Dr Elliot Evans

Dr Elliot Evans

Department of Modern Languages
Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages

Contact details

Ashley Building (317)
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Evans is the author of numerous publications on gender and sexuality, and has been invited to speak on these areas at academic conferences, cultural and activist events both in the UK and internationally. They are particularly engaged in debates around feminist, queer and transgender theories. 


  • BA French & Philosophy, King’s College London
  • MSt Women’s Studies, University of Oxford
  • PhD French, King’s College London


After completing an undergraduate degree at King's College, London in French and Philosophy in 2009, I began a Masters' degree in Women's Studies at the University of Oxford. I wrote my PhD thesis in the Department of French at King’s College London, working on the reception and development of queer theory in France and questions of the representation of the body through literature, philosophy and visual art. Before starting my PhD, I worked at Oxford and at the University of East London in student support and welfare, and later in Diversity & Inclusion for King’s College London.


I teach gender and sexuality on the Year 1 Core course; the module ‘Occupation, Liberation, Peace’; French grammar and translation courses.

I also teach on the MRes in Sexuality and Gender Studies. 

Postgraduate supervision

I would be very interested to receive research proposals or expressions of interest relating to the following areas:

Visual Art
Queer, Feminist and Transgender Theories
20th and 21st Century Literature and Critical Theory
Activism and Art/Literature
Technologies and Biotechnologies

Find out more - our PhD French Studies  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.


My research interests lie in 20th and 21st Century literature, visual art and theory, particularly the intersections of feminist, queer and transgender theories. My work has focused on questions of the body, gender and sexuality: my thesis being concerned with the question of how to approach the material body within the context of contemporary French queer works, particularly those by Paul B. Preciado, Monique Wittig and the performance artist ORLAN. I am currently working on the visual representation of HIV/AIDS by artists in France and North America.

Other activities

I am a member of the Athena SWAN committee for Modern Languages. 


Book chapter

  •  ‘your blood dazzles m/e: Reading Blood, Sex, and Intimacy in Monique Wittig and Patrick Califia.’ Sex at the Limit: Essays on Barebacking, The Exquisite Corpse for University of Regina Press. Forthcoming 2018. 


  • 'Wittig and Davis, Woolf and Solanas... flow with me’: reading the legacy of second-wave feminism in the queer writing of Paul B. Preciado.’ Paragraph. Forthcoming 2018. 

  • ‘Un ‘queer made in France’? Quelques considérations sur la traduction et la production de la théorie queer en France.’ Synergies Royaume-Uni et Irlande issue 'Regards sur la France du XXIe
siècle'. Forthcoming 2017. 

  • ‘Your HIV-positive sperm, my trans-dyke uterus: anti/futurity and the politics of bareback sex between Guillaume Dustan and Beatriz Preciado.’ Sexualities, February 2015 18: 127-140.
  • ‘Transfeminist Marcos: The possibilities of faceless resistance, or what can a mask do?’ ...ment jounal, 2015.

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