. He is the author of Connections: A Guide to Online Writing, and his paper is part of a book manuscript tentatively entitled Documenting Development: Stories of Sanitation, Population, and Information Technologies.  
  Sarah Berry-Flint is an interaction designer and media-studies teacher and the author of Screen Style: Fashion and Femininity in 1930s Hollywood (Minnesota UP, 2000). She teaches at Portland State University.
Henri Beunders is chair of history of media and culture at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He frequently contributes op-eds to newspapers and magazines. He is the author of ‘Wat je ziet ben je zelf. Big Brother’ (Looking in the Mirror. Big Brother: lust, life and suffering in front of the camera) (Amsterdam, 2000) and ‘Publieke Tranen’(Public Tears. The driving forces behind the emotion culture ) (Amsterdam, 2002).  
  Jan Bierhoff is program leader of the International Institute of Infonomics in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Until 1999, he worked for the European Journalism Centre, an international mid-career training facility based in Maastricht, as its founding director and director of research.
Anita Biressi is senior lecturer in cultural and media studies at the University of Surrey, Roehampton where she teaches courses in crime and the media, popular journalism and news culture. She is the author of Crime, Fear and the Law in True Crime Stories (2001) Palgrave. Her research interests include the study of discourses of crime and law and order in media and political culture, non-fiction television and hybrid genres. She is currently writing a book on realism and reality television with Heather Nunn. 
  Jim Bizzocchi is an associate professor of interactive arts at the Technical University of British Columbia, and a filmmaker who has taught media for over thirty years. His current research interests include the aesthetics of interactive multimedia digital environments and new cinematic paradigms for large-scale high-resolution flatscreen video display. Bizzocchi, who is currently president of the Canadian Association for Distance Education, did his graduate work in MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Program.
Mats Bjorkin is an associate professor of cinema studies in the Department of Musicology, Gothenburg University  
  Vladimir Bratic is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Telecommunications at Ohio University.
Robert Burnett is he is professor and chair of media and communication science at Karlstad University, Sweden. His books include Concentration and Diversity in the International Phonogram Industry, The Global Jukebox: The International Music Industry; and Web Theory: An Introduction.  
  James Carey is CBS Professor of International Journalism in the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and Adjunct Professor at Union Theological Seminary. He is the author of Television and the Press and Communication As Culture and numerous reviews, essays and monographs. He was dean of the College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1979 to 1992.
Hamilton Carroll is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and the Program in American Studies at Indiana University, where his research focuses on cultural representations of the nation-state in the age of the postnational, with specific emphasis on contemporary film and fiction.  
  Justine Cassell is an associate professor at MIT's Media Laboratory, where she heads the Gesture and Narrative Language Research Group. Cassell builds systems that look like humans and that have some of the same kinds of social and communicative competencies that we do.
Odile Cazenave is visiting associate professor at MIT where she teaches Francophone Literature and Cinema. The author of Femmes rebelles (1996)/Rebellious Women (2000, 2001) and Nouvelle Afrique sur Seine (to appear, 2002), her most recent work focuses on the African Diaspora in Paris and literatures of immigration.  
  Catherine E. Celebrezze recently received her Ph.D. in sociology from the New School For Social Research in New York City. Her publications include "Gordon Crawford: The Man Who Bought the Media" in Extra! the Magazine of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting and "From Test Patterns to Time Images" forthcoming in an anthology entitled American Visual Cultures. She currently works at Dunvagen Music Publishers in New York City.
Anita Chan is a second-year graduate student in the Program in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. 
  Jung-Bong Choi is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa, where he also works for the Center for Asian & Pacific Studies. Choi’s research interest includes cultural globalization, digital technology, and East Asian culture and history.
Pei-Chi Chung is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Telecommunication, Indiana University, where her research focuses on ethnic identity and new technology. She is currently writing her dissertation entitled, "Crafting National Identity in Cyberspace."  
  Anne Ciecko is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her writings on cinema have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Asian Cinema, Cinema Journal and the Journal of Film and Video, and she recently edited a special issue of Quarterly Review of Film and Video on the global film star.
Roderick Coover teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of California, San Diego. His works include CD-Roms, DVDs, Web sites, and print essays that explore the rhetoric of digital media and the impact of new media on documentary and narrative traditions of writing and image making.  
  Nick Couldry lectures in media and communications in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he directs the Masters Program in Media and Communications Regulation. He is the author of The Place of Media Power (Routledge, 2000) and Inside Culture (Sage, 2000). His research interests cover media rituals, media and citizenship, and alternative media.
Peter d'Agostino is professor of film and media arts and director of the NewTechLab at Temple University. He has been working in interactive multimedia for over two decades  
  Stephanie Davenport is a graduate student in MIT Comparative Media Studies with a background in corporate sponsorships and media relations. Her interests include telepresence and wireless art projects, artist/researcher collaborations, and new media art funding models.
Drew Davidson teaches at Southwest Texas State University. He has been involved in several presentations and Internet projects revolving around narrative, media and learning.  
  Maire Messenger-Davies is the author of ‘Dear BBC’: Children, Television, Storytelling and the Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press in 2001).
Kim De Vries is a lecturer in writing in the Program for Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT, where her research is focused on teaching with technology and studies of comparative discourse practices in the U.S. and People’s Republic of China. She is also a staff writer for Sequential Tart through which she has published articles on Hong Kong action movies, Otaku culture, and other topics.  
  Wendy E. Dinneen recently earned her M.A. in international communication and international peace and conflict resolution from the School of International Service at American University. Her presentation will be based on her Master's thesis, Intellectual Property and Mediation: Bridging the Systems World and the Life World.
James Donald is a professor of media at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. He is the author (with Mark Balnaves and Stephanie Hemelryk Donald) of the Penguin Atlas of Media and Information (2001), and Imagining the Modern City (1999).  
  Tanja Dreher is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney and teaches media studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her interest in community media interventions and alternative approaches to reporting cultural diversity builds on her previous audience research into news talk and identity.
Isa Ducke is a research fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo, specialising in Japanese-Korean relations and International Relations. She studied Japanese language, Japanese Area Studies, and Political Science at Bonn University, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)), and Waseda University, Tokyo. Her book Status Power: Japan's Foreign Policy Toward Korea will be published by Routledge in 2002.  
  Nabil Echchaibi is a doctoral candidate in Mass Communication in the School of Journalism at Indiana University. His research interests include the politics of minority media among immigrants in France and Germany.
Jan Ekecrantz is chair professor in media and communication studies at the University of Stockholm and recently taught at universities in Russia and Brazil. He has published books and articles on the social history of journalism in Sweden, on globalization and related subjects. He is presently directing a research program on changing media cultures in the post-communist world.  
  Victoria Smith Ekstrand, a former media executive for the Associated Press, is a doctoral student at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Kurt Fendt is a research associate in Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT. His current work includes the conceptualization and implementation of multimedia applications for the humanities with a special focus on foreign language and culture education, and research on hypertext theory. Fendt also teaches several courses in German for the undergraduate program in the humanities and is co-directing the development of a collaborative hypermedia-learning environment for the study of German culture and language called Berliner sehen.  
  Michael Fischer is a professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies at MIT. He is a major contributor to debates in anthropological theory and cultural studies, as well as to Middle East studies. His current research focuses on modern science and technology. Author of (with George Marcus) Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences (1986).
Jessica M. Fishman is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Fishman is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation (2001) that examines news norms for verbal and pictorial coverage of death. She is also part of a grant research project investigating the role of an emerging technology in the context of the socio-cultural organization of the American family institution. 
  Don M. Flournoy is a professor in the School of Telecommunications at Ohio University where he is director of the Institute for Telecommunications Studies.
Roddy Flynn is a lecturer in film and television studies in the School of Communications, Dublin City University.  
  Lawrence Fouraker is an assistant professor of history at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. He earned an AB from Harvard College and MA and PhD degrees in modern Japanese history from the University of California at Berkeley. Fouraker’s dissertation, "Taishö Businessmen and the State" dealt with the political economy of interwar Japan.
Elfriede Fursich is assistant professor of communication at Boston College. Her research areas include media globalization, journalism and media criticism. Her recent publications on travel and global journalism propose a "Commodification Model of Communication" that critically theorizes the increasing commercialization and privatization of global communication.  
  Joseph Garncarz is privatdozent in film studies at the University of Cologne in Germany. His dissertation on film versions was published as Filmfassungen (Frankfurt: Lang, 1992). His post-doctoral thesis Importing Entertainment: The Internationalization of German Film Culture, 1925-1990, on which this paper is partly based, is not yet published. He is currently working on two books about German cinema.
David Goodman is managing editor of the Boston Community Reporters Project and has worked as a reporter and producer in public and non-commercial media for 20 years, including 16 years as a reporter for the Pacifica Network. His other assignments have included work for the BBC, NPR and the National Radio Project. 
  Stine Gotved is assistant professor in the Department for Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen. In 2002, Gotved is a visiting scholar in the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. His areas of interest include time/space relations in online communication and urban sociology.
Nate Greenslit is a doctoral candidate in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT where his research interests include psychopharmaceuticals and identity; antidepressant markets; and popular discourses of neuroscience and psychopharmacology.  
  Pierre Guerlain is a Professor of American studies at Université du Maine, Le Mans, France and teaches at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. His fields of research are discourse analysis, Intercultural Studies and American studies with a special focus on current social issues in the US such as multiculturalism, affirmative action, and the so-called "culture war," and the transcultural images of Americans and the French.
Sabine Haenni is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago. Her work has appeared in Cinema Journal, American Literature, and Screening Asian Americans. She is working on a book-length study, entitled The Immigrant Scene: The Commercial Formation of Ethnic Public Cultures in New York City, 1880-1920. 
  Randall Halle is the co-editor of Reviewing the Popular: New Directions in German Film Studies and the double, special issue of Camera Obscura on Marginality and Alterity in Contemporary European Cinema. He is an editor of Passages, a Journal of Transnational Studies and is working on a new book tentatively entitled, The Work of Film in the age of Transnational Reproduction.
Orit Halpern is a Ph.D. candidate in the history of science at Harvard University. Her public health research has concentrated on medical ethics, women’s health, and HIV/AIDS prevention. For two years, she directed the Global Reproductive Health Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health, an Internet-based reproductive health and rights network where she developed numerous Web sites and online communities. Halpern also works as a multimedia artist-academic, and has produced online public engagement projects concerning the digitalization of biology. Her project "Chromosome 22" can be seen at here. 
  Tal Halpern is an instructional technology specialist at New York University. He has been active in the design and production of new media for both educational and artistic purposes and has worked independently and as part of a team to produce Web sites, videos, and multimedia educational tools including Chromosome 22: an alternative map of the Human Genome.
Ferenc Hammer is an international policy fellow at the Open Society Institute in Budapest where his research focuses on communication and social justice.  
  Ramaswami Harindranath is on the faculty of social sciences at The Open University, UK. He has published essays and book chapters on audience research, globalization, cinema and censorship, and the Internet and virtual nationalism. Harindranath is currently completing a book tentatively entitled Southern Discomfort: Global Media, Local Elites, and Neo-liberalism, to be published by Pluto Press.
Laurie Harnick is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Western Ontario where she teaches in the English Department and in the Department of Media, Information, and Technoculture. Her dissertation considers film adaptation and focuses on the adaptations of Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris.  
  John Hartley, FAHA, is professor and executive dean of the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is author of many books and articles in television and media studies, journalism and cultural history. These include Popular Reality (Arnold, 1996); Uses of Television (Routledge, 1999); The Indigenous Public Sphere with Alan McKee (Oxford University Press, 2000), American Cultural Studies: A Reader edited with Roberta E. Pearson (Oxford University Press, 2000); Communication, Media and Cultural Studies: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2002); A Short History of Cultural Studies (Sage, 2002/3).
Matt Hills is the author of Fan Cultures (Routledge, 2002), has written several articles on media, and is co-editor of Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media. He is currently researching a book on horror fictions and their audiences (The Pleasures of Horror, Continuum 2003) that includes a chapter dealing with the transcultural success of the Japanese horror film The Ring.  
  Teresa Hoefert de Turégano is an assistant professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where her research focuses on the politics of cinema; international cinematographic coproduction; and cinema and developing countries.
Andres Hofmann, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
  Walter Holland is a first-year graduate student in MIT Comparative Media Studies. His research focuses on videogames, their players, their meanings, and their power to enable both learning and unlearning.
Jan Holmberg, is assistant professor and director of studies at the Department of Cinema Studies, Stockholm University. His dissertation (published in Swedish) deals with the debate on close-ups in early cinema culture, relating it to aesthetic and philosophical discourses on distance, size fragmentation, and the human face. He is currently preparing a study on the history of immersion in film and other media.  
  Derek Hrynyshyn is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at York University in Toronto, where he teaches the politics of cyberspace. He is completing a dissertation about conflicts over intellectual property rights in cyberspace.
Ying-Fen Huang is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Canada, after having received her M.A. from the Department of Film and Television at UCLA. She is interested in the areas of political economy, cultural geography, and ideological criticism.  
  Daniel Huecker is a graduate student in the Program in Comparative Media Studies at MIT where his research focuses on the creation and presentation of personal identity through home movies and photographs, and the qualitative analysis of these documents in media, social, and scientific research. Before attending MIT, Huecker coordinated an innovative research study at Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital, Boston, where children and adolescents communicated their experiences of illness through video diaries as they received treatment. These videos were then used as reflexive therapy for the patients, as educational tools for doctors, as best practice tools for the hospital, and as research documents on illness.
Theo Hug is associate professor of educational sciences at Innsbruck University where his research interests include methodology of qualitative research in social sciences, the philosophy of science, media education and media culture.  

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Fran Ilich works in the research department at Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City. He is Founder of Nettime-Latino, and was editor-at-large of the Mexican digital culture magazine Sputnik. He recently curated the Borderhack Attachment online exhibition.  
  Henry Jenkins is the Ann Fetter Friedlaender Professor of Humanities and director of the Program in Comparative Media Studies at MIT, where he writes a monthly column on media and culture, "Digital Renaissance," for Technology Review. He is the author of several books including Textual Poachers: Television Fans & Participatory Culture (Routledge, 1992), and editor of The Children’s Culture Reader (NYU, 1998).
Janet Jones is a lecturer in media and communications at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Her doctoral work examines the relationship between viewer and multi-platform reality TV. Jones worked for the BBC from 1986 to 1998 during which she produced and directed documentaries and current affairs programs.  
  Shekhar Kapur is the director of the acclaimed films Elizabeth and Bandit Queen. He is currently finishing up a film for Miramax and Paramount Pictures called The Four Feathers about the futile attempt by the British to save General Gordon of Khartoum from an attack by Islamic rebels. Future projects include Long Walk to Freedom, the story of Nelson Mandela, and Phantom of the Opera, a film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical. Kapur is the founder of Digital Talkies, an Indian company dedicated to bringing new technologies into filmmaking. In addition to films, Kapur has produced and directed several award-winning commercials in India and abroad.
Hirofumi Katsuno is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii. His research interests lie in the areas of popular culture and children's subjectivity in contemporary Japan.  
  Anandam (Andy) Kavoori is associate professor of telecommunications at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He is director of the Cultural Technologies Project that examines the technologies of television and the Internet as cultural texts with a focus on their American/Global impact and political import.
Gary Keller-Cárdenas is Regents' Professor, and Director of the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University. He is the author of numerous books and articles of scholarship and creative literature that treat Mexican-American and Latino literature, art, film, linguistics and language policy. He has recently produced several CD-ROMs on Latina/Latino subjects.  
  Aphra Kerr is a researcher in the Centre for Science, Technology and Media at Dublin City University.
Laura Kertz received her Master’s in Liberal Studies in February from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Her presentation is adapted from her Masters thesis, "Media Deviance: Markets, Decency, and DIY Disruption."  
  Sharon Kinsella earned a Ph.D. from Oxford University and has lestured at Cambridge and Yale universities. She has spent the last decade studying youth, young women, intellectual and cultural production, and modes of governance in Japan.
Christina Klein holds degrees in American studies and film studies. Her first book, Cold War Orientalism, explores the representation of Asia in American culture of the 1940s and 1950s. She is currently working on a cultural history of martial arts in the US. She regularly teaches the film experience and American literature, and just completed a class on Transnational US-Asian Culture that she taught collaboratively with professors in Singapore and in Bangalore, India.  
  Adam Knee is an assistant professor at Mansfield University. He has previously lectured at universities in Taiwan, Australia, and Thailand. His writing on film and on intercultural issues has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Mapping Globalization (Southbound, 2001), Pedagogy of Language Learning in Higher Education (Ablex, 2001), and Moving Pictures/Traveling Identities (Mississippi, 2002, forthcoming).
Derek Kompare is an assistant professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at Texas Christian University. He has published and presented on the changing relationships of media technologies, industries, and texts, and is currently preparing a book on the history of reruns on American television.  
  Marwan M. Kraidy teaches global communication and culture in the Division of International Communication, School of International Service at American University where his research focuses on transcultural processes and transnational media. His writing has appeared in several journals, and he serves on the editorial boards of the American Communication Journal and of the international journal Languages and Intercultural Communication. Previously, he was director of graduate studies, School of Communication, University of North Dakota.
Peter Kramer teaches film studies at the University of East Anglia (UK). He has published numerous essays on American film and media history and on the relationship between Hollywood and Europe, and is currently completing work on the upcoming books The Big Picture: Hollywood Cinema from Star Wars to Titanic (for the BFI), and The New Hollywood: From Bonnie and Clyde to Star Wars 
  Scott Laderman is a doctoral candidate in American studies and a MacArthur Scholar at the University of Minnesota, as well as an opinions columnist for the Minnesota Daily. A portion of his research on discourses in travel guidebooks for Vietnam is being published as a forthcoming article in a special issue of Mass Communication & Society devoted to international communication history.
Michel S. Laguerre is professor and director of the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a visiting scholar in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT for 2001-2.  
  Hee-Eun Lee is a Ph. D. candidate in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. She is currently working on her dissertation about identity construction in Korean music videos in an era of globalization
Kwang-Suk Lee recently received his Masters in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. He writes a weekly column, ‘@Digital Society,’ for Hankyoreh, a South Korean daily newspaper, and wrote two books, Digital Paradox: The Political Economy of Cyberspace (Seoul, 2000) and Cultural Politics in Cyberspace (Seoul: 1998).  
  Julia Lesage is an associate professor of English at the University of Oregon and co-editor of JUMP CUT: A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA. She is a videomaker, co-author of Media, Culture and the Religious Right, and co-author of a forthcoming book about race in the university, Getting Around: University Students of Color Speak Out.
Steven W. Lewis is senior researcher in Asian politics and economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and lecturer in the Program in Asian Studies at Rice University. Lewis is co-principal investigator of Consumer Citizenship: Marketing Civil Society in a Transnational China, a three-year research project on consumerism and nationalism in China funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. He is the author of What Can I Do For Shanghai? Selling Spiritual Civilization in Chinese Cities, in Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Michael Keane, and Yin Hong, editors, Media in China: Consumption, Content and Crisis, Curzon Press (forthcoming), 2002. 
  Arthur Lizie is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts.
Peter Ludes is professor of mass communication at the International University of Bremen, and the founder of the Initiative News Enlightenment (English version).  
  Lisa Lynch is visiting assistant professor of English and media studies at Catholic University in Washington D.C. Currently, she is writing a book on visual and narrative representations of biomedical risk in the United States from 1945-present. Her work on digital and genetic art has appeared in journals such as Knowledge and Society and New Formations, and has been presented at the American Studies Association and the Society For Literature and Science.
Margarita Maass works in the Multidisciplinary Research Division of Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and is a member of the research team that founded the Complex Communications Laboratory at that University.  
  Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber is a Ph.D. candidate in the
Communications Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was born and raised in Israel to parents of Yemenite descent. She worked as a journalist in Israel for television and newspapers for five years; she also worked as a researcher and diversity trainer at the Adva Center for equality in Israeli society.
Ramez Maluf is chairman of the Arts & Communication Division at the Lebanese American University and director of the Beirut Institute for Media Arts (BIMA). A journalist for nearly 20 years, Maluf was editor of the Daily Star, Lebanon’s English language daily, and of The Middle East Times, a weekly covering the region.  
  Martin Marks is a senior lecturer in music whose specialty is film music. He is the author of Music and the Silent Film and has supervised the restoration of accompaniments for many silent films. He also has a strong interest in musical theater, opera, ballet, poetry and 20th-century fiction.
David Marshall is chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. He is the author of Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture (Minnesota, 1997) and the coauthor of Fame Games: The Production of Celebrity in Australia (Cambridge, 2000/01). He is the founder of m/c -- an online journal of media and culture.  
  John McMurria is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. His research investigates global dynamics in multi-channel television culture. He is co-author with Toby Miller, Nitin Govil and Richard Maxwell of Global Hollywood (British Film Institute, 2001). McMurria currently teaches at the City College of New York.
Monika Mehta recently received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation, "Selections: Cutting, Classification and Certification," examined film censorship of sexuality in Bombay cinema. She currently teaches in the Women's Studies Program at Ithaca College.  
  Heather Miller is a first-year graduate student in MIT Comparative Media Studies where her interests include children’s media, educational technology and gender studies. Miller previously worked as a writer and editor in children’s publishing. She earned a Master’s degree in language and literacy from Harvard University.
Richard Miner is vice president of worldwide research firm OrangeImagineering, which has its principle lab in Cambridge, MA and other labs around the globe. Miner and his team work hand-in-hand with Orange Ventures and the Orange Accelerator to guide and advise Orange investment and business development activities. Miner joined Orange as a result of its acquisition of Wildfire Communications, a developer of interactive speech-based interfaces that he founded. At Wildfire, Miner led the company’s entrance into Europe where Miner built and managed the European organization for two years through Wildfire's initial deployments in France, the UK and Italy. Miner received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell where he was also co-director of the Interactive Media Group leading research and development projects with such companies as Hewlett-Packard, Apollo, IBM, AVID, NYNEX and Commodore.  
  Shigeru Miyagawa is a professor of linguistics and Japanese at MIT where he focuses on syntactic theory, morphology and argument structure, and Japanese linguistics.
Tatsuhisa Miyanohara, Editorial Engineering Laboratory, Japan
  Torin Monahan is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He recently completed his dissertation research on globalization and technology across the re-design of 1) educational spaces, 2) curricula and pedagogy, 3) organizational structures, and 4) imagined futures in Los Angeles Unified School District. Monahan’s other research interests include syntheses of technology, art, and music.
Sujata Moorti is an associate professor in media studies and women’s studies at Old Dominion University where her research focuses on representations of race and gender in American television. She is the author of Color of Rape: Gender and Race in Televisions’s Public Spheres (Albany: SUNY Press).  
  David Morrison is professor of communications research and research director of the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds. He has published widely and held research posts at the University of Leicester and City University, London
James C. Morrison is a lecturer in communication at MIT in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and has taught management communication in the Sloan School of Management. He teaches courses in the history of publishing and writing for the Internet for Harvard Extension School and is a director of the Media Ecology Association.  
  Sheila Nayar is assistant professor of English and communication studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina. Her writings on India and popular film have appeared in the Journal of Popular Culture, Visual Anthropology and the Journal of Popular Film and Television. She has also worked as an independent film screenwriter, including participation in the Sundance Institute Screenwriters lab.
Heather Nunn is senior lecturer in journalism and communications in the Department of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies, Middlesex University. She is the author of Politics and Fantasy: Gender, Political Culture and Thatcher (Lawrence and Wishart, forthcoming). 
  Tokunbo Ojo is a journalist and writer whose work has appeared in the Montreal Gazette, several African publications and Web sites, as well as the Journal of Cultural Studies, and Voices - the Wisconsin Review of African Literatures. Ojo is an executive member of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Montreal Chapter, and a member of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association, the Canadian Association of Black Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Esra Ozkan is a doctoral candidate in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT. Her research focuses on information technologies, the information society and political and social structures of the global order. 
  Mari Castañeda Paredes is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research interests include the political economy of communication, new media policy, and Spanish-language telecommunications.
Jane Chi Hyun Park is a Ph.D. candidate in the Radio-Television-Film program at UT Austin. Her areas of interest include critical race theory, gender studies, queer theory, cinema, gaming culture and popular music. She is currently working on her dissertation, which examines "Oriental" signifiers in contemporary fantasy films and the social, political and industrial contexts of their production and consumption. Jane holds a BA. from Brown University (1995) and an MA. from UC Irvine (1997) in English literature with an emphasis on critical theory and postcolonial studies. 
  Matthew Payne is an independent radio and film producer, membership coordinator for the Association of Independents in Radio, and a production assistant at Murray Street Productions in New York City. He is a recent graduate of Ithaca College where he first worked on the Global Media Generations Project.
Roberta Pearson is a reader in cultural and media studies at Cardiff University. As a member of the European Science Foundation's five-year program on Changing Media, Changing Europe, she has been visiting various European cities and thinking about globalization.  
  Jon Pettigrew is a researcher with the Creativity and Cognition Research Studios at Loughborough University, UK, where he is a Ph.D. candidate. In 1990, he co-founded SSEYO Ltd, which develops and publishes music software tools and content. Pettigrew chairs the advisory board for the Institute of Digital Art and Technology (Plymouth and Newport universities, UK).
Sheila Petty is professor of film and video at the University of Regina (Canada) and has written extensively on issues of cultural representation, identity and nation in African and African diasporic cinema. Her current research focuses on interdisciplinary investigation of new media narrative strategies and ontologies. In particular, she is exploring the intersection of film-based montage theory and computer-based aesthetics.  
  Chris Pike is the creator of the award-winning "Dawson's Desktop," the first successful creative online extension of a network series and more recently collaborated with Paul Stupin, the Executive Producer of "Dawson's Creek" to produced the successful online series "Rachel's Room." He has spent the past 8 years with Sony having launched and managed the production of the promotional Web sites for all Columbia TriStar Television series including the sites for Seinfeld, Party of Five and Mad About You. In addition to his work with Sony he has vast experience in the digital space having worked in the educational and computer gaming industries.
Monroe E. Price is co-director of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-legal Studies, University of Oxford, and professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. His forthcoming book, Media and Sovereignty, will be published by MIT Press. 
  Aswin Punathambekar is a first-year graduate student in the Program in Comparative Media Studies at MIT where he works as research assistant in the Global Media and Cultures group. His interests lie at the intersection of technology, communication, and culture, with a focus on popular Hindi cinema and its distribution and reception in the Indian Diaspora.

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Shankar Raman is a professor of literature at MIT and the author of Framing 'India': The Colonial Imaginary in Early Modern Culture . The book investigates the relationship between colonialism and literature by examining the ways in which the figure of India functioned in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European culture.
                                              Bo Reimer is a professor of media and culture studies at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University. He is the author of The Most Common of Practices: On Mass Media use in Late Modernity, The Politics of Postmodernity and (in Swedish) Uppspel. Den svenska TV-sportens historia (Re-Play: The History of Sports on Swedish Television). Reimer is currently a visiting scholar in the Program in Comparative Media Studies, MIT.
Jan Rek is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Audio-Visual Culture at the University of Lodz, Poland, where he teaches film and media. He is currently working on a book on Jerzy Kawalerowicz, a Polish film director.  
  Marja Roholl teaches the history of media and culture at Rotterdam University in the Netherlands. She is currently completing a manuscript on American cultural diplomacy in Europe, and is a visiting scholar at MIT.
Gebhard Rusch, University of Siegen, Germany
  Woongjae Ryoo
Eric D. Saranovitz is a Ph.D. candidate at NYU in the media ecology program. His current research examines the role that local media in Israel have played in the construction of historical consciousness and ethnic identity among various segments of the population.  
  Danny Schechter is a television producer and independent filmmaker who also writes and speaks about media issues. He is the author of Falun Gong's Challenge to China (Akashic Press), The More You Watch, The Less You Know (Seven Stories Press) and News Dissector: Passions, Pieces and Polemics (Electron Press), and is the executive editor of the MediaChannel.org, the world's largest online media issues network. Schechter is co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company now in its 13th year, where he produced 156 editions of the award-winning series South Africa Now, and co-produced Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. His most recent human rights production, Globalization and Human Rights was co-produced with Rory O'Connor and shown nationally on PBS. He has produced and directed numerous TV specials and films, including Falun Gong's Challenge to China (2000); A Hero for All: Nelson Mandela's Farewell (l999); Beyond Life: Timothy Leary Lives (1997); and Sowing Seeds/Reeping Peace: The World of Seeds of Peace (1996).
Steven Schneider is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Harvard University, and in cinema studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has published widely on the horror genre and is co-editor of the forthcoming collections: Horror International (Wayne State University Press), Dark Thoughts: Philosophic Reflections on Cinematic Horror (Scarecrow Press) and Understanding Film Genres (McGraw-Hill).  
  Brigitte Schulze is a media sociologist working in the Department of Media Studies at Trier University (Germany) and at the School of Letters and the School of Social Sciences at Mahatma Gandhi University (South India).
James Schwoch
is an Associate Professor at Northwestern University, where he works in the Center for International and Comparative Studies, and in the Department of Communication Studies. Currently the 2001-02 Van Zelst Zelst Professor of Communication, Schwoch was the Leonard Marks Fellow in International Communication Policy for 1997-98 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC; and in 1994 and 1996 held visiting professorships in Finland. In addition to CSIS, his research has been supported by, among others, the Ameritech Foundation; the Ford Foundation; the Fulbright Commission (Germany); the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the National Science Foundation. Schwoch is working on a book tentatively titled Cold Bandwidth: Television, Telecommunications, and America’s Quest for East-West Security, 1946-1989. West Security, 1946-1989.
  Reiko Sekiguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Charles Sheaffer is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. He teaches in Seattle where his is completing his dissertation, "The Digital Jeremiad: Literacy, Democracy, and Mourning in the Post-Frontier United States." After earning a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Washington and an MA in English from the University of Minnesota, Sheaffer worked for several years as a resource management policy writer with the U.S. Department of the Interior, and continues to work seasonally as a "smokejumper."  
  Seema Shrikhande received her Ph.D. in mass media from Michigan State University, and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Her research interests are in media economics and international media. Her most recent publication is "Competitive Strategies in the Internationalization of Television: The case of CNNI and BBC World in Asia." Journal of Media Economics, 14(3), 2001.
Susan Silbey is professor of sociology and anthropology at MIT, and is the author of The Common Place of Law: Stories From Everyday Life. She is currently supervising research on the development of new environmental and safety regimes in research labs, the effects of laboratory organization on gender hierarchies in science, and visualization of nano molecules. 
  Christina Slade is head of the School of Creative Communication at the University of Canberra where her research interests range from issues in the philosophical foundations of communication theory to questions relating to the development of reasoning skills using television product. She is the author of The Real Thing: Doing Philosophy with Media (Peter Lang: New York, 2002) and is working on a book on ethics and the Internet for Oxford University Press.
Jacob Smith is doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University where his work has focused on sound in various media. He is also a recording and performing musician. 
  Sujatha Sosale is assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University. Her current research interests include communication, development and social change; globalization; gender and media representations (focus - South Asia); and theory and modes of inquiry in media studies.
Kurt Squire is a research manager in the Comparative Media Studies Department at MIT and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. He is a co-founder of Joystick101.org, a web magazine / community focusing on the in depth study of game design, culture, and industry. He is also a recording and performing musician. 
  Bob Stepno is an assistant professor at Emerson College, where his research and teaching areas include online publishing by news media, individuals and communities. He presented a paper at the first Media in Transition conference, "Happy Valley and Beyond: Establishing Identity for Online News."
Junko Sugimura a researcher and doctoral student in the Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo. Her current interest is the design of multimedia-based learning environments for education. In particular, she is interested in using multimedia environments to teach the design of information for more expressive communication.  
  Michael Svennevig is research director of the Research Centre for Future Communications at the University of Leeds. He has a wide range of experience in the media and research industries, having worked in the research departments of both the BBC and the IBA (now the ITC).
David I. Tafler is head of the Department of Communication at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He has written extensively on interactive media and new technologies  
  David Thorburn is a professor of literature at MIT and director of the MIT Communications Forum. He is the author of Conrad’s Romanticism and many essays and reviews on literary, cultural and media topics. He is editor in chief of a forthcoming book series for the MIT Press titled Media in Transition.
Lokman Tsui earned a Master’s degree in Sinology from Leiden University, The Netherlands, where his thesis explored the control of the Internet by the Chinese government. He is currently studying at the National Taiwan University.  
  Edward Baron Turk, Professor of French and Film Studies, is one of the architects of MIT's Comparative Media Studies Program. His books include Child of Paradise: Marcel Carné and the Golden Age of French Cinema and Hollywood Diva: A Biography of Jeanette MacDonald.
Yoshiyori Urano is a professor of global information and telecommunication at Waseda University, Japan.
He studies multimedia-oriented computer networks such as next-generation internet.
  William Uricchio is a professor in the Program of Comparative Media Studies at MIT. His recent work has attempted to restore a temporal dimension to the camera obscura, using this as a way to open up tensions in the term’s rhetorical deployment and consequently in media identity. Uricchio has authored, co-authored, and co-edited several books including Die Anfnge des Deutschen Fernsehens (Niemeyer), The Many Lives of Batman (Routledge), Reframing Culture (Princeton), The Nickel Madness (California), and is completing projects on the early Hollywood Western (Smithsonian), cyberhistory (BFI), and television in the Third Reich (Cambridge).
Jyotika Virdi is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, University of Windsor, Canada. She has published essays on popular Hindi cinema in Jump Cut, Screen, and Visual Anthropology, and her book on popular Indian cinema is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press. 
  Ingrid Volkmer is a fellow at The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and is on faculty at the New School University. She is the author of News in the Global Sphere: A Study of CNN and Its Impact on Global Communication (University of Luton Press: UK, 1999).
Berteke Waaldijk is an associate professor in women’s studies in the Institute of Media and Representation at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her research centers around comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives on (post)colonial and social definitions of citizenship and national identity.  
  Silvio Waisbord is associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies and director of the Journalism Resources Institute at Rutgers University. He is the author of Watchdog Journalism in South America (Columbia) and co-editor of Media and Globalization: Why the State Matters (Rowan & Littlefield) and the forthcoming Latin Politics, Global Media (Texas).
Peter Walsh is chairman of the Massachusetts Art Commission and consultant to Dartmouth College, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Art Museum Image Consortium. He has previously held senior positions at the Harvard Museums of Natural History, the Harvard University Art Museums, and the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College. Trained as an art historian at Oberlin College and Harvard, he serves as chair of the Committee on Intellectual Property of the College Art Association and speaks and writes frequently on issues of museums, art, and the cultural implications of new media. 
  Jing Wang is S.C. Fang Professor of Chinese Language and Culture, and Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Foreign Languages & Literatures at MIT. Her current interest is advertising and popular culture in contemporary China. She is the author of High Culture Fever and The Story of Stone.
McKenzie Wark is a visiting professor in comparative literature at the State University of York, Binghamton and senior lecturer in media studies at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of three books: Virtual Geography: Living With Global Media Events (Indiana University Press); The Virtual Republic: Australia’s Culture Wars of the 1990s(Allen & Unwin); and Celebrities, Culture and Cyberspace (Pluto Press).  
  Margaret Weigel is a second-year graduate student in MIT's Program in Comparative Media Studies where her research interests include display and spectacle, advertising, graffiti and urban media.
Mimi White is a professor in radio/TV/film at Northwestern University. She has published widely on film and television, including Tele-Advising: Therapeutic Discourse in American Television (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1992), and Media Knowledge (SUNY 1992). Her paper was initiated while she was a Fulbright scholar in Finland at the University of Helsinki and University of Tampere. 
  Indgo Thuy Williams is earning her MA in communications management at the University of Technology. Williams was one of the first Vietnamese war orphans to be adopted by an Australian family in 1972, and is the founder of Adopted Vietnamese Int. (www.adoptedvietnamese.org), a Web site dedicated to exploring issues surrounding adoption from Vietnam to non-Asian families such as Trans-cultural Identity and Diasporas.
Richard Wise is a senior lecturer in media and multimedia at the University of Luton, U.K. He is the author of Multimedia: a Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2000).  
  Dixon Wong is an assistant professor at the Department of Japanese Studies, the University of Hong Kong, where his research interest lies in the study of the globalization of Japanese cultural products including adult videos, comics, department stores, and so on. He is the author of Japanese Bosses, Chinese Workers: Power and Control in a Hong Kong Megastore (Curzon Press and the University of Hawaii Press, 1999) and several articles on Japanese comics, department stores, and adult videos in Hong Kong.
Harmony H. Wu is a doctoral candidate in critical studies at the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television, and is currently editing Axes to Grind: Re-Imagining the Horrific, Genre Theories and Visual Media, a special issue of the media studies journal Spectator. Wu teaches courses in media history and theory at Emerson College in Boston. 
  Yau Hoi Yan is a postgraduate student in the Department of Anthropology, University College of London. Her research interest lies in the study of Japanese pornographic culture in Asia.
Christine Yano is assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii, where she teaches courses on Japan, anthropological theory, and tourism. Her research interests center around theories of performance, emotion, and the body in Japanese popular culture. Her book, Tears of Longing: Nostalgia and the Nation in Japanese Popular Song, was recently published by Harvard University Press