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Nikki Sullivan

Nikki Sullivan is Associate Professor in the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. She is the author of Tattooed Bodies: Subjectivity, Textuality, Ethics and Pleasure (Praeger 2001, A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory (Edinburgh University Press 2003), and numerous articles on body modification published in journals and book collections.

Anne Cranny-Francis

is Associate Professor in the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on feminist fiction, media, cultural theory and literacy. Her books include Feminist Fiction: Feminist Uses of Generic Fiction (Polity Press, UK; St Martins Press, NY: 1990), Engendered Fiction (NSW University Press, 1992), Popular Culture (Deakin University Press, 1994), The Body in the Text (Melbourne University Press, 1995), Gender Studies: Terms and Debates (Macmillan, 2003) and MultiMedia: Texts and Contexts (Sage, 2005). She is currently researching the politics of touch and of sound as experienced by contemporary embodied subjects.

Cynthia Townley

Between completing a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Tasmania, and commencing work at Macquarie University, Cynthia was employed at the University of Melbourne and at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her research interests include epistemology, ethics and feminist theory. Recent publications include ?Towards a Revaluation of Ignorance? Hypatia, 2006.

Mitch Parsell

is presently the Coordinator of Open Universities Australia philosophy program and Research Officer for Macquarie?s database of Philosophy and Psychopathology. His research interests include philosophy of mind, foundations of psychology and the philosophy of information. His recent publications include ?The Cognitive Costs of Extending an Evolutionary Mind into the Environment? Cognitive Processing 2006.

Nick Mansfield

is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. He is the author of several books including Masochism: The Art of Power, and Subjectivity: Theories of the Self from Freud to Haraway. His current research includes a monograph on cultural theory and war, and one on the relationship between Bataille and Derrida.

Nicole Anderson

is a lecturer in the Department of Critical & Cultural Studies (CCS) at Macquarie University. Her research uses a range of cultural practices (such as cannibalism), texts (such as film) and theory (such as deconstruction and poststructuralism) to focus on issues of ethics, embodiment, and subjectivity. Recent publications include ?Free-play? Fair-play! Defending Derrida?, Social Semiotics 16: 3 (2006). Forthcoming is a co-authored book with Katrina Schlunke called Cultural Theory, Everyday Life to be published with Oxford University Press in 2008.

Sara Davidmann

is a photographer best known for her work with transgender people. She is the author of Crossing the Line, a monograph published by Dewi Lewis, 2003 and trans agenda: transsexual portraits, Source 2004. Davidmann has exhibited extensively in Europe and America. Exhibitions include: Paris Photo, Basel Art Fair, Somatechnics, Sydney, MOMA Oxford, view point, London. She apprenticed with the sculptor Carl Andre in New York and has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work including a Fulbright Hays scholarship, an Association of Commonwealth Universities Fellowship, two Arts and Humanities Research Council awards, a Promising Researcher Fellowship, and several grants from regional arts councils. Davidmann is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of the Arts London and is a Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art in the School of Foundation at Wimbledon College of Art. She lives and works in London.

Norman Cherry

has wide experience as a designer and maker of contemporary jewellery and metalwork. After graduation from the Glasgow School of Art he worked as an assistant to Louis Osman, the creator of the Prince of Wales's crown. For several years he ran a company in Scotland designing and making jewellery and silverware. A holder of numerous awards, his work is in many public and private collections. He has held several appointments in Higher Education and has been Head of the School of Jewellery, UCE Birmingham for the past 11 years. A major preoccupation in recent years has been his predictive research in the area of extreme body modification.

Mark Seton

is a lecturer, organisational consultant, and performance mentor. He has worked variously as an editor, production manager, director, writer and producer in film and video production and as a dramaturg for contemporary performance. He is an Honorary Research Associate with the Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney. His research addresses ethical and sustainable actor training.