Dr Sarah-Jane Page

Senior Lecturer in Sociology / Deputy Head of Sociology and Policy / Undergraduate Programme Director for Sociology and Policy / Theme Coordinator for the Religion and Nationhood Research Stream

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 have recently undertaken 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

  • Religion and Society
  • Work, Organisations and Society

Postgraduate Modules

  • Life, Love, the Universe and Everything

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.

I am currently co-supervising two PhD theses: Religion in Primary Schools, and Religious Responses to Unmarried Mothers in Nigeria. I welcome any PhD applications relating to my research interests.
Room: NW920
Phone: 0121 2043072
Email:  s.page1@aston.ac.uk 
Fax: 0121 204 3766