Some of you may know about this already, but Katherine Morrissey, a PhD Candidate in Media, Cinema and Digital Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is conducting a research project on fans and fanfiction. I was friended by fandomthennow because I included fan fiction as an interest in my profile. To be honest, I've only had a chance to read a tiny bit about the project, but what I've read so far has been really interesting. I'm going to try to participate.
Anyone who's interested in learning more about this project can find information here.