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Trevor McArthur


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 currently serving as 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 (in press). “Bruinmanskap: Towards a Theory of Coloured Masculinity”. South African Review of Sociology.

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

Social Stratification(s) and Inequality(ies)

Race and Ethnicity

Gender and Sexuality

Men and Masculinities

Education, Schooling and Pedagogy(ies)

Health, Wellness, Illness and/or Diseases

Interpersonal Violence, Gender-based and Homophobic Violence, as well as Abuse and Rape