Anna Misiak

MAI co-founder and co-editor-in-chief, Anna Misiak is a former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a Leverhulme Trust Fellow (2015).  She holds a PhD in sociology from the Polish Academy of Sciences. She works as MA Film & Television  & MA Prosthetic Effects Course Leader at Falmouth University. She’s authored one monograph, Kinematograf kontrolowany (2006) and contributed her research to a number of edited book collections and peer-reviewed journals. Between 2013-2016, she was an investigator on an international research project, ‘Documentary in V4 Countries’, which was supported by the Visegrad University Studies Grant. In 2015, she won the Leverhulme Trust Fellowship to develop her archive documentary study. The results of this project are available at


Unintentionally, in offensive language, the sexist Trump reminded all women that, as Rebecca Walker once said, ‘to be a feminist is … to join in sisterhood with women.’


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The team of MAI supporters and contributors is always expanding. We’re honoured to have a specialist collective of editors, whose enthusiasm & talent gave birth to MAI.

However, to turn our MAI dream into reality, we also relied on assistance from high-quality experts in web design, development and photography. Here we’d like to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to the feminist cause. Our feminist ‘thank you’ goes to:

Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
And other photographers whose images have been reproduced here: Cezanne Ali, Les Anderson, Mike Wilson, Annie Spratt, Cristian Newman, Peter Hershey