Staci D. Newmahr SUNY Buffalo State, USA
is an ethnographer and the author of Playing on the Edge: Sadomasochism, Risk and Intimacy (Indiana University Press, 2011), an ethnography of an SM community that theorizes risk-taking and emotion from an interactionist perspective. She is Associate Editor of Symbolic Interaction
(Wiley-Blackwell). She has published several papers in sociology and interdisciplinary journals. Most recently, she completed an invited chapter for the anthology Life as Performance: A Dramaturgical Handbook
(Ashgate, expected 2012) and an article on the eroticism of Renaissance Faire. She is also a contributor to The Routledge Handbook of Deviant Behavior
(2012). She is currently working on her second monograph.