Lizzie is a sociologist and cultural theorist whose research and writing focuses on LGBTQ relationships and families, childhood, and the role of media and cultural representations in identity-making.
Lizzie joined Goldsmiths in September 2017. Before then she worked at the University of the West of England as a researcher on a project about bisexuality and relationships, and as tutor and lecturer at the University of Sussex.
Lizzie convenes the option module Childhood Matters, and teaches on Gender, Sexuality, and Media, and Research Methods.
Lizzie’s research interests include LGBTQ lives, queer families and queer-life-building, intimate and domestic lives, and media representation. At present, Lizzie is researching children’s cosplay and how neoliberal narratives of contemporary girlhood are experienced by girls and their parents.
Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Motherhood: Crafting Radical Narratives and Representing Social Change through Cultural Representations
Reed, Elizabeth. 2018. Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Motherhood: Crafting Radical Narratives and Representing Social Change through Cultural Representations. Women: A Cultural Review, ISSN 0957-4042
The heterogeneity of family: Responses to representational invisibility by LGBTQ parents
Reed, Elizabeth. 2018. The heterogeneity of family: Responses to representational invisibility by LGBTQ parents. Journal of Family Issues, ISSN 0192 513X