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The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, 7 Volume Set by Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Radhika Parameswaran, Erica Scharrer, Vicki Mayer, Sharon Mazzarella, Kelly Gates, John Nerone, Angharad N. Valdivia

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Contributors to Volume VII

Elisenda Ardévol is an associate professor at the Department of Arts and Humanities at the Open University of Catalunya where she teaches social and cultural anthropology and qualitative methods in the social sciences and collaborates with the PhD international interdisciplinary program on the information and knowledge society. Her main research lines are related to digital culture, visuality, and the media. Her major publications include the books (in Spanish) A Gaze's Quest (2006) and Representation and Audiovisual Culture in Contemporary Societies (2004). Currently, she is coordinator of the digital culture research group Mediaccions, a member of the Media Anthropology Network of the European Social Anthropologists Association (EASA), and chair of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Digital Culture and Communication section.

Kim Bissell is a professor at the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama. She serves as the College's Associate Dean for Research and is the Director of the Institute for Communication and Information Research. Her research interests lie in the intersection of media, health, and children. She helped develop the Child Media Lab and the psychophysiology lab in the college's research center, and has recently conducted several studies examining the effectiveness of video game devices in helping children at risk for overweight and obesity become more physically ...

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