Elliot Evans

Colleges, School and Institutes


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.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, King's College London

  • Master of Studies, University of Oxford

  • Bachelor of Philosophy, King's College London

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

I would be very interested to receive research proposals or expressions of interest relating to the following areas:

Visual Art
Queer, Feminist and Transgender Theories
20th and 21st Century Literature and Critical Theory
Activism and Art/Literature
Technologies and Biotechnologies