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Diego Garcia Rodriguez

Lecturer in Global Health, University of Sussex

Diego García Rodríguez is a Lecturer in Global Health at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, where he is conducting research on HIV and the social lives of medicines. His PhD thesis explored the everyday religion of queer Muslims and the emergence of pro-queer Islamic discourses in contemporary Indonesia to develop a theory of queer religious agency. Email:


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer in Global Health, BSMS
  • 2020–2021
    Researcher in HIV and Social Science, BSMS


  • 2020 
    University College London, PhD in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • 2015 
    Lund University, MSc in Asian Studies
  • 2012 
    University Complutense of Madrid, BA in Journalism

Grants and Contracts

  • 2023
    Too religious to be queer: LGBT religious refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship