Sexuality and Gender Studies

Research in the interdisciplinary field of Sexuality and Gender Studies at Birmingham is directed by the new Professor of French Discourses of Sexuality, Lisa Downing. Academic staff and postgraduate students engage in cutting-edge work in the areas of gender theory and feminism; LGBT and queer studies; and the critical history of medicine and sexual science (sexology, psychiatry). As well as publishing theoretical and empirical research in these fields, we engage with policy-making, activism and social justice work outside the academy.

Academic staff