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  1. Annie Coleman 1

    Annie Coleman

    Director, Sport, Media, and Culture Minor

    Annie Coleman

    Director, Sport, Media, and Culture Minor

    acolema3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0389
    1045 Flanner Hall

    Biography

    My research focuses on the cultural and environmental history of outdoor sports and recreation, and the relationships of identity and power that support the outdoor recreation industry. In my past life, I played D3 collegiate soccer and skied moguls for the U.S. Now I teach courses on Wilderness, Sports, and national parks as well as 20th c history, and am a founding member of the American Studies Association’s Sports Studies Caucus. Early publications include “The Unbearable Whiteness of Skiing” (Pacific Historical Review, 1994) and the book Ski Style: Sport and Culture in the Rockies (Kansas, 2004). More recent articles include “River Rats in the Archive: Nature, Texts, and a Moving History of the Colorado” (in Rendering Nature, 2015) and “Shredding Mountain Lines: GoPro, Mobility, and the Spatial Politics of Outdoor Sports” (in The American Environment Revisited, 2018). My second book, A Quality Wilderness Experience: The Labor, Sport, and History of Professional Outdoor Guides in America, will be published by Oxford University Press.

    Courses Taught

    Sports and American Culture

    Research and Teaching Interests

    outdoor sports, sports and the environment, identity and consumer culture

Affiliated Faculty

  1. Christine Becker

    Christine Becker

    Associate Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre

    Christine Becker

    Associate Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre

    cbecker1@nd.edu
    230D DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

    Biography

    Christine Becker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame specializing in film and television history, critical and formal analysis, and media industry studies. Recent courses taught include Sports & Television, Media Industries, History of Television, and Media Stardom and Celebrity Culture. Her research focuses on the British and American television industries and issues of cultural taste, as well as on the interrelation of industry practices, production methods, and aesthetic conventions. She also co-hosts and co-produces the Aca-Media podcast sponsored by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, as well as the Presenting the Past podcast for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

    Courses Taught

    Sports & Television

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Sports TV industry, sports TV production and aesthetics, celebrity and stardom, athletic cultural identity and representation

  2. Tracie Canada

    Tracie Canada

    Assistant Professor, Anthropology

    Tracie Canada

    Assistant Professor, Anthropology

    Anthropology

    tcanada@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8518
    E292 Corbett Family Hall

    Biography

    Dr. Tracie Canada is a socio-cultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests in race, sport, kinship, and care. She is currently working on her book manuscript about the lived experiences of Black college football players. Her ethnographic work about American football foregrounds issues of anti-Black racism, racial capitalism, labor exploitation, and structural violence. She is particularly interested in the performing athletic body to reveal how social hierarchies and inequalities manifest in embodied practice and how processes of injury, violence, and care impact everyday lived experiences. In her current and future projects, she aims to highlight what football, and its Black players, can tell us about power dynamics in the contemporary United States.

    Courses Taught

    Anthropology of Sport - The Black Body

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Anthropology of sport, African-American ethnography, kinship studies, institutions of higher education, United States

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  3. Jason Kelly 1

    Jason Kelly

    Interim Director, Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy

    Jason Kelly

    Interim Director, Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy

    jkelly30@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7162
    1015 Flanner Hall

    Biography

    Soares' teaching and research interests include the intersection of sport andpolitics, particularly focused on ice hockey during the Cold War. Among his recent publications are articles on international ice hockey and détente in the _International Journal of the History of Sport_; on hockey and US-Canadian relations in _Diplomatic History_; on 1970’s “baseball diplomacy” with Cuba in the _New England Journal of History_; on hockey, deindustrialization and film in _Aethlon_; and the competitive strengths of European amateur hockey during the Cold War in the _Notre Dame Journal of Comparative and International Law_. In addition, he wrote the theory and method chapter in the _The Routledge History of American Sport

    Courses Taught 

    PSY 33365 - Sport Psychology

    Research and Teaching Interests

    intersection of sport & politics; Olympics; Cold War era

  4. Brian Levey 1

    Brian Levey

    Teaching Professor, Mendoza College of Business

    Brian Levey

    Teaching Professor, Mendoza College of Business

    blevey@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3560
    229 Mendoza College of Business

    Biography

    I joined the Mendoza College of Business faculty in 2007 after a twenty year legal career, most recently focused on building corporate ethics and compliance programs, most notably after accounting scandals at WorldCom and Fannie Mae. During my time at Mendoza, I’ve taught the introductory undergraduate Business Law course, as well as several ethics classes in the undergraduate, graduate and executive programs including Introduction to Business Ethics, Ethics in Accounting, Ethics in Sports and Fraud on Film. Along the way, I’ve served as a faculty fellow for both the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning. My relatively diverse teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of business, law, ethics, sports and film. And so my publications range from topics like "Using Film Clips in Business Law: Something Old, Something New?" to “Visa and FIFA: Everywhere You Want To Be?”. With respect the SMAC minor, I’m particularly interested in using sports to encourage students to think critically about ethical dilemmas, whether in sports, business or life.
     

    Courses Taught

    MGTO 30720 Ethics in Sports

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Sports ethics, especially as an opportunity to encourage individuals and organizations to examine their core values to guide their conduct

  5. John Lubker

    John Lubker

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate school

    John Lubker

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate school

    jlubker1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5778
    110F Bond Hall

    Biography

    John Lubker joined the Graduate School as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2011. His research focuses on both professional issues in sport and exercise psychology and leadership training. His academic record includes authorship or co-authorship of 13 articles, 3 book chapters, 34 international and national presentations relating to his research interests, and over $850,000 in grant funding. He also teaches PSY 33365 – Sport Psychology in the Department of Psychology. Throughout his academic training and employment, John has continually consulted with athletes of all levels, assisting them with the mental side of sport and to reach their athletic potential.
     

    Courses Taught

    PSY 33365 - Sport Psychology

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Leadership Development, Professional Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology, Retirement/Transitions in Sport, Student-Athlete Adjustment to College
     

  6. Cara Ocobock

    Cara Ocobock

    Assistant Professor, Anthropology

    Cara Ocobock

    Assistant Professor, Anthropology

    cocobock@nd.edu
    E256 Corbett Family Hall

    Biography

    I am a human biologist who explores the physiological and behavioral mechanisms necessary to cope with and adapt to extreme climates and high levels of physical activity. My work has taken me from the Rocky Mountains to the Arctic Circle where I have worked with outdoor enthusiasts, runners taking part in a cross-country foot race, and reindeer herders in Finland. I am an avid powerlifter who loves bringing anthropology to sport and sport to anthropology. I have also organized and participated in numerous science outreach efforts including the Human Biology Association Podcast, the Sausage of Science.

     

    Courses Taught 

    Blood, Guts, and Glory: Anthropology of Sports; Exercise Physiology

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Human physiology, exercise physiology, anthropology of sports

  7. Davin Raiha 1

    Davin Raiha

    Associate Teaching Professor, Economics

    Davin Raiha

    Associate Teaching Professor, Economics

    draiha@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7238
    3060 Jenkins And Nanovic Halls

    Biography

    Davin Raiha is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Economics, and the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he taught at the University of Western Ontario and Indiana University. Davin teaches an upper-year economics elective in Sports Economics. He also has research interests in sports public policy -- in particular, the public finance of sports -- as well as sports analytics and the application of game theory in sports.

    Courses Taught

    ECON 33580 -- Sports Economics

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Public Economics, Sports Economics, Sports Strategy, Sports Analytics

  8. John Soares 2

    John Soares

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, History

    John Soares

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, History

    jsoares@nd.edu
    403 Decio Faculty Hall

    Biography

    Soares' teaching and research interests include the intersection of sport and politics, particularly focused on ice hockey during the Cold War. Among his recent publications are articles on international ice hockey and détente in the _International Journal of the History of Sport_; on hockey and US-Canadian relations in _Diplomatic History_; on 1970’s “baseball diplomacy” with Cuba in the _New England Journal of History_; on hockey, deindustrialization and film in _Aethlon_; and the competitive strengths of European amateur hockey during the Cold War in the _Notre Dame Journal of Comparative and International Law_. In addition, he wrote the theory and method chapter in the _The Routledge History of American Sport_.

    Courses Taught

    1. Sport in American History
    2. Sport, America and the World
    3. Sport and the Cold War

    Research and Teaching Interests

    intersection of sport & politics; Olympics; Cold War era

  9. Katherine Walden 1

    Katherine Walden

    Assistant Teaching Professor, American Studies

    Katherine Walden

    Assistant Teaching Professor, American Studies

    kwalden@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1309
    1046 Flanner Hall

    Biography

    Katherine Walden received a Ph.D. in American Studies-Sport Studies at the University of Iowa, where she also earned M.A. in Library and Information Science, with a Certificate in Public Digital Humanities. Walden earned a B.M. in Musical Arts from Vanderbilt University.

    Her research and teaching looks at the intersection of sport and culture, with a focus on professional baseball labor. She is currently working on a monograph project that outlines an alternative history for professional baseball labor through focusing on Minor League Baseball players and teams. Her research uses data analysis, visualization, and interactive digital mapping to illustrate the scale and scope of Minor League Baseball labor, as well as the historical forces and labor structures that shape Minor League players’ working conditions. She is also involved in outreach and advocacy work lobbying for improved working conditions for Minor League players.

    An emerging area of research specialization for Walden is critical approaches to sport data and the cultural politics of sport data.

    Courses Taught

    Baseball and America, Football in America, Sport and Big Data

    Research and Teaching Interests


    Digital Humanities, Public Humanities, Archives
    Sport and American Culture (labor politics, race and ethnicity, gender, community identity, sport fan communities, sport data and analytics)
    Critical Approaches to Data