Lindsay Steenberg is Reader/Associate Professor in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University where she co-ordinates their graduate programme in Popular Cinema. She has published numerous articles on violence and gender in postmodern and postfeminist media culture. She is the author of Forensic Science in Contemporary American Popular Culture: Gender, Crime, and Science and the recently published Are You Not Entertained? Mapping the Gladiator in Visual Culture, for which she was awarded Brookes’ Research Excellence Fellowship. She sits on the steering committee for Brookes’ Inclusion, Diversity and Gender Research Network and serves as mentor to early career researchers for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies. She has recently begun a new project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, to map the fight sequence in post-millennial action cinema with Dr Lisa Coulthard at the University of British Columbia.