Emma Smith writes: I have recently just graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh with a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Culture. My dissertation was titled “Bisexuality, Gender and Romantic Relationships” which acknowledged the lack of research on bisexual women’s lived experiences of romantic love and relationships. The main aim of this research was not only to promote bisexuality as a valid sexual identity but also to acknowledge the social implications the debate surrounding bisexuality have on many bisexual women and especially the impact that this has had on their romantic relationships. During my time as an undergraduate I have focussed my assignments on sexuality studies, Queer Theory and gender studies.
My main interests include; the societal representations of sexualities and how these are constructed, the deconstruction of the sex/gender binary, and the notion of bi-invisibility and it’s impact on the LGBT community.