Trenton M. Haltom

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Trenton M. Haltom is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA) where he will also receive a certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies. His research centers inequality around issues of gender and sexuality in culture, health and the body, work and occupations, and sports and organizations. His solo and coauthored scholarship has appeared in Gender & Society, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Deviant Behavior, Sociology of Sport Journal, in edited volumes, and in other outlets. 

Trenton’s dissertation titled Cover Guys: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Representations of Men’s Bodies in Popular Magazines for Men, is a mixed method content analysis of GQ, Men’s Health, and Sports Illustrated magazine covers between 1980 and 2018. The dissertation is an exploration of how masculinity, sexuality, and men’s bodies have changed over time. His analyses examine how these cover images collectively communicate idealized masculinity, health, and sexuality. As cultural products, these magazines reflect and contribute to larger inequalities of gender, race, class, sexuality, health, and age. Twitter