School of Education welcomes Professor Yvette Taylor

30 November 2015

We're delighted that Professor Yvette Taylor has joined the staff in the School of Education. Professor Taylor was previously Head of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University, a post she held from 2011 to 2015, and was peer nominated for the THES Outstanding Leadership and Management Team (2013) and as Diversity Role Model in the same year.

She received the Lillian Robinson Fellowship, Concordia University (2009) and a Fulbright Scholarship, Rutgers University (2010-2011) and formerly held a Senior Lecturer post at Newcastle University. Yvette has obtained a wide variety of funding, including Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) projects:

  • From the Coal Face to the Car Park? Gender and Class in the North East of England (2007-2009)
  • Making Space for Queer Identifying Religious Youth (2011-2013)
  • British Academy mid-career fellowship Critical Terrain: Dividing Lines and Lives (2013-2014)

She has mentored a variety of early career researchers, and PhD students and was named mentor on an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship (2012-2013) and now mentors Marie Curie Fellow, Dr C Laura Lovin.

Yvette has published four sole-authored books based on funded research:

  • Working-class Lesbian Life (2007)
  • Lesbian and Gay Parenting (2009)
  • Fitting Into Place? Class and Gender Geographies and Temporalities (2012)
  • Making Space for Queer Identifying Religious Youth (2015)

Edited titles include:

  • Educational Diversity: the subject of difference and different subjects (2012)
  • The Entrepreneurial University. Public Engagements, Intersecting Impacts (2014)

Yvette edits the Palgrave Gender and Education Series and co-edits the Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities Series.