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Dr Elham Amini PhD

Lecturer Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


    Personal Statement

    Appointed as a Lecturer in September 2021, Elham has previously taught at Durham University and Lincoln University as a Lecturer in Sociology. She completed her PhD in Sociology of health and gender at Durham University in July 2017. She has BSc degree in Midwifery from Tehran Medical University, Tehran, Iran, and two Master degrees one in Women’s Studies from Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran and the other Sociology and Social Research Methods from Durham University. Her work focuses on the gendered and sexual experiences of Iranian Muslim menopausal women through a life history biographical narrative approach and by highlighting menopause, ageing, notions of the body, and medicalisation in relation to sexuality and gender, articulates women’s understanding of and from their menopausal bodies.
    Research Interest
    Medical Sociology
    Gender Studies
    Qualitative Research Methods
    Women’s Health and Gender Studies