Sophie Atherton

Sophie Atherton


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Personal profile


Sophie Atherton is a PhD candidate in Sociology, supervised by Dr. Petra Nordqvist and Prof. Sue Heath. Her research investigates the experiences and representation of transgender and non-binary students at secondary school in the UK and provisions for the future. She is interested in theories of gender, sexuality, the sociology of education, youth studies and creative qualitative methods more generally. 

Further information

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TA for Researching Culture and Society (2019/2020) 1st year undergraduate Sociology module, at The University of Manchester.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Social Science, Sociology (awarded July 2017, first-class honours), The University of Manchester

Master of Science, Sociological Research (Awarded December 2018)

External positions

BSA Youth Study Group Postgraduate convenor (appointed December 2019)