Basic Info

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University of Plymouth
Central and Eastern Europe, Poland, 'the West',
queer epistemologies, queer studies, sociology of sexuality, nationalism nad national identities, LGBT movements, cultural sociology, discourse studies,

Scholar's Bio

Lecturer in Sociology
Short Bio

I am interested in the critical epistemologies of the hegemonic geo-temporal ‘knowledge’ in queer studies. The concept of the ‘cultural translation’, the possibility of using the decolonial and post-colonial theories in the study of ‘post-communist Europe’ is also important to me. Another leg of my research concerns the transnational sexual politics, nationhood and non-normative identities as interlocked with discourses of geography and temporality, ‘West and the Rest’, and EUropeanization.

Recent/Major Publications

Kulpa, R. (forthcoming) “National Menace: Homosexuality and the EU in the Polish National/ist Discourses”. In: Critical Discourse Studies.

Alldred, P., Fox, N., and Kulpa, R. (2016) “Engaging Parents with Sex and Relationship Education”. In: Health Education Journal. Vol. 75 No. 7, pp. 855-68.

Kulpa, R., Silva, J.M., (2016) “Decolonizing Queer Epistemologies”. In: The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities. Eds. Browne, K. and Brown, G. London: Routledge.

Kulpa, R. (2014) “Western Leveraged Pedagogy of Central and Eastern Europe: Discourses of Homophobia, Tolerance, and Nationhood”. In: Gender, Place and Culture. A Journal of Feminist Geography. Vol. 21, No 4, pp. 431-448.