Helen Hester

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Helen Hester is Professor of Gender, Technology and Cultural Politics at the London School of Film, Media and Design, University of West London. Previously she served as Lecturer in Promotional Cultures and Senior Lecturer in Media at Middlesex University.

Her research interests include technofeminism, sexuality studies, and theories of social reproduction, and she is a member of the international feminist collective Laboria Cuboniks.

Helen Hester is the author Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex (SUNY Press, 2014), Xenofeminism (Polity, 2018) and After Work: A History of the Home and the Fight for Free Time (with Nick Srnicek, Verso, 2023), the co-editor of the collections Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism (Ashgate, 2015) and Dea ex Machina (Merve, 2015), and series editor for Ashgate’s ‘Sexualities in Society’ book series. (2023)