MARIA JOSÉ DE ABREU is a cultural anthropologist and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Lisbon. Her principal areas of research are religion, the body, and its technological extensions. Her latest project deals with theories of indeterminacy in media, religion, and politics, with a particular focus on Portugal and Brazil.
ALEXANDRA BOUTROS is an assistant professor in communication studies and cultural studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Her research is generally concerned with the intersection of media, technology and identity within the context of religious, social and cultural movements.
WOLFGANG ERNST holds the Chair of Theories of Media, Institute of Musicology and Media Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, where he teaches media archaeology as a research practice. His current focus is on the temporality and chronopoetics of technical media. His first English-language book is Digital Memory and the Archive, edited and with a foreword by Jussi Parikka (2012).
FAYE GINSBURG is David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology at New York University, where she is also director of the Center for Media, Culture and History, co-director of the Center for Religion and Media, and co-director of the NYU Council for the Study of Disabilities. She is author/editor of four books, including, most recently, Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain (2002).
SHERINE F. HAMDY is an assistant professor of anthropology and Kutayba Alghanim Professor of Social Science at Brown University. Her research involves cross-cultural approaches to medicine, health, and the body. She is the author of Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt (2012).
JASON ĀNANDA JOSEPHSON is an assistant professor of religion at Williams College. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2006 and has held visiting positions at Princeton University, École Française d’Extrême-Orient,