Dr David Alderson - further information
My interests in sexuality studies have resulted in an immensely productive collaboration with my colleague Laura Doan (also in English and American Studies here at Manchester) We established the interdisciplinary MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture - the most wide-ranging and diverse programme of its kind in the UK - in 2003.
In addition to this, Laura and I set up and co-direct the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture, the inaugural event for which was the highly successful Sexuality After Foucault conference on 28th-30th November 2003, attended by 300 delegates from around 20 countries. As part of the Centre's activities I organised another conference - Queer Politics and Cultural Production: The Work of Alan Sinfield - in July 2004. Since 2008/09, we have held a annual Queer Methodologies seminar series, bringing visiting speakers from the UK and US to give talks.
I am currently Research Director for English and American Studies.