Gender, sexuality, migration, qualitative methods
Cheryl Llewellyn, Ph.D., joined the faculty at UMass Lowell in 2015. Her work lies at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and migration, including three primary lines of inquiry: legal barriers for gender and sexual minorities accessing the U.S. asylum system; the everyday experiences of trauma and violence produced by the asylum application process for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) claimants; and the impact of media representations of refugee populations on U.S. politics.
Her research has been published in Sexuality Research & Social Policy, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, and Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy. In 2017, she co-edited a special issue of American Behavioral Scientist on the state of gender and migration studies across the disciplines. When she isn't teaching or writing, she is spending time with her rescue dog, Bell.