Matthew FarmerPhD student
I am broadly interested in the international relations of LGBT identities, experiences and rights, particularly how transnational (LGBT) solidarity functions between activist groups in the West and the global South. I am also interested in the relationships between the rights of LGBT people in the global South and Western development interventions, particularly with regards to how sexuality is constructed and problematised around notions of gender, race and national identity, and how historical discourses rooted in colonialism contribute to contemporary debates about sexuality in development. My current research focuses on analysing the role of UK-based NGOs in transnational LGBT solidarity.
UK Organisations, Solidarity, and LGBT rights in Sub-Saharan Africa (working title)
POLI100: Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World
BA Hons History and International Relations (Lancaster University)
MA International Relations (Lancaster University)
Staff & Educational Development Association (SEDA) Award for Supporting Learning
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
I am invovled in the RCUK School-University Partnership Initiative between Lancaster University and Queen Elizabeth School (Kirkby Lonsdale) (2014-15).