Centre for Religion and Public Life research clusters

Religion, Gender and Sexuality

Centre for Religion and Public Life research critically examines various aspects of gender and sexuality in relation to religious beliefs, texts, practices and politics.

The interdisciplinary research in this area makes use of anthropological, sociological, geographical, theological and textual approaches, building on feminist, queer, and postcolonial perspectives. It focuses on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism and explores a wide range of issues such as: women’s ordination; gender-based violence and sexual abuse; the gendered aspects of mental illness; politics of homosexuality, same-sex relationships and LGBT rights; theologies of gender, sexuality and marriage.


Please click on the staff profiles below to see major recent publications and information on research projects and postgraduates.

Postgraduate research students

For current postgraduates supervised by academic staff in this cluster, please see individual staff profiles.