My research spans disability, gender, sexuality and intimacy, and more recently, childhood and youth, with a particular interest in how disablism and ableism both inform and shape these experiences in the everyday lives of disabled people. I centre disability activism, arts and culture in my work and make use of arts-informed methodologies because of the ways in which they push the boundaries of traditional social scientific thinking and enable multiple ways of thinking and knowing. I am currently exploring these interests in my project Living Life to the Fullest ), which seeks to forge new understandings of the lives, hopes, desires and contributions of children and young people with ‘life-limiting’ or ‘life-threatening’ impairments (hereby LL/LTIs). To read more about my work please see here. I tweet at @kirstyliddiard1
Life, Death, Disability and the Human: Living Life to the Fullest. ESRC. Kirsty Liddiard, Dan Goodley and Katherine Runswick-Cole. (2017-2020).
Arts, Architecture, Activism and Access: Taking Around the Toilet to New Spaces. AHRC. Kirsty Liddiard, Jen Slater (Sheffield Hallam), Jill Smith (Sheffield Hallam), Lisa Procter (Manchester Metropolitan University). (2017-2018).
Touretteshero: Disability Arts, Engagement and Possibility. Wellcome Trust. Jess Thom, Matthew Pountney, Kirsty Liddiard (2017-2020)
Storying Our Chemical Lives: A Design Fiction Workshop Social Science and Humanities Research of Canada (SSHRC) Esther Ignagni (Ryerson University), Eliza Chandler (Ryerson University), Kirsty Liddiard
Learning disabled people’s intimate lives: Accounting for Austerity. Wellcome Trust. Kirsty Liddiard. (2016).
Making Space for Developmental Disability and Intimate Citizenship. Social Science and Humanities Research of Canada (SSHRC) Esther Ignagni (Ryerson University), Ann Fudge-Schormans (McMaster University). (2015).
• Liddiard, K (2018) The Intimate Lives of Disabled People. Routledge, ISBN 978-1-4094-6090-9
• K. Runswick-Cole, T. Curran and K. Liddiard, (eds.) (2017) The Palgrave Handbook of Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Ltd.
• Goodley, D., Runswick-Cole, K. and Liddiard, K. (2017) ‘Feeling disability: Affect theories and critical disability studies’, Disability and Society, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2017.1402752 (OPEN ACCESS)
• Liddiard, K. and Slater, J. (2017) “Like, pissing yourself is not a particularly attractive quality, let’s be honest”: Learning to Contain through Youth, Adulthood, Disability and Sexuality’, Sexualities Special Issue: Disability and Sexual Corporeality. 0(0), 1-15
• Rice, C., Chandler, E., Rinaldi, J., Liddiard, K, Changfoot, N., Mykitiuk, R., Mundel, I. (2017) ‘Imagining Disability Futurities‘, Hypatia, 32: 2, 213–229 (OPEN ACCESS)
• Rice, C., Chandler, E., Harrison, E. Liddiard, K. and Rinaldi, J. (2017) ‘Pedagogical Possibilities for Unruly Bodies’, Gender and Education. DOI:10.1080/09540253.2016.1247947
• Ignagni, E., Fudge-Schormans, A., Liddiard, K. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2016) ‘Some people aren’t allowed to love: Intimate Citizenship in the lives of people labelled with intellectual disabilities’, Disability and Society, DOI:10.1080/09687599.2015.1136148 (OPEN ACCESS)
• Liddiard, K. and Goodley, D. (2016) ‘The Mouth and Dis/Ability’, Community Dental Health: Special Issue, 33, 152–155
• Rice, C., Chandler, E., Harrison, E. Liddiard, K. & Ferrari, M. (2015) ‘Project Re•Vision: Disability at the Edges of Representation’, Disability and Society, 30:4, 513-527 (OPEN ACCESS)
• Goodley, D., Runswick-Cole, K. & Liddiard, K. (2015) ‘The DisHuman Child’, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education: Special Issue: Fabulous Monsters: alternative discourses of childhood in education, 37: 5, DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2015.1075731
• Liddiard, K. (2014). ‘“I never felt like she was just doing it for the money”: The Intimate (Gendered) Realities of Purchasing Sexual Pleasure and Intimacy’, Sexualities, 17: 7, 837–855
• Liddiard, K. (2014) ‘The Work of Disabled Identities in Intimate Relationships’, Disability and Society, 29: 1, 115-128, DOI:10.1080/09687599.2013.776486
• Liddiard, K. (2014). ‘Liking for Like’s Sake: The Commodification of Disability on Facebook’. Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 20: 3, 94-101 (OPEN ACCESS)
• Liddiard, K. (2013) ‘Reflections on the Process of Researching Disabled People’s Sexual Lives’, Social Research Online, 18 (3) 10. (OPEN ACCESS)