To download a free PDF of any of Professor Anderson's peer-reviewed journal articles, please click here. The below list is only up-to-date as of Dec 2018, but the most up-to-date articles will always be found on the link.

Online First (70)

Robinson, S., White, A. & Eric Anderson. Privileging the Bromance: A Critical Appraisal of Romantic and Bromantic Relationships.

Men and Masculinities.

In Press (69)

Batten, Eric Anderson & White

Still an Occupational Hazard? The Relationship Between Homophobia, Heteronormativity, Student Learning and Performance.

Teaching in Higher Education.


In Press (68)

Eric Anderson, Ripley M* & McCormack, M.

A Mixed-Method Study of Same-Sex Kissing among College-Attending Heterosexual Men in the US.

Sexuality and Culture.

In Press (67)

Vilanova, A.; Soler, S. & Eric Anderson.

Examining the Experiences of the First Openly Gay Team Sport Athlete in Spain. Male Athlete in Spain.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport.


Online First (66)

Scoats, R. & Eric Anderson. “My partner was just all over her:” Jealousy, Communication and Rules in Mixed-Se Threesomes. Culture, Health and Sexuality.

In Press (65)

Hamdi, N.; Lachheb, M, & Eric Anderson

Identity Conflict and Politics in a Muslim Majority Nation.

British Journal of Sociology


Online First (64)

Eric Anderson & Fidler, C.

Elderly British Men:

Homohysteria and Orthodox Masculinities

The Journal of Gender Studies.


Online First (63)

Gaston, L, Magrath, R. & Eric Anderson

From Hegemonic to Inclusive Masculinities in English Football: Marking a Cultural Shift.

The Journal of Gender Studies.

In Press (65)

Batten, J., *White, A. & Eric Anderson (editorial)

Preventing Penalty Corner Injuries and Head Trauma in Field Hockey: Time to Consider the Power Play?

British Journal of Sport Medicine.


In Press (64)

Eric Anderson & Fidler, C.

Elderly Masculinities:

Homohysteria and Orthodox Masculinities

The Journal of Gender Studies.


In press (63)

Gaston, L, Magrath, R. & Eric Anderson

From Hegemonic to Inclusive Masculinities in English Professional Football: Marking a Cultural Shift.

The Journal of Gender Studies.


2017 (62)

*Robinson, S., *White, A. & Eric Anderson.

The Bromance: Undergraduate Male Friendships and the Expansion of Contemporary Homosocial  Boundaries.

Sex Roles.


2017 (61)

*Branfman, J.; Stiritz, S. & Eric Anderson

Relaxing the Straight-Male Anus:
Decreasing Homohysteria around Anal Eroticism.


2017 (60)

*Scoats, R., Joseph, L. & Eric Anderson

“I don’t mind watching him cum”: Heterosexual Men, Male-Male-Female Threesomes, and the Erosion of the One-Time Rule of Homosexuality. 


2016 (59)

Batten, J., *White, A., Eric Anderson & Bullingham, R. Management to Prevention: The New Cure for Sports Concussion.

British Journal of Sport Medicine.


2016 (58)

Eric Anderson & McCormack, M.

Inclusive Masculinity Theory: Overview, Reflection and Refinement.

Journal of Gender Studies, 1-16. 


2016 (57)

Roberts, S. Eric Anderson & Magrath, R.

Inclusive masculinity in the man's game: continuity, change and complexity in the performance of masculinity among elite young footballers.

British Journal of Sociology.


2016 (56)

Hamdi, N. Lachheb, M * Eric Anderson

Masculinity, Homosexuality and Sport in an Islamic State.

Journal of Gender Studies, 1-14.


2016 (55)

Hamdi, N. Lachheb, M. & Eric Anderson

Queen of Fights: Lesbian Life in Tunisian, Muslim Sport.

Journal of Homosexuality, 63(8): 1127-1145.


2016 (54) 

Murray, A.; White, A.; Scoats R. & Eric Anderson

Constructing Masculinities in the National Rugby League’s Footy Show.

Sociological Research Online, 21(3): 11-22.


2016 (53) 

Eric Anderson; McCormack, M. & *Ripley, M.

Sixth Form Girls and Bisexual Burden.

Journal of Gender Studies, 25(1): 24–34. 


2015 (52) 

*Morris, M. & Eric Anderson

Charlie is so Cool Like: Inclusive Masculinity and

Popularity on YouTube. 


2015 (51)  

Eric Anderson. & McCormack, M. 

Cuddling and Spooning: Heteromasculinity and Homosocial Tactility among Student-Athletes. 

Men and Masculinities, 18(2): 214-230. 

- Most Read Article for this journal 2014 


2015 (50) 

Drummond, M.; Filiault, S; Eric Anderson & Jeffries, D.

Homosocial Intimacy among Australian Undergraduate Men.

Journal of Sociology, 51(3): 643-656. 


2015 (49) 

*Magrath, R.; Eric Anderson, & Roberts, S.

On the Door-Step of Equality: Attitudes toward Gay Athletes among Academy Level Footballers.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 50(7) 804–821. 


2015 (48) 

Joseph, L. & Eric Anderson

The Influence of Gender Segregation and Teamsport Experience on Occupational Discrimination in Sport-based Employment.

Journal of Gender Studies. 


2015 (47) 

McCormack, M.; *Wignall, L.; & Eric Anderson

Identities and Identifications: Changes in Metropolitan Bisexual Men’s Attitudes and Experiences.

Journal of Bisexuality, 15(1): 3-20



2015 (46)

Eric Anderson; *Scoats, R.; & McCormack, M.
Metropolitan Bisexual Men’s Relationships: Evidence of a Cohort Effect.

Journal of Bisexuality, 15(1): 21-39.


2015 (45) 

Kian, E; Eric Anderson & Shipka, D.

“I am Happy to Start the Conversation:”
Examining Sport Media Framing of Jason Collins Coming out and Playing in the NBA.

Sexualities, 18(5-6), 618-640.


2015 (44) 

Eric Anderson & *Bullingham, R.

Openly Lesbian Team Sport Athletes in an Era of Decreasing Homohysteria.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport,

50(6): 647-660.


2015 (43) 

Eric Anderson

Assessing the Sociology of Sport: On Changing Masculinities and Homophobia Studies.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 50(4-5): 363-367.


2014 (42)

Morris, M.; McCormack, M. & Eric Anderson

The Changing Experiences of Bisexual Male Adolescents.

Gender and Education, 26(4): 397-413.


2014 (41)

Filiault, S., Drummond, M. & Eric Anderson

Bisexual Men and Body Image.

Psychology & Sexuality, 5(3): 191-200.


2014 (40) 

McCormack, M. Eric Anderson & *Adams, A.

Cohort Effect on the Coming out Experiences of Bisexual Males.

Sociology, 48(6): 1207-1223.


2014 (39)

McCormack, M. & Eric Anderson.

The Influence of Declining Homophobia on Men’s Gender in the United States: An Argument for the Study of Homohysteria.

Sex Roles, 71(3-4): 109-120.


2014 (38)

McCormack, M. & Eric Anderson

Homohysteria: Definitions, Context and Intersectionality

Sex Roles, 71(3-4): 152-158. 

-Most read article for this article in 2014.



2013 (37)

McCormack, M., Eric Anderson & *Adams, A.

Taking to the Streets: The Benefits of Spontaneous Methodological Innovation in Participant Recruitment.

Qualitative Research, 13:2: 208-221.

- Reprinted in Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide. Edited by Helen Kara. Policy Press: Bristol, UK.


2013 (36)

Kian, E.M., Eric Anderson, Vincent, J. & Murray,

R. Sport Journalists’ Views’ on Gay Men in Sport, Society, and within Sport Media. 

International Review for the Sociology of Sport.


2013 (35)

Eric Anderson

Adolescent Masculinity in an age of Decreased Homohysteria.

Boyhood Studies, 7(1): 79-93.


2013 (34)

Eric Anderson

The Need to Review Peer Review: The Regnerus Scandal as a Call to Action

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health , 17(3)


2013 (33)

Eric Anderson

I9 and the Transformation of Youth Sport

Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 27(1): 97-111.


2012 (32)

Eric Anderson

Inclusive Masculinity in a Physical Education Setting

Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies,6(2): 151-165.


2012 (31)

Eric Anderson, McCormack, M. & *Lee, H.          

Male Team Sport Hazing Initiations in a Culture of Decreasing Homohysteria.

Journal of Adolescent Research, 27(4): 427-448. 

-Reprinted in (2012) Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities. Eric Anderson (ed). Routledge.


2012 (30)

*Adams, A. & Eric Anderson

Exploring the Relationship Between Homosexuality and Sport among the Teammates of a Small, Midwestern Catholic College Soccer Team.

Sport, Education and Society, 17(3): 347-363.


2012 (29)

Eric Anderson & Kian, T.

Examining Media Contestation of Masculinity and Head Trauma in the National Football League.

Men and Masculinities, 15(2): 152-173. 

-2nd most read article of 2012 -2015 for this journal. 

2012 (28)

Eric Anderson, *Adams, A., & Rivers, I.

“I Kiss Them Because I Love Them”: The Emergence of Heterosexual Men Kissing in British Institutes of Education.

Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41(2): 421-430. 

2012 (27)

**Ripley, M., Eric Anderson, McCormack, M. & *Rockett, B.  Heteronormativity in the University Classroom: Novelty Attachment and Content Substitution among Gay Friendly Students.

Sociology of Education, 85(2): 121-130.


2012 (26)

*Peterson, G. & Eric Anderson

The Performance of Softer Masculinities on the University Dance Floor

Journal of Men’s Studies, (20)1: 3-15.


2012 (25)

Bush, A., Eric Anderson & Carr, S.

The Declining Existence of Men’s Homophobia in British Sport.

Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 6(1): 107-121.


2012 (24) 

Eric Anderson

Shifting Masculinities in Anglo-American Countries.

Masculinities and Social Change, 1(1): 60-79.


2011 (23)

Southall, R., Eric Anderson, Southall, C., Nagel, M. & Polite, F. An Investigation of Ethnicity

as a Variable Related to US Male College Athletes' Sexual Orientation Behaviors and Attitudes

Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34(2): 293-313.


2011 (22)

Eric Anderson & *Adams, A.

 “Aren’t We All a Little Bisexual?”: The

Recognition of Bisexuality in an Unlikely Place

Journal of Bisexuality, 11(1):  3-22. 

-Reprinted in (2012) Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities. Eric Anderson (ed). Routledge.


2011 (21)

**Ripley, M; Eric Anderson; McCormack, M; Adams, A. & Pitts, R.

The Decreasing Significance of Stigma in the Lives of Bisexual Men.

Journal of Bisexuality, 11(2-3): 195-206


2011 (20) 

Eric Anderson

Masculinities and Sexualities in Sport and Physical Cultures: Three Decades of Evolving Research,

Journal of Homosexuality, 58(5): 565-578. 

2011 (19)

Eric Anderson

Updating the Outcome: Gay Athletes, Straight Teams, and Coming Out in Educationally Based Sport Teams.

Gender & Society, 25(2): 250-268. 

-Subject of a Gender & Society Podcast


2011 (18)

Eric Anderson

Inclusive Masculinities of University Soccer Players in the American Midwest.

Gender and Education, 23(6): 729-744.


2011 (17)

Eric Anderson

The Rise and Fall of Western Homohysteria

Journal of Feminist Scholarship, 1(1): 80-94.


2010 (16)

*McCormack, M. & Eric Anderson

“It’s Just not Acceptable Any More”: The Erosion of Homophobia and the Softening of Masculinity at an English Sixth Form.

Sociology, 44(5): 843-859. 

 -Reprinted in Men’s Lives (9th edition).


2010 (15)

Eric Anderson

‘‘At least with cheating there is an attempt at monogamy’’: Cheating and Monogamism Among Undergraduate Heterosexual Men.

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27(7): 851-872.


2010 (14)

Eric Anderson & *McCormack, M.

Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory and American Sporting Oppression: Examining Black and Gay Male Athletes.

Journal of Homosexuality, 57, 949-967.

2010 (13)

Eric Anderson & *McGuire, R.

Inclusive Masculinity Theory and the Gendered Politics of Men’s Rugby. 

Journal of Gender Studies, 19(3): 249-261. 

-Third most all-time read article of this journal. 

-Included as a special virtual issue of the Journal of Gender Studies           

2010 (12)

*McCormack, M. & Eric Anderson

The Re-production of Homosexually Themed Discourse in Educationally-Based Organised Sport.

Culture, Health & Sexuality, 12(8): 913-927.


2010 (11)

*Adams, A., Eric Anderson &*McCormack, M.

Establishing and Challenging Masculinity: The Influence of Gendered Discourses in Organized Sport Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 29(3): 278-300. 

-The most downloaded article 2009 – 2010.


2010 (10)

Eric Anderson &*McCormack, M.

Comparing Black and Gay Male Athletes: Patterns in American Oppression.

The Journal of Men’s Studies, 18(2): 145-158. 

2009 (9)

Southall, R., Nagel, M., Eric Anderson, Polite, F. & Southall, C.

An Investigation of Male College Athletes’ Attitudes toward Sexual-Orientation.

Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (2) 62-77.


2009 (8)

Kian, T. & Eric Anderson

John Amaechi: Changing the Way Sport Reporters Examine Gay Athletes.

Journal of Homosexuality, 56(7):1-20.


2009 (7)

Eric Anderson

The Maintenance of Masculinity among the Stakeholders of Sport.

Sport Management Review, 12(1): 3-14.

2008 (6)

Eric Anderson

“Being Masculine is not about who you Sleep with…”: Heterosexual Athletes Contesting Masculinity and the One-Time Rule of Homosexuality.

Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 58(1-2): 104-115. 

-An earlier version of this paper won an award for Outstanding Dissertation by the Sexualities Section of the American Sociological Association. 

-One of the top 20 most viewed articles from this journal 2008-2012.


2008 (5)

Eric Anderson

Inclusive Masculinity in a Fraternal Setting.

Men and Masculinities, 10(5): 604-620.


2008 (4)

Eric Anderson

‘I used to think women were weak:’ Orthodox Masculinity, Gender-Segregation and Sport.

Sociological Forum, (23)2: 257-280.                        

-Reprinted in (2009) Michael Kimmel & Michael Messner (eds.), Men’s Lives. New York: Macmillan Publishing. 


2006 (3)

Eric Anderson

Using the Master’s Tools: Resisting Colonization through Colonial Sports.

International Journal of the History of Sport, (26)2: 247-266. 

 -Reprinted in (2008) Richard King (ed.), Native Americans and Sport in North America: Other People’s Games. London: Routledge.  


2005 (2)

Eric Anderson

Orthodox & Inclusive Masculinity: Competing Masculinities among Heterosexual Men in a Feminized Terrain.

Sociological Perspectives, 48(3): 337-355.               

-Reprinted in (2009). Peter Adler & Patti Adler (eds), Sociological Odyssey: Contemporary Readings in Introductory Sociology. New York: Wadsworth.    

-Reprinted in (2007). Michael Kimmel & Michael Messner (eds.), Men’s Lives. New York: Macmillan Publishing. 


2002 (1)

Eric Anderson

Openly Gay Athletes: Contesting Hegemonic Masculinity in a Homophobic Environment.

Gender & Society, 16(6): 860-877.    

-Reprinted in (2009). Paul Davis & Charlene Weaving (eds.), Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sports.  London: Routledge. 

-Reprinted in (2006).Stephen Whitehead (ed.), Men and Masculinities: Critical Concepts in Sociology (5 volumes). Volume III 'Identity, Association and Embodiment,’ Part 3 ‘Gay Masculinities,’ 200 -219. London: Routledge.