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Masculinities Scholar, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr Ashley Morgan is a senior lecturer in the School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Her current research interests are about masculinity, sex and representations of the male body, especially but not limited to representations of masculinity in popular culture. Ashley has published on male geek identity, sexual asceticism as a viable form of male sexual behaviour, and the presence of mediated toxic masculinity. She is especially interested in the intersections between masculine identity and clothing, and has published on men in skirts, and the relationship between hegemonic masculinity and men’s suits. Furthermore, Ashley is about to start working on her first monograph on Welsh masculinity and a culture of oppression, and is currently conducting qualitative research on masculinity and baldness.

Her book chapter 'Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Toxic Masculinity' will be published in the Routledge International Handbook for Communication and Gender on the 30th of November, 2020. Her paper on 'From emo kid to stylish GQ Gent and back again: Matty Healy and hybrid masculinity will be published in December 2020 in the Journal Critical Studies in Men's Fashion.


  • –present
    Researcher, Cardiff Metropolitan University