Chloe Maclean

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My research focuses on gendered embodiment - how do ideas about gender impact the ways in which we use our bodies and understand our self? How does this in turn impact power relations within different settings? I have particular interest and expertise in the ways in which gendered embodiments are molded and/or 'undone' within sporting contexts, specifically mixed-sex karate. 

In doing so, I take a micro-sociological approach to understand and explore power relations. I have used multiple qualitative research methods to do so including sensory ethnographic methods, autoethnography, and photo-elicitation interviews


Desired research direction

I look to continue to explore embodied experiences of gender and social class, and how these embodiments relate to power relations. From this broad interest I have two key focuses:

  1. Violence against women survivors' experiences of embodiment
  2. Working class embodiment within FE/HE

I am excited by research methods that enable participants voices and knowledge to florish, and for participants to gain something meaning from the experience. I look to incorporate action research methods and collaborative research methods in future research projects. 



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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