Brief Research Statement

My research tracks the way that marginalized groups are represented in political institutions. Currently, I focus on the substantive representation of LGBT/Q communities and the resistance to such representation. I use queer phenomenology alongside interpretive methods and discourse analysis.


“The Process of Substantive Representation for LGBT/Q Communities: A Case Study of the United Kingdom”
Committee: Mona Lena Krook, Kira Sanbonmatsu, R. Daniel Kelemen, Elena Gambino, Andrew Reynolds (Princeton University)

Synopsis: I blend together feminist and queer theory, along with phenomenology, to track key policies related to LGBT/Q rights. I pay particular attention to the ways that critical actors identify and ultimately shape LGBT/Q communities and claim the authority to advocate on behalf of these groups. I conclude with the suggestion of working towards “world-building” representation.

Works in Progress

Norris, Haley. “The Continuity of Political Homophobia in Europe from 1984-Present”

Norris, Haley. “Neo-Colonial Power and LGBT Human Rights Discourse in the United Kingdom”

Norris, Haley. “Weaponized Hospitality: The inclusion of non-binary people in women’s spaces”