Clara Bradbury-Rance

Clara Bradbury-Rance is an early career fellow in the Department of Liberal Arts at King’s College London, where she also sits on the steering committee of Queer@King’s. In her first monograph, Lesbian Cinema after Queer Theory (Edinburgh University Press, 2019), she explores how the queer disruption of lesbian visibility politics has yielded new cinematic languages and radically altered desire’s visual form. A Spanish translation of the book was launched in Mexico City in November 2019 in collaboration with Osífragos Editorial and MIC Género. Clara is currently working on a new project exploring the politics of citation and imagined networks of activism in contemporary queer feminist visual cultures. She is on the editorial board of MAI.


Not only does Bradbury-Rance introduce you to the contents of the issue, but she also shares her joy and passion for feminist pedagogies that have underpinned her academic practice from the early days of her career.


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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