Sexuality, Youth and Religion: Reflections on Selected Key Findings

With Visiting Scholar Dr. Andrew Yip
Associate Professor and Reader, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, UK

Presented by the Mark. S Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
University College
Rm. 161 – 4PM
Light refreshments will be served

Dr. Yip will be presenting on the Religion, Youth, & Sexuality Project that was recently completed in the UK (along with Dr. Michael Keenan from Nottingham Trent University and Dr. Sarah-Jane Page from Durham University).  The project had four primary aims:

  • To explore the constructions and management strategies undertaken by religious / spiritual young adults (aged 18-25) from diverse faith backgrounds (namely Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish, and Buddhist) concerning their sexual identities, values, and choices
  • To examine the significant social, cultural, and political factors that inform the above-mentioned processes
  • To study how these religious / spiritual young adults manage their religious, sexual, and gender identities
  • To generate rich qualitative and quantitative data that will contribute new knowledge to academic and policy debates on religion, youth, sexuality, and gender

Dr. Yip is also the author of Gay Male Christian Couples: Life Stories (Praeger, 1997), A Minority within A Minority: British Non-heterosexual Muslims (Economic & Social Research Council, 2003); co-author of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Lives Over 50 (York House Publishing, 2003), and Queer Spiritual Spaces: Sexuality and Sacred Places (Ashgate, 2010). His articles have appeared in journals such as British Journal of Sociology, Sociology, Sociological Review, Social Policy & Society, Sexualities, Theology & Sexuality, and Sociology of Religion.


For more information on the project you can visit: