BARBARA BAGILHOLE is Professor of Equal Opportunities and Social Policy in the School of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK. She has researched and published extensively in the area of equal opportunities and diversity across gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, and intersectionality. Her latest book isUnderstanding Equal Opportunities and Diversity: The Social Differentiations and Intersections of Inequality. She is currently part of an European Union funded research group "HELENA," exploring how to encourage women engineering students, and is the Treasurer of "ATGender," the European Women’s Studies Association.