Helen Hester is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of West London. Her research interests include technofeminism, sexuality studies and theories of social reproduction, and she is a member of the international feminist collective Laboria Cuboniks. She is the author ofBeyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex(SUNY Press, 2014), the co-editor of the collections Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism (Ashgate, 2015) and Dea ex Machina (Merve, 2015), and series editor for Ashgate’s Sexualities in Society book series.
Katherine Angel is the author of Unmastered: A Book On Desire, Most Difficult To Tell (Penguin/Allen Lane, Farrar Straus & Giroux). She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Kingston University, and is completing her second book, an exploration of subjectivity and selfhood in contemporary sex research. She has a PhD from the University of Cambridge’s History and Philosophy of Science Department, and has held research fellowships at the University of Warwick and Queen Mary, University of London. Her writing has appeared in The Independent, Prospect, The New Statesman, Aeon, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Five Dials, and she reviews for the Times Literary Supplement and Poetry Review. She also collaborates with performance group The Blackburn Company on live art readings.