Marina Levina is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis. Her research focuses on critical studies of science, technology and medicine, network and new media theory, visual culture, and media studies. She is an avid fan of monster and horror narratives and has written articles and book chapters on critical meaning of monsters, and especially their connection to scientific and medical cultural anxieties. She has also repeatedly taught a course on monster films. She is currently working on a book titled Pandemics in the Media (Peter Lang, forthcoming 2013). Recent publications include an edited collection Post-Global Network and Everyday Life (with Grant Kien, Peter Lang, 2010); a chapter in the volume A Foucault for the 21st Century: Governmentality, Biopolitics and Discipline in the New Millennium (edited by Sam Binkley and Jorge Capetillo, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), and articles in Journal of Science Communication and in Spontaneous Generations: History and Philosophy of Science and Technology . You can find her at www.marinalevina.com.