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