PhD Researcher in Sociology (ESRC +3)
SPAIS, University of Bristol
Start date: September 2016
Graduation date: May 2020
Research topic: Bisexuality/Nonmonosexuality, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Social Justice Movement: A Queer Qualitative Intervention.
I am studying bisexuality/nonmonosexuality. Bisexual and queer studies suggest that nonmonosexual orientations experience monosexism and biphobia which alienates them from both heterosexual and homosexual spaces, leaving them with no communities to share experiences. My research proposes to interview bisexuals/nonmonosexuals in order to assess how they experience biphobia and monosexism in heterosexual and homosexual spaces. This will inform guidelines which I will put in place in an LGBT organisation with later interviews to assess the efficacy of this intervention.
Research supervisors: Dr Therese O’Toole, Dr Maud Perrier