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Research and fellowships

RESEARCH

Learn more about research projects across Birkbeck that are supported by or affiliated with Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality.

SEXUAL DIFFRACTIONS

  • Dr Annette-Carina van der Zaag is currently working on a transdisciplinary project in which she drafts a cartography (diffraction pattern) of sexual difference that moves beyond a male/female binary to include posthuman bodies, queer desires and post-colonial past presents.

SINGLE

  • SINGLE, a collaboration between Dr Melissa Butcher and European partners Professor Christiane Brosius (University of Heidelberg) and Professor Jeroen De Kloet (University of Amsterdam), aimed to document the experiences of single women living and working in Delhi and Shangha.
  • Visit the SINGLE website.

GENDER AND PHILOSOPHY

  • Dr Sophia Connell has undertaken a new research project on the role of women philosophers in the development of early analytic philosophy.

GAY HISTORY MAKING

CONCEIVING HISTORIES

  • Conceiving Histories looks at the past of un-pregnancy (that is childlessness, trying to conceive, very early pregnancy loss and the ambiguity of early pregnancy diagnosis). 
  • It is a collaborative project between literary historian, Dr Isabel Davis and Anna Burel, a visual artist.

THE CHOLA BOURGEOISE 

  • Dr Kate Maclean is the principle investigator on the project 'The Chola Bourgeoisie: Processes of displacement, identity and urban change in the Global South'.

NARRATIVES OF SEX-SEGREGATED PROFESSIONAL IDENTITIES

  • Dr Lisa McEntee-Atalianis has recently published a paper with Lia Litosseliti on 'Narratives of Sex-segregated Professional Identities'. Her forthcoming book Identity in Applied Linguistics Research includes a chapter on 'Gender and Sexual Identity'.

INHERITANCE AND SEXUALITY

  • Professor Daniel Monk's research explores the relationship between practices of inheritance and sexuality by adopting a variety of doctrinal, empirical, archival and literary methods.

DECOLONIZING SEXUALITIES

AU PAIRING AFTER THE AU PAIR SCHEME

  • The aim of this two-year ESRC-funded project was to provide evidence about the experiences of au pairs and host families in the UK since the ending of the au pair visa in November 2008.

TRAFFICKING PAST

  • Dr Julia Laite is a researcher on this project exploring sex, work and migration in modern history.

Visual Archives of Sex

VISITING FELLOWSHIPS

Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality welcomes applications for Visiting Research Fellowships from established academics from outside the UK whose research is relevant to BiGS.

BiGS Fellows should apply as part of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research Fellowship scheme.

The Visiting Research Fellow programme is on hold for the academic year 2020-21. However, expressions of interest and enquiries are welcomed and should be sent to .

PAST VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWS