Moss Norman

Associate Professor

Office Address:
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


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

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.