Dr Sally Hines
Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies
I am an Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy and the Director of the Centre of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS). I work in the areas of gender, sexuality, intimacy and the body; addressing transformations in these identity practices and looking at how these shifts feed into theoretical debates around citizenship, recognition and social movements. The focus on the intersections – and disconnections - of gender and sexuality are brought together in my body of work on transgender.
My current research focuses on the interplay between social, cultural and legal shifts around gender and sexuality. I am particularly interested in the role of social movements in changing gendered and sexual understandings and practices, especially around questions of ‘difference’. Between 2008 - 2010 I was PI of an ESRC grant 'Gender Diversity, Recognition and Citizenship', the findings of which will form a forthcoming book 'Gender Diversity, Recognition and Citizenship: Towards a Politics of Difference (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). The project led to an ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange Project 'Recognizing Diversity?: Equalities in Principle and Practice (2009-2010). I am co- grant holder (with Prof. Yvette Taylor) of the ESRC Seminar Series 'Critical Diversities' (2012-2014) and co-editor of the Routledge Book Series 'Advances in Critical Diversities'. I am currently working on two book projects, a co-authored book on Critical Diversities and a sole-authored book 'Gender, Society and Culture' (Sage, 2015). I am co-founder and co-convener of the British Sociological Association (BSA) Gender Study Group.
I convene the undergraduate module 'Sociology of Gender'. At Masters Level I convene 'Theorising Gender' and 'Queer(y)ing Sexualities'. I also teach on the modules 'Researching Gender' and 'Contested Bodies'. At Masters level, I also contribute to the supervision of dissertations and research projects.
The broad areas I am interested in supervising at PhD level are:
- Transgender and gender diversity
- The body
- Citizenship, recognition and social movements
I currently supervise PhD students who are working in the following areas: Young Adults’ Sexualities within Schools; FtM Embodiment and Identities; Masculinities and War; Asexuality; Sexuality, Gender and Class; Feminist Negotiations olf Heterosexuality; Male Escorts.
Sole Authored Book
Hines, S. (2007) TransForming Gender: Transgender Practices of Identity and Intimacy, Policy Press.
Hines, S. (forthcoming 2013) Gender Diversity, Recognition and Citizenship: Towards a politics of difference, Palgrave
Hines, S and Sanger, T.(eds.) (2010) Transgender Identities: Towards a Social Analysis of Gender Diversity, Routledge.
Hines, S. (with Taylor, Y. and Casey M.) (eds.) (2010) Theorising Intersectionality and Sexuality, Palgrave MacMillan.
Hines, S. (with Taylor, Y.) (2012) Sexualities: Reflections and Futures, Palgrave MacMillan.
Hines, S. (with Browne, K. and Nash, C. (eds.) (2010) Special Issue of Gender, Place and Culture: Towards a Trans Geography.