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Christine Jackson-Taylor



  • PhD Sociology - University of York (2017-present)
  • PG Diploma Research Methods for Social Sciences - University of Bradford (2016)
  • MA Modern History - University of Leeds (2010)
  • BA (Hons) Sociology - University of Leeds (2008)

After completing my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds, I worked at the University of Bradford, providing support and advice to students.

While working at Bradford, I was encouraged to return to my own studies, and completed a PG diploma in research methods. I returned to my sociological roots and began my PhD at the University of York as a part-time student.



My research centres on exploring the lived experiences of religious LGBTQ women across cultures and faiths in the UK. Using narrative methodologies influenced by qualitative longitudinal approaches, my research considers both the comforts and conflicts these women experience in developing a sense of self and identity.


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.



I am a seminar tutor on the following undergraduate modules;

  • Cultivating a Sociological Imagination: Department of Sociology
  • Introducing Social Policy: Department of Social Policy and Social Work
  • Introducing Sociology and Psychology: Department of Social Policy and Social Work

Other teaching

I am a 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.

I have previously been 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.

Contact details

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