Reina Lewis is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of East London. She is author of <i Gendering Orientalism: Race, Representation and Femininity</i (Routledge 1996) and co-editor, with Peter Horne, of <i Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Cultures</i (1996).
Sara Mills is Research Professor in Linguistics at Sheffield Hallam University. She has published in the field of feminist linguistics and politeness research and also in postcolonial feminist theory. Her most recent publications are Language and Sexism (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Gender and Colonial Space (2004), Gender and Politeness (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Discourse (2000) and Michel Foucault (2002).