Kathryn A. Cady (Ph.D., Univ. of Iowa, 2004) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Northern Illinois University. Her research interests include feminist theory, cultural studies, and contemporary rhetorical theory and criticism. Her current projects examine intersections among economic change, women’s labor, and feminism in late 20th century U.S. public discourse, and parts of this work has appeared in such outlets as Critical Studies in Media Communication and Women’s Studies in Communication.
Robert Alan Brookey (Ph.D., Univ. of Minnesota, 1998) is an Associate Professor of Communication at Northern Illinois University. He studies digital media in a variety of contexts, including gender and sexual politics, and political economy. He recently published Hollywood Gamers: Digital Convergence in the Film and Video Game Industries (Indiana University Press), and his work has also appeared in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Games and Culture, and Convergence.
Renee M. Powers is a graduate student at Northern Illinois University studying rhetoric and new media. She has been blogging for nearly 13 years. In her spare time, she acts as Editor-in-Chief for the blogging network 20-Something Bloggers, which was selected as one of Mashable’s Top Ten Social Networks for Generation Y.