Editors of MAI

MAI is a new feminist journal founded and edited by Anna Backman Rogers (Professor of Feminism and Visual Culture, University of Gothenburg, Sweden) & Anna Misiak (Senior Lecturer in Film/Postgraduate Course Leader, Falmouth University, UK) in collaboration with an international board of feminist scholars and creative professionals.

© Les Anderson


Founding Editors

Editors in Chief:

Anna Backman Rogers
Professor of Feminism and Visual Culture, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Anna Misiak
Senior Lecturer in Film/ Postgraduate Course Leader, Falmouth University, UK



  • Adèle Cassigneul
    Independent Scholar, France
  • Anna Kiernan
    University of Exeter, UK
  • Anna Kisiel
    University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
  • Anne Sweet Fédé
    Institut de Gestion Sociale (IGS), France
  • Annie Rudd
    University of Calgary, Canada
  • Aparna Sharma
    University of California Los Angeles, USA
  • Aura Lehtonen
    University of Northampton, UK
  • Azadeh Fatehrad
    University of the Arts, London
  • Boel Ulfsdotter
    Independent Scholar, Affiliated to University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Brandeis Monk-Payton
    Fordham University, USA
  • Clara Bradbury-Rance
    King's College, London, UK
  • Davina Quinlivan
    University of Kingston, UK
  • Eliza Steinbock
    Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Felicity Colman
    University of the Arts, London, UK
  • Felicity Gee
    University of Exeter, UK
  • Houman Sadri
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Ingrid Ryberg
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Isabelle McNeill
    University of Cambridge, UK
  • Jenny Chamarette
    Independent Scholar, Writer, UK
  • Jenny Thatcher
    Independent Scholar, UK
  • Jessica Ford
    The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Kelly Parker
    Falmouth University, UK
  • Kim Simard
    Dawson College, Canada
  • Krissy Mahan
    Filmmaker, USA
  • Kristi McKim
    Hendrix College, USA
  • Laura Mulvey
    Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Lauren Elkin
    Independent Scholar, Writer & Translator, France/UK
  • Leanne Dawson
    University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Leshu Torchin
    University of St Andrews, UK
  • Lisa Åkervall
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Lucy Fife Donaldson
    University of St Andrews, UK
  • Margherita Sprio
    University of Westminster, UK
  • Mary Harrod
    University of Warwick, UK
  • Michelle Devereaux
    Independent Scholar, Canada
  • Neil Fox
    Falmouth University, UK
  • Nosheen Khwaja
    Curator & Film Festival Director, UK
  • Nyx McClean
    Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  • Olga Nikolaeva
    Independent Scholar, Sweden
  • Rebecca Harrison
    University of Glasgow, UK
  • Ros Murray
    King's College London
  • Sabina Stent
    Independent Scholar, UK
  • Saige Walton
    University of South Australia
  • Sarah Godfrey
    University of East Anglia, UK
  • Sophia Kier-Byfield
    Loughborough University, UK
  • Tanya Horeck
    Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Taous Dahmani
    Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France
  • Teresa Forde
    University of Derby, UK
  • Tijana Mamula
    Filmmaker, University of Newcastle, UK & Italy
  • Tracy Piper-Wright
    University of Chester, UK
  • Valentina Cardo
    University of Southampton, UK
  • Valeria Villegas Lindvall
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Victoria Ferentinou
    University of Ioannina, Greece
  • Yemisi Akinbobola
    Birmingham City University, UK


Support Team

Creative Direction:

Slavek Leszczynski
Creative Director

Technical Team:


Interactive Agency, Cornwall, UK

Editorial Assistants:

Amber Patterson

Deej Senghore


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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