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Humanities and Social Science

Dr Liz James

Dr Liz James

Telephone: 0151 231 5114


Liz is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and a Disability Coordinator for the School of Humanities and Social Science. She has a degree in Social Studies from the University of Liverpool and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies from the University of Warwick. She has worked as a Lecturer in Further Education, as a Youth Worker and as a Mental Health Support Worker. She been a Lecturer at LJMU since 1995 and has also taught on the undergraduate Sociology and postgraduate Women’s Studies programmes at Liverpool Hope University.


1993, University of Warwick, England, PhD Interdisciplinary Women's Studies
1982, University of Liverpool, UK, BA (Hons) Social Studies

Academic appointments

Lecturer (part-time), MA in Women's Studies, Liverpool Hope, 1998 - 2002
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 1995 - present
Lecturer (part-time), Liverpool Hope University College, 1994 - 1996



James E. 2013. Women at the Cutting Edge: Why Public Sector Spending Cuts are a Gender Equality Issue >Link >Public Url

Journal article

James L, Wattis L. 2013. Exploring order and disorder: Women’s experiences balancing work and care European Journal of Women's Studies, 20 :264-278 >DOI

Standing KE, James L. 2010. Developing an undergraduate e-journal in the school of social science Vickerman P. Innovations in Practice, 2 :65-72

James E. 1994. ”This is me!” Autobiography and the construction of identities Auto/biography, 1&2 :71-82


James L. 2000. Women and Work Owen M, Sperling L. Women and work: the age of post-feminism? Ashgate. Aldershot

Conference publication

James E. The Impact of Public Service Cuts in Liverpool on Women’s Health and Well-being British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2012: Sociology in an Age of Austerity

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

The impact of public sector cuts in Liverpool on women’s health and wellbeing, Sociology in an Age of Austerity, University of Leeds, Oral presentation 11/04/2012

e-merge: the development of an undergraduate e-journal, LJMU Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2010, Liverpool, Oral presentation 22/04/2010

Cultural Capital in the Capital of Culture, Capital, Culture, Power: Criminalisation and Resistance, Liverpool University, Liverpool, Oral presentation 02/07/2008

Student e-journals: an exploratory project, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, Oral presentation 24/04/2008

‘All in the mind'?: The Location of Illness and Feminist Theories of the Body, Women, Policy and Politics: 10th International Conference of the Women’s Studies Network (UK) Association, Institute of Education, University of London, Oral presentation 14/07/1997

”Trying to Write Myself”: Working Class Women’s Autobiographical Writing, Memory, History and Critique: European identity at the Millennium, 5th International Conference, International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI),, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht., Oral presentation 19/08/1996

”Trying to Write Myself”: Working Class Women’s Autobiographical Writing, 5th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Oral presentation 19/08/1996

Women and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Some Explorations, Women and Equality: Rhetoric or Reality?, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, Oral presentation 14/06/1996

Other invited event:

Gender Seminar Series, English Department, University of Bangor, University of Bangor, Bangor, Oral presentation: 'Working Class Women’s Autobiographical Writing'