Norman, Moss

Associate Professor


Phone: 604 827 5786

Lab Website: Dr. Moss Norman’s Research Group

Office: Auditorium Annex, Room 156G | 1924 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Other Address: Lower Mall Research Station, Room 214 | 2259 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Publications: Google Scholar


University of Toronto , 2009, PhD, (Exercise Sciences)

University of Ottawa, 2000, MA, (Human Kinetics)

York University, 1997, BA, (Kinesiology)

Courses Taught

KIN 161 Leisure & Sport in Society

KIN 489C Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology


See Google Scholar for a list of current publications.

Research and Teaching

Moss uses a socio-cultural approach in the study of youth, gender (masculinity, in particular), health, and physical culture. He has done extensive research using critical and feminist theories to examine how differently situated people take up and experience health messaging related to body weight, shape and size within the context of the “obesity epidemic”. Recently, his research has shifted into the area of Indigenous masculinities. With this line of inquiry Moss is learning about Indigenous worldviews and he is increasingly incorporating Indigenous methodologies into his research. He also maintains secondary but active research interests in rurality and recreation. Moss is currently the principal investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded project that uses a community-based research design to explore Indigenous masculinities and physical cultures in Fisher River Cree Nation (Manitoba).

Potential Students

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree or post-doctoral fellowship are encouraged to contact me at the email address above.