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Episode 15 Yvette Taylor

On Working Class Queers - Time, Place & Politics

Yvette is a sociologist and Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde. She acted as School of Education Research Director (2017-2019) and Deputy Head of School (2019), previously Professor in Social & Policy Studies and Head of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research (2011-2015) and Senior Lecturer (Sociology), Newcastle University (2005-2011). Yvette was nominated for the THES Outstanding Leadership and Management Team (2013), as Diversity Role Model (2013), for a Strathclyde Medal (2017) and a HaSS Teaching Excellence Award (2020). A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Scottish Parliament Academic Fellow (2020-21), Yvette also received a RSE Personal Research Fellowship Queer Futures: Alternative Models for Social Justice (2023-2024). 

Yvette was Visiting Professor, Centre for Feminist Research, York University (2020), and at the Australian National University (2018). She has received several international fellowships including the Lillian Robinson Fellowship, Concordia University (2009) and a Fulbright Scholarship, Rutgers University (2010-2011). She has obtained a wide variety of funding, including an EU Norface (£1.4m) 3 year project 'Comparing Intersectional Life Course Inequalities amongst LGBTQI+ Citizens in Four European Counties'. Other projects include ESRC funded  ‘From the Coal Face to the Car Park? Gender and Class in the North East of England’ (2007-2009), ‘Making Space for Queer Identifying Religious Youth’ (2011-2013) and British Academy mid-career fellowship ‘Critical Terrain: Dividing Lines and Lives’ (2013-2014). 

Yvette has published five sole-authored books based on funded research: Working-class Lesbian Life (2007); Lesbian and Gay Parenting (2009); Fitting Into Place? Class and Gender Geographies and Temporalities (2012); Making Space for Queer Identifying Religious Youth (2015);  Working-Class Queers. Time, Place & Politics  (Pluto, 2023) and co-authored Feminist Repetitions in Higher Education: Interrupting Career Categories (2020). 

Edited titles include Queer Precarities in and out of Higher Education (2023); Queer Sharing in the Marketized University (2022); The Palgrave Handbook of Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education (2022); Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University (2018); Queering Religion, Religious Queers (2014). Yvette edits the Palgrave Gender and Education Series and co-edits the Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities Series and is on the Editorial Boards of Gender and Education, Social and Cultural Geography, Sexualities (Sociology 2011-2016). She set up the Strathclyde Feminist Research Network Seminar Series in 2016, since co-organized colleagues. 

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