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Richard Vytniorgu

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Hello and welcome!

My interdisciplinary research focuses on LGBTQ+ belonging and inclusion in different places and spaces, with expertise in narrative and autobiographical representation across different media and genres. I have particular interests in the study of male homosexuality across cultures, and the mediation of sexual identities online and their impact on wellbeing.

I have also published widely on twentieth-century women’s writing, masculinity, philosophy of education, and student belonging.

I am currently writing a book for Emerald on effeminacy, gay bottom identities, and experiences of belonging and marginalisation in contemporary film, media, gay porn, and visual culture.

My research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Wellcome Trust, and has been published in academic publications such as Emotion, Space & Society, Journal of Homosexuality, and Masculinities.

Before joining the University of Hertfordshire in 2023, I held academic roles at the University of Nottingham and University of Exeter.

Outside work I enjoy swimming, growing flowers, cooking, needlework, and going to charity shops / antique places to find nice things for my home. I live in rural Wales with my husband, who is an outdoors instructor.

I am also an Anglican and church warden, and worship regularly at my local parish church.

If you are interested in finding out more about my work and / or wish to collaborate somehow, please email me using the address at the bottom of the page. I would love to hear from you!