Reflecting on bisexual identities and invisibility - talk with Nikki Hayfield
In this talk Nikki reflects on how bisexuality has often been understood as an invisible and invalidated identity. She highlights some of the ways in which bisexuality has been overlooked within academia and the wider culture, before exploring some common (mis)understandings of bisexual identity. She concludes that while understandings of bisexuality may be changing, nonetheless bisexuality remains a contested identity.
Nikki Hayfield is a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology based in the Department of Health and Social Sciences. Nikki uses qualitative methods of data collection and analysis to research a range of topics including bisexual identities, marginalisation, and relationships. She has published book chapters and journal papers on bisexuality and on qualitative research methods.
6:15pm: Call Me by Your Name Film screening at SceneIT
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape