Dr Ruth Pearce

Dr Ruth Pearce was a Research Fellow in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds for the main duration of this research project. She is now a Visiting Researcher at the University of Leeds.

Her research explores issues of inequality, marginalisation, power and political struggle from a trans feminist perspective. Ruth’s work is characterised by an interest in forging links between academia, activism, and practice within the healthcare professions, public sector and third sector. This approach has informed her involvement in events such as Spotlight on: GenderqueerSpotlight on: Asexuality, and the ESRC-sponsored seminar series Retheorising Gender and Sexuality: The Emergence of Trans.

Ruth’s monograph, Understanding Trans Health, was published by Policy Press in 2018. She is co-editor of the Sexualities special issue “Trans Genealogies” (2019) and the book The Emergence of Trans: Essays on Healthcare, Culture, and the Politics of Everyday Life (Routledge, 2019).

Ruth blogs at http://ruthpearce.net.