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Cath Lambert

Cath Lambert

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Cath Lambert is Director of Education in the Department of Sociology.

Research and Teaching

Cath's teaching and research activities reflect her longstanding interest in education, and include the development of critical methods for researching, writing and teaching. Her work includes exciting projects and adventures in research, teaching, art, writing, performance, serious play and collaborations of different kinds. Cath also works in the areas of gender and sexuality. She is an active member of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender. She has published in the areas of school leadership and masculinity, gender and sexuality, higher education, research based learning, critical and participatory pedagogies, queer theory and live sociology and art. Her current research is in the area of family intervention. She collaborates with Vincent Dance Theatre. Her book The Live Art of Sociology was published by Routledge in 2018.

For 2023-2024 she convenes and teaches Queering SociologyLink opens in a new window 

Selected projects

Selected Publications

  • Lambert, C, Williams, S & Douglas, R (2023) Sexual cultures in university: an arts-based intervention, Gender and Education, 35:4, 348-364
  • Lambert, C (2020) The ambivalence of adoption: adoptive families’ stories, Sociology 54(2): 363-379
  • Lambert, C (2018) The Live Art of Sociology, Abingdon: Routledge
  • Lambert, C (2017) 'Queering Identity: being and becoming queer in the art work of Cassils', in N Monk, M Lindgren, S McDonald and S Pasfield-Neofitou (eds) Reconstructing Identity: a transdisciplinary aproach, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 131-155.
  • Lambert, C (2016) 'The affective work of art : an ethnographic study of Brian Lobel's fun with cancer patients', The Sociological Review, 64(4): 929-950.
  • Lambert, Cath (2013) 'Live Art as Urban Praxis: the political aesthetics of the city' Sociological Research Online 18 (3)
  • Lambert, C (2012) 'Redistributing the Sensory: the Critical Pedagogy of Jacques Ranciere' Critical Studies in Education 53 (2), 211 - 227
  • Lambert, C (2011) ‘Psycho classrooms: Teaching as a Work of Art’, Social and Cultural Geography, 12 (1): 27-46.
  • Lambert, C. (2009) 'Pedagogies of participation in higher education: a case for research-based learning', Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 17 (3): 295 - 309

PhD Supervision

Radical Pedagogies; Gender and Class in Higher Education; Gender, Education and Social Exclusion in India; Critical Education in Korea; Educational Activism; Feminist and Queer Theory; Cultural Studies; Political Aesthetics.