Dr Harvey Humphrey

  • Lecturer in Social Research Methods (Sociology)

Biography

I am an interdisciplinary creative social 'scientist' with a background in co-production and creative methods. My work cuts across trans studies and queer disability studies. I care about working with communities within these disciplines and I often focus on those marginalised or excluded by research or those with a mistrust of research processes. I draw on a range of creative methods to make these research relationships work because I think creative approaches can give us a way in to sociological stories that are hard to tell and hard to hear.

 

I have previously worked at the University of Northumbria and the University of Strathclyde on co-produced and creative projects. I also have a background working and volunteering in Student Unions. I am a published poet and I produce and perform sociological poetry.

 

My PhD, from the University of Glasgow, addressed trans and intersex activist relationships across Australia, Malta and the UK with the use of ethnodrama. During an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Strathclyde I staged this work as a piece of ethnotheatre (a play) with a cast and crew with a connection to the LGBTI community most of whom were queer and trans.

Research interests

Creative Representation

I tried to find the words but they wouldn’t come

struggling to write, all my thoughts come undone

overwhelmed by the burden

of representation

of real people with a real story

so I added creativity

Swapping out one truth for another

Replacing one place with the other

removed from context, out of time

Freed up these stories, theirs not mine

their many truths overlapped in rhyme

Through this I found the words, their words

Their expression, their phrasing, their terms

to do justice to their stories, contexts

to make sense of relationships so complex

offers an analysis that respects complex contexts

 

Research interests key terms: Co-production, creative methods, creative practice, ethics, LGBTI, plays, poetry, poststructuralism, qualitative methods, queer, queer theory, queer disability studies, transgender / trans studies.

Publications

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Number of items: 45.

2024

Humphrey, H. (2024) The Play’s The Thing: Using creative methods to place trans and queer knowledge-making centre stage. In: Cooke, J. and Nyhagen, L. (eds.) Intersectional Feminist Research Methodologies: Applications in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781032507699 (In Press)

Humphrey, H. (2024) Poet in Residence: 'QUEER TRANSFORMATIONS' Creating and Curating Stories of Queer Transformation conference. [Exhibitions]

Norberg, I. , Hoff, I. , Humphrey, H. and Lawton, S. (2024) Early Career Research Panel: Intersectional Method and Building a Research Career. Intersectionality and Interdisciplinarity, ARC Studio 2, University of Glasgow, 25 March 2024.

2023

Humphrey, H. (2023) Name Yourself. In: Jacobs, B. L. (ed.) Tofu Ink Arts Press. Tofu Ink: New York. ISBN 9781958661123

Humphrey, H. , Slater, J., Coleman-Fountain, E. and Jones, C. (2023) Building a community for queer disability studies: lessons from the snail = Création d’une communauté réunissant les études queer sur le handicap : leçons tirées de l’escargot. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 12(2), pp. 226-258. (doi: 10.15353/cjds.v12i2)

Humphrey, H. , Slater, J., Coleman-Fountain, E. and Jones, C. (2023) Building a community for Queer Disability Studies: lessons from the snail. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 12(1), pp. 1-28.

Humphrey, H. , Coleman-Fountain, E. and Toft, A. (2023) Feeling Comfortable Together: Doing and Imagining Gender with Personal Support. British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2023, Manchester, UK, 12-14 Apr 2023.

Humphrey, H. , Taylor, Y. and Govender, N. (2023) AS IS; Access and Inclusion in KE Events. Documentation. University of Strathclyde.

Humphrey, H. (2023) Making meanings out of me: Reading researchers’ and participants’ bodies through poetry. Open Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2(2), pp. 70-89. (doi: 10.56230/osotl.58)

Humphrey, H. and Coleman-Fountain, E. (2023) Creating time for LGBT+ disabled youth: co-production outside chrononormativity. Sociological Research Online, (doi: 10.1177/13607804231155001) (Early Online Publication)

Humphrey, H. (2023) AS IS Film. [Performance]

Humphrey, H. (2023) Section 28: School's not out. In: Gaian, K. (ed.) Twenty-Eight. Reconnecting Rainbows Press, pp. 217-219. ISBN 9781915893000

Humphrey, H. (2023) Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: GRA reform tries to rights a wrong. Feminist Legal Studies, 31, pp. 265-272. (doi: 10.1007/s10691-022-09503-8)

2022

Humphrey, H. (2022) Cover Letter. Qualitative Inquiry, (doi: 10.1177/10778004221139635) (Early Online Publication)

Humphrey, H. and Marzetti, H. (2022) Making space; making self: using Lego(R) figures and creative practice to facilitate queer early career researchers’ academic development. In: Nerantzi, C. and James, A. (eds.) LEGO® for University Learning: Online, Offline and Elsewhere. Zenodo, pp. 56-59. (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.7421754)

Humphrey, H. (2022) Writing on the Body. Fenland Poetry Journal, p. 43.

Humphrey, H. (2022) The research interview. Cultivate: The Feminist Journal of the Centre for Women’s Studies, 4, pp. 110-111.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Morrisons (poem). Full House Literary,

Humphrey, H. (2022) I Dream of Queer Representation (poem). In: Acharya, R. and Hennemann, M. (eds.) UNSPECIFIED Wingless Dreamer, pp. 25-26. ISBN 9798841901631

Humphrey, H. (2022) AS IS. [Performance]

Humphrey, H. (2022) Pink Hair Who Cares (poem). Gamut Mag, 2, p. 41.

Slater, T., Humphrey, H. , Coleman-Fountain, E. and Jones, C. (2022) The Queer Disability Studies Network. QDS Talk

Humphrey, H. (2022) Brain Fog. Snowflake Magazine, 1(2), p. 23.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Pain to Scale. Snowflake Magazine, 1(2), p. 24.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Recovery. Powders Press, 3, p. 19.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Trans Time. Powders Press, 3, p. 18.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Waiting. Powders Press, 3, p. 19.

Coleman-Fountain, E., Humphrey, H. and Toft, A. (2022) Disabled Young People’s Experience of Personal Support: Intimacies, Identities and Embodiments in Personal Assistance Relationships’. Sheffield Institute of Education Seminar Series, Online, 25 May 2022.

Humphrey, H. (2022) The Ethics of Ethnodrama as Representation in Research. British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2022, Online, 20-22 Apr 2022. (Unpublished)

Humphrey, H. (2022) ‘When I was a kid I wanted to be an ice cream man’. An interview with Harvey Humphrey. [Website]

2021

Marzetti, H. L. and Humphrey, H. (2021) Who's Here? Who's Queer? Intersectional Perspectives: Identity, Culture, Society, 1, pp. 1-9. (doi: 10.18573/ipics.39)

Humphrey, H. and Coleman-Fountain, E. (2021) Creating Time for LGBT+ Disabled Youth: Research Involvement in Pandemic Times. UHI Co-production Summer School, Inverness, UK, June 2021. (Unpublished)

Humphrey, H. (2021) "We are finding our voice is so unheard that it’s being erased by these bigger voices”: Investigating Relationships between Trans and Intersex Activists in Australia, Malta and the UK. Interdisciplinary Research Network Conference 2021, May 2021.

Humphrey, H. and Coleman-Fountain, E. (2021) Creating Time for LGBT+ Disabled Youth: Research Involvement in Pandemic Times. Living Gender in Diverse Times Conference, Online, 21 May 2021.

Slater, T., Humphrey, H. , Coleman-Fountain, E. and Jones, C. (2021) Queer Disability Studies Network. [Website]

2020

Humphrey, R. , Nic Giolla Easpaig, B. and Fox, R. (2020) Co-producing trans ethical research. In: Pearce, R., Moon, I., Gupta, K. and Steinberg, D. L. (eds.) The Emergence of Trans: Cultures, Politics and Everyday Lives. Routledge, pp. 165-178. ISBN 9781138504097

2017

Humphrey, H. (2017) Specific Activists: Marginalised Voices in Trans and Intersex Activism. 2017 International Conference on Gender Studies, Cambridge, UK, 1-2 Dec 2017.

Nic Giolla Easpaig, B. and Humphrey, H. (2017) “Pitching a virtual woo”: analysing discussion of sexism in online gaming. Feminism and Psychology, 27(4), pp. 553-561. (doi: 10.1177/0959353516667400)

Humphrey, R. (2017) Review of Matthew Heinz, Entering Transmasculinity: The Inevitability of Discourse (Bristol: Intellect, 2016). Assuming Gender, 6(1), pp. 95-100. [Book Review]

2016

Humphrey, R. (2016) "I think journalists sometimes forget that we're just people": Analysing the effects of UK trans media representation on trans audiences. Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies, 56, pp. 23-43.

2014

Acciari, L., Humphrey, H. , Baars, V., Morini, P., Ward, O., Salter, J., Watkins, H., Matthews, C., Taylor, R. and Barnard, D. (2014) Education Beyond the Straight and Narrow: LGBT students’ experience in higher education. Documentation. National Union of Students.

Nic Giolla Easpaig, B. R., Fryer, D. M., Linn, S. E. and Humphrey, H. (2014) A queer-theoretical approach to community health psychology. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(1), pp. 117-125. (doi: 10.1177/1359105313500259)

2013

Humphrey, H. (2013) Beyond Born This Way. Contemporary Gendered Performance and Practice Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 12-13 April 2013. (Unpublished)

2010

Humphrey, H. (2010) 'They're Here, They're Queer, We're Using it: Acting Out Queer Contexts in Activism and Academia'. Lesbian Lives XVII Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 19-20 Feb 2010.

2009

Humphrey, H. (2009) Disabled Student Conference in Slovenia review. Skill Journal, 95, pp. 30-31.

This list was generated on Sat Jul 13 17:21:51 2024 BST.
Number of items: 45.

Articles

Humphrey, H. , Slater, J., Coleman-Fountain, E. and Jones, C. (2023) Building a community for queer disability studies: lessons from the snail = Création d’une communauté réunissant les études queer sur le handicap : leçons tirées de l’escargot. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 12(2), pp. 226-258. (doi: 10.15353/cjds.v12i2)

Humphrey, H. , Slater, J., Coleman-Fountain, E. and Jones, C. (2023) Building a community for Queer Disability Studies: lessons from the snail. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 12(1), pp. 1-28.

Humphrey, H. (2023) Making meanings out of me: Reading researchers’ and participants’ bodies through poetry. Open Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2(2), pp. 70-89. (doi: 10.56230/osotl.58)

Humphrey, H. and Coleman-Fountain, E. (2023) Creating time for LGBT+ disabled youth: co-production outside chrononormativity. Sociological Research Online, (doi: 10.1177/13607804231155001) (Early Online Publication)

Humphrey, H. (2023) Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: GRA reform tries to rights a wrong. Feminist Legal Studies, 31, pp. 265-272. (doi: 10.1007/s10691-022-09503-8)

Humphrey, H. (2022) Cover Letter. Qualitative Inquiry, (doi: 10.1177/10778004221139635) (Early Online Publication)

Humphrey, H. (2022) Writing on the Body. Fenland Poetry Journal, p. 43.

Humphrey, H. (2022) The research interview. Cultivate: The Feminist Journal of the Centre for Women’s Studies, 4, pp. 110-111.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Morrisons (poem). Full House Literary,

Humphrey, H. (2022) Pink Hair Who Cares (poem). Gamut Mag, 2, p. 41.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Brain Fog. Snowflake Magazine, 1(2), p. 23.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Pain to Scale. Snowflake Magazine, 1(2), p. 24.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Recovery. Powders Press, 3, p. 19.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Trans Time. Powders Press, 3, p. 18.

Humphrey, H. (2022) Waiting. Powders Press, 3, p. 19.

Marzetti, H. L. and Humphrey, H. (2021) Who's Here? Who's Queer? Intersectional Perspectives: Identity, Culture, Society, 1, pp. 1-9. (doi: 10.18573/ipics.39)

Nic Giolla Easpaig, B. and Humphrey, H. (2017) “Pitching a virtual woo”: analysing discussion of sexism in online gaming. Feminism and Psychology, 27(4), pp. 553-561. (doi: 10.1177/0959353516667400)

Humphrey, R. (2016) "I think journalists sometimes forget that we're just people": Analysing the effects of UK trans media representation on trans audiences. Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies, 56, pp. 23-43.

Nic Giolla Easpaig, B. R., Fryer, D. M., Linn, S. E. and Humphrey, H. (2014) A queer-theoretical approach to community health psychology. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(1), pp. 117-125. (doi: 10.1177/1359105313500259)

Humphrey, H. (2009) Disabled Student Conference in Slovenia review. Skill Journal, 95, pp. 30-31.

Book Sections

Humphrey, H. (2024) The Play’s The Thing: Using creative methods to place trans and queer knowledge-making centre stage. In: Cooke, J. and Nyhagen, L. (eds.) Intersectional Feminist Research Methodologies: Applications in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781032507699 (In Press)

Humphrey, H. (2023) Name Yourself. In: Jacobs, B. L. (ed.) Tofu Ink Arts Press. Tofu Ink: New York. ISBN 9781958661123

Humphrey, H. (2023) Section 28: School's not out. In: Gaian, K. (ed.) Twenty-Eight. Reconnecting Rainbows Press, pp. 217-219. ISBN 9781915893000

Humphrey, H. and Marzetti, H. (2022) Making space; making self: using Lego(R) figures and creative practice to facilitate queer early career researchers’ academic development. In: Nerantzi, C. and James, A. (eds.) LEGO® for University Learning: Online, Offline and Elsewhere. Zenodo, pp. 56-59. (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.7421754)

Humphrey, H. (2022) I Dream of Queer Representation (poem). In: Acharya, R. and Hennemann, M. (eds.) UNSPECIFIED Wingless Dreamer, pp. 25-26. ISBN 9798841901631

Humphrey, R. , Nic Giolla Easpaig, B. and Fox, R. (2020) Co-producing trans ethical research. In: Pearce, R., Moon, I., Gupta, K. and Steinberg, D. L. (eds.) The Emergence of Trans: Cultures, Politics and Everyday Lives. Routledge, pp. 165-178. ISBN 9781138504097

Book Reviews

Humphrey, R. (2017) Review of Matthew Heinz, Entering Transmasculinity: The Inevitability of Discourse (Bristol: Intellect, 2016). Assuming Gender, 6(1), pp. 95-100. [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Humphrey, H. , Taylor, Y. and Govender, N. (2023) AS IS; Access and Inclusion in KE Events. Documentation. University of Strathclyde.

Acciari, L., Humphrey, H. , Baars, V., Morini, P., Ward, O., Salter, J., Watkins, H., Matthews, C., Taylor, R. and Barnard, D. (2014) Education Beyond the Straight and Narrow: LGBT students’ experience in higher education. Documentation. National Union of Students.

Conference or Workshop Item

Norberg, I. , Hoff, I. , Humphrey, H. and Lawton, S. (2024) Early Career Research Panel: Intersectional Method and Building a Research Career. Intersectionality and Interdisciplinarity, ARC Studio 2, University of Glasgow, 25 March 2024.

Humphrey, H. , Coleman-Fountain, E. and Toft, A. (2023) Feeling Comfortable Together: Doing and Imagining Gender with Personal Support. British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2023, Manchester, UK, 12-14 Apr 2023.

Slater, T., Humphrey, H. , Coleman-Fountain, E. and Jones, C. (2022) The Queer Disability Studies Network. QDS Talk

Coleman-Fountain, E., Humphrey, H. and Toft, A. (2022) Disabled Young People’s Experience of Personal Support: Intimacies, Identities and Embodiments in Personal Assistance Relationships’. Sheffield Institute of Education Seminar Series, Online, 25 May 2022.

Humphrey, H. (2022) The Ethics of Ethnodrama as Representation in Research. British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2022, Online, 20-22 Apr 2022. (Unpublished)

Humphrey, H. and Coleman-Fountain, E. (2021) Creating Time for LGBT+ Disabled Youth: Research Involvement in Pandemic Times. UHI Co-production Summer School, Inverness, UK, June 2021. (Unpublished)

Humphrey, H. (2021) "We are finding our voice is so unheard that it’s being erased by these bigger voices”: Investigating Relationships between Trans and Intersex Activists in Australia, Malta and the UK. Interdisciplinary Research Network Conference 2021, May 2021.

Humphrey, H. and Coleman-Fountain, E. (2021) Creating Time for LGBT+ Disabled Youth: Research Involvement in Pandemic Times. Living Gender in Diverse Times Conference, Online, 21 May 2021.

Humphrey, H. (2017) Specific Activists: Marginalised Voices in Trans and Intersex Activism. 2017 International Conference on Gender Studies, Cambridge, UK, 1-2 Dec 2017.

Humphrey, H. (2013) Beyond Born This Way. Contemporary Gendered Performance and Practice Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 12-13 April 2013. (Unpublished)

Humphrey, H. (2010) 'They're Here, They're Queer, We're Using it: Acting Out Queer Contexts in Activism and Academia'. Lesbian Lives XVII Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 19-20 Feb 2010.

Exhibitions

Humphrey, H. (2024) Poet in Residence: 'QUEER TRANSFORMATIONS' Creating and Curating Stories of Queer Transformation conference. [Exhibitions]

Performance

Humphrey, H. (2023) AS IS Film. [Performance]

Humphrey, H. (2022) AS IS. [Performance]

Website

Humphrey, H. (2022) ‘When I was a kid I wanted to be an ice cream man’. An interview with Harvey Humphrey. [Website]

Slater, T., Humphrey, H. , Coleman-Fountain, E. and Jones, C. (2021) Queer Disability Studies Network. [Website]

This list was generated on Sat Jul 13 17:21:51 2024 BST.

Grants

HASS Faculty KE Award ‘Ethnodrama and Accessibility: International LGBTIQ+ Research Sharing’ 2021/2022 (PI) - £4,860, University of Strathclyde,

British Sociological Association Early Career Forum Event ‘Who’s Here? Who’s Queer?: Making Space for Queer ECRs in Academia’ 2021/2022 (PI) - £1000, University of Strathclyde

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship ‘International Trans and Intersex Activist Relationships: Ethics, Ethnodrama and Representation’ 2021/2022 (PI) - £122,406, University of Strathclyde


ESRC Studentship (including overseas fieldwork) 2015-2020 - £62,499, University of Glasgow

Scottish Government – Outward Mobility Fund 2015/2016 - £20,000, University of Strathclyde

NUS UK – ‘LGBT Equality in Education’ Research Project 2013/2014 (Co-I) - £250

Higher Education Academy – Student Led Teaching Awards Pilot 2010/2011 - £3000, University of Stirling Students' Union

Professional activities & recognition

Research fellowships

  • 2021 - 2022: ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2015 - 2021: ESRC Studentship

Editorial boards

  • 2023: International Journal of Disability and Social Justice

Additional information

Queer Disability Studies Network: Co-founder and co-organiser 2021 - present.

I put on a play created from my research with trans and intersex activists. The play was filmed. Email me to ask about screenings (or to chat ethnodrama as a method).

More info on the play: 

As Is, Play,
Researcher/Writer/Producer Dr Harvey Humphrey,
Director: Slater Cain;
July 2022, Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow.

This was an in-person performance of the As Is play, an ethnodrama drawn from research interviews with trans, intersex and LGBTI activists across the UK, Malta and Australia (conducted between 2016 and 2018). The play uses composite characters to ethically represent trans, intersex and LGBTI activist relationships. The play surrounds a fictitious proposed bill ‘ASIS’ (drawn from real laws and proposed bills across all the countries) to consider trans and intersex legal recognition. Offering the characters a chance to discuss their work, complex relationships, and the battle for recognition of who they are. This sold-out event was attended by 70 audience members and a cast and crew of 15. There was also a post-show Q&A with Harvey, Slater and three actors. The play was filmed.

Screenings including Q&As with myself (and potentially actors and the Director) can be arranged.