Professor Sally Hines


Department of Sociological Studies

Chair of Sociology

Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


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Professor Sally Hines
Department of Sociological Studies
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S10 2TU

Sally joined the Department in 2019. Previously she worked at the University of Leeds, where she was the Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, and at Newcastle University, where she worked to develop interdisciplinary networks in sexuality studies.

Her most recent publication, ‘Is Gender Fluid?: A Primer for the 21st Century’, was published by Thames and Hudson (2018)

Research interests

Sally’s research falls across the interdisciplinary fields of sociology, gender studies, social policy, law, politics, health studies, and science and technology studies.

Sally’s previous Research Council funded research has centred on gender diversity and identity practice, gender and social/cultural change, and gendered citizenship and recognition.

From this body of research she has developed a strong publication profile in the area of transgender, gender and sexuality theory, gender and sexual citizenship, sociologies of the body, sociologies of intimacy, intersectionality, and theories of recognition and difference. In her current writing, she is developing her work on gender and a politics of difference.

Sally is committed to public sociology and has done consultancy work on issues around the Gender Recognition Act. She has acted as a legal expert in relation to trans reproductive rights and parental recognition. She has also done frequent media work around the relationship between trans and feminism.



  • Hines S (2018) Is Gender Fluid? A Primer for the 21st Century. Thames & Hudson Ltd. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hines S (2010) Introduction. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hines S (2007) TransForming gender: Transgender practices of identity, intimacy and care. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

Journal articles


Research group

Sally has supervised PhD students and post-doctoral researchers on the following topics:

  • masculinities and music
  • gender and violence
  • gender and heterosexuality
  • asexuality
  • sex work
  • transgender identities
  • non-binary genders
  • gender verification in Olympic sports
  • gender, social media and representation
  • bisexual women and sexual violence
  • men and feminism
  • sexuality and social class
  • heterosexuality and masculinity
  • gender recognition policy and law

Sally is currently leading two grants funded by the Economic and Social Research Council:

  • ‘Trans Pregnancy: an international exploration of trans masculine experiences and practices of reproduction’ (ESRC, 2017-2020), is a collaboration with researchers in the UK, Italy, the US and Australia. The project explores the experiences of trans men who became pregnant after transition, and considers trans pregnancy through the lens’ of citizenship and recognition, human rights, healthcare advocacy and reproductive justice.
  • ‘Living Gender in Diverse Times’(ESRC, 2018-2021) explores young people’s understandings and practices of gender in the contemporary UK. This is a collaboration with researchers at the University of Leeds
Teaching interests

Sally’s teaching draws on her areas of research expertise including feminist theory, gender studies, identity, intersectionality, reproduction, sexuality studies, social movements, and transgender.