Máirtín Mac an Ghaill

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Máirtín Mac an Ghaill (born 1957) is Professor of Multi-professional Education, and the director of the Children, Young People and Family Research Centre at Newman University, Birmingham. He is the author of The Making of Men: Masculinities, Sexuality and Schooling [1], Gender and Education (ed) (with M. Arnot), Education and Masculinities and Contemporary Racisms and Ethnicities.

He did his undergraduate degree at University of Liverpool and his MSc and PhD at the University of Aston. He was professor at the University of Birmingham, University of Sheffield and Newcastle University.

Academic interests[edit]

His research interests that are interrelated are:

Developing a critical understanding of teaching and learning

Changing pedagogies and policies:achieving social equity

Rethinking future work on education

He has recently completed "Education and Masculinities: social, cultural and global transformations". He has recently been a joint director of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded project exploring Bangladeshi young people, ethnicity and transition to adulthood. He is currently working with postgraduate students from China, Taiwan and Japan on: global masculinities, migration, cultural identity and diversity.

Recent selected publications[edit]


Mac an Ghaill, M. (2013) Education and Masculinities: Social, Cultural and Global Transformations. London: Routledge. (with Chris Haywood)

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2007) Gender, Culture and Society London: Macmillan (with Chris Haywood)

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2006) Gender and Education (ed) London: RoutledgeFalmer (with Madeleine Arnot)

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2003) Men and Masculinities: Theory, Research and Social Practice. Buckingham: Open University Press. (with Chris Haywood).

Mac an Ghaill (2004) Gender Politics and Exploring Masculinities in Irish Education. Dublin: NCCA. http://www.ncca.ie/uploadedfiles/Publications/ExpMasc.pdf (with Joan Hanafin and Paul Conway)

Mac an Ghaill (2000) Contemporary Racisms and Ethnicities: Social and Cultural Transformations. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2000) Thinking Identities: Ethnicity, Racism and Culture. London: Macmillan. (with A. Brah and M. J. Hickman).

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2000) Global Futures: Migration, Environment and Globalisation. London: Macmillan (with A. Brah and M. J. Hickman).

Articles and chapters[edit]

‘Pakistani and Bangladeshi young men: religion, re-racialization and class within the performative school’, (in press) British Journal of Sociology of Education. (with Chris Haywood)

‘British born Pakistani and Bangladeshi Young Men: exploring unstable concepts of Muslim, Islamophobia and racialization’, (in press) Critical Sociology. (with Chris Haywood)

Mac an Ghaill, M. and Haywood, C. (2012) ‘What next for masculinity?: reflexive directions for theory and research on masculinity and education’, Gender and Education. 24, 6, pp.577-92

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2012) ‘Chinese Male Peasant Workers and Shifting Masculine Identities in Urban Workspaces’ Gender, Work and Organization. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0432.2012.00598.x (with Xiaodong Lin)

Mac an Ghaill, M. and Haywood, C. (2012) Understanding Boys: Thinking through boys, masculinity and suicide. Social Science and Medicine. 74(4): 482-89.

Mac an Ghaill, M. and Haywood, C. (2011) ‘Schooling, masculinity and class analysis: Toward an aesthetic of subjectivities’. British Journal of Sociology of Education. 32(5):729-44

Mac an Ghaill, M. and Haywood, C. (2011) 'Nothing to write home about': Troubling concepts of home, racialization and self in theories of Irish male (e)migration, Cultural Sociology. 5 (3): 385-402

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2010) ‘Educating for Political Activity: A Younger Generational Response’ (2010) Educational Review, 62 (4): 1-12.

‘Revisting The Making of Men and other texts’ (2013) in C. Skelton and M. Weaver-Hightower (eds.) Leaders in Gender and Education: Intellectual Self Portraits. New York: Sense Publications.

‘Getting close: methods, masculinity and research practice’ (2013), in B. Pini and B. Pease (eds.) Men, Masculinities and Methodologies. London: Palgrave. (with C. Haywood and Z. Bright).

‘Postmodern sexualities’, in S. Sim (ed.) (2012) Postmodernism. London: Routledge. (with C. Haywood)

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2012) ‘The queer in masculinity: schooling, boys, and identity formation’, in J.C. Landreau and N. Rodriguez (eds.) Queer Masculinities: a critical reader in Education. New York: NYU Press (with Chris Haywood).

‘Beyond the white norm: the use of qualitative methods in the study of black youths’ schooling in England, (2010) in H. Torrance (ed.) Qualitative Research Methods in Education. London: Sage.

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2007) ‘Boys schooling: English practices and perspectives’, in K. Davidson and F. Blye (eds) Masculinities, Nationalisms and Schooling: International Perspectives. Canada: Fernwood. (with Chris Haywood)

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2007) ‘The significance of teaching boys’, (2002) in W. Martino and B. Meyenn (eds.) What about the Boys?: Issues of Maculinity in Schools. Buckingham: Open University Press (with Chris Haywood).

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2007) ‘A Man of the World: Emerging Representations of Global Genders’, (2002) http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/ed/events/conf-pdf/cPaperMacAnGhaill.pdf (with Chris Haywood).

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2007) ‘Heterosexism and homophobia in the hidden curriculum’, in B.B. Banks (ed.) Gender and Education: An Encyclopaedia. New York: Greenwood Press (with Chris Haywood)

Mac an Ghaill, M. (2007) ‘Masculinity, homophobia, and teaching,’ in B.B. Banks (ed.) Gender and Education: An Encyclopaedia. New York: Greenwood Press (with Chris Haywood).

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