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I'm a geographer of sexuality, especially interested in lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) spaces. My teaching and research focuses on two main areas:
- LGBTQ equality issues and policies from a geographic perspective (locally, nationally, and transnationally);
- The spaces made and used by LGBTQ communities such as neighbourhoods, bars, and social groups;
- Issues of body image, shape and size amongst GBQ men, especially in the Bear subculture.
Approach to teaching
I really enjoy teaching, especially on my specialist areas of gender and sexuality! So I bring high energy and enthusiasm to all of my lectures, using plenty of videos, group discussions, class polls, and sometimes a bit of quick research right there in the classroom. Learning isn't about just sitting and listening, it's about actually doing stuff! In 2019 I received an Excellence in Facilitating & Empowering Learning award for my dedication to students and personal approach to teaching.To help students learn outside the classroom, I like to set a couple of important but accessible key readings – books which are particularly famous or influential, which outline key arguments, or which give a good summary of a topic. Usually these are academic readings, but sometimes writing or a video from activists and community groups is the best way to get stuck into a topic, and see why it really matters.
I'm interested in supervising postgrad projects in (but not limited to) the following areas: sexual politics outside the metropolis; social and cultural geographies of fat men; Participatory Action Research with LGBTQ communities; and Bear subcultures and spaces.
PhD, University of Brighton
Award Date: 24 Jul 2015
Master, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Award Date: 24 Jul 2009
Bachelor, University of St Andrews
Award Date: 16 Jul 2004
Secretary, Royal Geographical Society - Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group
1 Aug 2017 → …
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Pathways between LGBTQ migration, social isolation and mental distress: The temporal-relational-spatial experiences of LGBTQ mental health service-users.
1/09/20 → 28/02/22
Project: Research Councils / Government Depts.
McGlynn, N., 1 Feb 2022, 31 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Project reportOpen AccessFile
Boden-Stuart, Z., McGlynn, N., Smith, M. C., Jones, H. & Hirani, R., 28 Sep 2022, 48 p. Brighton : Brighton: University of Brighton.
Research output: Other contributionOpen AccessFile
McGlynn, N., 26 Sep 2022, In: Gender, Place and Culture. A Journal of Feminist Geography. p. 1-20 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
McGlynn, N., 27 Dec 2020, In: Geography Compass. e312553.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile