I am a sociologist of sexuality and gender. In practice, I am concerned with LGBTQ+ sexualities, trans and non binary identities, qualitative methodologies and health inequalities broadly defined.
My research focus on LGBTQ+ identities, mental health, and gender theory.
From 2010-2014 I attended Colorado College where I graduated with a BA Hons in History and Feminist and Gender Studies. From 2014-2016 I completed a partime MRes in Security, Conflict and Justice at the University of Bristol. From 2016-2019 I completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Bristol, which focused on bisexual people's identities and experiences of love, gender, and family. My PhD thesis was awarded the 2021 Hilary Hartley prize for best departmental thesis.
Since completing my PhD, I have been hired as a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies for 2020-2021. I also worked as a Research Associate at Lancaster University (2020-2021) where I am involved with the CLASS: Creating LGBT+ Affirming School Environments project, where we are conducting a realist evaluation of anti-homophobic/transphobic/biphobic bullying interventions.
Since autumn 2021, I have been acting as a Lecturer in Gender at the University of Bristol.
I have two current projects. The first of which is writing a monograph based on my recent PhD thesis which explored bi+ people's experiences of sexual identity, gender identity, and romantic relationships. I am also researching further ethical considerations related to conducting research using qualitative research methods.