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My academic footprint exists around developing accounts of intimacy in the context of a postfeminist sensibility, through concepts including technologies of sexiness, aesthetic labour, postfeminist healthism and digital mediated intimacies. My distinctive expertise is in developing accounts of how intimacy is understood in a culture where ways of understanding the self are determined by the language of economics, competition and individualism, and what happens when these ways of understanding shape how we can relate to ourselves and others. Such accounts are important in a context where notions of the self have radically changed. The significant societal changes that my work addresses include seismic shifts in gender relations, the development of digital culture and the gendered and digital transnationalism that is afforded by new global networks. My research has considered what it might mean to live through such significant changes and how we feel about ourselves in these contexts. My research has been published in many high-ranking international journal and edited collections. I am co-author of Technologies of Sexiness (2014, Oxford University Press) and Postfeminism and Health (2018, Routledge).

Vision Statement

My research is inspired by a deep interest in the way gender organises personal, social, intimate and cultural relationships, and how these relationships are shaped and reflected in media culture. Through my research I hope to create new ways of thinking about these links and the way they can stimulate more positive identities.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Doctorate

Sep 2007Oct 2010

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Research Output 2008 2019

Lad culture as a sticky atmosphere: navigating sexism and misogyny in the UK's student-centred nighttime economy

Diaz Fernandez, S. & Evans, A., 15 Jul 2019, In : Gender, Place, and Culture. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

student union
sexual harassment
1 Citation (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)

The gendered nature of self-help

Riley, S., Evans, A., Anderson, E. & Robson, M., 1 Feb 2019, In : Feminism & Psychology. 29, 1, p. 3-18 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
23 Downloads (Pure)

“Fuck off to the tampon bible”: Misrecognition and researcher intimacy in an online mapping of ‘lad culture’

Diaz Fernandez, S. & Evans, A., 1 Mar 2019, In : Qualitative Inquiry. 25, 3, p. 237-247 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Lad Culture, Leisure and the University: Sticky Atmospheres in the Student-Centered Night Life

Diaz Fernandez, S. & Evans, A., 10 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Lean light fit and tight: Fitblr blogs and the postfeminist transformation imperative

Riley, S. & Evans, A., 26 Jun 2018, New Sporting Femininities: Embodied Politics in Postfeminist Times. Toffoletti, K., Thorpe, H. & Francombe-Webb, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 207-229 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

digital media

Activities 2009 2019

  • 22 Participation in conference
  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Pirate Care

Valeria Graziano (Convenor), Gary Hall (Organising Committee), Adrienne Evans (Organising Committee), Peter Conlin (Organising Committee), Miriam De Rosa (Organising Committee), Janneke Adema (Organising Committee), Kaja Marczewska (Organising Committee), Nenad Romic (Organising Committee), Tomislav Medak (Organising Committee)
19 Jun 201920 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Images of Femininity, Crossroads in Cultural Studies

Adrienne Evans (Speaker)
1 Jul 20144 Jul 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

UCL Debating Society

Adrienne Evans (Speaker)
30 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Researching the Life Course: Youth and Ageing in Late Modernity

Adrienne Evans (Speaker)
23 Nov 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Creative methods in gender and sexuality: Research and public engagement workshop

Adrienne Evans (Participant)
18 Oct 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Coventry University Research Sabbatical Fellowship

Adrienne Evans (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

TubeCrush as Connected Intimacies: A Qualitative Analysis of Gender, Workplace and Contemporary Urban Space

Adrienne Evans (Recipient) & Sarah Riley (Recipient), May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)