Lisa Bloom is a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Women at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is an author and teacher whose interdisciplinary research and pedagogical interests cut across numerous fields including feminist studies, media and film studies, cultural studies, visual culture and the history of art. She is the author of Gender on Ice: American Ideologies of Polar Expeditions (University of Minnesota Press, 1993), and an edited anthology entitled With Other Eyes: Looking at Race and Gender in Visual Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 1999). Her third book is titled, Jewish Identities in U.S. Feminist Art: Ghosts of Ethnicity (Routledge, London, 2006). Her articles have appeared in The Scholar and the Feminist, n.paradoxa, Media N-Journal, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, and Configurations; exhibition catalogues on Isaac Julien and Eleanor Antin, and anthologies including The Visual Culture Reader, The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader, Performing the Body/Performing the Text, Jewish Identity and Art History, Jews and Sex, Writing Science, and Everyday eBay, Collecting and Desiring. For more detailed information on her work, visit her website at: www.lisabloom.net or www.lisaebloom.com.