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Dr Jamie Lawson


After obtaining a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology and an MSc in Evolutionary Anthropology from the Unversity of Durham, I headed north to St Andrews to obtain a PhD in Psychology. After an initial teaching post in the School of Psychology, Royal Holloway I returned to my original home in Durham's Anthropology Department as a Teaching Fellow. After a few years honing my pedagocial and research skills there, I moved to Bristol to take up a Teaching Fellowhship in Anthropology. Having begun my research career in the evolutionary end of anthropology, I have now journeyed into a queerer, more social space. I teach across the full discipline of anthropology, with a particular focus on anthropological methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed) , and have a research focus on (queer) sex and sexuality, recently completing a project on Puppy Play, a sociosexual practice with its origins in the BDSM community. I am an engaged member of the LGBTQ+ community, and have been known to cause all sorts of trouble in the name of Equality and Diversity. My book "Rainbow Revoluitions: Pride, Power and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights" is due out in September of this year. 



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