Porn Studies

Giovanna Maina, Porn Forum Editor

Porn Forum is a section of Porn Studies that provides a space for timely responses to contemporary and historical issues in porn studies. This section is designed to be dialogical and primarily engaged with cutting edge developments in pornography and its study. Usually Porn Forum includes short articles (500-1500 words including notes).
Forum Submissions should be sent to:

Open calls:

  • Clarissa Smith

  • Professor

Clarissa’s research has focused on the texts and contexts of sexually explicit media and sexual practices. It involves the examination of theories of identities and pleasures; citizenship; communities; understandings of media practice and policy; censorship; histories of representations; practices and politics of media research; intersections of class, race, gender and sexual orientation; development of porn studies; experiences of media uses and phenomenological accounts of the everyday. I welcome enquiries from new research students in any of my areas of interest.

  • Feona Attwood

  • Professor

Feona’s research is in the area of sex in contemporary culture; and in particular, sexual cultures; new technologies, identity and the body; and controversial media. Her recent publications have focused on online sexual cultures, aesthetics, sex and the media, and public engagement. She is writing a book,Sex Media and Technology and working on a special issue of International Journal of Cultural Studies on ‘Rethinking Makeover Culture’. She is the co-editor of Sexualities journal and founding co-editor of the journal Porn Studies.

  • Porn Studies

  • Journal

Porn Studies is the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts. Porn Studies will publish innovative work examining specifically sexual and explicit media forms, their connections to wider media landscapes and their links to the broader spheres of (sex) work across historical periods and national contexts.