Margot Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Wesleyan University. Weiss is a cultural anthropologist who combines ethnography with queer theory and left cultural critique. Weiss has conducted fieldwork across the US (San Francisco, New York, and Chicago) and in Montreal and Berlin. Her work explores the contradictory relationships between sexual cultures, neoliberalism, and the US economy: from the gendered, racialized, and class politics of BDSM in the San Francisco Bay Area; to the politics of left intellectuals in the neoliberal US academy; to the political-intellectual work of queer left activists in New York, Chicago, and Montreal. She is the author of Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality (Duke University Press, 2011).