Professor Diane Richardson
Professor of Sociology & Social Policy
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University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
I have been at Newcastle university since 1998 when I joined as Professor of Sociology. Prior to this I worked in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield. During my time at Newcastle I have held various positions including Head of Sociology, Director of the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, and School of GPS Research Director.
B.A. Cambridge University, UK
M.A. Nottingham University, UK
PhD. Cambridge University, UK
International Visiting Fellowships held include Columbia, Harvard, Murdoch University, Australia and Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.
Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow (2013-2016)
Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology and the Center for the Study of Women at the University of California at Los Angeles Autumn 2014; Visiting Scholar at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia University, New York Spring 2015.
I have broad interests in the field of feminist theory and sociological understandings of sexuality and gender including theorising the relationships between concepts of citizenship and sexuality, contemporary sexual politics and global neoliberalism, feminist and queer theory, and gender and sexuality. I am the author/editor of numerous books and articles, including Contesting Recognition: Culture, Identity and Citizenship (2011), Intersections Between Feminist and Queer Theory (2012) and Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (2012). I also co-edit, with Victoria Robinson, the book series Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences for Palgrave Macmillan. (https://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4SKPT_enGB398GB398&q=Gender+and+sexualities+in+the+social+sciences+Palgrave+macmillan)
My latest book, co-edited with Victoria Robinson, is Introducing Gender and Womens Studies, 4th edn, published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. This book has been continuously in print for over 20 years. The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology refers to it as a 'classic text in the field'.
I am currently writing a book on Sexuality and Citizenship, based on the research funded by the Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, which will be published in 2017 by Polity Press.
Diane Richardson is internationally recognised for her work in the area of feminist and sociological study of sexuality and gender, with many related publications. To date, I have supervised 23 postgraduate research students successfully to completion.
See below for details of current and recent funded research, and current and previous PhD supervision.
I am currently engaged in writing a book on Sexuality and Citizenship based on my recently completed Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship project entitled ‘Transforming Citizenship: Sexuality, Gender and Citizenship Struggles'. A central concern is to understand how models of citizenship are constructed and deployed by marginalised groups as new democratic moments emerge. The project addressed a number of interlinked themes including the relation between cultural and material aspects of recognition, as well as the conceptualisation of sexual citizenship and the democratisation of intimate life.
Recent Economic and Social Research (ESRC) Funded Projects
My research on gender, sexuality and citizenship has raised important questions about the way citizenship is understood. Specifically, it establishes how citizenship is connected to sexuality, as well as to gender, race and class. This theoretical work underpinned two recent major Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded empirical studies, in different global contexts, concerned with the rights demands of different minority groups.
One of these (funded 2007-2010) was a study of recent sexualities equalities initiatives in the UK (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/selg/). This study highlighted the importance of implementation mechanisms in driving forward the equalities agenda for sexual and gender minorities, and identified barriers and patterns of resistance to such work that affect implementation and access to citizenship. A key research finding was that despite recent legislative and policy shifts extending rights to sexual and gender minority communities, sexualities equalities work is unevenly spread and far from becoming normalised. Rurality, political hostility, lack of local authority interest and associated stigma are limiting factors. In particular, this research showed the importance of understanding implementation processes and barriers for policy debates about the delivery of equality measures.
The second project (funded 2009-2012) is an examination of gender inequalities and citizenship issues in Nepal for post- trafficked women on their return ‘home’ (www.posttraffickingnepal.co.uk). This study is the first to systematically analyse women’s post-trafficking experiences. Most work on trafficking addresses its causes and characteristics, feeding into policy frameworks targeting the ‘rescue’ of those experiencing diverse trafficking situations. Post-trafficking starts when these scenarios end and describes the processes and practices associated with leaving trafficking situations. The research was carried out through an innovative collaborative partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Shakti Samuha, one of the first anti-trafficking NGO’s, globally, to be founded by post-trafficked women. It brought trafficked women’s voices into policy development and implementation in relation to human rights, which is significant because post-trafficking issues intersect with access to citizenship. The underpinning research shows that trafficked women are typically stigmatised (labelled as prostitutes and/or HIV ‘carriers’), and experience social rejection from their families and communities. Lacking family support makes it difficult for them to access citizenship and ensuing rights as citizenship is typically conferred after the age of 16 through a male relative, usually a girl’s father or husband. This can result in post-trafficked women being unable to confer citizenship on their children, either because they lack citizenship themselves or their children were born in trafficking situations (and lack a known father).
This research has significantly advanced understandings of how stigma associated with being outwith sexual/gender norms can make accessing rights of citizenship difficult or even impossible in some circumstances.
Kathryn Davies. Exploring Intersections of Gender, Race and age in Female Sex Tourism (ESRC DTC)
James Cummings. Male Same-Sex Desire and Identity Construction in a Rapidly Changing Society: A study of emergent male non-normative sexual identities in Hainan Province China (ESRC DTC collaborative award)
Justine Uvuza. Women’s Political Participation in Rwanda
Emily Nicholls. Young Heterosexual Women’s Understanding of Contemporary Feminine (Hetero)sexuality as an Embodied, Everyday Experience (ESRC DTC)
Natalie Hoskins. A Cultural analysis of Sex Education Programmes in North East Brazil (ESRC DTC)
Ingrid Young. Re-Imagining Risk: Developing Patterns of STDs and their Influence on Risk Assessment among Gay Men and MSM. (ESRC CASE)
Edmund Coleman-Fountain. The Construction of Sexual Identities: Gay and Lesbian Youth (ESRC)
Rachel Jones-Wild. Gay Men and Lesbians Experiences and Meanings of ‘Family’ (ESRC)
Angela Scott. Domestic Abuse in Same-Sex relationships- An Invisible or Ignored Reality? (ESRC)
June Lin. Transnational Marriage, Smuggling and Sex Trafficking in Taiwan.
Mandy Cheetham. Young People, Sexuality and Relationships: Promoting Sexual Health (ESRC CASE)
Meena Poudel. Dealing with Hidden Issues: Social Rejection of Trafficked Women in Nepal.
Ann McNulty. Great Expectations: Teenage Pregnancy and Intergenerational Transmission. (ESRC CASE)
Megan Todd. Troubling Tales? Towards a Feminist Analysis of Lesbian Domestic Violence. (ESRC)
Elizabeth Brace. The influence of institutional processes on women with learning disabilities and their sense of self in relation to sexuality. (ESRC)
Alison Jobe. Accessing Services: Trafficking Victims’/ Survivors’ Experiences in the UK. (ESRC)
Maria Panagos. “We Thought We Shouldn’t Have Children”: An Exploratory Study of Women’s Views on HIV Infection, Testing and Reproduction.
Mark Casey. Lesbians and Gay Men’s Experiences of Heterosexualised and Queered Urban Spaces in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. (ESRC)
Paul Johnson. Making Love, Doing Heterosexuality: A study of the social construction of heterosexuality in the love relationship. (ESRC)
Surya Monro. Transgender Politics (ESRC)
Jan Winn. An Exploration of Media Representations of Female Multiple Murderers and Feminist Understandings of Female Violence. (University of Sheffield scholarship)
Donna Luff. Sisters or Enemies? Women in the British Moral Lobby and Feminism (ESRC)
Lola Salinas ( MPhil) The Social Construction of Female Sexual Identities: A Multi Representative Analysis.
Jill Shipway (MPhil) HIV/AIDS Policy in Rwanda.
Jean Carabine. ‘Constructing Women’: Women’s Sexuality and Social Policy. (ESRC)
Melinda Firth. A Study of the Psycho-Social Effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on Boys and their Parents.
SOC 2038 Conceptualising Gender
SOC 8034 Social Divisions
Sexuality,Culture and Society
Theories of Gender
- Richardson D, Laurie N, Poudel M, Townsend J. Women and Citizenship Post-trafficking: The Case of Nepal. The Sociological Review 2016, 64(2), 329-348.
- Laurie N, Richardson D, Poudel M, Shakti Samua, Townsend JG. Co-producing a post-trafficking agenda: collaborating on transforming citizenship in Nepal. Development in Practice 2015, 25(4), 465-477.
- Richardson D. Conceptualising Gender. In: Robinson, V; Richardson, D, ed. Introducing Gender and Women's Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp.3-22.
- Townsend J, Laurie N, Poudel M, Richardson D. Gender, post-trafficking and citizenship in Nepal. In: Coles, A; Gray, L; Momsem, J, ed. Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development. London: Routledge, 2015, pp.319-329.
- Robinson V, Richardson D, ed. Introducing Gender and Women's Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
- Richardson D. Neoliberalism, Citizenship and Activism. In: Paternotte, D; Tremblay, M, ed. The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism. London: Ashgate, 2015, pp.259-271.
- Laurie N, Richardson D, Poudel M, Townsend J. Post-trafficking bordering practices: Perverse co-production, marking and stretching borders. Political Geography 2015, 48, 83-92.
- Richardson D. Rethinking Sexual Citizenship. Sociology 2015, epub ahead of print.
- Monro S, Richardson D. Citizenship, Gender and Sexuality. In: Van der Heijden, H.A, ed. The Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2014, pp.60-85.
- Monro S, Richardson D. Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Populations: The Role of English Local Government. Local Government Studies 2014, 40(2), 869-887.
- Richardson D. Constructing Sexual Citizenship: Theorising Sexual Rights. In: J. Shaw and I. Stiks, ed. The International Library of Essays on Rights: Citizenship Rights. London, UK: Ashgate, 2013.
- Monro S, Richardson D. Crossroads or Categories? Intersectionality Theory and the Case of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Equalities Initiatives in UK Local Government. In: Wilson, A.R, ed. Situating Intersectionality: Politics, Policy, and Power. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp.189-208.
- Richardson D, Monro S. Public duty and private prejudice: sexualities equalities and local government. Sociological Review 2013, 61(1), 131-152.
- Richardson D. Citizenship and Sexuality. In: Meiners, E.R., Quinn, T, ed. Sexualities in Education: A Reader. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012, pp.448.
- Richardson D, McLaughlin J, Casey ME, ed. Intersections Between Feminist and Queer Theory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Richardson D, Monro S. Sexuality, Equality and Diversity. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- McLaughlin J, Phillimore P, Richardson D, ed. Contesting Recognition: Culture, Identity and Citizenship. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
- McLaughlin J, Phillimore P, Richardson D. Introduction: Why Contesting Recognition?. In: McLaughlin, J., Phillimore, P., Richardson, D, ed. Contesting Recognition: Culture, Identity and Citizenship. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp.1-19.
- Monro S, Richardson D. Intersectionality and Sexuality: The Case of Sexuality and Transgender Equalities Work in UK Local Government. In: Taylor Y; Hines S; Casey M, ed. Theorizing Intersectionality and Sexuality. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
- Casey M, Hines S, Richardson D, Taylor Y. Introduction as Guest editors to Special Issue of Sociology on Sexuality. Sociology 2010, 44(5), 803-810.
- McNulty A, Richardson D, Monro S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Equalities and Local Governance. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Newcastle University/ESRC, 2010.
- Poudel M, Laurie N, Richardson D, Townsend J. Post trafficking in Nepal - Sexuality and citizenship in livelihood strategies. Global Eye on Human Trafficking 2010, (9), 7-7.
- Richardson D. The Transformation of Sexuality. In: Kimiko, K., Kido, Y, ed. Gender and Society: History of Masculinities, Military and Sexuality. Tokyo, Japan: Jyunpo-sha, 2010, pp.392.
- Richardson D. Youth masculinities: compelling male heterosexuality. British Journal of Sociology 2010, 61(4), 737-756.
- Richardson D, Poudel M, Laurie N. Sexual trafficking in Nepal: constructing citizenship and livelihoods. Gender, Place and Culture 2009, 16(3), 259-278.
- Richardson D. Conceptualizing Gender. In: Richardson, D., Robinson, V, ed. Introducing Gender and Women's Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, pp.3-19.
- Mannarelli M, Laurie ND, Oliart P, Richardson D. Desarrollo rural y sexualidad : reflexiones comparativas [Rural Development and Sexuality: Comparative Reflections]. Lima, Peru: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2008.
- Richardson D. Heterosexuality and Social Theory. In: Marinelli, M., Laurie, N., Olliart, P., Richardson, D, ed. Género y Sexualidad Rural [Rural Development and Sexuality: Comparative Reflections]. Lima, Peru: San Marcos University Press, 2008, pp.123-153.
- Richardson D, Robinson V, ed. Introducing Gender and Women's Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
- Richardson D, Poudel M, Laurie ND. Sexual Trafficking in Nepal. Regions 2008, 271(1), 21-23.
- Richardson D. Patterned fluidities: (Re)imagining the relationship between gender and sexuality. Sociology 2007, 41(3), 457-474.
- Richardson D. Bordering theory. In: Diane Richardson, Janice McLaughlin and Mark E. Casey, ed. Intersections between feminist and queer theory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, pp.19-37.
- Richardson D. Desiring sameness?: The rise of a neoliberal politics of normalisation. In: Nina Laurie and Liz Bondi, ed. Working the spaces of neoliberalism: activism, professionalisation and incorporation. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006, pp.122-142.
- Richardson D, McLaughlin J, Casey ME, ed. Intersections between feminist and queer theory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
- Richardson D. Claiming citizenship? Sexuality, citizenship and lesbian feminist theory. In: Chrys Ingraham, ed. Thinking straight: The power, the promise and the paradox of heterosexuality. New York: Routledge, 2005, pp.63-84.
- Richardson D. Desiring sameness? The rise of a neoliberal politics of normalisation. Antipode 2005, 37(3), 515-535.
- Richardson D. Locating sexualities: from here to normality. Sexualities 2004, 7(4), 391-411.
- Richardson D. Constructing sexual citizenship: theorizing sexual rights. In: Ken Plummer, ed. Sexualities and their futures. New York and London: Routledge, 2003, pp.382-407.
- Richardson D, Seidman S, ed. Handbook of lesbian and gay studies. London: SAGE Publications Ltd, 2002.
- Richardson D. Heterosexuality and social theory. In: Robert Heasley and Betsy Crane, ed. Sexual lives: a reader. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002, pp.371-387.
- Richardson D. Extending citizenship: cultural citizenship and sexuality. In: Nick Stevenson, ed. Culture and citizenship. London: SAGE, 2001, pp.153-166.
- Selman PF, Richardson D, Hosie ACS, Speak S. Monitoring of the DfES Standards Fund Teenage Pregnancy Grant. Newcastle upon Tyne: Department of Sociology & Social Policy, Newcastle University, 2001.
- Richardson D. Sexuality and citizenship. In: Nicholas Abercrombie and Alan Warde, ed. The contemporary British society reader. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2001, pp.270-278.
- Richardson D. Claiming Citizenship? Sexuality, Citizenship and Lesbian/Feminist Theory. Sexualities 2000, 3, 271-88.
- Richardson D. Constructing sexual citizenship: Theorizing sexual rights. Critical Social Policy 2000, 20(1), 105-135.
- Richardson D. Rethinking sexuality. London: SAGE, 2000.
- Richardson D. The social construction of immunity: HIV risk perception and prevention among lesbians and bisexual women. Culture, Health & Sexuality 2000, 2(1), 33-49.
- Richardson D, May H. Deserving victims?: Sexual status and the social construction of violence. Sociological Review 1999, 47(2), 308-331.
- Richardson D. Sexuality and citizenship. Sociology 1998, 32(1), 83-100.
- Richardson D. Feminism and Sexuality. In: V. Robinson and D. Richardson, ed. Introducing Women's Studies: Feminist Theory and Practice. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997.
- Robinson V, Richardson D, ed. Introducing Women's Studies. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997.
- Richardson D. Constructing Lesbian Sexualities. In: S. Jackson and S. Scott, ed. Feminism and Sexuality: A Reader. University of Edinburgh Press, 1996.
- Richardson D. Contradictions in Discourse: Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS. In: J. Holland and L. Adkins, ed. Sex, Sensibility and the Gendered Body. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1996.
- Richardson D. Deconstructing Feminist Critiques of Radical Feminism. In: M. Ang-lygate, M. Corrin and M. Henry, ed. Desperately Seeking Sisterhood: Still Challenging and Building. London: Taylor and Francis, 1996.
- Richardson D. Heterosexuality and Social Theory. In: D. Richardson, ed. Theorising Heterosexuality. Buckingham, Uk: Open University Press, 1996.
- Richardson D, Robinson V. Repackaging Women and Feminism. In: D. Bell and R. Klein, ed. Radically Speaking. London: Zed Books, 1996.
- Richardson D. Representing Other Feminisms. In: S. Wilkinson and C. Kitzinger, ed. Representing the Other. London: Sage, 1996.
- Richardson D, ed. Theorising Heterosexuality. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press, 1996.
- Richardson D. AIDS: Issues for Feminism. In: L. Doyal, J. Naidoo and T. Wilton, ed. AIDS: Setting a Feminist agenda. London: Falmer Press, 1994.
- Dwyer R, Richardson D, Ross M, Wodak A, Miller ME, Gord A. Comparison of HIV Risk Between Women and Men Who inject Drugs. AIDS Education and Prevention 1994, 6(5), 379-89.
- Richardson D. Inclusions and Exclusions: Lesbians and HIV/AIDS. In: L. Doyal, J. Naidoo and T. Wilton, ed. AIDS: Setting a Feminist Agenda. London: Falmer Press, 1994.
- Robinson V, Richardson D. Publishing Feminism: Redefining the Women's Studies Discourse. Journal of Gender Studies 1994, 3(1), 87-95.
- Richardson D, Robinson V. Theorising Women's Studies, Gender Studies and Masculinity: the Politics of Naming. European Journal of Women's Studies 1994, 1(1), 11-26.
- Richardson D. AIDS and Reproduction. In: G. Hart, P. Aggleton and P. Davies, ed. AIDS: Facing the Second Decade. London: Falmer Press, 1993.
- Richardson D, Robinson V, ed. Introducing Women's Studies: Feminist Theory and Practice. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1993.
- Richardson D. Women, Motherhood and Childrearing. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1993.
- Richardson D. Constructing Lesbian Sexualities. In: K. Plummer, ed. Modern Homosexualities. London: Routledge, 1992.
- Richardson D. Women and HIV/AIDS. In: G. Dubf and A. Smails, ed. AIDS and Human Rights: Sharing the Challenge. Vancouver World AIDS Group, 1992.
- Richardson D. AIDS Education and Women: Sexual and Reproductive Issues. In: P. Aggleton and G. Hart, ed. AIDS: Individual, Cultural and Policy Dimensions. London: Falmer Press, 1990.
- Richardson D. Safer Sex. London: Pandora Press, 1990.
- Richardson D. Women and AIDS. New York: Methuen, 1988.
- Richardson D. Women and the AIDS Crisis. London: Pandora Press, 1987.
- Hart J, Richardson D. The Theory and Practice of Homosexuality. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981.