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SGS Research

Our research themes

  • Feminism
  • History of Sexuality
  • Intersex/trans/non-binary
  • Language/literature/discourse
  • Media discourse and politics (sexual/morality/identity)
  • Medical, scientific and health discourses and mental health
  • Prejudice and discrimination, stigmas and stereotypes and homophobia
  • Queer activism and public policy
  • Queer spaces and services
  • Research methodology
  • Sexual behaviour, activities and practices

Recent funded projects

Fasoli, F (PI) and Formanowicz, M (Co PI), “When voice interplays with the message. Linguistic strategies to counteract voice-based stereotyping and discrimination” Funded by the European Association of Social Psychology 2021 - 2022).

Fasoli, F (PI), “Humour as a Way to Counteract the Effects of Sexual Objectification” Funded by a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant (2020-2021).

Hall, M (PI), "Navigating Masculinity among Heterosexual Men Who Dance with Men (MDM)" Funded  by a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant (2023-2024).

King, A (PI) and Sanders, F “Creating LGBTQ+ Resident Inclusivity in UK Social Housing” Funded by an ESRC Impact Accelerator Award (2021-2022).

King, A (PI) “Housing with Pride, a knowledge exchange project to actively promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the social housing sector”.  Funded by the UK Centre for Collaborative Housing Evidence ESRC/Joseph Rowntree Foundation (2019-2020).

King, A. (PI), Castro Varela, MdM., Santos, A.C., and Taylor, CILIA-LGBTQI+ – Comparing Intersectional Life Course Inequalities amongst LGBTQI+ Citizens in Four European Countries. NORFACE Consortium/ESRC. (2018-2021)

Russell, S (PI), Cohen-Chen, S , Rusconi, P & Fasoli, F (Co-PIs), “The World Needs Hope” Funded by a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant (2020-2021)

Watt, D (PI), “God’s Own Gentlewoman: A Life of Margaret Paston” Funded by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2023-2024)

Watt, D (PI), “Women’s Literary Culture Before the Conquest” Funded by a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2017-2019)