Project Director: Alison Trope, Ph.D. is Clinical Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School for Communication at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism. She is the author of Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood (Dartmouth, 2012), which explores the enduring efforts to memorialize and canonize the history and meaning Hollywood takes on in our everyday lives. Her next project examines the history and current state of Hollywood philanthropy and activism. She teaches a range of courses in the Annenberg School on gender and media, popular culture, media exhibition and distribution, and visual culture.

Project Manager: Garrett Broad, Ph.D. received his doctorate from the Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism in 2013. He is currently the George Gerbner Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. His research investigates the role of media and communication in the promotion of community health and civic vitality, specifically focusing on efforts to improve environmental sustainability and food justice in urban America. Other research and teaching interests include intercultural communication, the intersections between media and democracy, and networked efforts to advance social change. 

Web Development: Melissa Loudon is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. Her interests include technology and social change, development, social movements, and building things with python. She also has a website.

Editorial Assistant: Andrea Wenzel is a doctoral candidate at University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her research focuses on communication across lines of difference in changing multiethnic communities, and explores how food can be used to explore intersections of race, class, culture, and politics. Andrea also conducts research with the Metamorphosis research group, and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Previously, Andrea spent 15 years as a public radio producer, editor, and international media development consultant.

Editorial Assistant:  Diana Lee is a Ph.D. student at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She studies representations of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, class, and other interlocking aspects of identity in U.S. media and popular culture. Diana focuses on portrayals of Asians and Asian-Americans, implications of stereotypical and limited representation, and the educational and empowering potential of counter-narratives in online and offline networked participatory cultures.

Editorial Assistant:  Beth Boser, Ph.D. received her doctorate from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication in 2013. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Wooster in Ohio. Her scholarly interests center on the rhetorical form and function of political and social change issues relating to gender, and on communication about women’s health and reproduction.

Contributors:  Meryl Alper, Noel Berry, Evelyn Blanco, Emily Bon, Megan Chun, Stella Chung, Hannah Cruz, Tisha Dejmanee, Kevin Driscoll, Laurel Felt, Jennifer Frazin, Alysia Hendry, Ioana Literat, Chase Peterson, Becca Schwartz, Lana Swartz, Ella Tabares, Annie Vought, Cynthia Wang

Consultants: Paula M. Carbone (USC Rossier School of Education), Taylor Rifkin (Achievement First), Jamy Stillman (USC Rossier School of Education)

Students of COMM 465 (Gender in Media Industries and Products), Spring 2012: Vickie Ahn, Alex Bender, Amelia Billinger, Emily Bon, Mark Brown, Micaela Cambier, Kelly Ciurczak, Natalie Cohen, Paige Cooley, Daniella Covino, Brandon Evans, Teddy Glickman, Taylor Goila, Victoria Gu, Adriana Hrenciuc, Brittany Jacobson, Kat Koehler, Ann Liang, Nicole Moradifar, Nia Nakama, Francine Ngo, Nichole Nogawski, Joanne Park, Ray Penaia, Mariana Perez-Seda, Nina Pesavento, Sarah Satow, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Nichole Shoohed, Sam Smith, Blair Strong, Alex Van Der Hoek, Annie Vought, Adam Werner.

Logo design: Romane Cameron