Professor Jacques Rothmann

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Senior lecturer in Sociology, North-West University (Potchefstroom).

Jacques is an associate professor in sociology at the North-West University in Potchefstroom. He obtained his BA degree in Journalism and his Honours in Sociology (both cum laude) from the University of Johannesburg. He was appointed at NWU in 2007 and completed his Master’s and PhD-degrees in Sociology the NWU in 2009 and 2014, respectively.

Jacques’ areas of academic specialisation include gender and sexuality studies – with a particular interest and passion for research about topics related to gay masculinities. He continues to navigate the dynamic terrain of sexuality studies to provide a nuanced picture of the everyday lives of gay men and their fellow LGBTIAQ+ counterparts. His sustained perseverance to foreground these topics in South African research, including publications in peer-reviewed academic journals (Acta Academia, Agenda, Gender Questions, Journal of LGBT Youth and South African Review of Sociology, among others), supervising honours, Master’s and doctoral students and lecturing courses on sexual diversity (which will again continue in 2021), resulted in a National Research Foundation rating in 2020.

His current research focuses on how South African gay and heterosexual men ascribe to the tenets of inclusive and spornosexual masculinities, i.e. the importance they assign to gym work, pornography and social media to define and enact their sexual identities.

Senior lecturer in Sociology, North-West University (Potchefstroom)


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