Chris Haywood is a Senior Lecturer whose main interests focus is on the men and masculinities. He is currently working on exploring how men negotiate different dating practices in the areas of speed dating, online dating and mobile romance. He is also involved in the cultural analysis of schooling and education. A key part of this work involves exploring the interplay between the institutionally-led discursive formation of identity categories and how those discourses are lived out. One areas of current concern is to think about how schools, gender their pupils through age, racial and sexual categories. In short, how ideas and understandings of masculinity are employed to shape pupil's learning. Other areas of interest includes methodology and how developments in social and cultural theory are impacting upon, not simply the philosophical aspects of research design, but also their practical application. He is currently the Director Research in School of Arts and Cultures.
Current PhD supervisor for:
COM 2071 Sex,Sexuality and Desire
COM 3073 Research Dissertation
COM 3074 Themes and Issues in Contemporary Media, Communication and Culture
Contributing to the folowing modules:
M.A Media Analysis