Dr Craig Owen

Course Leader - BSc (Hons) Psychology and Clinical Psychology

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Psychology

Craig is a lecturer in psychology. His areas of interest include critical social psychology, critical health psychology, sociology of sport, martial art studies, and qualitative research methods.

craig.owen@anglia.ac.uk
Craig’s Research & Teaching Blog: Dancing Gender
Follow Craig on Twitter @CraigsResearch

Background

Craig's research and teaching lies in the areas of critical social psychology, critical health psychology, sociology of sport, martial art studies, and qualitative research methods. His current research explores the performance on gender in lifestyle magazines, television shows, university campuses and advertising billboards.

Research interests

Craig’s PhD focused on the performance of masculinities in capoeira and Latin and ballroom dance classes, and he is currently collaborating on five new research projects that explore: tackling lad culture at university; how teen girls’ magazines talk about breasts; billboard representations of ‘plus-size’ models; the marketing of appetite suppressant products to women; and adverts that encourage boys and men to dance.

Areas of research supervision

Craig welcomes applications from students who wish to pursue PhD projects that explore performances of gender using qualitative methods.

Teaching

  • Sex, Gender and Sexuality; Advanced Research Methods

Qualifications

  • BSc
  • MSc
  • PhD
  • CELTA
  • FHEA

Memberships, editorial boards

  • The European Association for Sociology of Sport (EASS).
  • The International Association for Sociology of Sport (ISSA).
  • Commissioning editor for International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) website.

Selected recent publications

Owen, C. & Riley, S. (in press). A poststructuralist-informed inclusive masculinity theory (PS-IMT): Developing IMT to account for complexities in masculinities, using learning to dance Latin and ballroom as an example. Journal of Gender Studies.

Owen, C. & Riley, S. (2020). Dance Diversity on YouTube: How Participatory Culture Encourages Inclusive Masculinities. In R. Magrath, J. Cleland, & E. Anderson (eds) Palgrave Handbook of Sport and Masculinity. Palgrave. Available online.

Owen, C. (2019). Book review – Rachel O’Neill (2018). Seduction: Men, Masculinity and Mediated Intimacy. Feminism and Psychology. Available online.

Owen, C. (2018). Book review - Embodying Brazil: an ethnography of diasporic capoeira. Martial Arts Studies. (5), pp.91–93. Available online.

Owen, C. (2018). Book review – Laura Ellingson (2017). Embodiment in qualitative research. International Society of Critical Health Psychology. Available online.

Owen, C & Campbell, C. (2017). How do men’s magazines talk about penises? Journal of Health Psychology. Available online.

Owen, C. & De Martini Ugolotti, N. (2017). “Pra Homem, Menino e Mulher”?: Problematizing the Gender Inclusivity Discourse in Capoeira. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. Available online.

Recent presentations and conferences

Owen, C., Brown, N. Campbell, C. (2019). How girls’ magazines talk about breasts. ISCHP 11th Biennial conference, Bratislava.

Owen, C. & N. de Martini Ugolotti (2019). Using Methodological Bricolage and Visual Methods to Explore Embodied Identities in Sport and Physical Culture. Sport and Leisure Cultures Research Group. University of Brighton.

Owen, C. & De Martini Ugolotti, N. (2018). ‘Pra homem, menino e mulher’? Problematizing the gender inclusivity discourse in capoeira. European Associaition for Sociology of Sport, 15thAnnual Conference, Bordeaux.

Owen, C. (2018). How do mens' magazines talk about penises? Gender and Sexuality Research Network, University of Reading.

Owen, C. (2018). “Fred, I’m not going to force you to have a pseudonym”: Reflecting on an ethical co-performance event. 4th Annual Qualitative Research Symposium, University of Bath.

Owen, C. (2017). Embrace the Mess! Visualising Methodological Bricolage as a Japanese Wish Tree.& Employing and Applying Pluralistic Qualitative Research. Middlesex University.

Owen, C. & Campbell, C. (2017). How do men’s magazines talk about penises? ISCHP 10thBiennial conference, Loughborough University.

Owen, C. (2016) Masculine identities and the performance of ‘awesome moves’ in capoeira classes. Martial Arts Studies Conference 2016, Cardiff University.

Owen, C. & N. de Martini Ugolotti (2016) Problematizing the Discourses and Practices of Gender Inclusivity in Capoeira'. Gender and Inequalities in Sport Conference, Milton Keynes.

Media experience

Blog posts

Owen, C., Channon, A. & Jennings, G. (07/09/2018). Cobra Kai: Karate Kid spin-off is a social parable for our times. The Conversation. https://bit.ly/2ZRcSfD

International Society of Critical Health Psychology (03/02/2018) How do men’s magazine talk about penises? https://goo.gl/bUEDfj

Press coverage

MEL Magazine (11/01/2018) What All Our Dick Coverage Says About Us, According to a Researcher Who Studies Men’s Publications That Talk About Dicks. https://goo.gl/fRBmYi

Die Welt (14/12/2017) Ganz Geknickt/Quite Bent. https://goo.gl/7GJZS9

Research workshops

A Theoretical and Hands-on Introduction to Foucauldian Discourse Analysis (2018) [YouTube video]

A Hands-on Introduction to Thematic Analysis (2017) [YoutTbe video]