Director of Researcher Education and Development, Professor of Gender and Sexuality
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John Mercer is Professor of Gender and Sexuality in the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. His research interests focus on the social and cultural construction of masculinities in the 21st century. He is the author of Pornography: Representations of Masculinity and Sexuality (Bloomsbury, 2017) Rock Hudson (BFI, 2015) and (with Martin Shingler) of Melodrama: Genre Style Sensibility. John is co-editor of the Journal of Gender Studies, editor of Porn Studies and editorial board member of Sexualities and Celebrity Studies. With Professor Clarissa Smith, he is the editor of the Routledge monograph series Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture.