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︎ Paul Reynolds



Paul Reynolds is Reader in Sociology and Social Philosophy Programme Leader for the undergraduate Sociology Degree and the postgraduate Masters in Research in both Childhood and Youth and Sociology. He has been a member of staff at Edge Hill since 1992/ Paul Reynolds is Reader in Sociology and Social Philosophy in the Department of Social Sciences. He currently leads the Sociology undergraduate programme and provides leadership to the MRes programme in the social sciences, as well as supervising PhD students in his broad areas of research: sexual ethics, politics and culture; radical social and political theory and philosophy (with particular reference to Marxism); the intellectual and professional in contemporary societies; and research ethics. His current and ongoing writing focuses on sexual ethics and politics, focused on the relationship between sexual consent, sexual literacy and sexual well-being in its diverse forms, and the problems of sexual law, legitimacy and citizenship. He also writes on Marxist theory – mainly in its intersections with sexuality and the phenomenal body – and the radical intellectual. Paul is co-convenor for the International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics (INSEP - http://www.insep.ugent.be/) and co-editor in chief of its journal, published by Barbara Budrich (http://www.budrich-journals.de/index.php/insep). He is co-director of the international network for Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity (http://differenceandsolidarity.org/). He is a member of the editorial board of Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory (http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/) and has held and holds examinerships, advisory board memberships and other measures of esteem. In the academic year 2017-2018, Paul will also hold the position of Visiting Professor at the University of Gent.