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Matt presents at two national conferences

KRG member Matt Ventresca presented at the annual meetings of two national academic organizations this past spring. First, Matt presented a paper based on his dissertation research at the 5th annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association of Canada in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Matt also sits as a director-at-large on the organization’s executive). Matt’s paper, […]

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Matt presents at Canadian Communication Association Annual Meeting (St. Catharines, Ontario)

Matt presented a paper on May 29th, 2014, at the Canadian Communication Association annual meeting as part of the 2014 Canadian Social Science and Humanities Congress. Matt’s paper was called “The (hidden) Costs of “Moustache Farming”: Movember, Consumer Culture and the Future of Brand Activism” and investigated the theoretical underpinnings of notions of commodity activism: […]

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Matt presents at Popular Culture Association of Canada Conference (Calgary, Alberta)

Last week Matt presented a paper based on parts of his dissertation research at the 4th annual Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC) Conference in Calgary, Alberta. The paper, titled “Seriously not Serious: ‘Ironic Masculinities’ in Contemporary Popular Culture” situated his Movember research alongside contemporary trends concerning the representation of gender in advertising and internet […]

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Victoria Niva Millious, HelsinkiPhotoMedia Conference

KRG member Victoria Niva Millious presented a paper with John Hillman, Falmouth University, Cornwall at the HelsinkiPhotoMedia conference last week. The paper titled, “Paratxis, power and the photograph” combined Victoria’s work on medical imaging with John’s work on participatory photography Paper Abstract: This paper considers how the juxtaposition of disparate perceptual elements forms the experience of […]

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KRG explores the sport/food nexus

Conference papers and publications

King Research Group member Matt Ventresca has teamed up with fellow Queen’s graduate student Jennifer Brady to examine the ways in which food materializes in and through contemporary discourses surrounding sport and exercise. Ventresca and Brady aim to extend studies of food and eating in fan cultures to include investigations into the ways in which […]

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KRG presents at AAA

American Anthropology Association

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King Research Group students Victoria Millious and Andrea Phillipson travelled to Chicago, IL last week to join over 6,000 anthropologists at the annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting. The conference theme, “Future Publics, Current Engagements,” provided a fitting environment for Victoria and Andrea to enter the field of anthropology and share their work on critical food studies […]

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KRG presents at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

Annual conference held in Quebec City

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KRG members Matt, Robbie and Scott presented papers at this year’s NASSS conference. See below for abstracts.   Matt Ventresca, Queen’s University and Jennifer Brady, Queen’s University Food for Thought: Thinking about Food, Sport and the Athletic Body This paper emerges from a curiosity about food’s role as a technology to improve athletic performance. Relatively little scholarly attention […]

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Samantha King at the Sports and Sexuality Conference

  Samantha King appeared on a Senior Scholar Panel at the Sports and Sexuality Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA in October 2013.  

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KRG presents at the International Conference on The Image

2013 Special Theme - The Everyday Image: Reproduction and Participation

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KRG student Victoria Millious presented her visual cultural studies research at the 4th International Conference on The Image, which took place in Chicago, IL, October 18th -19th, 2013. Victoria’s paper, ‘Uncanny Resemblance: 3D Sonography and the Rebirth of Post-Mortem Photography‘ examines the trend of cosmetic 3D fetal ultrasound within a long history of representing pregnancy, […]

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Contemporary Drug Problems conference

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  Samantha King presented a paper, “Contesting complexity: The Making of OxyContin, or, the Marketing of a Pain-Free Life,” at the Contemporary Drug Problems conference in Aarhus, Denmark in September 2013.

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