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Max Davies is a doctoral researcher at the University of Brighton in the School of Applied Social Science. They are a recent graduate with a Master's degree in Equity and Diversity in Society from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Max's master degree dissertation topic focused on raising Theybies and how they navigate within a gendered world. This research used a mixed paradigm approach, which included a critical and interpretivist paradigm, with a phenomenological methodology and a qualitative research method for data gathering in the form of interviews through video calls. By focusing on the parents of gender creative families, this helped to gather knowledge surrounding their understanding of gender and discourse, and how they and their children navigate within this gendered world as this is something yet to be explored. 

Research interests

Max's research interest's look's at a children's experience within gender creative parenting, as they are the most critical aspect of this parentingIn short, gender creative parenting is a new phenomenon where parents do not assign a gender at birth, use they/them pronouns and create an environment away from gender socialisation as much as possible for their children. Reestablishing contemporary theoretical research within the debate of discourse and gender, setting a new position within the 20th century, which is sure to extend far into the future. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Equity and Diversity in Society, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

10 Oct 201810 Jul 2020

Award Date: 31 Jul 2020


  • HM Sociology
  • Gender Creative Parenting
  • Theybies
  • Gender Neutral Children


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