King Research Group

Students

 
Current Students

Taylor Burke  (M.A. Candidate)

Thesis:

How disability narratives become moments of exceptionalism that bolster Canadian nationalism

Research Interests:

Transnational feminist theory, critical disability studies, and citizenship

 

John Hannant-Minchel (M.A Candidate)

Thesis:

Who Cares? Gendered Practices and Meanings of Care Among Summer Camp Staff

Research Interests:

Critical Studies of Men and Masculinities, Gender, Physical Cultural Studies, Recreation and Leisure studies, Ethnography, Creative Methodologies

Selected Conference Presentations:

Hannant-Minchel, J. (2018). Masculinities at summer camp: An ethnofiction. Presented at the Bertha Rosenstadt National Undergraduate Research Conference, Toronto, ON, March 23.

Victoria Millious (Ph.D. Candidate)

Dissertation:

Contemporary Canadian and American breastfeeding practices, health promotion, and scholarship from an anti-healthist and feminist theoretical orientation.

Research Interests:

Intersections of food, labor, health, and gender.

Selected Publications:

Brady, J. Ventresca, M. and Millious, V. (2016). Problematizing Milk: Considering Production Beyond the Food System. In Levkoe, C. Brady, J., Anderson, C. Conversations in Food Studies. Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba Press.

Natalia Mukhina (Doctoral Student)

MA Thesis:

Lost in Translation? Russian Media Portrayals and Laypersons’ Interpretations of Angelina Jolie’s Breast Cancer Discourse

Research Interests:

Health, illness and medicine; biopolitics; sociocultural aspects of cancer research; health and “experimental bodies”; social implication of biomedical research; biomarkers vs personality; communications strategies in health; qualitative methods; arts-based research; knowledge translation

Selected Conference Presentations:

“Being Angelina Jolie”: Breast cancer previvors in Russia after a big-name celebrity’s disclosure. 2015 PCAC/ACPC Conference, Niagara Falls ON.

Presenter at 16th Annual Research Colloquium, the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON (April 2016).

Christine Moon (Doctoral Student)

Dissertation:

Experiences of Medical Assistance in Dying for Racialized Canadians

Research Interests:

End-of-life, Aging, Diaspora Studies, Korea Studies

Selected Publications:

AB Thesis, Anthropology. "The Good Life at the End-of-Life: Ideals for End-of-Life for South Korean Elders Living in Toronto, Canada."
 
MSc Thesis, Medical Science. "The Role of Family Physicians in Palliative Care: Perspectives of Patients with Advanced Cancer."

Gözde Öncil (Doctoral Student)

MA Thesis:

Staying a Woman, Becoming a Patient: Experiences of Breast Cancer, Gender and Identity in Neoliberal Turkey

Research Interests:

Critical Health Studies, Breast Cancer, Critical Sport Studies, Neoliberalism, Gender, Qualitative Research

Selected Conference Presentations:

Öncil, G. (2018, January). Oil Wrestlers through a Western Lens: What’s up with the Oil? Presented at the 16th Macintosh Sociology of Sport Day Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
 
Öncil, G. (2017, June). Slippery Perceptions about Oil Wrestling: From Terrible Turks to Objects of Desire. Presented at Corpus Historicus Conference, University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Silesia.

Andrea Reid (Doctoral Student)

Dissertation:

Reproductive Politics in a Canadian Context

Research Interests:

Reproductive politics, subjectivity, femininity, community-based activism

Selected Conference Presentations:

Understandings of Self in a Canadian Yoga Community. Presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, November 2017.
 
Unraveling the Atomized Self Through Ashtanga Yoga. Presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference, August 2017.

Sarah Smith (Doctoral Student)

Dissertation:

The Problem of Care:  An Institutional Ethnography of Trichotillomania and Psychiatry

Research Interests:

Mad studies, feminist/critical disability studies, feminist science studies

Selected Publications:

Bennett, Christopher, and Sarah Smith. “I Need to Tell My Story Properly”: Queer Narrative Production in Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette.” In An Illness of Her Own: Women and Their Writing Processes and Products, edited by Rachel N. Spear. Accepted.

Selected Conference Presentations:

“Mental Illness, Meaning Making, and the Material Mind.” Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference, Halifax, NS, March 15-16.

Andrew Surya (M.A. Candidate)

Thesis:

The Kneel for Social Justice: Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe and an analysis of race-based protest. 

Research Interests:

My research interests are focused on the relationship between race, sport, and society. I am primarily interested in studying the sociology of sport and the cultural influences that sport has on society.

Selected Conference Presentations:

The 2015 University of Missouri Protests: Intersections of Race, Sport, and Politics. Presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, November 2016.

Grace Wedlake (Doctoral Student)

MA Thesis:

Reimagining Suicide Prevention at Queen's University

Research Interests:

Critical disability studies, Mad studies, critical suicidology

Selected Publications:

Conference Presentations:

"Reframing Responses to Youth Suicide at Queen's University." Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference, Halifax, NS, March 15-16.