Personal profile

Biography

Surya Monro gained her PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2000 and joined the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield in 2009. She has previously worked at a range of Universities including Cambridge, Keele, Leeds and Sheffield. Her extensive research experience has been primarily focused around the areas of gender, sexuality, citizenship and democracy. She has conducted research in India and South Africa as well as the UK, and contributes many invited presentations at national and international workshops and conferences. Her first sole authored book, ‘Gender Politics: Activism, Citizenship and Sexual Diversity’, was published in 2005 by Pluto Press. ‘Sexuality, Diversity and Equality’ (Palgrave MacMillan, with Professor Diane Richardson) came out in March 2012. Professor Monro’s sole-authored monograph about bisexuality was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2015. Professor Monro has contributed to a range of public debates. She has been interviewed on Radio 4 four times and she published an article about bisexuality in Diva magazine in December 2015.

Professor Monro is the Director the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS). She fosters the development of research in CRISS, across the School of Human and Health Sciences, and beyond, via a range of national and international collaborations. She provides a substantial contribution to reviewing academic outputs in her field, and she is on the editorial boards of the journal Sexualities and the Palgrave MacMillan book series Critical and Applied Approaches to Gender, Sexuality and Identity. Professor Monro also has various roles supporting positive developments in policy and practice at national/international levels. For example she is a member of Bi UK, represents Bi UK on the National Hate Crime Partnership, and is a Board Member of the European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH). Professor Monro teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • LGBTQ studies
  • Intersex Studies
  • Social inequalities and strategies for addressing them
  • Citizenship, democracy and human rights
  • Intersectionality

Research Degree Supervision

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Keywords

  • Transgender
  • sexuality and gender identity
  • Intersex
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Citizenship
  • Global South
  • Intersectionality
  • Lesbian, gay and bisexual
  • Human rights

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Projects 2016 2018

EUCIT: EU Intersex Citizenship

Monro, S., Yeadon-Lee, T. & Crocetti, D.

1/09/1631/08/18

Project: ResearchEU Government

Research Output 2014 2018

Introduction to Themed Issue: Trans* Policy, Practice and Lived Experience within a European Context

Hines, S., Davy, Z., Monro, S., Motmans, J., Cristina Santos, A. & Van der Ros, J. 1 Feb 2018 In : Critical Social Policy. 38, 1, p. 5-12 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Forced Migrants and Asylum Seekers: Multiple Discriminations

Koko, G., Monro, S. & Smith, K. 21 May 2018 Queer in Africa: LGBTQI Identities, Citizenship, and Activism. Matebeni, Z., Monro, S. & Reddy, V. (eds.). Routledge, (Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

asylum seeker
discrimination
migrant
intersectionality
migration

Sexualities Studies: The last 20 years

Monro, S. 22 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Sexualities.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

Trans* and gender variant citizenship and the state in Norway

Monro, S. & Van der Ros, J. 1 Feb 2018 In : Critical Social Policy. 38, 1, p. 57-78 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Norway
citizenship
gender
Western Europe
pluralism
1 Citations

Trans* citizenship in post-socialist societies

Kuhar, R., Monro, S. & Takács, J. 1 Feb 2018 In : Critical Social Policy. 38, 1, p. 99-120 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
socialism
citizenship
post-socialist country
lack
certification

Activities 2014 2017

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation

Intersex Activism: Bringing the Personal to the Public

Yeadon-Lee, T. (Speaker), Monro, S. (Speaker), Crocetti, D. (Speaker)
5 Apr 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Democracy and Transgender

Monro, S. (Speaker)
11 Jun 2015

Activity: Invited talk