Dr Emma Spruce

Lecturer in Gender, Sexuality and Identity Politics


"My expertise is in teaching interdisciplinary (social-science focused) gender and sexuality studies, combining theoretical and empirical approaches. Throughout, I seek to foreground intersectionality (so that gender and sexuality are always understood to be produced in and through race, class, disability and other axes of power/social identity) and actively work to problematise the familiar hierarchies of knower/known that circulate through colonial, heteronormative, ableist and capitalist logics.

I am committed to being a teacher who is always learning, and welcome feedback from students (past and present) on how I can strengthen inclusive teaching practices.

Academic Year 2021/2022
POLI349: Gender and Global Politics
POLI257: Gender and Feminist Politics: Core concepts and theories
POLI401: Third Year Undergraduate Dissertation Module