Senior Lecturer in Social Science, Swansea University

Dr Michael R.M. Ward is Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Swansea University. His work centres on the performance of working-class masculinities within and beyond educational institutions. He is the author of the award winning book, From Labouring to Learning, Working-Class Masculinities, Education and De-industrialization. Mike is the editor of Boyhood Studies, an interdisciplinary journal.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Senior lecturer, Swansea University
  • 2016–2020
    Lecturer, Swansea University
  • 2015–2016
    Visiting professor, Simon Fraser University
  • 2013–2016
    Associate lecturer, The Open University
  • 2013–2016
    University Tutor, Cardiff University
  • 2014–2015
    Research assistant, The Open University
  • 2012–2013
    Research associate, University of Lincoln

Education

  • 2013 
    Cardiff University, PhD Social Science
  • 2008 
    Cardiff University, Msc Social Science Research Methods
  • 2007 
    Cardiff University, PGCE.FE
  • 2004 
    University of the West of England, Bristol, BA (hons) Sociology

Publications

  • 2020
    Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education, Second Edition, Edward Elgar
  • 2020
    Youth, Place and Theories of Belonging. [Edited with Sadia Habib] , Routledge
  • 2019
    Identities, Youth and Belonging: International Perspectives [Edited with Sadia Habib], Palgrave MacMillian
  • 2018
    Higher Education and Social Inequality: University Admissions, Experiences and Outcomes. [Edited with Richard Waller and Nicola Ingram], Routledge
  • 2016
    Gender and Research Relationship, Emerald
  • 2015
    From Labouring to Learning, Working-Class Masculinities, Education and De-industrilization, Palgrave MacMillian

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Exploring practices and experiences within a Welsh multi-agency young families project
    Role:
    co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Wales School for Social Care Research
  • 2008
    The performance of working-class masculinities in the South Wales Valleys
    Role:
    PhD Studentship
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • British Sociological Association