Mark Norman is an academic and public intellectual, whose research and writing is focused on the social, cultural, and political significance of sport and physical culture. Mark received his PhD from the University of Toronto, where he studied sociology of sport in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. His wide-ranging research interests include sport and physical culture in prisons, new media and sport fan cultures, hockey in Canadian society, and sport for development and peace.
Mark is a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at McMaster University, where he is working on a project, under the supervision of Dr. James Gillett, which explores the social meanings and impacts of yoga and animal-assisted interventions in correctional settings.
Mark was previously a Project Manager at the Centre for Sport Policy Studies and sessional lecturer at University of Toronto and Ryerson University.