Elliot Evans


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I would be very interested to receive research proposals or expressions of interest relating to the following areas: Visual Art Psychoanalysis Queer, Feminist and Transgender Theories 20th and 21st Century Literature and Critical Theory Activism and Art/Literature Technologies and Biotechnologies


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After completing an undergraduate degree at King's College, London in French and Philosophy in 2009, I began a Masters' degree in Women's Studies at the University of Oxford. I wrote my PhD thesis in the Department of French at King’s College London, working on the reception and development of queer theory in France and questions of the representation of the body through literature, philosophy and visual art. Before starting my PhD, I worked at Oxford and at the University of East London in student support and welfare, and later in Diversity & Inclusion for King’s College London.

Research interests

My research interests lie in 20th and 21st Century literature, visual art and theory, particularly the intersections of feminist, queer and transgender theories. My work has focused on questions of the body, gender and sexuality: my thesis being concerned with the question of how to approach the material body within the context of contemporary French queer works, particularly those by Paul B. Preciado, Monique Wittig and the performance artist ORLAN. I am currently working on the visual representation of HIV/AIDS by artists in France and North America.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, King’s College London

Award Date: 1 Sep 2016

Master of Studies, University of Oxford

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

Bachelor of Philosophy, King’s College London

Award Date: 30 May 2009


  • PC Romance languages
  • French Studies
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Video Art
  • Art and Activism
  • PN0080 Criticism
  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Queer Theory
  • Transgender Theory


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