Kate Harper (PhD, Arizona State University) has published work in The Girlhood Studies Journal on the contradictory
messages of female adolescence in the Nancy Drew mystery series, and her dissertation explores the discursive construction
of the ideal girl and her non-ideal counterparts in popular girls’ series through the twentieth century. More broadly, her
research interests include histories of girlhood and intersecting representations of sexuality, race, and class in literature
and popular culture.
Yasmina Katsulis (PhD, Yale University) is Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona
State University. She is the author of Sex Work and the City: The Social Geography of Health and Safety in Tijuana, Mexico
(2010) and has had her work published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Men and Masculinities, and Women and Violence.
Vera Lopez (PhD, University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor in Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University.
She has had her work published in a number of journals, including Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Youth and
Adolescence, Violence Against Women, Family Relations, Feminist Criminology, Criminal Justice
& Behavior, and Journal of Early Adolescence.
Georganne Scheiner Gillis, (PhD, Arizona State University) is
the Head of Faculty and Associate Professor in Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona
State University. She is the author of Signifying Female Adolescence: Film Representations and Fans 1920–1950 (2000)
and has published articles on such topics as Sandra Dee, fan clubs, and the 1950s TV show, Queen for a Day. She is currently
finishing a book, Haven for Hopefuls: The Hollywood Studio Club and Women in the Film Industry.