INTIMATE is funded for 5 years.
Starting date: March 2014
Year 1 - Theoretical consolidation and methodological training of the research team, with a detailed focus on each of the strands and participating countries, as well as on socio-legal, gender and narrative studies.
Year 2 - Strand 1 on The Micropolitics of Partnering
Lesbian coupledom across time and space
‘It takes more than 2 to tango’: same-sex polyamory as a new form of conjugality
Year 3 - Strand 2 on The Micropolitics of Parenting
Queering reproduction: assisted conception
Queering reproduction: surrogacy
What’s in a name? The politics of naming a child
Year 4 - Strand 3 on The Micropolitics of Friendship
‘We are family’: friendship and care in transgendered intimate biographies
Roommates are doing it for themselves? Living with friends in adult life
Year 5 - Integrative analysis and final results
Dissemination and publications, including the final International Conference.