We work with interdisciplinary research teams, community organizations and policy makers across the globe. Drawing on mixed-methods, discursive methods, as well as new and emerging methodologies, our work sits across three major clusters:
Working with marginalised populations in order to foster inclusion and promote social justice
Examining emerging social issues in the area of technology, identity, gender, sexuality and race/ethnicity
Epistemological/Methodological developments in Psychology
Our work draws on social psychological theory, intersectional theory, critical theory, feminist theory, and broadly spans the following concerns:
The primary prevention of gender inequality and sexism
The primary prevention of gender-based/sexual violence
Contemporary shifts in intimate life (across the globe)
The sex industry and sex trafficking
Intersectionality, social inclusion, social justice (focusing on marginalised groups, politics and policy)
Research methods in psychology
Active projects: Research
Transgender health and identity development in US – gender and sexuality across the minority experience (African, Black and Latinx population) – with Dr Lisa Rubin and Dr Thomas Vance, Sam Klein, and Kay Nikiforova.
Mitigating technologically mediated harm: The pleasures, danger and ethics of online dating – with Professor Rosalind Gill (University of London UK), Dr Roisin Ryan-Flood (University of Essex, UK), Professor Maria Gurevich (Ryerson University, Canada), Dr Tiina Vares (University of Canterbury, NZ), Tara Pond (AUT, NZ).
Problematic porn use in intimate heterosexual relationships
Making sense of online pornography
Active projects: Books
Farvid, P. (in press, 2020/21). The Psychology of Heterosexuality: Theory, Research and Practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Farvid, P. & Orchard, T. (pipeline) Swiping Ourselves: Gender, Power & Sexuality in Digital Dating Cultures. Palgrave Studies In (Re)Presenting Gender
Callander, D., Farvid, P. & Baradaran, A. (pipeline). Sexual Racism. New York, Oxford University Press.