School of Media, Arts and Humanities - for students and staff

Dr Lizzie Reed

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In 2016 I completed my PhD in Gender Studies (Humanities) My thesis, entitled Making Queer Families: Identity, LGBTQ Parents, Media, and Cultural Representation, showed how media and cultural representation was vital in suporting the work LGBTQ parents do to resource and stabilise identity narratives.

In addition to teaching at Sussex, I also work at UWE as a researcher on a project exploring bisexual people's experience of relationships.

I have organised a number of conferences and seminar series at Sussex which promoted the work of PhD researchers in areas relating to gender and sexuality, cultural and media studies.


Associate Tutor in School of Media, Film and Music

Member of the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies


2016: PhD in Gender Studies (Humanities), University of Sussex

2015: Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2013: Post Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods, University of Sussex.

2007-2008: MA in Sexual Dissidence in Literature and Culture, Merit, University of Sussex.

2003-2006: BA (Hons) in English Literature, Upper Second Class, Lancaster University.



I no longer work at Sussex. You can find me at my current institution of the University of Southampton.