qUCL builds on existing research being carried out by staff across UCL, while also providing a focal point for future initiatives and collaborative cross-disciplinary research.
The network is also keen to support doctoral research and MPhil/PhD students play a vital role within qUCL.
Listed here are examples of recent research on sexual and gender diversity by staff across UCL. This list is not exhaustive.
- British and Australian lesbian history (Rebecca Jennings, History Department)
- Cultural discourses of HIV/AIDS (James Agar, Department of French)
- Erasure of the queer femme in nineteenth-century science (Christine "Xine" Yao, Department of English)
- Gender and Sexual Equity in Schools (GASES) (Jessica Ringrose, Institute of Education)
- Gendered social production of space (Jane Rendell, Barbara Penner and Peg Rawes, The Bartlett School of Architecture; Ann Varley and Claire Dwyer, Department of Geography).
- Homosexual behaviour in animals (Volker Sommer, Department of Anthropology).
- LGBTQ geographies, cities, architecture and domesticity (Ben Campkin, UCL Urban Laboratory and The Bartlett School of Architecture; Brent Carnell, The Bartlett School of Architecture and UCL CALT).
- Mental health (Michael King, Division of Psychiatry)
- Migration (Richard Mole and Bojan Aleksov, School of Slavonic and East European Studies)
- Queer art and film (Bob Mills, Department of the History of Art; Ben Campkin, The Bartlett School of Architecture and UCL Urban Laboratory)
- Queer literatures and histories (James Agar and Jane Gilbert, Department of French; Bob Mills, Department of the History of Art; Hugh Stevens and Peter Swaab, Department of English)
- Queer, racialized modes of unfeeling as dissent in nineteenth-century American literature and culture (Christine "Xine" Yao, Department of English)
- Sexual health and HIV/AIDS (Graham Hart, Infection and Population Health; Sarah Hawkes, Institute of Global Health)
qUCL works closely with the Gender & Sexuality Studies programme at UCL to support doctoral research in the humanities and social sciences.
Staff affiliated to qUCL supervise and co-supervise a range of MPhil/PhD projects, from LGBTQ representations on television to contemporary trans identities, and from concepts of gay community in Soho to queer life writing. Supervisors often combine expertise by offering interdisciplinary supervision across more than one Department or field of study.
We invite research students to get actively involved in qUCL by contributing to and organising events and other research activities.