Michael G. Aronson is a doctoral student in the film studies program at the University of Pittsburgh. His academic work is focused generally on early film history and particularly on the historiography of film exhibition. In addition, he is a professional film cameraman whose commercial work has appeared often on national and regional television.
Kevin Ayotte is a doctoral student in the department of communication at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently working on a dissertation examining the rhetoric of threat construction in U.S. foreign policy discourse dealing with terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
Lisa Belicka Kerdnen studies and teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include the rhetoric of science, medical discourse, and bioethics. Her dissertation examines the rhetoric of scientific misconduct in a landmark breast cancer clinical trial.
Kelly Happe is a doctoral student in the department of communication at the University of Pittsburgh and a 1998-1999 cultural studies fellow. Her dissertation is focused on media coverage and public discourse of three key moments in the history of genetics in the United States: the eugenics movement of the 1920s, the recombinant DNA controversy of the 1970s, and the Human Genome Project.
Mark Harrison is a doctoral student in media and cultural studies at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his work on nineteenth-century culture, he is also engaged in a long-term project examining the figure of the extraterrestrial in post-World War II America.
Andrew C. Miller worked as an assistant director in Los Angeles film and television for six years, received his M.A. in film studies from the University of Iowa, and is currently a doctoral student in film studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His work focuses on the issues of race and masculinity that surround images of American athletes, particularly those found in the genre of the Hollywood sports film.
Richard Ohmann is emeritus professor of English at Wesleyan University. He is the author of English in America: A Marxist View of the Profession; Politics of Letters; and Selling Culture.