My research focuses on feminist theory and politics, using critical social crititiques of embodiment and psychosocial approaches to sexed bodies and enfleshed selves, for example within the field of sport, especially boxing. Recent work has engaged with the contradictons of binary logic in classificatory systems. Transformation and transitions include those over time and temporality is a primary concern in my work. My book SportingTimes, written during the 2012 London Olympics, formed the basis for the Olympic Museum exhibition, Chasing Time, 2014-15. More recent work on the phenomenon of 'being in the zone', based on an AHRC grant with Prof Tim Jordan at Sussex, has led to other work on bodies in time and the social and political dimensions of the zone. I have published widely in the interdisciplinary and the forthcoming Social Sciences Social Sciences: The Big Issues, Routledge, 4th edition 2020, develops critical approaches to contemposrary issues of inequality. The Sociology of gender and feminist theories and practices underpins most of my research which aims to explore the politics and inequalities of sex gender and experience.Relationality and crossing boundaries is central to my research, whether temporal, spatial or between conventional categories, including gender. My most recent book, with Dr Sophie Woodward, Birth and Death: Experience, Ethics and Politics, explores the productive analysis of interconnections between birth and death. I am chief editor of the online open access Frontiers journal, Gender Sex and Sexuality, which welcomes submissions from interdisciplinary scholars in underrepresented constituencies.
Woodward, K. (2020 forthcoming) Social Sciences: the Big Issues, (4th edition) London Routledge.
Woodward, K. (2019) Autoethnography, in Costley, C and Fulton, J. (eds) Methodologies for Practice Research: Approaches for Professional Doctorates, London, Sage.
Woodward, K. and Woodward, S. (2019) Birth and Death. Experience, Ethics, Politics, London, Routledge.
Jordan, T., McClure, B. and Woodward, K. (2017) (eds) Culture, Identity and Performativity. Being in the Zone, London, Routledge.
Woodward, K. (2017) Moving not staying Still in Time to the Zone, in Jordan et al (2017) pp160-173.
Woodward, K. (2017) Women's Time? Time and Temporality in Women's Football, Sport and Society, 20 (5-6) pp689-700.
Woodward, K. (2017) Lived actualities and cultural experiences and social worlds: representing David Bowie, Continuum, Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 31(40) pp499-508.
Woodward, K. (2015) The Politics of In/Visibility, London, Palgrave MacMillan Woodward, K. (2015) Psychosocial Studies: An Introduction, London, Routledge.
Woodward, K. (2014) Globalizing Boxing, London, Bloomsbury.
Harvey, P. Casella, E Evans, G. Knox, H., McLean, C. Silva, E., Thoburn, N. and Woodward, K (2013) (eds) Objects and Materials: A Routledge Companion, London, Routledge.
Woodward, K. (2012) Sex Power and the Games, Basingstoke, Palgrave.
Horne,J.,Tomlinson,A.,Whannel, G. and Woodward,K. (2012) Understanding Sport, London, Routledge.
Woodward, K. and Woodward, S. (2009) Why Feminism Matters: Lost and Found, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
Woodward, K. (2009) Embodied Sporting Practices. Regulating and Regulatory Bodies Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
Woodward, K. (2009) ‘Hanging Out and Hanging About: Insider/outsider research in the sport of boxing pp536-560 Ethnography, Physical Culture, Vol.9 4.
Woodward, K. (2009) ‘Bodies on the Margins: regulating bodies, regulatory bodies’, Journal of Leisure Studies pp143-57.
Woodward, K, Goldblatt, D. and Wyllie,J. (2008) 'British Fair Play'.
Woodward, K, (2007) ‘Gendered Bodies; Gendered Lives’, in Diane Richardson and Victoria Robinson (eds.), Introducing Gender Studies, London, Palgrave.
Woodward, K, (2007) ‘Real Men? Boxing and Masculinity’, Fighting Back. Jewish and Black Boxers in Britain Michael Berkowitz and Ruti Ungar (eds), London, UCL.
Woodward, K. (2007) ‘New Footballing Identities?’ Cultural Studies, Special Edition, Vol. 21 no. 4/5, pp 758-778.
Woodward, K, (2007) Boxing, Masculinity and Identity: The “I” of the Tiger, London Routledge.
Woodward, K. (2004) 'Rumbles in the Jungle: Boxing, Racialization and the Performance of Masculinity' in Leisure Studies, vol 23, no.1, pp.5-17.
Woodward, K. (2004) 'Feminist critiques of social policy' in Lavalette, M. and Pratt, A. (eds) Social Policy. A Conceptual and Theoretical Introduction, London, Sage.
Woodward, K. (ed.) (2004) Questions of Identity, London, Routledge.
Hinchliffe, S. and Woodward, K. (eds) (2004) The Natural and the Social; Uncertainty, Risk and Change, London, Routledge.
Woodward, K. and Thompson, K. (2004) 'Religious knowledge; knowing and believing' in Goldblatt, D. (ed.) Knowledge and Knowing, London, Routledge.
Woodward, K. (2003) Social Sciences: The Big Issues, London, Routledge.
Woodward, K. (2003) ‘Representations of Motherhood’ in Earle, S, and Letherby, G Gender, Identity and Reproduction, London, Palgrave.
Woodward, K. (2002) Understanding Identity, London Arnold.
Kirkup, G., Janes, L., Woodward, K. and Hovendon, F. (eds) (1999) The Gendered Cyborg, London, Routledge.
A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University's Open Research Online.
I have worked on a wide range of social science and interdisciplinary modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level including many very popular interdisciplinary level 1 Introduction to the Social Sciences modules as well as masters' and research methods corses.I have worked on Women's Studies, Cultural and Media Studies and Sociology modules.
I have supervised a large number of PhD students working on different aspects of gendered and diasporic identities, including diverse religious and spiritual attachments and embodied selves in the context of cultural transformations in the field of sport and embodiment.
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