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Andrew Yip

Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

I joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy in 2007. On the undergraduate level, I teach two elective modules: Belief, Spirituality and Religion (Year 2); and Exploring Social and Cultural Life through Films (Year 3). I also contribute to the teaching of other undergraduate modules. On the MA level, I contribute to the teaching of two modules: Globalisation, Citizenship and Identity; and Researching Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights. In 2011, I was awarded, by this University, the Lord Dearing Award, for excellence in teaching and learning. In 2016, I was awarded a Staff Oscar for the 'Most Inspiring Teacher' category (Runner-Up).

I am interested in supervising doctoral students working in the following areas: contemporary religious/spiritual identities; contemporary sexual identities; Islam and Muslim communities in the West; youth culture and identities; human rights and citizenship; intimacy, care and relationships; and ageing, bereavement, and end-of-life care. My current doctoral students' research covers a wide range of topics, e.g. asexuality; transnational same-sex intimacy; lesbian and gay identities in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong; Gay Arab Muslims; sexuality and online dating technologies.

Recent research projects that I have been involved in includes: Religion, Youth, and Sexuality: A Multi-faith Exploration (funded by AHRC/ESRC); Citizens in Diversity: A Four-Nation Study on Homophobia and Fundamental Rights (funded by the European Commission); and The Last Outing: Exploring End-of-Life Experiences and Care Needs in the Lives of Older LGBT People (funded by the Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme; www.nottingham.ac.uk/nmpresearch/lastouting). On the whole, my research aims to contribute to academic, policy, and political debates on social diversity, everyday life, human rights, and social justice.

Research Summary

Contemporary religious/spiritual identities; Contemporary sexual identities; Youth culture and identities; Islam and Muslim communities in the West; Human rights and… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

  • Contemporary religious/spiritual identities;
  • Contemporary sexual identities;
  • Youth culture and identities;
  • Islam and Muslim communities in the West;
  • Human rights and citizenship;
  • Intimacy, care, and relationships;
  • Ageing, bereavement, and end-of-life care.

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