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Eric Anderson

  • Professor
  • Professor
  • University of Winchester
  • 34PublicationsNumber of items in Eric's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 11Followers

Research interests

HeteronormativityCheating and RelationshipsMonogamyThe Positive Influence of Decreasing HomophobiaGay Men in SportMen's SexualitiesMen's Masculinities


Professor Eric Anderson is an American sociologist at the University of Winchester, England. He is known for his research on sexualities and masculinities studies, particularly concerning sport and relationships. His work shows an increasingly positive relationship between gay male athletes and sport, as well as a growing movement of young heterosexual men’s masculinity becoming softer and more inclusive. Professor Anderson also researches matters related to men’s monogamy and the function of cheating, men's improving recognition of bisexuality, and the increased acceptance of young heterosexual men kissing. He has written ten books, many of them award winners and best sellers. He has been published in dozens of academic journals and is regularly featured in the popular press. Professor Anderson is married to Dr. Grant Tyler Peterson, and they have two sons: Garet and Ryan Anderson.


Followers (11)

  • Cassie Comley

    Cassie ComleyUniversity of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences

  • Max LI

    Max LI

  • Lawrence 'Larry' Mróz

    Lawrence 'Larry' MrózBC SUPPORT Unit

  • Florian Zsok

    Florian Zsok

  • Anthony Mette

    Anthony MetteUniversité de Bordeaux 2 - Université Victor Segalen

  • Robert Bolton

    Robert Bolton

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Following (3)

  • Max Morris

    Max Morris

  • Matthew Ripley

    Matthew Ripley

  • Mark McCormack

    Mark McCormackDurham University School of Applied Social Sciences

Publications (5)

  • Bisexual men and body image

    • Filiault S
    • Drummond M
    • Anderson E
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  • Inclusive Masculinity in a Physical Education Setting

    • Anderson E
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  • Shifting Masculinities in Anglo ­ American Countries

    • Anderson E
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  • Taking to the streets: the benefits of spontaneous methodological innovation in participant recruitment

    • McCormack M
    • Adams A
    • Anderson E
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  • The Declining Existence of Men ’ s Homophobia in British Sport

    • Bush A
    • Anderson E
    • Carr S

Professional experience


University of Winchester

January 2010 - Present



Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine

September 1998 - May 2004(6 years)