Maura McAndrew lives in Norman, Oklahoma, where she works as a freelance writer/editor and instructor at the University of Oklahoma. She has a master’s degree in film studies, for which she wrote her thesis on Roseanne’s radical take on the family sitcom, exploring its season-nine meta-commentary on (and ultimate implosion of) the genre. (Or something—it was a long time ago). She spent five years as a music critic for the (late) indie rock webzine Cokemachineglow, and her writing on pop culture has appeared in HelloGiggles, Paste Magazine and PopMatters.
Katherine Kidd lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she teaches literature, media, and composition courses in the English department of the University of Pittsburgh. She has a PhD in Literature/ Critical and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in representations of the working class and the poor, and the intersections of queer theory and working-class studies. Her current writing project is on Trumpism and the reality television series Girls Next Door. She was a latchkey kid, who skipped an entire week of sixth grade to watch Elvis Week on TBS, because she was convinced he was her real dad.