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Dr Zoe John

Lecturer in Criminology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 987344

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker


Zoe is a lecturer in Criminology in the department of Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy. She has taught various modules at the undergraduate level since joining the faculty in 2021 and specialises in gender and gender relations. Zoe is also an Associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Prior to joining Swansea University, Zoe was a doctoral researcher at Cardiff University. Zoe’s doctoral research focused on gender, violence, and embodiment in mixed martial arts (MMA). These themes were central to wider issues surrounding not just the sport but bodies in everyday life, including sexual harassment, boundaries of humour and the liminality of violence in interaction.

Her research and teaching interests include creative methodologies, such as poetry as a form of data analysis and representation.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Gender
  • Gender relations
  • Embodiment
  • Sporting violence
  • Creative methods

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Zoe teaches on a range of undergraduate levels since joining Swansea University, primarily levels 4 and 5. Her teaching interests involve key sociological issues and theory across undergraduate learning, and more specific discussions on gender and gender relations across social science disciplines.