Editorial Team

Editors in Chief

  • James Beresford

    James Beresford is an ESRC +3 funded PHD candidate in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. Working at the intersection of Sociology and Social Policy, James’s research develops a relational approach to the assembling and narration of the 2010 UK Equality Act, looking how its becoming was enacted through different affects and practices of remembering and forgetting. His research interests include; narrative and narrative methodologies; policy making; emotions and affects; ethnography; memory; the governance and governmentalities of ‘equality’.

  • Alankaar Sharma

    Alankaar Sharma is a social work educator, researcher, practitioner, and doctoral candidate, working in the fields of sexual and gender-based violence, gender and sexuality, men and masculinities, and child abuse and protection. He has worked in India on issues such as child sexual abuse, children’s rights, and violence against women, and co-founded an NGO working to prevent and address Child Sexual Abuse. He has worked in the USA as social work educator and researcher at two universities. He has published academic papers and non-academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited books, magazines, websites, and newspapers, besides consulting with multiple civil society organizations on resource development, and professional and organizational capacity building. He is particularly interested in phenomenological qualitative research methods.

Design & Layout

  • Boka En

    Boka En is currently studying at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna. Their interests are fluid and ephemeral, but currently gravitate around issues of power, knowledges and authorities, and processes of inclusion and exclusion as well as (self-)categorisation.

Web Editor

  • Michael En

    Michael En has studied Transcultural Communication at the Centre for Translation Studies in Vienna and Critical Sociolinguistics at Goldsmiths College in London. He is currently working on his PhD at the University of Vienna, on hegemonic ideas of ‘nativeness’ and their effects on the (self-)perception of language users via stereotype threat. He is further interested in the many ways of identity construction discourses on socially marginalised groups. Maybe relatedly, he sighs a lot.

Copy Editors

  • france rose hartline

    france rose hartline is a doctoral candidate at NTNU in Gender Studies. His research is on trans* experiences in Norway, with a focus on the impact of the 2016 law reform which allows for juridical sex self-declaration. He also works as an artist and activist with his colleague, Helle Grøndahl, in their ongoing project, Art[]Gender[]Art. Originally hailing from New Orleans, USA, france has lived abroad since 2006 and (happily) in Norway since 2013. With his partner, Ask, he has two beautiful dogs, Foucault and Freud. In his free time, france likes to watch documentaries, read nonfiction, go on super long walks with his dogs, and eat chocolate.

  • Kamalika Jayathilaka

    Kamalika Jayathilaka is a PhD student from the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. Previously a travel writer from Sri Lanka, Kamalika’s research is inspired by a retrospective understanding of the critical role of the travel writer in endorsing/marketing particular preferred, ideological, socio-cultural ‘constructs’ of places and countries. Her current research interests in general therefore, span across appreciating tourism’s countless imaginaries and its powerful role as a ‘worldmaking’ agency.

  • Rachit Anand

    Rachit Anand is a PhD scholar at the Department of English, University of Delhi. His research interests include the cross-currents between law and ethics and philosophical explorations of inside-outside relationships in clusters of thought such as allegories, law, memory/forgetting, animal/human and subjectivity. He is currently studying the novels of J.M. Coetzee in the light of these sites of inclusive-exclusion. He has also worked on post-Holocaust German novel. As a scholar of literature he is a keen observer of what a work of fiction does. He also enjoys writing, reciting and reading poetry.

Past Board Members

  • Arpita Das
  • Remi Joseph-Salisbury
  • Louise Rigby
  • Rosemary Deller (2011–2013)
  • Alexa Athelstan (2011–2013)
  • Robert Kulpa (2008–2013)
  • Melissa Kelly (2011–2013)
  • Amanda Conroy (2012–2013)
  • Melissa Fernandez (2009–2011)
  • Gwendolyn Beetham (2009–2011)
  • Richard Bramwell (2008–2010)
  • Kathrine Harrison (2008–2010)
  • Mia Liinason (2007–2009)
  • Andre van Dokkum
  • Ward Rennen, Maria Oleynik
  • Jeff Roberts
  • Greg Mounier
  • Maud Radstake
  • Wouter-Jan Oosten
  • Iris van der Tuin (2004–2008)
  • Sabina Leonelli (2003–2007)
  • Esther Foreman (2001–2003)
  • Martijn Wit (2002–2004)
  • Kikula Kobatake (2003–2004)
  • Garrett Brown (2003)
  • James Raiher (2003–2004)
  • Marcel Scheele (2004–2005)