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Sociology Research


Dr Tiffany Page is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cambridge specialising in social inequalities. Originally from New Zealand, Tiffany completed a BA in Feminist Studies and Psychology, and a MSc in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, at the University of Canterbury. Her dissertation investigated how power operates within a university during organisational change. After graduating Tiffany worked as an organisational change management consultant at Accenture in New Zealand and Singapore. While living in Singapore Tiffany set up businesses in arts and events management and in editorial services, and was a senior consultant responsible for global customer reference programmes at a B2B technology marketing agency.

In 2011 Tiffany came to the UK to undertake a PhD in cultural studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, graduating in 2016. Her research conceptualised vulnerability as an ethical, political and methodological orientation through an indepth examination of media reports of two asylum seekers who set their bodies on fire. Tiffany was an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, co-convening the MA in Gender, Media and Culture from 2016-2017.

In 2016 Tiffany co-founded The 1752 Group, a research and lobby organisation that works at a national level on staff-student sexual misconduct in the UK higher education sector. The organisation partners nationally and internationally with academics, universities and sector organisations to conduct research and shape sector policy, practices and guidelines.

Research Interests

Tiffany's current research involves an examination of the relationships between vulnerability and how individuals experience violence. To date, this includes two areas: 1) an investigation of the ethics of cross-cultural research on exile through an in-depth case study of media accounts of extreme self-harm in the setting fire to one’s own body, or self-immolation; and 2) the relevance and role of vulnerability in determining institutional action in relation to inequalities in higher education.

Tiffany has a commitment to academic research being connected to social change that is located where it matters to individuals and communities, and this informs her research and social change work. As an interdisciplinary researcher, Tiffany’s interests include the areas and intersections of vulnerability, gender inequalities and institutional change, which span the disciplines of sociology, gender studies, media and cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. Tiffany has a strong interest in methods and how vulnerability can make epistemic, methodological and pedagogic interventions.


SOC7: Media, Culture and Society (Paper organiser in Michaelmas term)

SOC10: Sociology of Gender (Paper organiser)

SOC11: Racism, ‘Race’ and Ethnicity

MPhil in Media and Culture

Tiffany is not currently available to supervise PhD and MPhil students.

Key Publications - Book Chapters

Page, T.  2020. The Hopeless Hopeful Time of Caring. In D. Rosenow, V. Browne and J. Danely (Eds.). Vulnerability and the Politics of Care. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Forthcoming).

Key Publications - Journal Articles

Page, T., Bull, A., and Chapman, E. 2019. Making power visible: ‘Slow activism’ to address staff sexual misconduct in higher education. Violence Against Women, 25(11): 1309-1330. [Link]

Page, T. 2018. Sustaining life: Rethinking modes of agency in vulnerability. Australian Feminist Studies, 33 (98). [Link]

Page, T. 2017. Vulnerable writing as a feminist methodological practice. Feminist Review, 115: 13-29. [Link]

Whitley, L., and Page, T. 2015. Sexism at the centre: Locating the problem of sexual harassment. Special issue on sexism. New Formations, 86: 34-53. [Link]

Hokowhitu, B. and Page, T. 2011. Postcolonial Peace. Junctures, 14: 13-25. [Link]

Key Publications - Other

Bull, A., Page, T., Bullough, J., 2019. What would a survivor-centred higher education sector look like?, in: Gamsu, S. (Ed.), A New Vision for Further and Higher Education. Centre for Labour and Social Studies, London: 73-82. [Link]

Sundaram, V., Shannon, E., Page, T., and Phipps, A. 2019. “Developing an Intersectional Approach to Training on Sexual Harassment, Violence and Hate Crimes: Guide for Training Facilitators.” University of York. [Link]

National Union of Students and The 1752 Group. Power in the Academy: Staff sexual misconduct in UK higher education. 4 April 2018. Available:

Page, T. A reflection on vulnerable methods of research. Feminist Review Blog. 2 May 2017. Available at:

Page, T. Imperial College and Culture Change. 5 January 2017. The 1752 Group Blog. Available at:

Grants and Projects

Page, T. (CI) Developing intersectional approaches to challenge sexual harassment and violence in universities. HEFCE Catalyst grant (2017-2018): £43,000

Page, T. (CI) What universities can learn from workplace policies on preventing sexual misconduct. British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (2018): £9,966

Page, T. (CI) Analysis of secondary data on staff sexual misconduct in UK higher education. University of Portsmouth grant (2018): £6877.16

Media Articles

Research Groups & Affiliations


2020 Australian National University Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship (A$9500)

University of Cambridge CRASSH Conference Support Funding and University of Cambridge LGBTQ+@Cam Symposium Funding for Queer Migrations: Transnational Sexualities in Theory and Practice (£2,750)

Job Title:
Lecturer in Sociology
Contact Information:
(Not currently accepting new PhD or MPhil students)