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Further Adventures in Public Sociology

Matt lectures as part of Concussion Awareness speaker series

On March 19th, KRG researcher Matt Ventresca was featured as a panelist at IMPACT 2.0, an event hosted by the Queen’s Concussion Awareness Committee as part of their annual speaker’s series. Matt spoke alongside a panel of student-athletes, concussion advocates and medical experts and discussed how experiences of concussions can be influenced by the culture of […]

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SNID Talk: Governmentality, Sport and Development Policy

Queen's University, Mackintosh Corry Hall, Room D214


Invited speaker Robbie Millington (PhD Candidate, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University) presented an engaging paper titled “Governmentality, Sport and Development Policy” to a responsive audience at the Studies in National and International Development (SNID) Seminar Series at Queen’s University this past Thursday. Talk description: “Over the past decade, sport has increasingly been […]

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Nancy’s Chair Public Lecture – Dr. Samantha King

Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Samantha King presented new Pink Ribbons, Inc. research March 7th, 2013 at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Talk description: “Over the past three decades, the image of breast cancer has been transformed from a stigmatized affliction and individual tragedy best dealt with privately and in isolation, to an enriching and affirming experience […]

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Brown Bag Speakers Series, Queen’s Gender Studies

Theorizing OxyContin: Women, Painkillers and the Racial State, by Dr. Samantha King

Dr. Samantha King presented nascent Painkiller Project research on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at the Queen’s Gender Studies Brown Bag Speakers Series. Talk description: “The subject of an intense public panic in Ontario since 2009, the prescription painkiller OxyContin provides a rich site through which to explore connections between pharmaceutical consumption, economic marginalization, state regulationm, […]

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Activism for better or worse?: Exploring Social Movements in Kinesiology and Health

Graduate Seminar Series, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies (SKHS)


The King Research Group presented slices of their individual reserach programs that relate to social movements at the SKHS Graduate Seminar on November 28th. Each presenter had 5-minutes to deliver a complex and compelling account of why critical analyses of seemingly benneficial healthist campaigns (including wellness philanthropy) are essential. Due to the rich and diverse […]

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