Lecturer in Sociology
Phone: 0121 2043072
Fax: 0121 204 3766
I completed my doctorate in 2009, in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham. This thesis investigated motherhood and priesthood as well as the non-ordained spouses of women priests in the Church of England. I also undertook an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to continue this research at Durham University in 2011-2012. I was Research Fellow on the project: Religion, Youth and Sexuality: A Multi-faith Exploration, at the University of Nottingham. This research focused on 18 to 25 year olds from a variety of faith backgrounds in order to understand attitudes and practices around sexuality and how this was negotiated in relation to religious tradition. A podcast about the research is available. I was also recently Research Consultant for the European Commission funded project, Citizens in Diversity: A Four-nation Study of Homophobia and Human Rights (www.citidive.eu). The British case study, with which I was involved, focused on ascertaining types of homonegativity encountered in the UK context, in order to understand the complexities and nuances relating to contemporary attitudes to homosexuality.
BA (Hons)/MA/PhD University of Nottingham
Teaching: Contemporary Social Theory, Sociology of Religion and Research Methods
Other responsibilities:Convenor of the BSA’s Sociology of Religion Study Group (www.socrel.org.uk).
Religion, sexuality, gender,youth, clergy, families, feminism
Page, S. and Yip, A. K. T. (2012) ‘Recounting the Past: Narrating Sexual and Religious Cultures in School’, Journal of Beliefs and Values, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 405-415.
Page, S. (2012) ‘Femmes, Mères et Prêtres dans l’Église d’Angleterre: Quels Sacerdoces’, Travail, Genre et Sociétés, Vol. 27, pp. 55-71.
Page, S. (2011) ‘Negotiating Sacred Roles: A Sociological Exploration of Priests who are Mothers’, Feminist Review, Vol. 97, No. 1, pp. 92-109.
Page, S. (2008) ‘The Construction of Masculinities and Femininities in the Church of England: The Case of the Male Clergy Spouse’, Feminist Theology, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 31-42.
Page, S. (in press; 2013) ‘Sexuality and Christianity: Understanding the Attitudes and Negotiations of Young Adults in the UK’ in Vincett, G. and Obinna, E. (Eds) Christianity in the Modern World: Changes and Controversies, Farnham: Ashgate.
Page, S., Yip, A. K. T. and Keenan, M. (2012) ‘Risk and the Imagined Future: Young Adults Negotiating Religious and Sexual Identities’ in Hunt, S. and Yip, A. K. T. (Eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 255-270.
Page, S. and Yip, A. K. T. (2012) ‘Hindu, Muslim and Sikh Young Adults: Gendered Practices in the Negotiation of Sexuality and Relationship’, in Nynäs, P. and Yip, A. K. T. (eds.) Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 51-69.
Page, S. (2008) ‘Feminism and the Third Wave: Politicising the Sociology of Religion?’ in Mukherjee, D. (Ed) Feminism: Theories and Impact, Punjagutta: The Icfai University Press, pp. 21-31.
Yip, A. K. T., Keenan, M. and Page, S. (2011) Religion, Youth and Sexuality: A Multi-faith Exploration. Nottingham: University of Nottingham. (ISBN: 9780853582687; 40 pages).
Page, S. (2011)‘Review Essay: The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion by Hunt, S., Religion and Human Rights, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp.342-356.
- Page, S. (2010) Review of Youth and Religion (2010) by Collins-Mayo, S. and Dandelion, P., Sociological Research Online, Vol. 15, No. 4.
Day, A., Vincett, G. and Page, S. (2012) ‘Showing Public Benefit’, British Sociological Association’s Network Magazine, Issue 11 (Summer 2012), pp. 40.