Irina Aristarkhova writes on and teaches courses in new media aesthetics, cyberculture, and feminist theory. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Visual Arts at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. Formerly, Aristarkhova was at the Communications and New Media Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, where she founded the Cyberarts Research Initiative: a collaborative multi-disciplinary research project that included a cyberarts multi-media database, artist-in-residence programmes and a cyberarts library. Aristarkhova has edited and contributed to the book Woman Does Not Exist: Contemporary Studies in Sexual Difference, and edited the first Luce Irigaray book in Russian The Ethics of Sexual Difference. She holds an MA from the University of Warwick, UK, and a PhD from the Russian Academy of Sciences.