Research Affiliates

The following international academics in Sexuality and Gender Studies work in collaboration with researchers at Birmingham and enjoy a special relationship with our research network:

  • Dr Andrew Asibong, Reader in Film and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
    Keywords: spectral kinship, 'blank' subjectivities and sexualities, queer object relations
  • Dr Meg John Barker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University, UK
    Keywords: openly non-monogamous relationships; BDSM (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism); bisexuality; sex and relationship therapy; self-help literature; communication and consent; non-binary gender
  • Professor Heike Bauer, Professor of Modern Literature and Cultural History, University of London, UK
    Keywords: histories of gender and sexuality since the nineteenth century; cultural and critical theory; sexology; translation; queer, lesbian and women’s writing & graphic narratives
  • Dr Lara Cox, independent scholar, Paris, France
    Keywords: The avant-garde in the visual arts (theatre, installation art, cinema); popular culture (stand-up, internet feminism, "postfeminism”); intersectionality, decolonial feminism, and queer theory.
  • Professor Peter Cryle, Emeritus Professor, Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland, Australia
    Keywords: history of sexuality; Michel Foucault; frigidity; normality
  • Robert J. Davidson, ARC-GS Program Manager and PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Keywords: Institutionalization of social movements; gay and lesbian studies; LGBT; processes of intersexualization; masculinity; queer theory; Dutch politics
  • Dr Oliver Davis, Associate Professor of French, University of Warwick, UK
    Keywords: queer theory (AHRC-funded project with Hector Kolias on Queer Theory in France); homosexuality in modern and contemporary French literature; continental philosophy
  • Professor Tim Dean, Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Keywords: barebacking; queer theory; psychoanalysis; Michel Foucault; pornography; sexual practice; consent; disgust
  • Professor Dennis Denisoff, McFarlin Professor of English, University of Tulsa, USA
    Keywords: aesthetics and politics of Decadence; gay male prose; sexual visuality
  • Alex Dymock, Lecturer in Criminology and Law, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Keywords: crimino-legal status of sex and its representations; feminist theory; queer theory; history of genders and sexualities; constructions of the sex offender.
  • Dr Bart Eeckhout, Associate Professor of English and American Literature, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Keywords: representations of sexuality and gender in English and American literature; queer theory; transnational LGBT and queer activism; queer interdisciplinarity
  • Dr Noreen Giffney, Lecturer in Counselling, Ulster University Ireland
    Keywords: queer theory; clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis; discourses of desire in the writings of Wilfred Bion; feminist theory
  • Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist, Wellcome Trust, and author, London, UK
    Keywords: history of gender and sexuality in the UK in the modern era; women in medicine and science
  • Dr Scott Herring, James H. Rudy Professor of English, Indiana University, USA
    Keywords: queer theory; American studies; studies of sexuality  and space (especially region and ruralism); material culture and object studies
  • Dr Rachel Moss, Lecturer in History, University of Northampton, UK
    Keywords: late medieval history and literature; family, especially fatherhood; homosociality; adolescence and sexual conduct; literary culture.
  • Dr Liza Mügge, Associate Professor in Political Science, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Keywords: Gender; ethnicity; intersectionality and politics; transnationalism
  • Dr Denis Provencher, Professor of French and Italian, University of Arizona, USA
    Keywords: gender and sexuality studies; contemporary French civilization and cultural studies; Islam and Maghrebi cultures in France
  • Professor Emma Rees, Professor of Literature and Gender Studies, University of Chester, UK
    Keywords: gender; sexuality; representation; vagina; FGM; transgender; identity; embodiment; vagina dentata myth
  • Dr Nick Rees-Roberts, Professeur des Universités, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3), Paris, France
    Keywords: French queer cinema and queer theory; fashion, gender and visual culture with particular emphasis on fashion film and men's fashion imagery
  • Dr Elizabeth Stephens, ARC Future Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland, Australia
    Keywords: queer theory, feminism, histories of the body, history of normality
  • Dr Nikki Sullivan, Associate of Professor Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Australia
    Keywords: trans* kinship; the work of John Money; somatechnics; queer theory
  • Dr Helen Vassallo, Senior Lecturer in French, University of Exeter, UK
    Keywords: women's autobiography, women and war, gender and Islam