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.
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 (https://associationreligionandgender.org/) (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.