The Sexual Cultures Research Group was founded in 2016 as an initiative led by academics in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.

The research group actively fosters and develops cross-disciplinary conversations about methodologies, cultures, texts and objects related to sexuality, sexuality, gender, identity, and both intimate and public cultures. We meet for closed reading groups as well as lively public events that provide spaces for reflection on the complexities of identity-cultures across research, pedagogy and lived subjectivities.

Our research is informed by multiple histories, geographies, cultures and forms. In conceiving of ‘sexual cultures’, we are committed to thinking about sexuality in relation to other identity forming discourses including, but not limited to: race and ethnicity, class, beliefs, dis/abilities, age, gender, and trans*.

The founding and core members of the Group are:

  • Dr. Nadia Atia (Dept of English)
  • Dr. Dominic Johnson (Dept of Drama)
  • Prof. Jen Harvie (Drama)
  • Prof. Catherine Maxwell (English)
  • Dr. Sam McBean (English)
  • Prof. Scott McCracken (English)
  • Dr. kitt price (English)
  • Dr. Catherine Silverstone (Drama)
  • Prof. Andrew van der Vlies (English)

We are currently supported by the Strategic Research Initiatives fund in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London.