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Isaac Ali Siles Barcenas

Thesis working title - ‘Mormon men masculinity: qualitative analysis of religious normativity, secular representations of masculinity and their influence in males subjectivity’.

Mormon men masculinity: qualitative analysis of religious normativity, secular representations of masculinity and their influence in males' subjectivity

Summary

The research looks at gender identities, ideas of manliness and womanliness, and notions of masculinity and femininity implicated in the process through which Mormon men reconcile a highly patriarchal heteronormative ideology with discourses of gender/sexual diversity and equality, or interact with it. In order to accurately describe such process, it seeks to enquire into the ways in which Mormons understand what “being a man” means and entails, trying to attend to the question of how Mormon masculine identities/masculinities are configured.

Academic supervisors

Research interests

Masculinity, gender identities, gender relations, fatherhood, family and interpersonal relations, religion, religiosity, religious identities, religious dissidence. 

Education

BA Sociology. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Metropolitan Autonomous University; UAM), Mexico.

MA Social Sciences. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Sede México (Latin-American Faculty of Social Sciences; FLACSO, Mexico)

Publications

Poder y Afectividad: Paternida en Varones Mormones (Power and affection: Fatherhood in Mormon male parents) La ventana, Revista de Estudios de Género IV (35) January-June, 2012 p. 322-375. Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.

Conferences and invited presentations

Concepción y ejercicio de la paternidad en varones miembros de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días (Conception and exercise of fatherhood in LDS Church male parents). V Congress of the Mexican Academy of Gender Studies of Men (AMEGH) 28-30 September, 2011. Puebla, Mexico.

Research assistance experience

Research assistant to the academic group ‘Politics and Society’ Universidad Autnoma Metropolitana, Cuajimalpa (UAM-C), Mexico. 

Awards

Studentship, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico.

Contact details

Email: isaac.silesbarcenas@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk.