Patricia Vertinsky, University of British Columbia

Kinesiology Professor Vancouver, British Columbia patricia.vertinsky@ubc.ca Office: (604) 822-6235

Bio/Research

I am a social and cultural historian working across the fields of women’s history, sport history and sociology, popular culture and the history of health and medicine. My interests lie in the study of normalizing disciplinary regimes in kinesiology and sport science and the social, political, and...

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Bio/Research

I am a social and cultural historian working across the fields of women’s history, sport history and sociology, popular culture and the history of health and medicine. My interests lie in the study of normalizing disciplinary regimes in kinesiology and sport science and the social, political, and scientific context in which they have been conceived and promoted .

My research has been consistently funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and my current project focuses upon the history of expressive movement, modern dance and gender. In addition I currently have a Hampton Research Fund project which examines Western biomedicine and traditional Chinese Medical approaches to exercise and weight control for older Chinese women who have immigrated to Canada.



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