Mr Mark Wayne Bond
BA English/Psychology (Auckland); MA English (Waikato)
After graduating with a BA in English/Psychology from the University of Auckland in 2011, Mark entered the New Zealand Roman Catholic Seminary where he studied a Bachelor of Theology and, at the same time, became interested in the concepts of transgression, pathologization, and structures of meaning. Inspired by these interests, he left the seminary in 2014 and began an MA in English at the University of Waikato in 2015. He is currently working on a PhD that examines masculine identity and entrapment in American transgressive fictions.
Research | Current
Mark's research interests are in gender and sexuality, feminist theory, masculinities, transgression, contemporary fiction, and constructions of identity. Borrowing from his social science background, many of his research projects focus on uniting sociological or psychological theory with literary analysis, especially when exploring fictional representations of the psychosexual self.
University of Waikato Masters Research Scholarship (2015)
FASSGrad Conference Best Paper of the Day Award (2015)
Elizabeth Bisley Memorial Prize in English (2015)
University of Waikato Masters Publications Scholarship (2016)