Dr Sarah-Jane Page

Lecturer in Sociology / Exams Officer for Sociology and Social Policy / Membership of Centre for Research in Sociology and Policy Studies 

Sarah-Jane Page

I joined Aston University in 2012. My research interests encompass religious identities, gender, feminism, sexuality, youth, clergy families and parenthood. My PhD, completed in 2009 and awarded by the University of Nottingham, focused on clergy motherhood in the Church of England as well as male clergy spouses. I secured an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to continue this research at Durham University in 2011-2012. I was also Research Fellow on the project, Religion, Youth and Sexuality: A Multi-faith Exploration (www.nottingham.ac.uk/sociology/rys). This focused on 18 to 25 year olds from a variety of faith backgrounds in order to understand attitudes and practices around sexuality and how this was negotiated in relation to religious tradition. A podcast about the research is available. I am currently undertaking a project on meaning-making around cathedral carol services. 

  • BA (Hons) Sociology, University of Nottingham 
  • Master of Arts in Research Methods,  University of Nottingham 
  • PhD Sociology, University of Nottingham 

Undergraduate Modules

  • LK1009 Understanding Social Divisions A
  • LK2001 Social Theory 2
  • LK3014 Religion and Society


Review Articles

  • Page, S. (2013) Review of Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred: Bisexual, Pansexual and Polysexual Perspectives (2012) by Hutchins, L. and Sharif Williams, H., Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 567-568. 
  • Page, S. (2011)‘Review Essay: The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion by Hunt, S., Religion and Human Rights, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp.342-356. 
  • Page, S. (2010) Review of Youth and Religion (2010) by Collins-Mayo, S. and Dandelion, P., Sociological Research Online, Vol. 15, No. 4. 


  • Day, A., Vincett, G. and Page, S. (2012) ‘Showing Public Benefit’, British Sociological Association’s Network Magazine, Issue 11 (Summer 2012), pp. 40.

Room: NW920
Phone: 0121 2043072
Email: s.page1@aston.ac.uk 
Fax: 0121 204 3766