Michele Byers is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology. She has published extensively in the area of television studies, including on shows such as The O.C., Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sex and the City, Degrassi, Dexter, Arrested Development, Roseanne, Beverly Hills 90210, Party of Five, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ready or Not, and Renegadepress.com. She has edited or co-edited the books Growing Up Degrassi: Television, Identity and Youth Cultures and Dear Angela: Remembering My So-Called Life (with David Lavery), and “The CSI Effect:” Television, Crime, and Critical Theory (with Val Johnson). Her new work focuses on television and the production of ethnicity, and studies of the Jewish American Princess.David Lavery is Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University, USA, and the author/editor/co-editor of numerous essays and over twenty books, including Joss Whedon: Conversations (University Press of Mississippi) and volumes on such television series as Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Lost, Deadwood, Seinfeld, My So-Called Life, Heroes, and Battlestar Galactica. He co-edits the e-journal Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies and is one of the founding editors of Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies of Small Screen Fictions. He has lectured around the world on the subject of television.