Christine Jackson-Taylor
PhD Student



  • PhD Sociology (ongoing) - University of York
  • PG Diploma Research Methods for Social Sciences - University of Bradford
  • MA Modern History - University of Leeds
  • BA (Hons) Sociology - University of Leeds

After completing her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds, Christine worked at the University of Bradford, providing support and advice to students. Working in an academic setting encouraged her to return to her own studies, completing a PG diploma in research methods and commencing her PhD study at the University of York.

Her research interests include gender, sexuality, the sociology of religion, identity and self, narrative methodologies and qualitative longitudinal research methodologies.



Christine’s research centres on exploring the experiences of religious LGBTQ women across cultures and faiths in the UK. Using narrative methodologies, her research considers the comforts and conflicts women experience in developing a sense of self and identity.


Selected publications

Jackson-Taylor, C. (2018) Small daily struggles make LGBT people feel like they have to hide. The Conversation [Online]. 

Conference papers and public engagement

Jackson-Taylor, C. (January 2019) LGBTQ womens' 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 womens' 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 womens' 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.

Contact details

Christine Jackson-Taylor
PhD Student
Department of Sociology
University of York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD



  • Christine is a seminar tutor on the following undergraduate modules;
    - Cultivating a Sociological Imagination: Department of Sociology.
    - Introducing Sociology and Psychology: Department of Social Policy and Social Work
  • Christine is a writing centre tutor for the Writing and Language Skills Centre, providing one to one advice and feedback to taught undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of academic writing techniques.
  • Christine is also a tutor for the Learning Enhancement team, delivering workshops to taught undergraduate and postgraduate students on plagiarism, academic skills and using Turnitin as a tool to develop academic writing.