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Research Associate in Sociology of Relationships and Personal Life, University of Manchester

I am an interdisciplinary scholar working primarily in sociology, although I have a background in cultural studies. I am interested in relationships and personal life, with a focus on alone-time, relationship breakdown and intimacy.

My PhD was earned at The University of Manchester; my thesis explored sexuality in visual culture. I have published on a range of relationships and practices of relationships, including retreat-going, sex and sexual fetishism, divorce, and queer theory.

I am a member of the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate in Sociology of Relationships and Personal Life, University of Manchester

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Manchester, PhD

Publications

  • 2022
    Sociology, Lying and Time in Dementia
  • 2021
    The Sociological Review, Potent connections, mystery-work and the relational nature of retreat-going
  • 2021
    Modern Divorce, Dissolution, divorce and changing practices of commitment
  • 2021
    Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, Considering Fetishism in João Pedro Rodrigues’s O Fantasma
  • 2021
    Sexualities, Public sex, private intimacy and sexual exclusivity in men’s formalised same-sex relationships
  • 2019
    Journal of Lusophone Studies, Selfish Mysticism, Queer Utopias: ‘Homo-ness’ in Carlos Hugo Christensen’s O menino e o vento
  • 2018
    Dementia, Broadening the debate on creativity and dementia: A critical approach
  • 2018
    Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinema, Possibilities for queer revolution in Glauber Rocha’s Barravento/The Turning Wind (1962)
  • 2018
    Via Atlantica, ‘Você Quase Ganhou Um Orquídea Viva!’: Dissimulação Queer e Desejo Homossocial em Os Cafajestes de Ruy Guerra

Professional Memberships

  • British Sociological Association