Dr Ruth Charnock is a writer, poet and academic. She is Associate Artist at Mansions of the Future and Grimm & Co. She specialises in contemporary culture, literature and theory and is particularly interested in affect, feminism and popular culture. Her monograph Anaïs Nin: Bad Sex, Shame and Contemporary Culture is forthcoming. Her edited collection, Joni Mitchell: New Critical Readings was published by Bloomsbury in 2019. She is also a TEDx speaker.