Jane M. Kubiesa is a PhD candidate at the University of Worcester. She specializes in studying the body in literature and has completed an MA investigating the abhuman body in fin de siècle gothic literature and is currently researching physical transformations in the vampire body of contemporary teen fiction. Jane has previously guest edited a journal issue covering the gothic and fantasy body and has published on the Victorian fallen woman and the maiden vampire body in television.
Looi van Kessel is a PhD student at the Leiden University Center for Arts in Society of and teaches cultural studies and North American cultural history in the BA International Studies program at the same university. His current research engages with current debates in queer theory on subjectivity, citizenship, and temporality and he looks particularly into the production of queer subjectivities in the works of James Purdy.
Frank Jacob, PhD, is assistant professor of World History at the City University of New York. He is the author or editor of several books and the editor of Global Humanities as well as the Journal of East Asian History. His research interests include Japanese history, Japanese culture, and Japanese movies.
Robert Wood is a graduate student in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia. He has degrees from the Australian National University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Paul Gordon Kramer is a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland in the Department of Politics and International Relations. He is writing his dissertation about queer lives in contemporary Turkey.