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Chris Marlow

Lancaster University

County South



Research overview

My PhD research,supported by the ESRC and the NWDTC, is located within the Department of Educational Research (Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education), and explores the experiences of boys aged 8-18 years who dance in private sector, pre-vocational dance schools in England. In particular, I am interested in: why some boys choose to dance and what genres they choose; how these male dancers resist and challenge the dominant discourses around dance and masculinity;the experiences of homophobia and homohysteria among male dancers.

2015- Research Associate, "Children and Young People's Experience of Gender", undertaken on behalf of the Office of the Children's Commissioner by a consortium from Cardiff, UCL Institute of Education , Brighton and Lancaster Universities ( Professor Carolyn Jackson ).

2016 - Research Associate, "Men in the Nursery:Impact (MiNi): Understanding the impact of male staff in the Early Years of Education", undertaken on behalf of Childbase Partnership ( PI - Dr Jo Warin ).

I am a member of the FASS/LUMS Research Ethics Committee.

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