Presentations

April 2017 – Confessions of a Bio-citizen: The Biggest Loser and self-surveillance via Twitter.  Paper presented at the Critical Studies Graduate Student Conference. Vancouver, Canada.

November 2016 –  “Mahriaa Shot, Keeta Goal”: Hockey Night in Punjabi and the significant of ethnic sports media. Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference. Tampa Bay, FL, USA.

November 2016 – Moving Pedagogies: A critical gym class for sociologists [panel]. Workshop presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference. Tampa Bay, FL, USA.

July 2016 – Changing on the fly: Situating multiculturalism, citizenship, and hockey through South Asian voices.  The Hockey Conference; Fredericton, New Brunswick.

April 2016 – Reflections on Ice: Exploring South Asian experiences in Canadian ice hockey culture.  Graduate Critical Studies Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

April 2016 – Sports Talk.  Invited lecture. Simon Fraser University, CMNS 304w – Communication in Everyday Life. Dr. Milan Singh.

November 2015 – Writing the national narrative: sport as cultural citizenship and co-authorship.  North American Society for the Sociology of Sport; Santa Fe, New Mexico.

May 2015 – #LOL at Canadian multiculturalism: Reactions to Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi from the Twitterverse.  Canadian Communications Association; Ottawa, Canada.

January 2015 – Corporate Social Responsibility, Sport, and Health. Invited lecture. University of British Columbia, KIN 489c – Sport, Global Health, and Community Development, Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst.

November 2014 – Gender and Reality Television. Invited lecture. Simon Fraser University, CMNS 220 – Understanding Television, Dr. Jody Baker.

November 2014 – Consumed with compassion: Ethical consumption and the hyperreality of Nike (RED).  Panel presentation.  North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference; Portland, Oregon.

November 2014 – #LOL at Canadian multiculturalism: Reactions to Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi from the Twitterverse.  North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference; Portland, Oregon.

May 2014 – Breaking away from tradition: A Barthesian analysis of myth, multiculturalism, hockey and Sikhs in Canada.  Moving Minds sociocultural research day.  Sponsored by the School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia.

April 2014 – “Discovering Canada”: Imagery of sport and war in the Canadian citizenship guide.  Histories of Communication Theory: Issues, debates, and legacies.  Graduate Student/Faculty Workshop sponsored by the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University.

November 2012 (Co-presented with Mark Norman, PhD Candidate) – “Good Canadian Boys”: Don Cherry, hockey masculinity, and Canadian nationalism.  North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference; New Orleans, Louisiana.

May 2012 (Co-presented with Mark Norman, PhD Candidate)- Still the “Prime Minister of Saturday Night?”: Don Cherry, Canadian nationalism, and the construction of hockey masculinity.  Bodies of Knowledge Graduate Student Conference; Toronto, Ontario.

November 2011 – An (un)fairly Feminine Future: Third-wave feminism, female athletes and the globalization of female empowerment.  North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference; Minneapolis, Minnesota.

May 2011 – An (un)fairly Feminine Future: Third-wave feminism, female athletes and the globalization of female empowerment.  Bodies of Knowledge Graduate Student Conference; Toronto, Ontario.

November 2010 – Consuming Redemption? An analysis of the Nike (RED) ‘Lace up, Save lives‘ campaign.  North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference; San Diego, California.

October 2010 – Sport and the Millennium Development Goals – How does sport measure up?  Invited lecture. University of Toronto PHE 430 – International Development through Sport, Dr. Peter Donnelly.

May 2010 – Corporate Social Responsibility or Self-Determined Responsibility? An analysis of race in the UNESCO-WTA Tour partnership for gender equality.  Bodies of Knowledge Graduate Student Conference; Toronto, Ontario.

Sessions Chaired

April 2017 – Modes of Being: Bodies and the Environment.  Critical Studies Graduate Student Conference; Simon Fraser University; Vancouver, Canada.

April 2016 – Discourses of history, race and ideology. Communication, Politics and Ideology: Graduate Student Workshop; Simon Fraser University; Vancouver, Canada.

November 2015 – Sport, citizenship, and internal boundaries to belonging. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference; Santa Fe, New Mexico.

November 2015 – Sharing is caring: Making you and your work accessible to the public. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference; Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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