This week on Grad Chat;
Trevor Phillips: English Language & Literature (PhD Candidate) supervised by Dr Sam McKegney
Research Topic:Indigenous Literature and Sport
Overview of research: I’m studying the constitution of Indigenous masculinities through embodied discursive athletic acts in contemporary North American Literature. More simply, I study the confluence of Indigenous literature, sport, and Indigenous masculinities: Indigenous literature written by Indigenous men in North America since 1945, sports like hockey, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, football, rodeo, and track and field, and the spectrum of Indigenous gender and sexuality theory.
In particular, I devote a majority of my research to the collision of Canadian attitudes of ideal manliness mobilized in hockey discourse with those same attitudes of Indigenous masculinities in hockey discourses written by Aboriginal men. I also look at the same move in other sports across North America.
Mike Borghese: Kinesiology & Healt