In recognition of his research excellence, Rory was appointed as a visiting early career research fellow at the University of Winchester...
In recognition of his research excellence, Rory was appointed as a visiting early career research fellow at the University of Winchester.
In 2013, he completed his postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning in higher education, becoming a fellow of the Higher Education Academy shortly after.
At Southampton Solent, Rory predominantly teaches on sociology of sport based units on his research expertise. He is also...
At Southampton Solent, Rory predominantly teaches on sociology of sport based units on his research expertise. He is also involved in delivering academic skills and research methods units, as well as supervising numerous dissertation students.
Rory’s research interests lay predominantly in gender and sexuality, particularly within football fandom, young athletes and young...
Rory’s research interests lay predominantly in gender and sexuality, particularly within football fandom, young athletes and young, undergraduate males. He recently conducted group research in a youth academy of a professional football club, where he was investigating homophobia and inclusivity of sexual minorities among young footballers.
Rory's recent publications include academic journal articles and book contributions. Follow the link below for more information...
Anderson, E., Magrath, R., and Bullingham, R. (forthcoming). ‘Out in sport: The experiences of openly gay and lesbian athletes’. London: Routledge.
Magrath, R. (2015). ‘The intersection of race, religion and homophobia in British football’. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
Bullingham, R., Magrath, R. and Anderson, E. (2014). ‘Changing the Game: Sport and a Cultural Shift away from Homohysteria’. In E. Anderson and J. Hargreaves (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality, pp. 272-282. London: Routledge.
Magrath, R., Roberts, S., and Anderson, E. (2013). ‘On the Door-Step of equality: Attitudes toward gay Athletes among academy level footballers’. International Review for the Sociology of Sport (Online First).
Magrath, R. and Anderson, E. (in press). ‘Homophobia in Men’s Football’. In J.E. Hughson, J. Maguire, R. Spaajj & K. Moore (eds.). Handbook of Football Studies. London: Routledge.
Roberts, S., Anderson, E., and Magrath, R. (under review) ‘Inclusive masculinity in the man’s game: Continuity, change and complexity in the performance of masculinity among elite youth footballers’. British Journal of Sociology.
Cleland, J., Magrath , R., and Kian, E. (under review) ‘Masculinity and sexuality in association football: An online response by fans to the coming out of Thomas Hitzlsperger’. British Journal of Sociology.
Rory's conference presentations include the topics of inclusive masculinity in football, the acceptance of homosexuality and more. Follow the link below for more information...
Magrath, R. (2015).‘Inclusive masculinities in association football’. Paper presented at European Sociological
Association Annual Conference, Prague, August 24th – 28th.
Magrath, R. (2015). ‘The inclusive masculinities of Premier League academy footballers’. Paper presented at International Sociology of Sport Association Annual Conference, Paris, June 9th-12th.
Anderson, E and Magrath, R. (2015). ‘Academy football and the acceptance of homosexuality’. Paper presented Football as Inclusive Leisure, Southampton, 20th May.
Magrath, R. (2014). ‘The current state of play: Documenting football’s changing relationship with homophobia’. Presented at Football and Culture, Manchester Metropolitan University, 7th November.
Magrath, R. (2014). ‘Widening participation student athletes and acceptance of homosexuality’. Paper presented at International Men and Masculinities Symposium, Izmir, 10th-13th September.
Magrath, R. (2014). ‘An ethnographic account of academy footballer’s masculinities’. Paper presented at Dislocating Masculinity: Comparative Ethnographies, University of Sussex, July 4th-5th.
Magrath, R. (2013). ‘Homophobic chanting among gay-friendly football fans’. Paper presented at Youth Studies, New Agendas on Youth and Young Adulthood, University of Glasgow, 8th-10th April.
Magrath, R. (2013). ‘“Not homophobia – just banter!” Football fans use of banter’. Paper presented at Young Sexualities, Cardiff University, 25th January.
Magrath, R. (2012). ‘“To try and put them off their game”: The use of homophobic discourse among gay-friendly football fans’. Paper presented at British Sociological Association, Young Masculinities: Challenges, Changes and Transitions, London, 2nd November.
In 2013 and 2014, Rory was given the Research Excellence Award: Recognition of contribution of excellent research.
Rory also has a number of ongoing projects involving collaboration with a number of scholars...
Rory also has a number of ongoing projects involving collaboration with a number of scholars.
He is currently undertaking collaborative research with Will Lawless on the construction of contemporary masculinities in county cricket.
He is involved in a large-scale funded project focusing on head trauma caused by participation in football and rugby. The project is led by professor Allyson Pollock (Queen Mary University of London) and professor Eric Anderson (University of Winchester), and has the intention of promoting safer sports for children.
He is also currently undertaking research with Stefan Robinson from the University of Winchester on the contemporary nature of young men’s friendships.