current research interests include the intersections of feminism,
health, narrativity, gender, and The South, but she’s also been
known to write on T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland (a wonderful English
thesis, in fact, that’s diligently gathering dust on her parents’
KRISTINA KOKKONOS is a Beyoncé expert, a real cheese
lover, a friggin Tar Heel, and an avid Oxford comma hater.
KATIE NELSON is Southern girl glad to be back in the South.
She is a graduate of Bates College in frigid Lewiston, Maine and
currently a masters student at Wake Forest University writing
about body image and the impossibility of perfection. Following
graduation, Katie will pursue her Ph.D. in Communication at
Louisiana State University.
KEVIN PABST is a graduate of The University of Alabama where
he learned to master the phrase “Roll Tide.” He currently writes
about cartoons while pursuing his M.A. at Wake Forest University
and will teach for Duke Talent Identification Program once he
graduates. Roll Tide.
SAMANTHA RIPPETOE is a graduate of Humboldt State
University and is now completing her M.A. at Wake Forest
University in Communication. She has recently accepted to attend
the University of Georgia to achieve her Ph.D. Her interests in
academia are centered around gender and argumentation, and she
not only uses these skills in her scholarship but also as an assistant
coach of the Wake Forest Debate Team. Though school fills up
most of her time, the remainder of it is filled up by her large and
loud cat, Kyle, who is not afraid to use his girth or voice to get
what he wants: pets.