Feona Attwood is a Professor in the Media Department at Middlesex University, UK.
Her research is in the area of sex in contemporary culture; and in particular, in onscenity; sexualization; sexual cultures; new technologies, identity and the body; and controversial media.
She is the editor of ‘Mainstreaming Sex: The Sexualization of Western Culture’ (2009), ‘porn.com: Making Sense of Online Pornography’ (2010) and (with Vincent Campbell, I.Q. Hunter and Sharon Lockyer) ‘Controversial Images’ (2012) and the co-editor of journal special issues on Controversial Images (with Sharon Lockyer, ‘Popular Communication’, 2009), Researching and Teaching Sexually Explicit Media (with I.Q. Hunter, ‘Sexualities’, 2009), and Investigating Young People’s Sexual Cultures (with Clarissa Smith, ‘Sex Education’, 2011).
Her recent publications have focused on online culture, aesthetics, sex and the media, and public engagement.
She is leading an international research network on onscenity, funded by the AHRC and is at the start of an AHRC Fellowship project. Her current book project is ‘Sex, Media Technology’.
Watch an interview with Feona about her work here.