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Christine Jackson-Taylor
Research Associate



Christine is a research associate in the Department of Sociology on an NHS funded research project exploring the experiences of and support available to children and young people who are exploring their gender identity. Prior to this Christine was an associate lecturer in the department, teaching across a wide range of modules.

Christine is a qualitative researcher whose interests include gender, sexuality, identity, faith and lived religion. Her PhD thesis explores the lived experiences of LGBTQ women who have faith or religion. Using narrative methodologies her research uncovers the dynamic ways that notions of ‘comforts’ and ‘conflicts’ influence the ways identity is created, negotiated and lived. Her use of narrative brings a nuanced and relational focus to the field, and she demonstrates the significance of underexplored intersections of sexuality and gender within considerations of lived religion.

Prior to her PhD Christine studied at the University of Leeds, and went on to work at the University of Bradford providing support and advice to students. While working at Bradford she was encouraged to return to her studies and completed a PG diploma in social research methods. She returned to her sociological roots and began her PhD at the University of York.



Selected publications


Conference papers and public engagement

  • Jackson-Taylor, C. (January 2019) LGBTQ women's experiences of faith and religion: queerness and faith'. Centre for the Study of Women and Gender graduate seminar series, University of Warwick.
  • Jackson-Taylor, C. (November 2018) 'Responsibility to participants and to self: reflections from the field'. The Promise and Perils of Researching Sensitive Issues. British Sociological Association PG symposium, University of York.
  • Jackson-Taylor, C. (November 2018) 'LGBTQ women's experiences of faith and religion: journeying to God and experiences of transition'. Sexual and Gendered Moralities Conference, International Association for the study of Religion and Gender ( (IARG), Ghent.
  • Jackson-Taylor, C. (June 2018) 'LGBTQ women's experiences of faith and religion: contemporary identities in old institutions?'. Researching Society: New Horizons - innovative research methods and approaches work stream. Department of Sociological Studies postgraduate conference, University of Sheffield.
  • Jackson-Taylor, C. (June 2018) 'Will God still love me if I'm gay?' Three Minute Thesis Competition - Finalist University of York.



Christine has taught on the following modules:

  • Cultivating a Sociological Imagination (UG)
  • Introducing Social Policy (UG)
  • Introducing Sociology and Psychology (UG)
  • Sociology of Health and Illness (UG)
  • Gender, Sexuality and Inequalities (UG)
  • Doing Research (UG)
  • Body, Society and Identity (UG)


Christine has taught on the following modules:

  • Culture, Society and Globalisation (PG)

Other teaching

Christine has been involved in a variety of other teaching and learning activities at the university. She was a tutor for the Writing and Language Skills Centre and the Learning Enhancement Team, providing workshops and one to one support on academic skills to UG and PG students across the university.

Contact details

Dr Christine Jackson-Taylor
Research Associate
Department of Sociology LMB/206
University of York
YO10 5GD

Tel: +44(0)1904 32 3980