Former Students

King Research Group



Completed Doctoral Students

Sarah Smith (PhD Candidate)

Sarah Smith Ph.D. (2023)


Helpful or Harmful?: An Institutional Ethnography of Self-Harm and Psychiatry

Where are they now?

Research Associate

Centre for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research

Dalla Lana School of Public Health 

University of Toronto 

Andrea reid

Andrea Reid Ph.D. (2022)


Fantasies of containment: Entanglements between the nuclear family and therapeutic culture in the making of the self

Where are they now?

Post-doctoral Fellow

School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Queen’s University

Adam Ali Ph.D

Adam Ali Ph.D. (2019)


“Something got into their minds” : The rise of radicalization discourse in Canada

Where are they now?

Assistant Professor

School of Kinesiology

Western University

Andrea Phillipson Ph.D

Andrea Phillipson Ph.D. (2017)


Incorporated: Student mental health discourse and higher education in Canada.

Where are they now?

Associate Professor 

Mount Royal University

Scott Carey Ph.D

Scott Carey Ph.D. (2017)


Embodying acne: Skin, subjectivity, and dermatological science.

Where are they now?

Grant Writer

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Gavin Weedon Ph.D

Gavin Weedon Ph.D. (2016)


The will to overcome: Essays on mud running, modernism, and the renaissance of physical culture. School of Human Kinetics: University of British Columbia. (co-supervision)

Where are they now?

Senior Lecturer

School of Science and Technology

Nottingham Trent University

Matthew Ventresca Ph.D

Matthew Ventresca Ph.D. (2016)


Mo Bros: Masculinity, irony, and the rise of Movember.

Where are they now?

Researcher: Sport, Society, and Technology

School of History and Sociology

Georgia Institute of Technology

Robert Millington Ph.D

Robert Millington Ph.D. (2015)


The United Nations and sport for development and peace: A critical history

Where are they now?

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology

Brock University

Completed Master’s Students

Jill  Takacs (2023). “It’s not just about petting horses”: Understanding Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and Horse-Human Healing Relationships. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Taylor Burke (2020). Disabling Canadian Nationalism: Mariatu Kamala and the myth of multiculturalism. (Major research paper, supervisor) Department of Gender Studies.

Andrew Surya (2019). The kneel for social justice: Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe, and an analysis of race-based protest. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. 

Hayley Sullivan (2017). An anti-colonial analysis of Indigenous mascots. (Major research paper, supervisor). Department of Gender Studies.

Roxanne Runyon (2016). Exhausting affects: The negotiation of affective labour, neoliberal subjectivity, and feminist politics among anti-violence workers. Department of Gender Studies.

Natalia Mukhina (2016). Lost in translation? Russian media portrayals of lay persons’ interpretations of Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer discourse. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Naila Jinnah (2014). Racking up the hockey points. How professional hockey player identities are affected by Twitter usage. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Carolyn Prouse (2011). ‘Celebrate Africa’s Humanity’ or dispossess South Africa’s citizenry? Rogue sovereignty, governmentality and the constitution of bare life through 2010 FIFA World Cup. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Maxwell Adam (2011). The Gueguencista expereince: Masquerade, embodiment, and decolonization in early twenty-first century Western Nicaragua. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

K. Heintzman (2010). Civilizing madness: Sadomasochism, imperialism, and German national identity, 1880-1914. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Rob Millington (2009). Basketball with(out) borders: Interrogating the intersections of sport, development, and capitalism. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Benjamin Tollestrup (2009). Murderball: Masculinity and disability in popular culture. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Nicola Potopsingh (2007). Reading pole-fitness in Canadian media: Women and exercise in an era of “raunch”. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Completed Postdoctoral Supervisions

Fannie Valois-Nadeau

FQRSC Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University and Concordia University