Kati Lustyik is an Associate Professor at Ithaca College, New York. As a doctoral candidate at the CU-Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kati served as an analyst and co-author. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in New Zealand at Auckland University of Technology. She is interested in the relation between youth cultures and globalization and has published extensively on these issues. Prior to entering graduate school, Kati was a freelance journalist in Hungary.