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Professor of Literature and Gender Studies, University of Chester

I’ve published extensively in the field of gender and representation and my new book, The Vagina: a Literary and Cultural History was recently published by Bloomsbury.

I’m on the editorial boards of Gender Forum journal, of The Journal of Feminist Scholarship and of Writing from Below, the Australian interdisciplinary gender, sexuality and diversity studies journal. I’m a reviewer for English, the Journal of the English Association; for Psychology and Sexuality; for the GEA Journal (Gender and Education Association); for Women’s Studies Quarterly and for Thirdspace: a Journal of Feminist Theory and Culture. I am also an occasional columnist for the Times Higher magazine. Additionally I’m an individual affiliate of the GEA, and I’m affiliated to IASSCS (the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in English, University of Chester