Laurel Forster is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at University of Portsmouth. Her research interests are in women’s cultural history, women’s magazines and women’s modernist writing. She is author of Magazine Movements: Women’s Culture, Feminisms and Media Form (Bloomsbury 2015) and numerous other articles on women’s magazines and media cultures. She has co-edited a number of books including: Historicising the Women’s Liberation Movement in the Western World: 1960-1999 (Routledge 2018); British Culture and Society in the 1970s: The Lost Decade (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2010), The Recipe Reader: Narratives, Contexts, Traditions (Ashgate 3003).
Joanne Hollows is a writer and independent researcher who previously had a long career teaching in British universities, most recently as Reader in Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University. She is the author of Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture (Manchester University Press 2000), Domestic Cultures (Open University Press 2008) and Media Studies: a Complete Introduction (John Murray 2016), and co-author of Food and Cultural Studies (Routledge 2004). She has co-edited numerous academic collections including Feminism, Domesticity and Popular Culture (Routledge 2009) and Feminism in Popular Culture (Berg 2006).