Milena Popova is a non-binary writer, researcher, creative consultant, and sensitivity reader based in the UK. Their main expertise is in the representation in popular culture of gender, sexuality, and sexual consent. They also have expertise in bisexual, asexual and trans (particularly non-binary) issues and representation, as well as LGBT workplace issues. Milena is keen to work with creative practitioners at any scale and across the creative industries to help improve representation in these areas through research, consultancy, training, and sensitivity reading.
Milena obtained their PhD in cultural studies from the Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England in 2018. Their research is published in journals including Porn Studies, the Journal of Bisexuality, and Transformative Works and Cultures, as well as in essay collections. In 2019, MIT Press published Milena’s book “Sexual Consent” as part of the publisher’s Essential Knowledge Series. Their monograph on sexual consent in fanfiction is also under contract with MIT Press.