Socio-Cultural Studies

The Socio-Cultural group includes scholars from the disciplines of sociology and history. We engage in scholarship to explore the social, cultural and global context of sport, exercise, physical activity, health and the body. We use a range of mostly, but not exclusively, qualitative methodologies and our research is informed by critical theories from gender studies, pedagogy, age studies, media studies, Indigenous studies, disability studies, and more.


Dr. Andrea Bundon's Research Group
Professor: Andrea Bundon
Our research spans the fields of the sociology of sport and critical disabilities studies. Using qualitative and participatory research methodologies, we explore the intersections of sport, physical activity, health, disability and social inclusion/exclusion.

Laura Hurd ResearchLaura Hurd Clarke's Research Group
Professor: Laura Hurd Clarke

Laura Hurd Clarke’s Research Group is a sociological research team comprised of graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Together, they are conducting research focused on health, aging, and the moving body.

Physical Cultural Studies and Sport History Research Group
Professor: Patricia Vertinsky

The Physical Cultural Studies and Sport History Research Group is a part of the socio-cultural research group in the School of Kinesiology exploring a variety of topics within the area of sociology and history of sport, physical activity and the body.