Laura Stamm

Laura Stamm completed her PhD in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught for programs in Film and Media Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at University of Pittsburgh and University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Her current research interests include media representations of HIV/AIDS, transgender media, queer television, and queer film festivals. Her work appears in Alphaville and Spectator, and is forthcoming with TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. Her book project, The Queer Biopic: Examining a History of Activism, Art, and Sexuality, is under contract with Oxford University Press.


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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