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Gender and Sexualities

Research on gender and sexualities in the Division of Literature and Languages brings together a dynamic and distinctive concentration of specialists whose work examines the ways in which gender and sexual categories are constructed historically and are the subject of contemporary social and political controversy. Our areas of expertise include queer theory in both Anglophone and non-Anglophone contexts; postcolonial feminisms; same-sex partnerships and sexual citizenship; queer cinemas; gender and urban youth cultures; discourses and representations of masculinity in popular culture; gender and religion; and lesbian Victorian poetics and visual cultures. Within the broad sphere of visual cultures, Guillermo Olivera’s Carnegie-funded research on non-heteronormative modes of representation is complemented by Cristina Johnston’s collaborative work with Florian Grandena (University of Ottawa) on the hypervisibilities of sexualities in French and Francophone contexts and by Jason Hartford’s examinations of religious archetypes and queer masculinities. Fiona Barclay and Michael Marten bring questions of feminism, gender and sexualities into dialogue with the postcolonial in the context of Franco-Algerian relations (Barclay) and in the Middle East (Marten). Alison Jasper’s critical interrogation of female subjectivity and Soledad Montanez’s analysis of women’s writing, art and cinema in the Latin American context unfold alongside questions of the representation of masculinities in discourse and visual cultural forms as they are taken up in relation to men’s magazines by Bethan Benwell, in the field of Spanish cinema by Ann Davies and by Bill Marshall in the context of the contemporary parkour movement. Our work spans a wide range of temporal and spatial foci and seeks to forge connections between the study of genders and sexualities and other approaches from across the field of the Humanities. 2013 saw the appointment of two Impact Research Fellows in the Division of Literature and Languages, both of whom are developing projects that further develop and expand upon our expertise in these areas. Elizabeth Anderson’s examinations of feminist theory and theology and Sarah Parker’s considerations of the lesbian muse and the role of photography in the development of women’s public image in the Victorian era provide new lines of enquiry for research in the Gender and Sexualities grouping to develop. We publish widely across these areas of study as well as hosting conferences and study days on related themes (Hypervisibilities in 2008; a Didier Eribon Study Day in 2011; Latin American Women Writers, Artists and Filmmakers in 2012).

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Ms Suzy Angus
Ms Suzy Angus

Senior Lecturer, Communications, Media and Culture

Dr Fiona Barclay
Dr Fiona Barclay

Lecturer in French Studies, SLCR: French

Dr Andrea Baumeister
Dr Andrea Baumeister

Senior Lecturer, Politics

Dr Bethan Benwell
Dr Bethan Benwell

Senior Lecturer, English Studies

Susan Berridge SB
Dr Susan Berridge

Lecturer, Communications, Media and Culture

Professor Sharon C Bolton
Professor Sharon C Bolton

Dean of the Stirling Management School, Stirling Management School

Dr Adelina Broadbridge
Dr Adelina Broadbridge

Senior Lecturer, Management Work and Organisation

Professor Rowan Cruft
Professor Rowan Cruft

Professor, Philosophy

Professor Richard Haynes
Professor Richard Haynes

Professor, Communications, Media and Culture

Dr Alison Jasper
Dr Alison Jasper

Senior Lecturer, Religious Studies

Dr Alenka Jelen-Sanchez
Dr Alenka Jelen-Sanchez

Lecturer, Communications, Media and Culture

Dr Cristina Johnston
Dr Cristina Johnston

Senior Lecturer, SLCR: French

Dr Katharina Lindner
Dr Katharina Lindner

Lecturer, Communications, Media and Culture

Ms Kathryn Mackay
Ms Kathryn Mackay

Lecturer, Social Work

Dr Margaret Malloch
Dr Margaret Malloch

Reader, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Professor Bill Marshall
Professor Bill Marshall

Professor Comparative Cultural Studies, SLCR: French

Professor Gill McIvor
Professor Gill McIvor

Professor in Criminology, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Dr Sarah Neely
Dr Sarah Neely

Senior Lecturer, Communications, Media and Culture

Guillermo Olivera GO
Dr Guillermo Olivera

Lecturer in Spanish, SLCR: Spanish

Dr Tessa Parkes
Dr Tessa Parkes

Centre Director, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Samantha Punch
Professor Samantha Punch

Professor, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Dr Irene A Reid
Dr Irene A Reid

Lecturer, Sport

Professor Kirstein Rummery
Professor Kirstein Rummery

Professor, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Professor Carron Shankland
Professor Carron Shankland

Professor, Computing Science - CSM Dept

Dr Dalene Swanson
Dr Dalene Swanson

Senior Lecturer, Education

Aleix Tura Vecino AV
Aleix Tura Vecino

PhD Researcher, Literature and Languages

Dr Helen Whincup
Dr Helen Whincup

Lecturer, Social Work CPD

Dr Sarah Wilson
Dr Sarah Wilson

Senior Lecturer, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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