Research Output per year
Gender, sexuality, feminist and queer theory
Sociology of emotions, feeling, and affect
Sociology of education, sociology of knowledge
Youth Studies, political participation, citizenship, social change
Ethnographic methods, participatory and creative methods
I joined the School of Education as Chancellor's Fellow in 2017. I have previously worked as a Lecturer in Public Sociology at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and as a researcher in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. My book Seriousness in Women's Roller Derby: Gender, Organisation, and Ambivalence (2015, Palgrave) was awarded the 2016 British Sociological Association Philip Abram's Memorial Prize for the best first sole authored book in sociology, and shortlisted for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport annual prize in 2016.
I am interested in intersectional inequalities in higher education, among both students and academic workers, and particularly in how stratification and exclusion is reproduced and can be challenged. I research and publish in this area, for instance in investigations of imposter syndrome as a public feeling, queer feminist education, feminist collaborations across academic career stages, and widening participation programmes.
I teach on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Education and in Humanities and Social Science, including the BA in Primary Education, and the MSc Applied Gender Studies. I currently supervise PhDs and EdDs broadly investigating gender and sexuality in educational contexts, including young people's experiences of heteronormativity in schools, and trans educational inclusions.
I'm available to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects on topics related to my interests, and especially those which use sociological theory and qualitative, ethnographic, participatory methods to investigate educational ineqaulities, particularly at the intersections of gender and sexuality.
Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Edinburgh
Coordinator, British Sociological Association Gender Study GroupNov 2018 → …
Book Review: Browne, Sarah, The Women’s Liberation Movement in Scotland. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014, xi + 217pp, pb, ISBN: 978-1-5261-1665-9.Breeze, M., 28 Feb 2019, In : Scottish Affairs. 28, 1, p. 116–119 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Maddie Breeze (Recipient), Apr 2016
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Activities per year
Activity: Membership types › Membership of committee
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course