Derek Van Rheenen, Professor

Closed (1) Unpacking the intersections of sport and society

Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed for this project.

This project engages current student-athletes (or non-athlete students with a passion for sport and society) with the research process. While working concurrently with faculty and graduate students, individuals will engage with every stage of the research design process.
Applicants should have an existing understanding of sport and society, and be prepared to critically engage with topics including, but not limited to: perceptions of sport in the media, graduation and retention rates of collegiate student-athletes, group-learning in team sports, intersections of race, class and gender in revenue generating sports, and student-athlete hypervisibility on campus.

Students must commit to attending regular research design meetings, actively contribute insight to the group at-large, and occasionally edit workshopped pieces from other participants.
There is also the potential of presenting findings to the group and/or symposium.
We are particularly interested in students familiar with intercollegiate athletics.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Rachel Roberson, Graduate Student

Qualifications: To assist in studying the phenomena of interest, students should possess an extensive understanding of sport. On a similar note, an ability to articulate intersections between theory, lived experience, and sport is also strongly encouraged. Critical thinking skills and/or any experience in qualitative research methodologies is a big plus.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

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