Research Profiles

Mae Rohani

Mae Rohani recently graduated in International Relations at the University of Birmingham, and is a former Women’s Officer at the Guild of Students and an activist. Her research interests include gender and social reproduction, migration and citizenship, and Feminist-Marxist theories. She was an editor for The New Birmingham Review in 2014-2015, and is now doing an MA in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy at the University of Birmingham.


Chris Forster

Chris is an MRes student at the University of Birmingham specialising in the construction of gender norms. Other interests include disability theory and the intersection of oppressions. Chris still lives in Birmingham and is also working on a side project researching the performance of gender in online spaces.


Martha Rhodes

Martha recently graduated in History from the University of Oxford, and is currently studying for an MRes in Sexuality and Gender Studies at the University of Birmingham. She specialises in the history of multiple-gender-attraction and bisexuality, with a focus on multiple-gender-attraction in the British Gay Liberation movement in the 1970s. She also recently wrote interpretations for the ‘Out in Oxford’ LGBTQ Museum Trail, which will be launched in February 2017.


Oscar (/Em) Harvey

Oscar is a part-time PhD student at the University of Birmingham within POLSIS and has just undertaken teaching responsibilities within the department. They previously did their Undergraduate Degree in History and Politics at the University of Leicester where they were also the LGBT+ Liberation Officer within the Students Union. Their research interests include the relationships and links between Queer, Trans, and Disability/Crip Theory and privacy, privilege and power (particularly in relation to these theories).



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