Professor Yvette Taylor

Education

Personal statement

Yvette Taylor acted as School of Education Research Director (2017-2019) and Deputy Head of School (2019). She was previously Professor in Social & Policy Studies and Head of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research (2011-2015) and Senior Lecturer (Sociology), Newcastle University (2005-2011). Yvette was nominated for the THES Outstanding Leadership and Management Team (2013),  as Diversity Role Model (2013), for a Strathclyde Medal (2017) and a HaSS Teaching Excellence Award (2020).  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Scottish Parliament Academic Fellow (2020-21). 

Yvette was Visiting Professor, Centre for Feminist Research, York University (2020), and at the Australian National University (2018). She has received several international fellowships including the Lillian Robinson Fellowship, Concordia University (2009) and a Fulbright Scholarship, Rutgers University (2010-2011). She has obtained a wide variety of funding, including an EU Norface (£1.4m) 3 year project 'Comparing Intersectional Life Course Inequalities amongst LGBTQI+ Citizens in Four European Counties'. Other projects include ESRC funded  ‘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) and British Academy mid-career fellowship ‘Critical Terrain: Dividing Lines and Lives’ (2013-2014). 

Yvette has published five  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);  Working-Class Queers. Time, Place & Politics  (Pluto, 2023) and co-authored Feminist Repetitions in Higher Education: Interrupting Career Categories (2020). 

Edited titles include Queer Precarities in and out of Higher Education (2023); Queer Sharing in the Marketized University (2022); The Palgrave Handbook of Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education (2022);  Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University (2018); Queering Religion, Religious Queers (2014). Yvette edits the Palgrave Gender and Education Series and co-edits the Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities Series and is on the Editorial Boards of Gender and Education, Social and Cultural Geography, Sexualities (Sociology 2011-2016). She set up the Strathclyde Feminist Research Network Seminar Series in 2016, since co-organized colleagues. 

Yvette teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including the MEd Education Studies, the MSc Applied Gender Studies and delivers CLPL 'Feminist Classrooms' to practitioners.  Yvette mentors a variety of early career researchers, and acts as named mentor on fellowships including ESRC postdocts, Marie Curie, Leverhulme, Fulbright Distinguished Teacher schemes, and Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) funded postdoc (2021-2022) 'International Trans and Intersex Activist Relationships'. Yvette supervises across areas of class, disability, feminism, gender, higher education, religion, sexuality, widening participation - and currently supervises the following PhDs, including ESRC and Research Excellence funded:

Cared Experienced Students

Queer, Disability & Higher Education 

Queer Parenting & Schooling

Student Estrangement 

Social class and the 'Bottom Reading Group'

Gender Performance in Rural Secondary School

Immigrant and Refuge Students

Hijra Community in India

Queer Teachers

Negotiations of Sexual Consent

Trans Lives & Social Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

Introduction : Queer sharing in the marketized university
Taylor Yvette, Brim Matt, Mahn Churnjeet
Queer Sharing in the Marketised University (2022) (2022)
The Palgrave Handbook of Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education
Addison Michelle, Breeze Maddie, Taylor Yvette
(2022)
Introduction : situating imposter syndrome in higher education
Breeze Maddie, Taylor Yvette, Addison Michelle
The Palgrave Handbook of Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education (2022) (2022)
Podcast #33 : Meet some academics : Dr Harvey Humphrey and Prof Yvette Taylor
Ivancheva Mariya, Humphrey Rhi, Taylor Yvette
(2022)
Queer Sharing in the Marketized University
Mahn Churnjeet, Brim Matt, Taylor Yvette
(2022)
Imposter agony aunts : ambivalent feminist advice
Breeze Maddie, Taylor Yvette, Addison Michelle
The Palgrave Handbook of Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education (2022) (2022)

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Professional activities

British Sociological Association (BSA) Mentoring Sessions
Contributor
2023
Other Pedagogies: (Trans)Formations to education in equality
Keynote/plenary speaker
3/11/2022
ASA studio 'Anthropology & universities'
Invited speaker
10/10/2022
Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education
Contributor
21/6/2022
Spring Into Methods - Doing Feminist Research
Speaker
5/2022
Making or Taking Space? Queer Claims & Entitlements
Invited speaker
20/1/2022

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Projects

Safe to Be Me - Evaluation
Mevawalla, Zinnia (Principal Investigator) Taylor, Yvette (Co-investigator) Wall, Kate (Co-investigator) Molyneaux, Kate (Researcher)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Ethnodrama and Accessibility: International LGBTIQ+ Research Sharing
Humphrey, Harvey (Principal Investigator) Taylor, Yvette (Co-investigator) Govender, Navan (Co-investigator)
HASS KE Small Grant Funding: £4860
17-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
International Trans and Intersex Activist Relationships: Ethics, Ethnodrama and Representation
Taylor, Yvette (Co-investigator) Humphrey, Harvey (Fellow)
01-Jan-2021 - 19-Jan-2022
Queering Estrangement in the (post) Covid-19 Context: LGBTQ+ Students’ Estrangement in Higher Education
Taylor, Yvette (Principal Investigator) Ecochard, Sidonie (Researcher) Costa, Cristina (Co-investigator)
13-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Queer Cares in Crisis: LGBT+ Carers in Higher Education
Breeze, Maddie (Principal Investigator) Taylor, Yvette (Co-investigator)
Research project exploring the experiences of LGBT+ academics with caring responsibilities during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.
06-Jan-2021 - 29-Jan-2021
Exploring Justice Inequalities and rights for children in conflict with the law
Vaswani, Nina (Principal Investigator) Taylor, Yvette (Co-investigator) McDiarmid, Claire (Co-investigator) Donnelly, Michelle (Co-investigator) Mabon, Karyn (Post Grad Student)
Scoping exercise, literature review and workshops exploring the evidence base and evidence gaps around children with protected characteristics in conflict with the law, and their experiences of justice.
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021

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