Elizabeth Reed is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Southampton. She is a cultural sociologist whose research and writing focuses on LGBTQ personal life, families, contemporary childhood, and the role of media and cultural representations in identity-making.
Lizzie’s research explores LGBTQ lives, queer families and queer-life-building, intimate and domestic lives, childhood, work, and media representation.
- Queer theory
- Queer lives
- Intimate relationships
- LGBTQ Community
Lizzie's current research explores lesbian people's experience of community, and social spaces in Southampton. In collaboration with colleagues in Geography, the Art House Cafe, and supported by the WSI Stimulus Fund, the project runs during 2022.
Current PhD Students
I convene the third year option module, Sexuality and Intimacy. Additionally, I teach across the deparment with particular interest in gender and queer theories, inequality, personal life, media and cultural representation, and queer methodologies
External roles and responsibilities
Prior to joining Southampton in 2019, Lizzie was a Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London and has also worked at the University of the West of England, and the University of Sussex in various teaching and research roles.