Katalin (Kati) Lustyik joined Ithaca College in the fall of 2006 and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Television-Radio at the Roy H. Park School of Communications. She is also a Regional Visiting Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at Cornell University since the summer of 2007. Prior to coming to Ithaca College, she completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in New Zealand, at the Centre for Communication Research, Auckland University of Technology between January 2004 and December 2005. During her Postdoctoral Fellowship she researched the uptake in New Zealand of globalized children's television media such as Nickelodeon and Disney. She was also part of an interdisciplinary team formed at AUT that received a research grant to study bro’Town, a groundbreaking prime-time animated production, that represents a unique case study in the broadcasting history of the South Pacific region with international implications.