Dr Chris Haywood
Reader in Critical Masculinity Studies
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Media and Cultural Studies
School of Arts and Cultures
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Newcastle upon Tyne
Chris Haywood is a Reader in Critical Masculinity Studies. He has been Director of Research, Director of Teaching and Learning and Director of Postgraduate Studies. His main research interests focus on exploring the limits of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to explain and understand men and masculinities. He is currently working on examining how men negotiate different dating practices in the areas of speed dating, online dating, holiday romance, anonymous sex and mobile romance. Alongside this, he is also developing research in the field of men, risk and sexual health. Alongside this , his research interests include cultural analyses of schooling and education, with an emphasis on the interplay between gender, generation and 'Race' /ethnicity. 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. He has also been involved in a range of other projects that include gender and disability, masculinity and branding and Irish men's subjectivities.
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Men Masculinity and Dating
Contemporary dating practices, such as online dating, speed dating and mobile romance are emerging alongside more traditional dating practices, such as family and friend introductions, meetings in bars and clubs and encounters in everyday social life. Although studies are beginning to identify the transformational potential of these contemporary dating practices for women, Lesbian and Gay communities and young people (see for example, Harcourt, 2005; Gomez, 2010; Bauermeister et al., 2012), there is relatively less research that explores how heterosexual men are responding to these changes. This project responds to the need for research that provides more empirically grounded data on heterosexual men’s identities and subjectivities (Hockey et al, 2007; Mooney-Somers and Ussher, 2010).At present, we remain highly dependent upon media narratives that offer contradictory accounts of men’s responses to contemporary dating practices. On one hand, such narratives are claiming that that new forms of dating are providing men with the opportunity to be more caring and sensitive (Hilton, 2011; Burke, 2012). On the other, such accounts are suggesting that there is a ‘menaissance’ – a cultural moment where ‘post-sensitive’ men are responding to change by drawing upon traditional masculine tropes such as emotional stoicism and toughness (Haddow, 2010; Fitzgerald, 2012). Furthermore, despite the increasing availability of dating advice in magazines and on television, radio and the internet, very little guidance and support is available for heterosexual men to help them navigate the social, emotional, health and physical risks associated with contemporary dating practices. This project responds to a current absence in the field to explain the relationships between, men, masculinity and dating.
High-Risk Sexual Practices in Hard to Reach Places: Exploring the role of masculinity in heterosexual encounters
Over the past ten years, the UK and Ireland have witnessed increased levels of sexual infection transmission between men and women. In the UK, one of the fastest growing areas of transmission has been men and women between 45-65. Despite decades of sexual health campaigns, information and education, high-risk sexual practices remain a key public concern. This project aims to explore the dynamics of high-risk sexual practices within publicly identified heterosexual men. More specifically, the project explores different contexts for sexual encounters between men and women that include dogging, hooking-up, online sex-seeking, sex clubs, non-monogamous encounters. Of significance, how masculinity operates in these encounters? For example, how is unsafe sex aligned with notions of masculine risk-taking? What does safe sex mean to men engaging in group sex? What role does masculine performance play in relation to women’s desires? Through a combination of quantitative data collection, ethnographies and interviews, this project aims to address these questions to help develop strategies to support and enhance public health interventions.
In the past, I have led modules on Social Research Methods, Contemporary Social Issues and Advanced Social and Cultural Theory. At present, I lead on:
MCH 2071 Sex, Sexuality and Desire
MCH 3073 & MCH 3072 Research Dissertation
I contribute to the following modules:
M.A Media Analysis
I also supervise 5 Masters students each year.
Postgraduate Research Students
Manoj Wickrama Waduralalage
- Haywood C. Men, Masculinity and Contemporary Dating. Pagrave, 2018. In Preparation.
- Haywood C, Hameran N, Herz M, Johansson T, Ottemo A. The Conundrum of Masculinity: Hegemony, Homosociality, Homophobia and Heteronormativity. New York, NY, USA: Routledge, 2017.
- Haywood C, Johannson T, ed. Marginalized Masculinities : Contexts, Continuities and Change. New York: Routledge, 2017.
- Xiodong L, Haywood C, Macanghaill M, ed. East Asian Masculinities and Sexualities. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
- Macanghaill M, Haywood C, ed. Muslims, Ethnicity and Higher Education. Palgrave, 2017. In Preparation.
- Haywood C. 'Leaving masculinity at the car door': Dogging, de-subjectification and the pursuit of pleasure. Sexualities 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Haywood C, Siripai J. 'Branding Men’: Exploring Men, Masculinity and Thai alcohol brands in East Asian Global Markets. In: Xiadong Lin; Haywood C; Mac an Ghaill M, ed. East Asian Masculinities and Sexualities. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp.143-161.
- Haywood C, MacanGhaill M. Epistemologies of Difference: Masculinity, Marginalisation and Young British Muslim Men. In: Haywood, C; Johansson, T, ed. Marginalized Masculinities: Contexts, Continuities and Change. New York, NY, USA: Routledge, 2017.
- Lowe J, Ghaill MM, Haywood CP. The Cultural (Re)production of Masculinities Class, Chinese Ethnicity and Elite Schooling in Indonesia. Asian Journal of Social Science 2016, 44(4-5), 600-625.
- MacanGhaill M, Haywood C. (Dis)locating Masculinities: Ethnographic reflections of British Muslim young men. In: A. Cornwall and N. Lindsfarne, ed. (Dis)locating Masculinities Revisited. London: Routledge, 2015. In Press.
- Haywood C, Macanghaill M. Critical Masculinity Studies. In: S.Sim, ed. Routledge Companion to European Critical Theory. London: Routledge, 2015. In Preparation.
- Haywood C, Macanghaill M, Allen J. Masculinity on the Home Front: The New War on Boys. Journal of Bohood Studies 2015. In Preparation.
- Macanghail M, Haywood C. Being Irish and male in Britain. In: T. Inglis, ed. Are the Irish Different?. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014.
- MacanGhaill M, Haywood C. British-Born Pakistani and Bangladeshi Young Men: Exploring Unstable Concepts of Muslim, Islamophobia and Racialization. Critical Sociology 2014, 41(1), 97-114.
- MacanGhaill M, Haywood C. Pakistani and Bangladeshi young men: re-racialization, class and masculinity within the neo-liberal school. British Journal of Sociology of Education 2014, 35(5), 753-776.
- Haywood C, MacanGhaill M. Education and Masculinities: Social, Cultural and Global Transformations. Routledge, 2013.
- Mac-an-Ghaill M, Haywood C, Bright Z. Making Connections: Speed Dating, Masculinity and Interviewing. In: Pini, B; Pease, B, ed. Men, Masculinities and Methodologies. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2013, pp.77-89.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C. Understanding boys': Thinking through boys, masculinity and suicide. Social Science and Medicine 2012, 74(4), 482-489.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. 'What’s next for masculinity?' Reflexive directions for theory and research on masculinity and education. Gender and Education 2012, 24(6), 577-592.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C. ‘Nothing to write home about’: Troubling concepts of home, racialization and self in theories of Irish male (e)migration. Cultural Sociology 2011, 5(3), 385-402.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. ‘The Queer in Masculinity’: Schooling, boys and identity formation. In: Rodriguez, N; Landreau, J, ed. Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education. London, UK: Springer, 2011.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C. Schooling, masculinity and class analysis: towards an aesthetic of subjectivities. British Journal of Sociology of Education 2011, 32(5), 729-744.
- Haywood C. Genders and sexualities: Exploring the conceptual limits of contemporary educational research. International Studies in Sociology of Education 2008, 18(1), 1-14.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C. Gender, Culture and Society: Contemporary Femininities and Masculinities. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C, Popoviciu L. Masculinity, teaching and homophobia. In: Bank, BJ, ed. Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007, pp.677-682.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Knowing Sexualities: Epistemologies of Research. In: Hobs, D; Wright, R, ed. The SAGE Handbook of Fieldwork. London: Sage Publications Ltd, 2006, pp.185-200.
- Popoviciu L, Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. The promise of post-structuralist methodology: ethnographic representation of education and masculinity. Ethnography and Education 2006, 1(3), 393-412.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C, Popoviciu L. Feminisation and schooling; re-masculinisation, gendered reflexivity and boyness. Irish Journal of Sociology 2005, 14(2), 193-212.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Researching Schooling and the Making of English Boys. In: Frank, BW; Davison, KG, ed. Masculinities and Schooling: International Practices and Perspectives. Toronto: Altman Press, 2005.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Young Bangladeshi People's Experience of Transition to Adulthood. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2005.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Blair's Men: Dissident Masculinities In Labour's New Moral Economy. In: Steinberg, DL; Johnson, R, ed. Blairism and the War of Persuasion: Labour's Passive Revolution. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 2004, pp.133-145.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Men and Masculinities: Theory, Research and Social Practice. Buckingham: Open University Press, 2003.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C. Young (male) Irelanders: Postcolonial ethnicities - expanding the nation and Irishness. European Journal of Cultural Studies 2003, 6(3), 386-403.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Boys schooling: English practices and perspectives. In: Frank, BW; Davidson, K, ed. Masculinities, Nationalisms and Schooling: International Perspectives. Canada: Fernwood, 2002.
- Haywood C. Schools of recognition: identity politics and classroom practices. Educational Review 2002, 54(3), 319-320.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. The Significance of Teaching English Boys: Exploring Social Change, Modern Schooling and the Making of Masculinities. In: Martino, W; Meyenn, B, ed. What about the Boys?: Issues of Masculinity in Schools. Buckingham: Open University Press, 2001, pp.24-37.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Materialism and deconstructivism: education and the epistemology of identity. Cambridge Journal of Education 1997, 27(2), 261-272.