Trenton M. Haltom

Curriculum Vitae

Trenton M. Haltom

Research interests: men and masculinities, sexuality, health and the body, work and occupations, and sociology of sport.


Primarily, my research to date has examined masculine identities within female-dominated spaces like sports. I continue to build on this research by examining how occupational segregation and institutional structures shape the construction and performance of masculine identities.


By studying men in sports, the workplace, and also men’s feminist attitudes, I contribute toward the growing body of work examining how men create, navigate, and maintain diverse masculinities in both female- and male-dominated spaces.


For my dissertation, I look forward to exploring how the "male gaze" affects men and their constructions of masculinity by using eye-tracking technologies and in-depth interviews to analyze how men view each other. In this mixed-methods work, I anticipate issues of homophobia, objectification, and relative deprivation will be at the forefront of my findings.


New Publication:

Haltom, Trenton M. Forthcoming. “Give Us a Twirl: Male Baton Twirlers’ Embodied Resistance in a Feminized Terrain.” Body Battlegrounds: Transgressions, Tensions, and Transformations edited by C. Bobel and S. Kwan. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.


Schmitz, Rachel, and Trenton M. Haltom. Forthcoming. “‘I Wanted to Raise my Hand and Say I’m Not a Feminist’: College Men’s Use of Hybrid Masculinities to Negotiate Attachments to Feminism and Gender Studies.” Journal of Men's Studies

Haltom, Trenton M. and Meredith G.F. Worthen. 2014. “Male Ballet Dancers and Heteromasculinity.” Journal of College Student Development 5(8):757-778. 


Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology

Sociology of Sport





University of Houston, MA

University of Oklahoma, BA