At the Intersections: Sport, Social Inequality, and Labour in the Americas

Wednesday June, 24th, 2015 | 2:00pm- 5:00pm | Harry Crowe Room 109 Atkinson College

Gamal Abdel- Shehid is Associate Professor at School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York and a member (and past director) of the Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought. His research and teaching focus on the appeal of sport and the social inequality which is imbricated within it. He is the author of Who Da’ Man: Black Masculinities and Sporting Cultures and co-author (with Nathan Kalman-Lamb) of Out of Left Field: Social Inequality and Sports.

Audio | Abdel- Shehid

Nathan Kalman-Lamb is a Ph.D candidate in Social and Poltical Thought at York University. His research focuses on sport, labour, spectatorship, race, multiculturalism, and gender.

Audio | Kalman- Lamb

Janelle Joseph is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. She is a former Banting Postdoctoral Fellow whose research on the intersections of race, culture, gender, and physical activity has been published widely in journals such as “International Review for the Sociology of Sport” and “Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.” Her monograph, “Sport in the Black Atlantic” will be published in late 2015.
Simon Black is a lecturer at the Centre for Labour Studies, Brock University, where he teaches The Labour of Sport. Black also writes a sports column, from a radical’s perspective, for the progressive bimonthly, Canadian Dimension, and is a former NCAA athlete, having played soccer at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Audio | Joseph

Andrew Langille is a Toronto based labour lawyer and an internationally recognized labour law scholar. Andrew holds a Master of Laws in Labour Relations and Employment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Guelph. Andrew acts as labour relations expert for organizations, as legal counsel to individuals and organizations on labour, employment, and human rights matters, and as a strategic consultant to organizations and political parties on economic and labour market issues affecting youths and is the founder of youthandwork.ca.

Audio | Langille

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