PhD students are a vital part of the supportive, lively research culture in gender and sexuality studies within Queer@King’s, as well as across the School of Arts & Humanities. Queer@King’s actively encourages participation by research students at all levels in our events. Several of our annual conferences have been organised by students affiliated to the centre, and there are always opportunities to present papers in our research seminars. Affiliated students are also invited to participate in our business meetings, and to get involved in the day-to-day running of the centre.
As doctoral supervisors, staff members of Queer@King’s supervise and co-supervise a range of projects, from gay cruising in New York’s West Side piers to the politics of queer space, and from contemporary queer life writing to premodern sexualities. We often combine expertise by offering joint supervision across more than one Department.
We are always happy to discuss projects with prospective applicants.