Mark Norman, PhD

I am an academic and public intellectual, whose research and writing is focused on the social, cultural, and political significance of sport and physical culture. I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in 2015, where I studied sociology of sport in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. My wide-ranging research interests include sport and physical culture in prisons, new media and sport fan cultures, hockey in Canadian society, and sport and social development.

Presently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at McMaster University, where I conduct research on sport and physical culture in correctional settings, with a particular focus on youth in custody. I also teach several courses in the Department of Health, Aging & Society.

I was previously a Project Manager at the Centre for Sport Policy Studies and a sessional lecturer at University of Toronto and Ryerson University.

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