Dr Clifton Evers
Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Media, Culture, Heritage
2nd floor Armstrong Building,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear, UK.
I joined the Media, Culture, Heritage unit at Newcastle University in September of 2015. A key administration of mine is Widening Participation for the unit.
My PhD was completed in Gender and Cultural Studies at the
University of Sydney. I then went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the
Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales,
Australia. For five years (2010-2015) I was a lecturer in media and cultural
studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, which included the role
of Deputy Director of the Institute for
Creative and Digital Cultures and being a research fellow of the Institute of
Asia Pacific Studies.
My research interests include gender (particularly masculinity), leisure, mobile media, action/lifestyle sports, space, bodies, emotion, and the sea. I primarily employ ethnography to conduct research, and experiment with research outputs and methods e.g. ethnographic fiction, soundscapes, film.
My work has been published as publicly available government reports and as academic articles in international peer-reviewed journals. My experience includes organising international conferences, symposiums, and workshops. I have a strong interest in making research accessible and to have research be done with, communicated to, and made useful for the wider public through civic engagement.
I am on the editorial boards for:
International Journal of Cultural Studies
Journal of Sport & Social Issues
BA (Hons) Griffith University, Australia.
PhD University of Sydney, Australia
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education / Fellow of Higher Education Academy
MCH1025 Researching Media, Communication & Culture I
MCH2075 Representations: Identity, Culture & Society
MCH3074 Themes and Issues in Media, Communication & Cultural Studies
COM3073 Research Dissertation
Postgraduate Research Supervision
I welcome postgraduate researchers who want to work in any of the areas relating to my research:
Gender, particularly masculinity
Sport, particularly action (lifestyle) sports
Emotion and Affect
A current focus of my research is on media, men, place, sport (particularly lifestyle/action sport), and care. I’m interested in the cultural politics and cultural formations of 'networked masculinities' as this pertains to affective and emotional experiences. I have an intellectual and practical curiosity in the impacts of mobile media – including smartphones and ‘action cameras’ on these experiences in leisure and sport settings. My work includes employing mobile media as a research method to conduct 'wet ethnographies' e.g. in the sea. I have recently been looking at action sports and new media in East Asia, as well as the use of experimental media productions to explore 'polluted leisure' in the Anthropocene.
A past project was with an academic team and players and administrators from the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) called Playing By The Rules, which explored workplace education programmes designed to promote ethical sexual behaviour and attitudes within football culture. I am now interested in evaluating the use of lad vernacular for sexual ethics programs aimed at young men. Another project was with Football United which is an organisation in Australia that uses football for social development, particularly for young refugees resettling. This program was evaluated and recommendations made. A recent project is about the use of participatory video to understand adult education in the Workers Educational Association. A further project looks at experiences of polluted leisure where the river Tees meets the sea.
Australian Research Council Peer Assessor
Grants and Consultations
I have been an investigator on the following projects, among others:
Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Social Cohesion through Football. Value: $341,000 AUD.
Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Peer-Based Mentoring in Sport: Strategies for Best Practice. Value: $231,000 AUD.
Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Safer Sex Beliefs and Practices in Multi-Partner Heterosexuals. Value: $41,943 AUD.
Consultancy with New South Wales State Government Health, Australia. Using New Media Cultures to Provide Sexual Health Information for Young Australians. Value: $31,400 AUD.
Consultancy with National Rugby League and Australian Federal Government. Respectful Relationships. Value: $100,000 AUD.
Consultancy with Australian Sports Commission. Towards a Level Playing Field: Research and Evaluation of the Portrayal of Female Athletes and Women in Sport by the Media. Value: $26,000 AUD.
Consultancy with New South Wales State Government Department. Strategies for Building and Sustaining Respect in New South Wales Public High Schools. Value: $65,000 AUD.
Consultancy with New South Wales State Government Institute of Sport, New South Wales Premiers Department for Women and University of Sydney Sport. Sportswomen: Get Out in Front. Value: $20,000 AUD.
- Evers C. Polluted Leisure in the Anthropocene: Where the Tees River Meets the Sea. Newcastle University: Newcastle University, 2018. In Preparation.
- Doering A, Evers C, Weeks D. Constructing Japanese Surfscapes: Surfing, gender and place in globalised Japan. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 2018. In Preparation.
- Evers C. The Gendered Emotional Labor of Male Professional Freesurfers' Media Work. Sport in Society 2018. In Press.
- Brown M, Evers C, Fleming D, Gilardi F, Reid J. Critical Transmedia Object-Making for Critical Learning: Art, Crafts and Embodied Techniques in the International Neoliberal University in China. International Journal of Transmedia LIteracy 2017. Submitted.
- Evers C. Surfing and Contemporary China. In: Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee and Alexander Sotelo Eastman, ed. The Critical Surf Studies Reader. Duke University Press, 2017.
- Evers C. Hegemonic Pan-Ethnic White Australian Masculinity: Feeling Masculine During Mediated-Assemblages. In: John Erni, ed. Visuality, Emotions and Minority Culture: Feeling Ethnic. Springer Verlag, 2017, pp.147-161.
- Evers C, Germon J. Gendered Bodies. In: Andrews,D;Silk,A;Thorpe,H, ed. Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies. 2017.
- Evers C. Researching action sport with a GoPro™ camera: an embodied and emotional mobile video tale of the sea, masculinity, and men-who-Surf. In: Ian Wellard, ed. Researching Embodied Sport: Exploring Movement Cultures. London & New York: Routledge, 2016, pp.145-162.
- Evers C, Seale K, ed. Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives. London & New York: Routledge, 2015.
- Seale K, Evers C. Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives. In: Evers, C; Seale, K, ed. Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives. London & New York: Routledge, 2015, pp.1-16.
- Evers C. Pengpu night market: informal urban street markets as more-than-human assemblages in Shanghai. In: Evers, C; Seale, K, ed. Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives. London & New York: Routledge, 2015, pp.95-104.
- Evers C. Masculinity, sport and mobile phones: a case study of surfing. In: Goggin, G; Hjorth, L, ed. The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media. London & New York: Routledge, 2014, pp.375-384.
- Evers C, Albury K, Byron P, Crawford K. Young People, Social Media, Social Network Sites and Sexual Health Communication in Australia: "This is Funny, You Should Watch It". International Journal of Communication 2013, 7, 263-280.
- Nathan S, Kemp L, Bunde-Birouste A, MacKenzie J, Evers C, Shwe TA. “We wouldn’t of made friends if we didn’t come to Football United”: the impacts of a football program on young people’s peer, prosocial and cross-cultural relationships. BMC Public Health 2013, 13, 399.
- Byron P, Albury K, Evers C. ‘It would be weird to have that on Facebook’: young people’s use of social media and the risk of sharing sexual health information. Reproductive Health Matters 2013, 21(41), 35-44.
- Evers C, Goggin G. Mobiles, men and migration: mobile communication and everyday multiculturalism in Australia. In: Fortunati,L;Vincent,J;Pertierra,R, ed. Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies. London & New York: Routledge, 2012, pp.78-90.
- Albury K, Carmody M, Evers C, Lumby C. Playing by the rules: researching, teaching and learning sexual ethics with young men in the Australian Rugby League. Sex Education 2011, 11(3), 339-351.
- Evers C. Notes For a Young Surfer. Melbourne Australia: Melbourne University Press, 2010. In Preparation.
- Evers C. Intimacy, sport and young refugee men in Australia. Emotion, Space and Society 2010, 3(1), 56-61.
- Nathan S, Bunde-Birouste A, Evers C, Kemp L, Mackenzie J, Henley R. Social cohesion through football: a quasi-experimental mixed methods design to evaluate a complex health promotion program. BMC Public Health 2010, 10, 587.
- Evers C. The point: surfing, geography and a sensual life of men and masculinity on the Gold Coast, Australia. Social & Cultural Geography 2009, 10(8), 893-908.
- Evers C. 'The local boys': violence, care, masculinity and the riots. In: Noble,G, ed. Lines in the Sand: The Cronulla Riots and the Limits of Australian Multiculturalism. Sydney Australia: The Federation Press, 2009, pp.169-184.
- Evers C. The Cronulla race riot: safety maps on an Australian beach. South Atlantic Quarterly 2008, 107(2), 411-429.
- Evers C. How to surf. Journal of Sport & Social Issues 2006, 30(3), 229-243.
- Evers C. Men who surf. Cultural Studies Review 2004, 10(1), 27-41.
- Zhang Y, Evers C. Media, culture, and young women's body image practices in Taizhou, China. Altitude: An e-journal of emerging humanities work 2014, 12.
- Fleming D, Hernandez L, Tillotson J, Evers C, White A, Martin P, Mooney M, Willcock K. A Rubbish Idea: The Material Dump, or Casting Trash Talk into a new Light. Trash Culture Journal 2013, 1(1).
- Brown M, Evers C, Fleming DH, Gilardi F, Reid S. Transmedia Projects, Scholarly Habitus, and Critical Know-How in a British University in China. International Journal of Transmedia Literacy 2017. In Press.