Dr Sam Lawton

  • Tutor in Sociology (Sociology)

Biography

I am an ESRC-funded PhD researcher studying Bisexuality from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on sociological, feminist and queer approaches.

I completed an MRes in Equality and Human Rights here at Glasgow, as well as BSc (Hons) Psychology  at Bath Spa University. Both my undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations focussed on Asexuality.

I am pleased to be a Tutor in the Department of Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences here at the University of Glasgow, teaching Sociology 1A & 1B, Qualitative Methods and Quantitative Methods.

Research interests

  • The Sociology of Sexuality
  • Bisexuality
  • Asexuality
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Masculinities
  • Queer Theory
  • Prejudice, Discrimination and Stigma
  • Postmodernism

Publications

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2024

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.

Lawton, S. J. (2024) Bisexual Masculinities in the Context of Intimacy, Prejudice and Identity Negotiation. 16th Conference of the European Sociological Association Tension, Trust and Transformation, Porto, Portugal, 27-30 Aug 2024. (Accepted for Publication)

2023

Lawton, S. (2023) British Bisexual Men and Their Intimate Partners: Identities, Relationships and Prejudice. CIVIS Gender Studies Network Lecture, 13 December 2023.

Theodoropoulos, P. and Lawton, S. (2023) Precarious Masculinities: Migrant Working Men’s Masculinities as Self-Exploitation in a Mediterranean Restaurant in Glasgow. Sociology Seminar Series, Glasgow, UK, 15 Nov 2023.

Lawton-Westerland, S. (2023) Remembering the Radical Nurses Group. [Website]

2022

Lawton, S. (2022) The Positivist Dispute Resolved? Sociology and Politics after Cambridge Analytica. Sociology Seminar Series, Glasgow, UK, 16 Nov 2022.

2021

Engelberg, J., Lawton, S. and Shaw, J. (2021) The futile search for ‘physiological evidence’ of male bisexuality: a response to Jabbour et al. (2020). Psychology of Sexualities Review, 12(2),

Lawton, S. (2021) Bisexuality, Religion and Spirituality: Critical Perspectives. Psychology of Sexualities Review, 12(2), (doi: 10.53841/bpssex.2021.12.2.55)[Book Review]

Lawton, S. (2021) Intimate Reflections: How My Relationship Helped to Shape My Research Approach. [Website]

2020

Lawton, S. (2020) Beyond Passing and Invisibility: Bisexual Camouflage. Bisexual Research Group Meeting, 14 July 2020.

2019

Lawton, S. (2019) EastEnders: arrival of a bisexual character is welcome – if the stereotypes can be avoided. Conversation, 4 Oct.

2018

Lawton, S. (2018) Integrating Psychological and Sociological Conceptualizations of Sexual Prejudice. BPS Psychology of Sexualities 20th Anniversary Conference 1998-2018: Reflecting Back, Looking Forwards, British Psychological Society, London, United Kingdom, 6 July 2018. (doi: 10.53841/bpssex.2018.9.2.23)

This list was generated on Wed May 22 20:19:18 2024 BST.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Engelberg, J., Lawton, S. and Shaw, J. (2021) The futile search for ‘physiological evidence’ of male bisexuality: a response to Jabbour et al. (2020). Psychology of Sexualities Review, 12(2),

Lawton, S. (2019) EastEnders: arrival of a bisexual character is welcome – if the stereotypes can be avoided. Conversation, 4 Oct.

Book Reviews

Lawton, S. (2021) Bisexuality, Religion and Spirituality: Critical Perspectives. Psychology of Sexualities Review, 12(2), (doi: 10.53841/bpssex.2021.12.2.55)[Book Review]

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.

Lawton, S. J. (2024) Bisexual Masculinities in the Context of Intimacy, Prejudice and Identity Negotiation. 16th Conference of the European Sociological Association Tension, Trust and Transformation, Porto, Portugal, 27-30 Aug 2024. (Accepted for Publication)

Lawton, S. (2023) British Bisexual Men and Their Intimate Partners: Identities, Relationships and Prejudice. CIVIS Gender Studies Network Lecture, 13 December 2023.

Theodoropoulos, P. and Lawton, S. (2023) Precarious Masculinities: Migrant Working Men’s Masculinities as Self-Exploitation in a Mediterranean Restaurant in Glasgow. Sociology Seminar Series, Glasgow, UK, 15 Nov 2023.

Lawton, S. (2022) The Positivist Dispute Resolved? Sociology and Politics after Cambridge Analytica. Sociology Seminar Series, Glasgow, UK, 16 Nov 2022.

Lawton, S. (2020) Beyond Passing and Invisibility: Bisexual Camouflage. Bisexual Research Group Meeting, 14 July 2020.

Lawton, S. (2018) Integrating Psychological and Sociological Conceptualizations of Sexual Prejudice. BPS Psychology of Sexualities 20th Anniversary Conference 1998-2018: Reflecting Back, Looking Forwards, British Psychological Society, London, United Kingdom, 6 July 2018. (doi: 10.53841/bpssex.2018.9.2.23)

Website

Lawton-Westerland, S. (2023) Remembering the Radical Nurses Group. [Website]

Lawton, S. (2021) Intimate Reflections: How My Relationship Helped to Shape My Research Approach. [Website]

This list was generated on Wed May 22 20:19:18 2024 BST.

Grants

Principle investigator - ISRF Flexible Grants for Small Groups: Bisexuality Today: Understanding Attitudes, Protective Factors, and Risk Factors for an Often Invisible Sexual Minority. Independent Social Research Foundation. Record of grant

ESRC Open Competition PhD Studentship funding: Sexual Prejudice Against Bisexual Men: Barriers to Initiating and Maintaining Relationships. 2017-2021 Record of Grant Grant Number: 1972004

Supervision

I have supervised projects on the following degree programmes:

MSc Global Mental Health

MSc International Journalism

MSc Digital Sociology

MRes Equality and Human Rights

MA Sociology

 

Teaching

Modules that I Teach on:

Sociology 1A: Self & Society

Sociology 1B: Critical Research in Contemporary Societies

Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences

Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

Teaching Experience

Tutor - Nuffield Research Placements 2021 Glasgow Q-Step Centre, University of Glasgow. 

Tutor - Intercultural Understanding and Emotional Resilience Microcredential Course 2021 (Online) at the University of Glasgow

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences (Honours-level) 2019-2021 at  the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.

Tutor (Cover) - Research Design (PGT) 2019 at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (Honours-level) 2019-2020 at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow. 

Academic Assistant - Open University Psychology Summer School 2013-2014.