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Kath Browne

PhD(Gloucestershire 2003), MA(Sheffield 1999), BSc(Loughborough 1998)

Professor UCD

Member PL&AElected in 2022

Kath Browne is a Geography Professor at University College Dublin. Her research has focused on social justice and inequalities, specifically around gender and sexualities. She has worked with those marginalised because of their sexual and gender identities, exploring how lives can be ameliorated in ways that take place seriously.  She has also worked on those who are opposed to sexual and gender equalities, with Catherine Nash and Andrew Gorman-Murray, developing the concept of heteroactivism. She current leads the Beyond Opposition research, an ERC consolidator project that seeks to investigate the experiences of people who do not support some or all of the changes to sexual and gender equalities in the 21st century and explore new ways of engaging difference, differently.  

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