Research in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at Leeds has an excellent international reputation.

The interdisciplinarity of our research means that our work draws from, and is influenced by, a range of disciplines: such as sociology, cultural studies, geography, social policy, law, international studies, health care, modern languages, media studies, music, philosophy and science and technology studies.

All staff in the Centre are research active and have good rates of attracting research funding. Current research in the Centre focuses particularly in the following areas.

  • gendered embodiment
  • fat studies
  • gender and sport
  • gender diversity and citizenship
  • sex work
  • intimacies
  • masculinities
  • sexualities
  • queer practices
  • gender and music cultures
  • youth studies
  • biotechnology and medical/scientific knowledge.

We strongly believe in research-led teaching, and so leading researchers in the Centre lecture on their specialist subjects and their cutting edge expertise feeds into our learning and teaching materials. We hold regular research events including workshops, seminars and lectures for both staff and students.

Current research projects

Sugar Rush – The Social Life of Sugar in Contemporary Society

Transpregnancy – An International Exploration of Transmasculine Practices of Reproduction

Healthy Music Audiences: Music Gender and Health – investigating sexual violence at gigs

Living Gender in Diverse Times – Young People’s Understandings and Practices of Gender in the Contemporary UK