Annette Lynch is a Professor of Textiles and Apparel and the Director of the Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa. She has published two books with Berg: Dress, Gender and Cultural Change, 1999; and Changing Fashion: A Critical Introduction to Trend Analysis and Meaning, 2007. Nicola Steffen was brought up in Germany where she studied English, Art and Education. She currently lives in the UK where she works as an artist under the pseudonym of Nicola Bockelmann'. Her art deals with representations of gender in the media, in particular of women. Nicola has just completed her PhD thesis on the phenomenon of Porn Chic' in Clubflyers. She was recently a research fellow at GEXcel, Linkï¿½ping, Sweden, where she looked into Porn Chic' as an underlying cause of gendered violence in intimate relationships.
Joanne B. Eicher is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota. Joanne is Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Dress and Fashion (Bloomsbury and OUP); Series Editor, Dress, Body Culture (Bloomsbury); Author, Editor, Co-Editor, The Visible Self, (Fairchild); Dress and Gender (Berg); Dress and Ethnicity (Berg); Beads and Beadmakers (Berg); Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride (National Geographic); a wide variety of published articles in professional journals and chapters in books.