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Trevor McArthur (Lecturer)


Trevor McArthur's research and writing interests include: critical studies of men and masculinities; interpersonal and gender based violence; schooling and critical pedagogies; gender, health and development; as well as research methodologies with children and youth. Trevor has worked as a practitioner and consultant in areas such as youth development, and regularly provides training and facilitation services within the nongovernmental and private sector. Trevor holds a BSW (Social Work) and an MPhil (Criminology and Criminal Justice) obtained from the University of Cape Town. He is currently finalising a PhD in Sociology (Gender and Education) at Stellenbosch University. Trevor is a reviewer and contributor to various local and international journals. He is as former Treasurer of the South African Sociological Association.

Recent Publications

Book Chapters:

McArthur, T (2018). “Researching troublesome masculinities and schooling: critical ethnographic reflections”. In Hearn, J., Shefer, T., Ratele, K and Boonzaier, F. (Eds). Gender, sex and race in research and pedagogical practices with young people. Routledge: UK

Journal articles:

McArthur, T (2015). “Homophobic Violence in a Northern Cape School: Learners Confront the Issue”. Agenda: Empowering Women for gender equity, Volume 29, Issue 3: 2015: 1-7.

Book Reviews:

McArthur, T (2015). “Men and Masculinities in Contemporary China”. NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, Volume 10, Issue 2: 185 -187.


Topics interested in supervising

Gender (focussing on Masculinities and Sexualities)

Education (focussing on Schooling and Pedagogy(ies))

Interpersonal Violence (focussing on GBV, Homophobic Violence, and Rape)

Qualitative Research Methodology and Research Ethics with children and youth