Prof Kath Browne

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Biography

Kath Browne is a Professor of Geographies of Sexualities and Genders at Maynooth University. Her research interests lie in sexualities, genders and spatialities, where she seeks to use research to make a difference to people's lives.   

She is the lead researcher on the ‘Making Lives Liveable: Rethinking Social Exclusion’ research project and has worked on LGBT equalities, lesbian geographies, gender transgressions and women’s spaces. She works with Catherine Nash and Andrew Gorman Murray on understanding transnational resistances to LGBT equalities, developing the conceptualisation of heteroactivism.

She has authored over 100 publications including journal articles and she co-wrote with Leela Bakshi Ordinary in Brighton: LGBT, activisms and the City (Ashgate, 2013), and Queer Spiritual Spaces (Ashgate, 2010), and co-edited The Routledge Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities (Routledge, 2016) and Lesbian Geographies (Routledge, 2015)

Prof. Browne's academic career began at the Loughborough University where she read for a BSc in Geography, Sports Science and Physical Education (1998). She moved to the University of Sheffield attaining a MA in Social and Cultural Geographies (1999). She received a full bursary at the University of Gloucestershire and undertook research for my PhD on non-heterosexual women’s everyday lives, which I completed in 2002. She joined the National University of Ireland, Maynooth before becoming a Lecturer at the University of Brighton in January 2003. She was made a professor in 2014 and in 2018 joined Maynooth University. 
Kath Browne is a Professor of Geographies of Sexualities and Genders at Maynooth University. Her research interests lie in sexualities, genders and spatialities, where she seeks to use research to make a difference to people's lives.   

She is the lead researcher on the ‘Making Lives Liveable: Rethinking Social Exclusion’ research project and has worked on LGBT equalities, lesbian geographies, gender transgressions and women’s spaces. She works with Catherine Nash and Andrew Gorman Murray on understanding transnational resistances to LGBT equalities, developing the conceptualisation of heteroactivism.

She has authored over 100 publications including journal articles and she co-wrote with Leela Bakshi Ordinary in Brighton: LGBT, activisms and the City (Ashgate, 2013), and Queer Spiritual Spaces (Ashgate, 2010), and co-edited The Routledge Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities (Routledge, 2016) and Lesbian Geographies (Routledge, 2015)

Prof. Browne's academic career began at the Loughborough University where she read for a BSc in Geography, Sports Science and Physical Education (1998). She moved to the University of Sheffield attaining a MA in Social and Cultural Geographies (1999). She received a full bursary at the University of Gloucestershire and undertook research for my PhD on non-heterosexual women’s everyday lives, which I completed in 2002. She joined the National University of Ireland, Maynooth before becoming a Lecturer at the University of Brighton in January 2003. She was made a professor in 2014 and in 2018 joined Maynooth University. 

Research Interests

My research is in geographies, differences and inclusion. It consolidates around three areas: sexualities and space; gender lives and sexed bodies and empowering and effective research.

Sexualities and Space
My first area of research explores how the complexities of social difference are spatially manifest. I have investigated how Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) equalities are manifest and produced through place. I have co-authored, with an activist, a book that uses geographies to understand the ways in which LGBT equalities can affect differential, imperfect but tangible social change in the 21st century. This work brings together normally distinct arenas such as safety, health, and religion, whilst seeking possibilities of new more socially just worlds (www.countmeintoo.co.uk). I began this work through investigating manifestations of hetero and homonormative power relations and found that not only was place and space central to the formation of identities and bodies, but also that social difference and exclusion often go unnamed and unrecognised.
My research looking at social exclusion extends considerations of difference and   by exploring what makes lives liveable for LGBTQ people in India and the UK, developing innovative transnational methodologies (www.liveablelives.co.uk). This work points to the impasse of inclusion/exclusion and seeks new ways of conceptualising issues such as legislation and happiness. Exploring what makes life liveable moves beyond the bare minimum, to consider what makes a life, a life. 
Work in a different vein addresses new equalities landscapes through explorations of those who are resisting legislative inclusions for LGBT people.  This research has found transnational and developing resistances to LGBT equalities in ways that differ from earlier anti-gay rhetoric. We have used the analytical lens of heteroactivism to understand these new oppositions and how they are manifest through arguments put forward by groups and organisations. 

 
Gendered Lives and Sexed Bodies
 My second area of research looks at how bifurcated gender is constructed through space. Whereas, gender/feminist geographers have started with the categories of male/female, broader social science/queer thinking has not examined the importance of space and place in creating gendered bodies. My research has created spatially sensitive ‘queer’ research that examines how place contributes to the unquestioning reaffirmation of gender differences.I established how the gender of toilets is created through gendered policing. I received British Academy funding for a project that demonstrated the ongoing complexities of spaces of feminist separatisms created through the reiteration of gendered binaries and their contestations of gendered hegemonies. This work also theorised the imperfect lesbian idylls in rural festival spaces. I have further called into question the unwitting reproduction of man/woman, male/female through explorations of the ways that trans people are excluded from everyday spaces. This research was extended through a collaboration with LGBT Brighton & Hove Switchboard to undertake a piece of work commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council, that created key information for the trans needs assessment.

Empowering and Effective Research
My final area is empowering research methodologies. Using my own empirical material, I have developed feminist, queer and participatory methodologies, examining how meta-theories are spatially enacted and contested.

In our book Queer Methods and Methodologies, Catherine Nash and I (2010) were the first to suggest that queer methodologies needed further investigations working as they do at the boundaries of social science methods and thinking developed in the humanities. I have illustrated some of the methodological complexities of deploying quantitative research in queer theoretical frames.

Beyond these scholarly advances, my research has had significant real world impact on policies and practices pertaining to LGBT equalities and gender transgressions. In my work in the award winning Count Me In Too research (www.countmeintoo.co.uk), we pioneered the use of participatory research that worked between the boundaries of communities, universities and policy makers/practitioners. There is a dearth of research that uses participatory techniques with LGBT people, but in challenging these boundaries the research went beyond this to develop dialogues that empowered marginalised people to reach those who held key decision-making and financial planning roles. 

In the liveable lives research, transnational feminist queer methodologies were explored and developed, creating new forms of engagement and knowledge creation.  Moreover this work had implications for the implementation of equalities legislation in the U.K. and the work and thinking of partner organisations. 


Research Projects

  Project Role Description Start Date End Date
Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people Co-I 15-MAR-18 15-MAR-18
Resisting Recognition Co-I 03-APR-15
Trans Needs Assessment. Brighton & Hove City Council, PI 01-JUL-14 01-MAR-15
Shifting Resistances: Emerging International Challenges to Gay, Lesbians Bisexual and Trans Rights in Canada and Great Britain. Co-I 01-SEP-12 01-SEP-14
Making Lives Liveable: Rethinking Social Exclusiom Principal Investigator 01-OCT-14 12-FEB-17
Count Me In Too Lead Researcher 01-SEP-05 01-DEC-13

Books

  Year Publication
2013 Ordinary in Brighton: LGBT, activisms and the city : lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans lives and activisms.
Browne, Kath,Bakshi, Leela (2013) Ordinary in Brighton: LGBT, activisms and the city : lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans lives and activisms. FarnhamFarnham: AshgateAshgate. [Details]
2010 Queer methods and methodologies: intersecting queer theories and social science research.
Browne, Kath,Nash, Catherine (2010) Queer methods and methodologies: intersecting queer theories and social science research. FarnhamFarnham: AshgateAshgate. [Details]
2010 Queer Spiritual Spaces:Sexuality and Sacred Places.
Browne, K,Munt, S.R,Yip, A (2010) Queer Spiritual Spaces:Sexuality and Sacred Places. AldershotAldershot: AshgateAshgate. [Details]
2007 Geographies of sexualities: theory, practices and politics.
Browne, Kath,Lim, Jason,Brown, Gavin,Dawsonera, (2007) Geographies of sexualities: theory, practices and politics. AldershotAldershot: AshgateAshgate. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Resisting marriage equalities'
Browne, Kath,Nash, Catherine Jean (2018) 'Resisting marriage equalities' In: Spaces of Spirituality. London: Routledge. [Details]
2018 'A transnational queer-feminist reflection on sexuality, development and governance'
Browne, Kath (2018) 'A transnational queer-feminist reflection on sexuality, development and governance' In: Routledge Handbook of Queer Development Studies. London: Routledge. [Details]
2016 'Writing through Activisms and Academia: Challenges and Possibilities'
Banerjea, Niharika,Browne, Kath,Bakshi, Leela,Gosh, Subhagata,Brown , Gavin,Browne, Kath (2016) 'Writing through Activisms and Academia: Challenges and Possibilities' In: The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualiti. LondonLondon: RoutledgeRoutledge. [Details]
2016 'Feminism, Lesbian'
Browne, Kath,Olasik, Marta (2016) 'Feminism, Lesbian' In: The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. London: Blackwell. [Details]
2016 'Sexual Politics: Section Introduction'
Brown, Gavin;Browne, Katherine (2016) 'Sexual Politics: Section Introduction' In: The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities. London: Routledge. [Details]
2016 'An introduction to the Geographies of Sex and Sexualities'
Browne, Katherine,Brown, Gavin (2016) 'An introduction to the Geographies of Sex and Sexualities' In: The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities, Oxon: Routledge. London: Routledge. [Details]
2015 'Sexual politics'
Nash, Catherine J,Browne, Kath (2015) 'Sexual politics' In: The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. [Details]
2014 'Participation Beyond Boundaries?: Working as, with and for Lesbian, Gay Bi and Trans Communities'
Browne, Kath,Bakshi, Leela (2014) 'Participation Beyond Boundaries?: Working as, with and for Lesbian, Gay Bi and Trans Communities' In: The Entrepreneurial University. Palgrave Macmillan, LondonPalgrave Macmillan, London. [Details]
2012 '‘There’s no point in doing research if no one is going to listen’: Identifying Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans needs and effecting ‘Positive Social Change’ for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people in Brighton & Hove'
Browne, K,Bakshi, L,Lim, J,Beresford, P,Carr, S (2012) '‘There’s no point in doing research if no one is going to listen’: Identifying Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans needs and effecting ‘Positive Social Change’ for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people in Brighton & Hove' In: Social Care, Service Users and User Involvement: Building on Research. LondonLondon: Jessica KingsleyJessica Kingsley. [Details]
2012 'Ageing in gay Brighton'
Browne, Katherine,Bakshi, Leela,Lim, Jason (2012) 'Ageing in gay Brighton' In: Ward, R.; Rivers, I.; Sunderland, M (eds). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing: biographical approaches for inclusive care and support. London: Jessica Kingsley. [Details]
2011 'LGBT (worldwide)'
Browne, Katherine,Nash, C (2011) 'LGBT (worldwide)' In: Zeiss Stange, M.; Oyster, C. K (eds). Women in the World Today Encyclopaedia. London: Sage. [Details]
2010 'The diverse vulnerabilities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans sex workers in the UK'
Browne, Katherine,Cull, M,Hubbard, P (2010) 'The diverse vulnerabilities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans sex workers in the UK' In: New Sociologies of Sex Work. London: Ashgate. [Details]
2010 'The diverse vulnerabilities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans sex workers in the UK In: New Sociologies of Sex Work'
Browne, K. ,Cull, M.,Hubbard, P. (2010) 'The diverse vulnerabilities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans sex workers in the UK In: New Sociologies of Sex Work' In: AshgateAshgate: LondonLondon. [Details]
2009 '‘Sex and the City’'
Brown, G .,Browne, K.,Hutchinson, R (2009) '‘Sex and the City’' In: Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. LondonLondon: SageSage. [Details]
2009 'Queer theory/queer geographies'
Browne, K (2009) 'Queer theory/queer geographies' In: NA. NA: NA. [Details]
2009 'Queer geographies'
Browne, Katherine (2009) 'Queer geographies' In: International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography. London: Elsevier. [Details]
2009 'Positionalities: it's not about them, it's about us'
Browne, Kath, Bakshi, Leela, Law, Arthur (2009) ,Smith, Susan, Pain, Rachel, Marston, Sallie, Jones III, John Paul (2009) 'Positionalities: it's not about them, it's about us' In: The Handbook of Social Geography. LondonLondon: SageSage. [Details]
2007 'Conclusions and future directions, or our hopes for geographies of sexualites (and queer geographies)'
Lim, Jason,Brown, Gavin,Browne, Kath,Browne, Kath,Lim, Jason ,Brown, Gavin (2007) 'Conclusions and future directions, or our hopes for geographies of sexualites (and queer geographies)' In: Geographies of Sexualities: Theory, Practices and Politics. AldershotAldershot: AshgateAshgate. [Details]
2007 'Intoduction, or why have a book on geographies of sexualities'
Brown, Gavin,Browne, Kath,Lim, Jason,Browne, Kath,Lim, Jason,Brown, Gavin (2007) 'Intoduction, or why have a book on geographies of sexualities' In: Geographies of sexualities: theory, practices and politics. AldershotAldershot: AshgateAshgate. [Details]
2005 'Stages and streets: reading and mis(reading) female masculinities'
Browne, Kath,Hoven, Bettina van,Hörschelmann, Kathrin,Dawsonera, (2005) 'Stages and streets: reading and mis(reading) female masculinities' In: Spaces of masculinities. AbingdonAbingdon: RoutledgeRoutledge. [Details]
2005 'Reading and [mis] reading female masculinities'
Browne, Katherine (2005) 'Reading and [mis] reading female masculinities' In: Spaces of Masculinities. London: Routlege. [Details]
2004 'An exchange of letters provoked by Luce Irigaray’s ‘I Love To You’in'
Browne, Kath,Rose, Gillian (2004) 'An exchange of letters provoked by Luce Irigaray’s ‘I Love To You’in' In: Women and Geography Study Group, Geography and Gender Reconsidered. Glasgow: Women In geography Study Group. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2016 The Routledge research companion to geographies of sex and sexualities
Brown, Gavin; Browne, Kath (Ed.). (2016) The Routledge research companion to geographies of sex and sexualities London: Routledge. [Details]
2016 Queer Methods and Methodologies: An Introduction
Browne, Kath; Nash, Catherine (Ed.). (2016) Queer Methods and Methodologies: An Introduction Faversham: Ashgate. [Details]
2011 Sexualities, Spaces and Leisure Studies
Caudwell, Jayne; Browne, Kath (Ed.). (2011) Sexualities, Spaces and Leisure Studies LondonLondon: Routledge. [Details]
2004 Geography and gender reconsidered
Browne, Kath; Sharp, Jo; Thien, Deborah (Ed.). (2004) Geography and gender reconsidered London: Women in Geography Study Group. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'The enduring field: Exploring researcher emotions in covert research with antagonistic organisations'
Maguire, Heather; McCartan, Andrew; Nash, Catherine Jean; Browne, Kath (2018) 'The enduring field: Exploring researcher emotions in covert research with antagonistic organisations'. [Details]
2018 'Geographies of heteroactivism: Resisting sexual rights in the reconstitution of Irish nationhood'
Browne, Kath; Nash, Catherine; Gorman-Murray, Andrew (2018) 'Geographies of heteroactivism: Resisting sexual rights in the reconstitution of Irish nationhood'. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, [Details]
2017 'Towards transnational feminist queer methodologies'
Browne, K. and Banerjea, N. and McGlynn, N. and Sumita, S. and Bakshi, L. and Banerjee, R. and Biswas, R. (2017) 'Towards transnational feminist queer methodologies'. Gender, Place and Culture, 24 (10):1376-1397 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Heteroactivism: Beyond Anti-Gay'
Browne, K. and Nash, C.J. (2017) 'Heteroactivism: Beyond Anti-Gay'. ACME, 16 (4):643-652 [Details]
2016 'Reclaiming lesbian feminisms: Beginning discussions on communities, geographies and politics'
Browne, K. and Olasik, M. and Podmore, J. (2016) 'Reclaiming lesbian feminisms: Beginning discussions on communities, geographies and politics'. Women's Studies International Forum, 56 :113-123 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Contesting Anglo-american Privilege in the Production of Knowledge in Geographies of Sexualities and Genders'
Browne, Kath (2015) 'Contesting Anglo-american Privilege in the Production of Knowledge in Geographies of Sexualities and Genders'. Revista Latino-Americana de Geografia e Gênero, 6 (2):250-270 [Details]
2015 'Best for society? Transnational opposition to sexual and gender equalities in Canada and Great Britain'
Nash, C.J. and Browne, K. (2015) 'Best for society? Transnational opposition to sexual and gender equalities in Canada and Great Britain'. Gender, Place and Culture, 22 (4):561-577 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Gay-Friendly or Homophobic? The Absence and Problems of Global Standards'
Browne, Katherine,Banerjea, Niharika,Bakshi, Leela,McGlynn, Nicholas (2015) 'Gay-Friendly or Homophobic? The Absence and Problems of Global Standards'. Antipode, [Details]
2014 'Embracing the “And”: Between Queer and Bisexual Theory at Brighton BiFest'
Voss, G. and Browne, K. and Gupta, C. (2014) 'Embracing the “And”: Between Queer and Bisexual Theory at Brighton BiFest'. Journal of Homosexuality, 61 (11):1605-1625 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Resisting LGBT Rights Where “We Have Won”: Canada and Great Britain'
Browne, K. and Nash, C.J. (2014) 'Resisting LGBT Rights Where “We Have Won”: Canada and Great Britain'. Journal of Human Rights, 13 (3):322-336 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Best for society? Transnational opposition to sexual and gender equalities in Canada and Great Britain'
Nash, Catherine J.,Browne, Kath (2014) 'Best for society? Transnational opposition to sexual and gender equalities in Canada and Great Britain'. Gender, Place & Culture, :1-17 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Geographies of Sexualities: displacing hegemonies? An interview with Kath Browne'
Vieira, Paulo Jorge,Silva, Joseli Maria (2014) 'Geographies of Sexualities: displacing hegemonies? An interview with Kath Browne'. Revista Latino-Americana de Geografia e Gênero, 5 (1):263-270 [Details]
2013 'What's in a Name? Removing Women from the Women and Geography Study Group'
Browne, K. and Norcup, J. and Robson, E. and Sharp, J. (2013) 'What's in a Name? Removing Women from the Women and Geography Study Group'. Area, 45 (1):7-8 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Gender or women? Debating the future of the Women and Geography Study Group'
Brickell, K. and Browne, K. (2013) 'Gender or women? Debating the future of the Women and Geography Study Group'. Area, 45 (1):2-3 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Revolting Bodies, Desiring Lesbians: An Introduction'
Browne, Kath,Harper, Catherine,Jenzen, Olu,Karl, Irmi,O’Donnell, Katherine (2013) 'Revolting Bodies, Desiring Lesbians: An Introduction'. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 17 (3-4):209-214 [Details]
2013 'Special issue: New sexual and gendered landscapes'
Browne, Katherine,Nash, Catherine Jean (2013) 'Special issue: New sexual and gendered landscapes'. Geoforum, 49 :203-205 [Details]
2013 'Insider activists: The fraught possibilities of LGBT activisms from within'
Browne, K. and Bakshi, L. (2013) 'Insider activists: The fraught possibilities of LGBT activisms from within'. Geoforum, 49 :253-262 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Beyond rural idylls: Imperfect lesbian utopias at Michigan Womyn's music festival'
Browne, K. (2011) 'Beyond rural idylls: Imperfect lesbian utopias at Michigan Womyn's music festival'. Journal of Rural Studies, 27 (1):13-23 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Lesbian separatist feminism at Michigan Womyn’s music festival'
Browne, K. (2011) 'Lesbian separatist feminism at Michigan Womyn’s music festival'. Feminism and Psychology, 21 (2):248-256 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Sedgwick's geographies: Touching space'
Brown, G. and Browne, K. and Brown, M. and Roelvink, G. and Carnegie, M. and Anderson, B. (2011) 'Sedgwick's geographies: Touching space'. Progress in Human Geography, 35 (1):121-131 [DOI] [Details]
2011 ''By partner we mean. . .': Alternative geographies of'gay marriage''
Browne, K. (2011) ''By partner we mean. . .': Alternative geographies of'gay marriage''. Sexualities, 14 (1):100-122 [DOI] [Details]
2011 ''It's something you just have to ignore': Understanding and addressing contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans safety beyond hate crime paradigms'
Browne, K. and Bakshi, L. and Lim, J. (2011) ''It's something you just have to ignore': Understanding and addressing contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans safety beyond hate crime paradigms'. Journal of Social Policy, 40 (4):739-756 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Sexy spaces: Geography and leisure intersectionalities'
Caudwell, J. and Browne, K. (2011) 'Sexy spaces: Geography and leisure intersectionalities'. Leisure Studies, 30 (2):117-122 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Creating a sexual self in heteronormative space: Integrations and imperatives amongst spiritual seekers at the Findhorn community'
Dinnie, E. and Browne, K. (2011) 'Creating a sexual self in heteronormative space: Integrations and imperatives amongst spiritual seekers at the Findhorn community'. Sociological Research Online, 16 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Reinvigorating social geographies? A 'social re/turn' for a changing social world: (re)opening a debate'
Smith, D.P. and Browne, K. and Bissell, D. (2011) 'Reinvigorating social geographies? A 'social re/turn' for a changing social world: (re)opening a debate'. Social and Cultural Geography, 12 (6):517-528 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'We are here to party? Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans leisurescapes beyond commercial gay scenes'
Browne, K. and Bakshi, L. (2011) 'We are here to party? Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans leisurescapes beyond commercial gay scenes'. Leisure Studies, 30 (2):179-196 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Lesbian separatist feminism at Michigan Womyn’s music festival'
Browne, Kath (2011) 'Lesbian separatist feminism at Michigan Womyn’s music festival'. Feminism & Psychology, 21 (2):248-256 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Don't look back in anger: Possibilities and Problems of Trans Equalities'
Browne, Kath,Bakshi, Leela (2011) 'Don't look back in anger: Possibilities and Problems of Trans Equalities'. Graduate Journal of Social Science, 8 (2) [Details]
2011 'Book Review: Queer Visibilities: Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town. By Andrew Tucker. Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley. 2009.£ 24.99 Paper. ISBN: 9781405183024'
Browne, Kath (2011) 'Book Review: Queer Visibilities: Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town. By Andrew Tucker. Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley. 2009.£ 24.99 Paper. ISBN: 9781405183024'. Cultural Geographies, 18 (1):137-138 [Details]
2010 'Sexualities in/of the Global South'
Brown, G. and Browne, K. and Elmhirst, R. and Hutta, S. (2010) 'Sexualities in/of the Global South'. Geography Compass, 4 (10):1567-1579 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Introduction: towards trans geographies'
Browne, Kath,Nash, Catherine,Hines, Sally (2010) 'Introduction: towards trans geographies'. Gender, Place & Culture, 17 (5):573-577 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Womyn's separatist spaces: Rethinking spaces of difference and exclusion'
Browne, K. (2009) 'Womyn's separatist spaces: Rethinking spaces of difference and exclusion'. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 34 (4):541-556 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Naked and dirty: Rethinking (not) attending festivals'
Browne, K. (2009) 'Naked and dirty: Rethinking (not) attending festivals'. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 7 (2):115-132 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Senses of Gender'
Jason Lim,Kath Browne (2009) 'Senses of Gender'. Sociological Research Online, 14 (1) [Details]
2008 'Imagining cities: living the other: between the gay urban idyll and rural lesbian lives'
Browne, Katherine (2008) 'Imagining cities: living the other: between the gay urban idyll and rural lesbian lives'. Open Geography Journal, 1 :25-32 [Details]
2008 'Selling my queer soul or queerying quantitative research?'
Browne, K. (2008) 'Selling my queer soul or queerying quantitative research?'. Sociological Research Online, 13 (1-2) [Details]
2008 'Senses of gender'
Lim, J. and Browne, K. (2008) 'Senses of gender'. Sociological Research Online, 14 (1) [Details]
2007 'A party with politics? (Re)making LGBTQ Pride spaces in Dublin and Brighton'
Browne, K. (2007) 'A party with politics? (Re)making LGBTQ Pride spaces in Dublin and Brighton'. Social and Cultural Geography, 8 (1):63-87 [DOI] [Details]
2007 '(Re)making the other, heterosexualising everyday space'
Browne, K. (2007) '(Re)making the other, heterosexualising everyday space'. Environment and Planning A, 39 (4):996-1014 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Lesbian geographies'
Browne, K. (2007) 'Lesbian geographies'. Social and Cultural Geography, 8 (1):1-7 [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Challenging queer geographies'
Browne, K. (2006) 'Challenging queer geographies'. Antipode, 38 (5):885-893 [DOI] [Details]
2006 ''A right geezer-bird (man-woman)': The sites and sights of 'female' embodiment'
Browne, K. (2006) ''A right geezer-bird (man-woman)': The sites and sights of 'female' embodiment'. ACME, 5 (2):121-143 [Details]
2005 'Placing the personal in pedagogy: Engaged pedagogy in 'feminist' geographical teaching'
Browne, K.A. (2005) 'Placing the personal in pedagogy: Engaged pedagogy in 'feminist' geographical teaching'. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 29 (3):339-354 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Snowball sampling: Using social networks to research non-heterosexual women'
Browne, K. (2005) 'Snowball sampling: Using social networks to research non-heterosexual women'. International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory and Practice, 8 (1):47-60 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Genderism and the bathroom problem: (Re)materialising sexed sites, (re)creating sexed bodies'
Browne, K. (2004) 'Genderism and the bathroom problem: (Re)materialising sexed sites, (re)creating sexed bodies'. Gender, Place and Culture, 11 (3):331-346 [DOI] [Details]
2003 'Negotiations and fieldworkings: Friendship and feminist research'
Browne, K. (2003) 'Negotiations and fieldworkings: Friendship and feminist research'. ACME, 2 (2):132-146 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2012 'Trans and intersex issues in health and care'
Johnson, Katherine,Browne, Kath (2012) 'Trans and intersex issues in health and care' Diversity & Equality in Health and Care, 9 (4) . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2017 Focus groups studies with LGBTI people and health professionals: Final overview report on the outcomes of the focus groups.
McGlynn, Nicholas,Browne, Katherine,Pollard, Alex,Sherriff, Nigel,Zeeman, Laetitia,Aujean, Sophie,Pinto, Nuno,Davis, Ruth,Mirandola, Massimo,Gios, Lorenzo (2017) Focus groups studies with LGBTI people and health professionals: Final overview report on the outcomes of the focus groups. EC, Brussels. [Details]
2017 State-of-the-art study focusing on the health inequalities faced by LGBTI people: State-of-the-Art Synthesis Report (SSR).
Zeeman, Laetitia,Sherriff, Nigel,Browne, Katherine,McGlynn, Nicholas,Aujean, Sophie,Pinto, Nuno,Davies, Ruth,Mirandola, Massimo,Gios, Lorenzo,Amaddeo, Francesco (2017) State-of-the-art study focusing on the health inequalities faced by LGBTI people: State-of-the-Art Synthesis Report (SSR). EU, Brussels. [Details]
2016 Acting on equalities: are local authorities in England meeting the duties of the Equality Act 2010 and addressing sexual orientation & gender identity?.
Browne, Katherine,McGlynn, Nicholas,Bakshi, Leela,Banerjea, Niharika (2016) Acting on equalities: are local authorities in England meeting the duties of the Equality Act 2010 and addressing sexual orientation & gender identity?. University of Brighton, Brighton. [Details]
2011 Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equalities in Hastings, Rother and East Sussex. Mapping exercise-initial findings.
McGlynn, Nick,Browne, Katherine (2011) Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equalities in Hastings, Rother and East Sussex. Mapping exercise-initial findings. University of Brighton, Brighton. [Details]
2009 Older people's summary of findings.
Browne, Katherine,Lim, Jason,McGlynn, N (2009) Older people's summary of findings. University of Brighton and Spectrum, Brighton. [Details]
2009 Count Me In Too, LGBT Lives in Brighton & Hove: Drugs and Alcohol Additional Findings Report.
Browne, K.,McGlynn, N.,Lim, J. (2009) Count Me In Too, LGBT Lives in Brighton & Hove: Drugs and Alcohol Additional Findings Report. Kath Browne and SpectrumKath Browne and Spectrum, . [Details]
2009 Drug and alcohol report: Count Me In Too additional analysis report.
Browne, Katherine,McGlynn, N,Lim, J (2009) Drug and alcohol report: Count Me In Too additional analysis report. University of Brighton and Spectrum, Brighton. [Details]
2008 Trans report: Count Me In Too additional analysis report.
Browne, K.,Lim, J. (2008) Trans report: Count Me In Too additional analysis report. Spectrum and the University of BrightonSpectrum and the University of Brighton, BrightonBrighton. [Details]
2008 Community safety: Count Me In Too, Additional analysis report.
Browne, K.,Lim, J. (2008) Community safety: Count Me In Too, Additional analysis report. Spectrum and the University of Brighton, Brighton. [Details]
2008 Bisexual report: Count Me In Too additional analysis report.
Browne, Katherine,Lim, J (2008) Bisexual report: Count Me In Too additional analysis report. University of Brighton and Spectrum, Brighton. [Details]
2008 Bi People: Count Me In Too Additional Findings Report.
Browne, Kath,Lim, Jason (2008) Bi People: Count Me In Too Additional Findings Report. Spectrum and University of BrightonBrighton: Spectrum and University of Brighton, Brighton. [Details]
2008 Bi People: Count Me In Too Additional Findings Report.
Browne, K,Lim, J,Spectrum and University of Brighton (2008) Bi People: Count Me In Too Additional Findings Report. Spectrum and University of BrightonSpectrum and University of Brighton, . [Details]
2008 Housing: Count Me In Too additional analysis report.
Browne, K.,Davis, P. ,Spectrum and the University of Brighton. (2008) Housing: Count Me In Too additional analysis report. BrightonBrighton. [Details]
2008 LGBT Lives in Brighton & Hove.
Browne, Kath; Lim, Jason (2008) LGBT Lives in Brighton & Hove. Spectrum and University of Brighton, Brighton. [Details]
2008 Community Safety: Count Me In Too additional analysis report.
Browne, Katherine,Lim, J (2008) Community Safety: Count Me In Too additional analysis report. University of Brighton and Spectrum, Brighton. [Details]
2008 Housing: Count Me In Too Additional Analysis Report.
Browne, Katherine,Davis, P (2008) Housing: Count Me In Too Additional Analysis Report. University of Brighton and Spectrum, Brighton. [Details]
2008 Housing: Count Me In Too additional analysis report.
Browne, K. and Davis, P. ,Spectrum and the University of Brighton. (2008) Housing: Count Me In Too additional analysis report. . [Details]
2007 Count me in too: Academic findings report.
Browne, Katherine (2007) Count me in too: Academic findings report. University of Brighton and Spectrum, Brighton. [Details]
2007 Count Me In Too: academic findings report.
Browne, K. ,Kath Browne and Spectrum (2007) Count Me In Too: academic findings report. Brighton, UKBrighton, UK. [Details]
2005 Do it with pride: lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans lives and opinions.
Browne, Katherine,Church, Andrew,Smallbone, Kirsty (2005) Do it with pride: lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans lives and opinions. University of Brighton, Brighton. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Golden Handbag Award GScene Magazine
2012 Jan Monk Award Association of American Geographers
2007 Gill Memorial Award Royal Geographical Society Institute of British Geographers

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal Geographical Society Fellow /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Gender, Place and Culture Member /
Fuori Luogo. Rivista di Sociologia del territorio, turismo, tecnologia. Member /
Latin-American Journal of Geography and Gender Member /
LESOnline Member /
Lambda Nordica Member /
ACME: International Journal for Critical Geographers Member /
Geography Research Comittee Chair /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Brighton Lecturer-Professor 01-JAN-03 / 01-JAN-18

Teaching Interests

I teach in the areas of social and cultural geographies. My teaching is underpinned by two key principles, firstly the idea that education can change lives, both our own and others, for this reason I seek to empower my students to question and engage. Secondly, geography is crucial to understand contemporary worlds, indeed an understanding of such things as global flows and local contexts is critical to almost everything we do, from big business, to grassroots campaigns.

All of my teaching involves making use of real life examples that we see daily. Adverts, films, TV programmes, poetry and music feature in my lectures to bring ideas to life and to develop understanding.  I also like to ask students to think about their own experiences and things that they take for granted. After all common sense is one of the most powerful ways that the status quo is maintained and created, and the status quo is different everywhere we go!