Gabriel Knott-Fayle

Gabriel Knott-Fayle

BA (Hons) International Relations, MSc Gender and International Relations

  • Research Student

Previous studies include the role of gender in international relations and international structures. Special focus on how military structures (re)produce gender roles. Gabriel has moved on to an MSc programme in which his focus shifted to how global sporting structures are an important part of the international political landscape and how sporting institutions actively construct and enforce the binary sex system. He is currently researching how media representations of transgender athletes are produced and received in public discourse for his PhD.

Currently researching the representation of transgender athletes in public discourse as part of the Beyond the Binary mini-CDT. Gabriel's focus is on discourse analysis with a move towards conversation analysis to examine traditional and online media as well as conduct focus groups. A personal focus that sits on the periphery of his research is on the link between the active engineering of bodies in sport, and the construction of paradigmatic bodies.