Notes on Contributors

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Notes on Contributors

Barbara Braid

is Assistant Professor at the English Institute, Szczecin University. She has published a number of academic works on neo-Victorian fiction, gender performativity, gothicism and lesbian fiction. Her most recent publications also include: “The Frankenstein Meme: Penny Dreadful and The Frankenstein Chronicles as Adaptations” in Open Cultural Studies 1 (2017) and “A Psychiatrist as a Detective: Laszlo Kreizler, Stratham Younger, and Max Liebermann”, in: Victorian Detectives in Contemporary Culture: Beyond Sherlock Holmes, Palgrave Macmillan (2017), and an edited volume Gender under Construction: Femininities and Masculinities, Brill (2018). She currently holds the position of Deputy Head at English Institute, Szczecin University.

Julio Ernesto Guerrero Mondaca

received the Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Master’s degree in Sociocultural Studies from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (uabc). He is a doctoral candidate in the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila. Currently he is working as a professor and school counselor at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the uabc. His research interests are gender studies of men and masculinities, especially gender violence and the medicalization of sexuality of men. Some other publications of his authorship are Adicción y sobriedad. Los usos de las drogas y los usos de la masculinidad (Addiction and sobriety, the uses of drugs and the uses of masculinity” and La misoginia como tecnología del yo en la rehabilitación de varones “adictos” (Misogyny as a technology of the self in the rehabilitation of “addicted” men). He is a member of the Academia Mexicana de Estudios de Género de los Hombres (Mexican Academy of the Gender Studies of Men) and the Division 51 of the American Psychological Association: Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.

Hanan Muzaffar

is Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Professor of English at the American University of Kuwait. Her teaching and research revolve around literary theory, with a focus on gender studies and minority writers. Her most recent publication is a feminist reading of Djuna Barnes and Margaret Atwood titled “‘Do you surprise? Do you shock? Do you have a choice?’”: Assuming the Feminine Role: Subverting the Patriarchal System: in Women’s Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal 40.5 (July 2011). She also has two recent books translations into Arabic: Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2017), and Guy Deutscher’s Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages (2015).

Ana Gabriela Magallanes Rodríguez

is a clinical psychologist who specializes in health and quality of life research. She has a Master’s degree in Teaching and has a doctorate in Health Sciences from the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. She is a university professor and leader of the research group “Psychology in education, health and sport” in the School of Health Sciences, Valle de las Palmas, from Tijuana, Mexico. She has been a graduate professor and collaborated on 4 theses, presented 32 works in international congresses and 36 in national congresses. She has 13 articles published in indexed journals and 2 book chapters. She is a member of the Board of Editors of 2 international journals and is member of national research groups and international networks on quality of life. She has directed several research projects and has extensive experience in psychological intervention in communities with vulnerable groups.

Anna Pilińska

is currently affiliated with the Section of American Literature and Culture at the Institute of English Studies at the University of Wrocław, Poland, with MA degrees in English and Spanish. Her academic interests include postmodernism, the prose of Vladimir Nabokov, the contemporary American short story, and masculinity studies. She is the author of Lolita Between Adaptation and Interpretation. From Nabokov’s Novel and Screenplay to Kubrick’s Film (2015).

Jana Melkumova-Reynolds

is an Associate Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at Chelsea College of Arts and London College of Fashion. Her research interests include fashion and/as prostheses, representations of ‘deviant’ bodies in lifestyle media, aesthetic and affective labour, and the work of fashion intermediaries. She is a member of Fashion Research Network’s Steering Group and has lectured on the body and fashion in the US, UK, France, Italy and Russia. Prior to academia she had a 15-year career in the fashion and media industries. She is currently completing her esrc-funded PhD at King’s College London, where she also teaches.

Wojciech Śmieja

is currently an associate professor in the Department of Philology at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. His interests include Polish literature and culture of the 20th century on, gender and queer studies and critical studies of men and masculinities. Currently he is working on a book about medical discourses of masculinity in interwar Poland. He received his MA in 2001,followed by his Ph.D. on Polish homosexual literature after 1980. Since then he has published three books (in Polish): “Literature which Doesn’t Exist. Essays on Polish Homosexual Literature” (Cracow, 2010), “Homosexuality and Modernity. Essays on History, Theory and Literature” (Katowice, 2015), “Hegemony and trauma. Literature and the Fictions of the Masculinity” (Warsaw 2017). He has also authored numerous articles. Śmieja participated in the 4−year project, “Masculinities in Polish Culture and Literature of the 19th and 20th century”.

Katharina Vester

is Associate Professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C. She is the author of A Taste of Power: Food and American Identities (California Studies in Food and Culture. Oakland: University of California, 2015). This monograph explores the construction of national, gendered and sexually determined subjects through food discourses and argues that culinary practices, as a site of everyday cultural expression, provide an opportunity to challenge and resist hegemonic relations of power. In addition, she has published a number of articles that investigate specifically the representation of gender in advice media, such as “Epic (and not so Epic) Meal Times: Gender Performance in YouTube Cooking Shows” in Approaching Transnational America in Performance (eds. Pia Wiegmink and Birgit Bauridl) or “‘See Dad Cook!’ Fatherhood and Cooking Advice in the 21st Century” in: The Contested and the Poetic: Gender and the Body (ed. Amanda Stone).

Dawn Woolley

is a visual artist and research fellow at Leeds Arts University. She completed an MA in Photography (2008) and PhD by project in Fine Art (2017) at the Royal College of Art. Her research examines the relation between people and objects, and the impact that adverts have as producers and disseminators of social values. Recent exhibitions include: “Still Life: Things Devouring Time” The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds (co-curated by Dr Dawn Woolley and Dr Katie Herrington) (2018), “Self/Selfie” Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia (2017), “Le Féminin” Circulation(s), Arles (2017), “From Selfie to Self-Expression” Saatchi Gallery, London (2017) and “Basically. Forever” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2014). Solo exhibitions include: “Consumed: Stilled Lives” Blyth Gallery, London (2018), Ffotogallery, Cardiff (2018), Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge (2017), and Dyson Gallery, London (2016); “Visual Pleasure”, Hippolyte Photography Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (2013), Vilniaus Fotografijos Galerija, Lithuania (2012) and Ffotogallery, Cardiff (2011). Recent publications include: ‘Aberrant consumers: Selfies and fat admiration websites’ Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, 6(2). Her forthcoming publication Consuming the Body: Capitalism, Social Media and Commodification is due to be published in 2019 by I B Tauris.