School of Sociology and Social Policy

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Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip

Emeritus Professor of Sociology,



Professor Yip retired in September 2022. During his 15-year career in the School, he was Director of Teaching and Learning (2012-2014) and Director of Doctoral Studies (2015-2021). In 2011, he was awarded the University of Nottingham Lord Dearing Award. In 2016, he was awarded a Staff Oscar (Runner-Up) for the 'Most Inspiring Teacher' category. He dedicates these honours to all his students, from whom he has learned much.

Professor Yip's research interests include: contemporary religious/spiritual identities; contemporary sexual and gender identities; youth culture and identities; Islam and Muslim communities in the West; intimacy, care and relationships. He has been involved in a wide range of research projects, funded by Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC); National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and European Commission. His key publications include:

  1. Aldridge, Z., Thorne, N., Marshall, E., English, C., Yip, A.K.T., Nixon, E., Witcomb, G.L., Bouman, W.P. and Arcelus, J. (2022). 'Understanding factors that affect wellbeing in trans people "later" in transition: A qualitative study', Quality of Life Research.
  2. Page, S. and Yip, A.K.T. (2021). 'Navigating youth transitions as a Buddhist: Privilege, reflexivity and sexuality', Journal of Global Buddhism, 22, 2: 380-398.
  3. Page, S. and Yip, A. K. T. (2020) (eds.) Intersecting Religion and Sexuality: Sociological Perspectives. Leiden: Brill.
  4. Yip, A. K. T. and Toft, A. (2020) (eds.) Bisexuality, Spirituality and Identity: Critical Perspective. Abingdon: Routledge.
  5. Page, S. and Yip, A.K.T. (2019) 'The gendering of heterosexual religious young adults' imagined futures', Journal of Contemporary Religion, 34, 2, 253-273.
  6. Sanjakdar, F. and Yip, A. K. T. (2018) (eds.) Critical Pedagogy, Sexuality Education, and Young People. New York: Peter Lang.
  7. Yip, A. K. T. (2018) 'Research on sexuality and religion: Some reflections on accomplishments and future directions', Sexualities, 21, 8: 1291-1294.
  8. Page, S. and Yip, A. K. T. (2017) Understanding Young Buddhists: Living out Ethical Journeys. Leiden: Brill.
  9. Smith, S., Munt, S. and Yip, A. K. T. (2016) Cosmopolitan Dharma: Race, Sexuality, and Gender in British Buddhism. Leiden: Brill.
  10. Yip, A. K. T. and Page, S. (2013) Religious and Sexual Identities: A Multi-faith Exploration of Young Adults. Farnham: Ashgate.

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