She was a participant in a Labor Department study carried out by Cornell University researchers in the mid-1990s, which resulted in the award winning book, Under the Stars. At the international level, Christopherson has studied the implications of media globalization and trade policy in China and Jordan for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Greg Elmer is Bell Globemedia research chair and director of the Infoscape Research Lab at Ryerson University. He has lectured, published, and consulted widely in the areas of media and cultural theory, information and communication technologies, computer networks, and media globalization. Elmer is author and editor of three books: Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy (MIT Press), Critical Perspectives on the Internet (Rowman and Littlefield), and with Mike Gasher (Concordia University), Contracting out Hollywood: Runaway Productions and Foreign Location Shooting (Rowman and Littlefield). He is currently working on two book projects, one on the architecture and politics of the Internet, and the other with Andy Opel (Florida State University), tentatively titled Dissent During Wartime.
Mary Erickson is a PhD candidate in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. She received an MA in film studies from Carleton University and a BA in communications and political science from the University of Washington. She has worked as a publicist for a nonprofit film arts organization and multiple independent films, and has taught courses in media economics and international communication. Her research interests include: the political economy of the film industry, independent media, film distribution and marketing, globalization, and cultural policy.
Ben Goldsmith is a lecturer and researcher in the Centre for Research and Screen Studies at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Ben is the coauthor, with Tom O’Regan, of The Film Studio (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005). His research interests include: Australian international cinema, film and the city, media education, cultural policy, and global cultural diversity.