Research Culture Seminar: Ann Phoenix - Masculinities in New Times

We are delighted to welcome to the University of Leeds Ann Phoenix, Professor of Psychosocial Studies at UCL, to deliver the first of this semester's Research Culture seminars.

This talk entitled, 'Masculinities in New Times: Intersectionality, Racialisation and Hegemonic Masculinities in 11-14 year olds in Helsinki schools', discusses findings from a small-scale study of boys and masculinities in Helsinki schools. The study aims to throw some light on how boys are living, and thinking about, masculinities in changing times in contemporary Helsinki. The empirical work focused on discussing with boys (in groups and individually) issues including  what they like to do in school and out of school, their friendships and relationships with boys and girls, including brothers and sisters, their future visions for themselves and their engagement with schoolwork. In this talk I will consider the ways in which boys performatively co-construct intersectional narratives of gender, including hegemonic masculinities. The analyses engages with the ways in which space and generation are explicitly part of imaginaries of masculinities and ethnicity implicitly so.

Guest speaker: Ann Phoenix

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Studies in the Department of Social Sciences at UCL and, from 2016-August 2018, was the Jane and Aatos Erkko Professor Visiting Professor in Studies on Contemporary Society at Helsinki University. Her most recent book is Environment in the Lives of Children and Families: Perspectives from India and the UK (co-authored with Janet Boddy, Catherine Walker and Uma Vennam) and published by Policy Press.

The research in Helsinki was conducted jointly with Dr Marja Peltola at the University of Helsinki.


There is no need to register for this event. Please note there is limited capacity in the seminar room and spaces will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Research Culture Seminar Series

These seminars, organised by the School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP), generally take place every Wednesday in term time, from 12 - 1.30pm in Room 12.21/12.25 on Level 12 of the Social Sciences Building. Please check back on the website event listings for details of future seminars. Details are also emailed out to all current students and staff.

If you have any enquiries about this seminar series, please contact Tanisa at with the subject "Enquiry: Research Culture Seminar Series".