Debbie Epstein's work brings together practice-related studies in education and key social issues, covering a range of inequalities and identity issues. She is Senior Lecturer in Women's Studies and Education at the University of London Institute of Education.
Richard Johnson is internationally known for his contribution to the study of educational policy and to cultural theory more widely. He is Professor at Nottingham Trent University and directed the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University 1980-88.
They have previously written together on sexuality in Debbie Epstein's edited collection Challenging Lesbian and Gay Inequalities in Education and, with Deborah Lynn Steinberg, co-edited Border Patrols: Policing the Boundaries of Heterosexuality.