Caroline Walters is an Associate Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. She is currently working on her first monograph, which is adapted from her AHRC funded PhD entitled Discourses of Heterosexual Female Masochism and Submission from the 1880s to the Present Day. She was supervised by Prof. Lisa Downing in the department of Sexuality and Gender Studies at the University of Exeter. She has organised several conferences (Forgotten Bodies in Exeter 2010, Demystifying Public Engagement: Gender and Sexuality Beyond the Academy, Newcastle 2011; BiReCon 2012). More broadly Caroline’s research examines the intersection between literary, filmic, theoretical and scientific texts as they formulate discourses of sexuality, particularly in its ‘non-normative’ forms. Her additional research interests include: fat studies, sexual ethics, mental health, public engagement.