Dr Brendon Robert Tagg

Contact Details

Tel: +603 5515 9605
Fax: +603 5514 6323
Office: 3-2-17
Email: brendon.tagg@monash.edu

Profile Summary

Dr Brendon Tagg is a qualitative social scientist with a primary interest in the critical analysis of education, gender, and body politics. His major research projects have examined Western representations of Islamic bodies, the experiences of men who play the sport netball, and the experiences of Malaysians who have completed an overseas-based doctorate. His preferred methods of analysis include ethnography, semi-structured interviews and textual analysis. He has published in journals such as Ethnography, Societies Without Borders, and Sport in Society.

Qualifications

PhD (UQ), PGDipArts, MPhEd, BPhEd(Hons) (Otago)

Member of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Research Interests

Dr Tagg's main areas of research include body politics, education, and gender. He has also completed a FRGS project.

Publications

Tagg, B. (2015). Macho men in a girls’ game: masculinities and the Otago men’s netball team. Sport in Society. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2015.1067782

Tagg, B. (2014). All abroad: Malaysians’ reasons for seeking an overseas-based doctorate. International Education Journal, 13(1), 46-59.

Tagg, B. (2014). Men’s netball or gender-neutral netball? International Review for the Sociology of Sport, doi: 10.1177/1012690214524757

Tagg, B. (2014). Changing hegemonic masculinities in men’s netball. Sport in Society, 17(6), 689-705.

Tagg, B. (2012). Transgender netballers: Ethical issues and lived realities, Sociology of Sport Journal, 29(2), 151-167.

Tagg, B. (2009). Jihad, race and Western media, post-September 11. Societies Without Borders, 4(3), 317-342.

Tagg, B. (2008). ‘Dress as a man’: New Zealand men’s netball as contested terrain. Ethnography, 9(4), 457-475.

Tagg, B. (2008). ‘Imagine, a man playing netball!’: Masculinities and sport in New Zealand. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 43(4), 409-430.

Tagg, B. (2008). Western representations of Islamic veils and Muslim athletes. In C. Hallinan and S. Jackson (eds.) Social and Cultural Diversity in a Sporting World. London: Emerald/Elsevier, pp. 51-63.


Professional reports

Thomas, G., Tagg, A. & Tagg, B. (2006). Achievement Porirua numeracy project evaluation. Dunedin: Maths Technology Ltd. (for the New Zealand Ministry of Education). [pp. 1-47]

Thomas, G., Tagg, A. & Tagg, B. (2006). Raroa numeracy project evaluation. Dunedin: Maths Technology Ltd. (for the New Zealand Ministry of Education). [pp. 1-40]

Thomas, G., Tagg, A. & Tagg, B. (2005). Achievement Porirua numeracy project evaluation. Dunedin: Maths Technology Ltd. (for the New Zealand Ministry of Education). [pp. 1-26]

Thomas, G., Tagg, A. & Tagg, B. (2005). Raroa numeracy project evaluation. Dunedin: Maths Technology Ltd. (for the New Zealand Ministry of Education). [pp. 1-28]

 

Workshop facilitator

Tagg, B. (2015). Introduction to psychology. Workshop facilitator for SMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3 SPM students, Monash University Malaysia.

Tagg, B. (2015). Smart study. Workshop facilitator for SPM students. SMK Convent School, Klang Valley, Malaysia.

Tagg, B., S.M.S. Azyan and J.G. Rubrico (2014). Workshop organiser: Action research seminar – workshop 1: Understanding action research and framing inquiry into practice – for Terengganu academicians, students, and educators. UCSI University, Malaysia.

Tagg, B. (2014). Shaken not stirred: The BPG experience. Action research seminar – workshop 1: Understanding action research and framing inquiry into practice – for Terengganu academicians, students, and educators. UCSI University, Malaysia.

Tagg, B. (2013). Learning through play. Workshop facilitator at My Kids Picture Book House, Malaysia.

Tagg, B. (2012). New Zealand: Culture and slang. Workshop for Saudi Arabian military cadet language program, UCSI University, Malaysia.

Tagg, B. (2011). Introduction to effective referencing. Workshop facilitator for foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate medical, education, and industrial business students, UCSI University, Malaysia.

Tagg, B. (2011). Learning from abroad, learning from within: Critical reflection, education philosophy and praxis. Workshop facilitator at the UCSI Peer Learning Symposium, UCSI University, Malaysia.

 

Presentations

Tagg, B. & S. Wang (2014). Play and profit at KidZania Kuala Lumpur. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, University of South Australia, Australia.

Tagg, B. & W.W. Koo (2014). Child car seat use in Kuala Terengganu. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, University of South Australia, Australia.

Tagg, B. (2013). ‘All abroad’: Malaysians’ reasons for seeking an overseas-based doctorate. Paper presented at the Sociological Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Tagg, B. (2013). Men’s netball – or gender-neutral netball? Negotiating gender and justice in New Zealand sport. Paper presented at the Centre for Ethics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Tagg, B. (2013). Freedom of speech and academic freedom in contemporary Malaysia. Colloquium speaker at the Centre for Ethics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Tagg, B. (2013). Men’s netball in New Zealand. Paper presented at the South Korean Chapter of the Pan Asian Sports and Physical Education Society Seminar Series, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea.

Tagg, B. (2012). Homophobia and anti-homophobia in an elite men’s netball team. Paper presented at the joint The Australian Sociological Association / Sociological Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand Conference, University of Queensland, Australia.

Tagg, B. (2012). Malaysian science students’ attitudes towards evolution and creationism. Paper presented at The Malaysian Psychology Conference 2012, Monash University, Malaysia.

Tagg, B. (2012). Academic and cultural experiences of returning government-funded overseas-based Malaysian doctoral students. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Academic Mobility and Migration, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Tagg, B. (2011). Malaysians abroad: Narratives of overseas doctoral studies and of returning home. Paper presented at the International Young Scholars’ Conference, Monash University, Malaysia.

Tagg, B. (2011). Rugby and netball masculinities in contemporary Southern New Zealand. Paper presented at the School of Sport Sciences Seminar Series, Waseda University, Japan.

Tagg, B. (2011). ‘Bananas’ and ‘sore thumbs’: (Re) adjusting to life as a Malaysian academic. Paper presented at the Australians Abroad Conference, University of Queensland, Australia.

Tagg, B. (2008). ‘But I want to wear a skirt’: Transgender women and men’s netball. Paper presented at the Sociological Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand Conference, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Tagg, B. (2008). Men’s netball in New Zealand, paper presented at the School of Language Studies and Linguistics seminar series, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia), Malaysia.

Tagg, B. (2007). ‘You’d look terrible in a skirt!’ Paper presented at the joint The Australian Sociological Association / Sociological Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand Conference, Auckland University, New Zealand.

Tagg, B. (2005). Masculinities and men’s netball. Paper presented at the Moving Masculinities Conference, Australian National University, Australia.

Tagg, B. (2003). The personal and the political: Veil in Western discourse. Poster presented at the Social Anthropological Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand Conference, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Tagg, B. (2002). Islams, politics, the body: Jihad, hejab and the Western imagination. Paper presented at the School of Physical Education Seminar Series, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Tagg, B. (2000). Physical educators’ attitudes toward students with disabilities. Paper presented at the School of Physical Education Seminar Series, University of Otago, New Zealand.