Associate Dean Quality and Standards/Senior Lecturer in Cultural History
- BA in Anthropology, Massey University, New Zealand (1982
- BA (Hons) in History (Second Class, First Division), Victoria University of Wellington. New Zealand (1989)
- MA in History, Victoria University of Wellington. New Zealand (1994)
- PhD in Sociology/Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Australia (2004)
- SPX321 – Sport in Consumer Society
Chair, UoG Research Ethics Sub-Committee
Co-lead: Exercise & Sport Research Centre
Membership of professional bodies:
- Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism.
- Australia Society for the Study of Sports History.
- British Society for Sports History — Vice Chair 2006-2007; Chair 2007-2011.
- International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport – Council member 2009-
- Lord Aberdare Prize Committee (for the best book in British Sports History), 2005-9.
- New Zealand Historical Association.
- North American Society for Sports History.
- Editorial Review Board, Football Studies (1996-2006)
- Editorial Review Board, Sport in History (2005-)
- Editorial Review Board, Journal of Sport History (2009-)
- Editorial Review Board, International Journal of the History of Sport (2011-)
- Popular movements
- Colonial and post-colonial body culture practices
Rona Brodie: Competing understandings of the moral educational potential of sports: a virtue theoretical critique. PhD Completion 2006
Sariya Contractor: Demystifying the Muslimah: exploring different perceptions of young Muslim women in Britain. PhD Completion 2010
Building a repertoire: exploring the role of play and physical activity in encouraging physical literacy in children (MSc). Patrizio de Rossi Read More on Patrizio de Rossi
The Dialectics of Playwork: a study of playworkers using Cultural Historical Activity Theory (PhD) Wendy Russell
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The History of Islamic Medicine and Health Systems in the Islamic Caliphate in the pre-Renaissance period (7th-15th centuries) (PhD). Basem Khalil
Aboriginal tourism in British Columbia (PhD). Rob Fergusson
Defining the Human and the Technologicalization of the Athlete (PhD) Carl Thomen
Undergraduate perceptions of the issues surrounding personal security informing the design and delivery of a programme of University personal security training, enhancing individual safety and the student experience. (PhD). Jim Clough
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Examining the fitness for purpose of MBA learning (PhD). Jocelyne Fleming
The School Sport Coaching programme: the recruitment, training and deployment of coaches in schools (MSc). Will Parker
£60,000 – University of Gloucestershire Research fund: Joint bid between the department of Sport and Exercise and the Exercise and Sport Research Centre titled: ‘Building research capacity and investing in the future’. This funding was to support junior staff to help produce output that would contribute towards the 2013 REF (Professor Andrew Parker [Lead]) - Successful
Peer Refereed Articles
‘But What Sort of Value? A Polemic Provoked by John Frow’s Cultural Studies and Cultural Value’ Social Semiotics 5(2), pp. 281-298. 1995.
‘Public History: A Cheap Chronicle for an Imagined Public?’ CQU Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies 3, pp. 51-62. 1996.
‘The Silent Centre: Where Are Pakeha in Biculturalism?’ Continuum: The Australian Journal of Media and Culture 10(1), pp. 108-120. 1996.
‘Six Years Hard Labour: Workers and Unions under the Employment Contracts Act’ California Western International Law Journal 28(1), pp. 45-64. Fall 1997 (with Maxine Gay)
‘From Old Soldiers to Old Youth: Political Leadership and Aotearoa/New Zealand’s 1981 Springbok Rugby Tour’ Occasional Papers in Football Studies 1(1), 22-36. 1998.
‘Football as Social Critique: Protest Movements, Rugby and History in Aotearoa/New Zealand’ International Journal for the History of Sport 17(2/3), 255-277. 2000.
‘“Almost the same, but not quite...Almost the same, but not white”: Maori and Aotearoa/New Zealand’s 1981 Springbok Tour’ Kunapipi: Journal of Postcolonial Writing 23(1), 69-82. 2001.
‘Evolving Modern Sport’ (an invited commentary on Stefan Szymanski ‘A Theory of the Evolution of Modern Sport’) Journal of Sport History 35(1), 49-55. 2008.
‘Brawling in Berne: A International Comparison of Mediated Male Violence in the Football World Cup 1954’ International Review for the Sociology of Sport 43(1), 71-90, 2008, with Gerd van der Lippe, Telemark University, Norway
‘A National(ist) Line in Post-colonising Cricket: Viv Richards, Biographies, and Cricketing Nationalism’ Sport in Society 12(4/5), 521-534. 2009.
‘Anti-apartheid Boycotts and the Affective Economies of Struggle’ Sport in Society 13(1), 72-91. 2010.
‘Ambiguity Within the Boundary: Re-reading CLR James Beyond a Boundary’ Journal of Sport History 37(1), 99-117. (2010)
'Woman In the Weighing Room: discourses of exclusion in English flat-racing.' Sport in Society (forthcoming) with Laura-Jayne Roberts
Invited Review Articles
‘Where the ‘Real’ Meets the ‘Conceptual’: The Uncomfortable Boundary Between Histories of Sport and Cultural Studies’ Sport in History 30(3), 489-500. 2010.
‘Of Warriors and Blokes: The Problem of Maori Rugby for Pakeha Masculinity in New Zealand’ in Timothy Chandler and John Nauright (eds) Making The Rugby World: Race, Gender, Commerce London, Frank Cass, pp 1-26. 1999.
‘Competing Fandoms and Local Responses to Apartheid Sport: Spatialized Clashes in the Affective Economies of Aotearoa/New Zealand during the 1981 Springbok Rugby Tour’ in John Bale and Mike Cronin (eds) Sport and Postcolonialism Oxford, Berg. pp 57-72. 2003.
‘History for Coaches’ in Jones, R., Hughes, M., and Kingston, K. (eds) Introduction to Sports Coaching London, Routledge. pp 52-63. 2008; with Ian Pritchard.
‘The Janus Face of Colonial Sport: Parody and Civility in West Indian Cricket’ in Pavlin, T (ed) Sport, Nation, Nationalism: Proceedings of the 8th ISHPES Seminar and International Conference on Social Science and Sport Ljubljana, Fakulteta za šport, Inštitut za šport, Zavod Ekvilib. pp 45-50. 2008.
‘Bouts of Kiwi Loyalty: Musical Frames and Televised Sport’ in Bale, J., and Bateman, T. (eds) Sporting Sounds London, Routledge. pp 237-250. 2009.
‘New Zealand (Aotearoa)’ in S. W. Pope and John Nauright (eds) Routledge Companion to Sports History Abingdon, Routledge. pp 510-525. 2010.
‘Artificially natural — a brief history of modern sport’ in Anxo Cereijo Roibas, Emmanuel Stamtakis, and Ken Black (eds) Design for Sport Aldershot, Ashgate pp 13-32. 2011
‘Choosing ill-health: aspects of a critical sociology of physical activity’ in H. Schultz, P. R. Wright & T. Hauser (eds) Exercise, Sports & Health: Second Joint Research Conference in Chemnitz, Germany, 9-11 September 2009 Chemnitz, Universtätsverlag Chemnitz. pp 184-92. 2011
‘Women in/and Football’ Football Studies 4(2), 2001 – guest co-editor with Gerd von der Lippe
The Philosophy of Play co-edited (in press)with Emily Ryall and Wendy Russell, forthcoming
‘Sporting Nations without States’ Special issue of National Identities co-edited with Rusell Field, forthcoming 2013
‘Sports Clubs in History’ Special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport forthcoming 2013
Selected recent conference presentations
‘Playing in the Old Empire: Rugby Union and Nationhood in Post-Colonising Aotearoa/New Zealand’ Institute for Commonwealth Studies, University of London. February 22, 2002.
‘Post-colonising Post-colonialism: Colonies of Settlement, Indigenous Sport and the Absence of Data’ Paper presented to the Anthropology and Sport symposium, De Montfort University, Leicester, 4 December, 2004
‘The Routine Rituals of Run-of-the-Mill Rugby: Sport, Identities and Everyday Life’ Educational and Sociological Issues in Sports And Physical Recreation Conference, University of Århus, Denmark, 8-10 December, 2004
‘Wronged, and Increasingly Whitened: The D’Oliviera Affair in Worcester’ British Society of Sports History, University of Glamorgan, 2-4 September 2005 (with Charlotte Law)
‘A Right Old Bust Up: Rugby Union, Imperial Ideology, and The Springboks in New Zealand’ All Blacks and the Mother Country Conference, Museum of Rugby, Twickenham, 11-12 September 2005
‘The Janus Face of Colonial Sport: Parody and Civility in West Indian Cricket’ Sport, Nation, Nationalism, University of Ljubljana, 24-27 August 2006; and British Society of Sports History Conference, Lancaster, 1-3 September 2006.
‘Bouts of Kiwi Loyalty: Musical Frames and Televised Sport’ Sport and Music, University of Århus, Denmark, 27-28 September 2006.
A National(ist) Line in Post-colonising Cricket: Viv Richards, Biographies, and Cricketing Nationalism’ Political Studies Association Sport and Politics Group, Newtown, Wales, 23-25 February 2007, and Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 2 March 2007.
Tripping over Indigeneity: Anti-Apartheid Politics and Anti-Racism Campaigns in Aotearoa/New Zealand' North American Society for Sports History, Lubbock, Texas. 25-29 May 2007
‘Reading West Indies Cricket; Colonised, Decolonised, or Post-colonising?’ North American Society for Sport Sociology, Pittsburgh, 31 October — 3 November 2007.
‘Anti-apartheid boycotts and the affective economies of struggle: the case of Aotearoa/New Zealand’ To Remember is To Resist: 40 Years of Sport and Social Change, University of Toronto, 20-22 May 2008
‘Narrating Native American Athletes: The Poetics of Mose Yellowhorse’ North American Society for Sports History, Lake Placid, New York, 23-27 May 2008.
‘Sports biography and the limit of historical knowledge: exploring subaltern pasts’ People in Sport History/Sport History for People, International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport, Tartu, Estonia, 2-6 July 2008.
‘Life worlds, life writing, and subaltern athletes: voices of difference in sports biography’ British Society of Sports History conference, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, 5-7 September 2008.
‘The Absence of Clubs from the History of Sports Organisations’ invited lecture, Katedra tělesné výchovy, Ostravská Univerzita v Ostravě (Department of Physical Education, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic), 27 November 2008.
‘Playing the Imperial Game? Imperial Affinities and Colonial Nationalism in Antipodean Sport’ North American Society for Sports History conference, Asheville, North Carolina, May 2009.
'Home is Where the Ball is: Sport, Colonial Nationalism, and Imperial Culture in Aotearoa New Zealand, Institute for Historical Research, 30 November 2009.
‘Women In the weighing room: gender discrimination on the thoroughbred racetrack.’ Centres and Peripheries Conference, University of Malmö, Sweden, April 2010. (with Laura-Jayne Roberts)
‘Beyond the British: Sport & the British through a post-national frame’ Historians on Sport, De Montfort University, Leicester, 30 October 2010
‘Beyond Football and Frocks: Sport, Fashion and the (not so new) Cultural Economy’ Sport, Fashion and Clothing Symposium, International Football Institute & The International Fashion Institute, University of Central Lancashire September, 2011