Conferences and Presentations

2012

Invited guest lecture (December 4). Gender in action sports cultures. George Washington University.

Invited presentation to the New Zealand Embassy, Washington, D.C. (December 3). The role of sport in natural disaster recovery: The case of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Fulbright presentation (November 15). The role of sport in natural disaster recovery: The case of Christchurch, New Zealand. Georgetown University.

Natural disaster and action sport arrhythmia: The case of Christchurch, New Zealand. (November 9). North American Sociology of Sport conference, New Orleans.

Invited panel discussion. (November 9).Dissecting physical cultural studies. North American Sociology of Sport conference, New Orleans.

Invited guest lecture (October 23). Sport for development and peace: A sociological imagination. MA course: Sport for Development and Peace Building. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Thorpe, H. & Olive, R. (June 2). A multi-generational dialogue on feminist sports history. North American Society of Sports History Conference, Berkeley, California.

Invited commentary. The wiki world of sport history. (June 2). North American Society of Sports History Conference, Berkeley, California.

2011

Thorpe, H. (November 8). ‘Beyond the biology/culture divide: A transdiciplinary investigation of amenorrhea in female runners’. Invited seminar, University of Alberta.

Thorpe, H. (November 5). Invited presentation as part of the North American Sociology of Sport Presidential Panel, ‘Bodies beyond bo(a)rders: Toward theoretical and transdisciplinary adventures’. North American Sociology of Sport Conference, Minneapolis, US.

Thorpe, H. & Rinehart, R. (November 4). ‘Action sport NGOs in a neoliberal context’, North American Sociology of Sport Conference, Minneapolis, US.

Thorpe, H. (August 17). Invited presentation as part of the ‘Women in Sport’ lecture, University of Waikato Winter Lecture Series.

Thorpe, H. & Olive, R. (July 7). ‘An intergenerational dialogue on feminist sport history’, Sporting Traditions, Kinsgcliff, NSW, Australia, July 5-8.

Olive, R. & Thorpe, H. (July 7). ‘Feminism and the politics of physical cultural memory: Revisiting the history of surfing in Australasia’, Sporting Traditions, Kinsgcliff, NSW, Australia, July 5-8.

Thorpe, H. (July 4). ‘Understanding physical cultural bodies: The case of snowboarding’, School of Human Movement Seminar Series, University of Queensland.

2010

Olive, R. & Thorpe, H. (December 8). ‘Negotiating the “F-word” in the field: Doing feminist ethnography in male-dominated physical cultures’, Cultural Studies Association of Australia Conference, Byron Bay, Australia, December 7-9.

Thorpe, H. (November 19). ‘Transnational mobilities in snowboarding culture: An ethnographic study of travel, tourism and lifestyle sport migration’, paper presented at the Contemporary Ethnography across the Disciplines Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, November 17-19

Thorpe, H. & Olive, R. (November 18). ‘Reflections in the waves and on the slopes: Bourdieu, feminism and reflexive ethnography in board sport cultures’, paper presented at the Contemporary Ethnography across the Disciplines Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, November 17-19.

Thorpe, H. (November 3-6). ‘Transnational mobilities in snowboarding culture: Travel, tourism and lifestyle sport migration’ (November 6), North American Sociology of Sport Conference, San Diego.

Thorpe, H. (October 20). ‘Understanding physical cultural bodies: The case of snowboarding’. University of Central Lancashire (Preston, UK), invited presentation, launch of the International Research Institute for Sport Studies (IRiSS).

Thorpe, H. (October 13). ‘Research and reflections from a departing Leverhulme Fellow’. Chelsea School seminar, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, UK.

Thorpe, H. (August 26). ‘Understanding physical cultural bodies: Some methodological and theoretical considerations’. Invited lecture, University of Copenhagen International PhD Summer School.

Thorpe, H. (July 6). ‘Riding high: Theorizing risk and pleasure in contemporary physical youth culture’. Leisure Studies Association Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom, 6-8 July.

Thorpe, H. (May 17). ‘Transnational youth cultures: Travel, lifestyle and extreme sport’, presentation for staff and students at the Chelsea School, University of Brighton, UK.

Thorpe, H. (May 6). ‘Sex, drugs and snowboarding: Theorizing risk and pleasure in a contemporary physical youth culture’, European Sociology of Sport Conference, Porto, Portugal, 5-9 May.

Thorpe, H. (April 23). ‘Sex, drugs and snowboarding: The perils and pleasures of sensuous ethnography in physical youth culture’. Spring Festival of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Brighton, Hastings Center.

Thorpe, H. (April 8). ‘Have board, will travel: Global physical youth cultures and mobility’. The British Sociological Association, Glasgow, Scotland, 7-9 April.

Thorpe, H. (March 26). ‘Transnational Physical Youth Cultures: Travel, Tourism and Lifestyle Sport Migration’. University of Exeter, Business School, invited presentation.

Thorpe, H. (February 5). ‘Snow Border Crossings: Travel, Tourism and Lifestyle Sport Migration’, Australia and New Zealand Leisure Studies Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

2009

‘Theorizing Cultural Memory: The Politics of Remembering the Snowboarding Body’, Australian Sport History conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2 July.

2008

‘Gendering Bourdieu: Habitus, Field, Capital and the Female Boarding Body’, Sociological Association of Australia and New Zealand conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, 27 November.

Robert Rinehart and Holly Thorpe. ‘“Compassion in Action”: Non-Representational Theory, Affect and a Politics of Hope’, North American Sociology of Sport Conference, Denver, Colorado, 8 November.

‘Gendering Bourdieu: Habitus, Field, Capital and the Female Boarding Body’, North American Sociology of Sport Conference, Denver, Colorado, 7 November.

2007

‘Boarders, babes and bad-asses: Theories of a female physical youth culture,’ Staff presentation, University of Brighton, Chelsea School, Eastbourne, 3 December.

‘Boarders, babes and bad-asses: A Bourdieuian analysis of a female youth culture’, Guest lecture for graduate students and staff, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 November.

‘Foucault, technologies of self, and the snowboarding media,’ North American Society of Sociology of Sport, Pittsburgh, USA, 2 November.

‘Boarders, babes and bad-asses: Theories of a female physical youth culture,’ School of Education colloquium series, University of Waikato, 14 September.

2006

‘Snowboarding bodies: dressing for distinction’, Staff presentation, University of Alberta, Canada, 8 November.

‘Playing with gender: Hegemonic masculinity and the snowboarding culture’, North American Society of Sociology of Sport, Vancouver, 3 November.

‘Commercialization of the Female Snowboarder,’ Commonwealth Games Conference, Melbourne, 12 March.

‘The snowboarding body: A site of distinction,’ International Sports Studies Conference, Melbourne, 8 March.

2005

‘Contextualizing female surf, skate and snowboarding’, ANZALS 7th Biennial Conference, University of Waikato (Tauranga), 2 December. Co-winner of the best graduate student paper.

‘Context and sport sociology: The female surf, skate and snow boarder’, North American Society of Sociology of Sport, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27 October.

‘Snowboarding bodies: Dressing for distinction’. Unitec (Auckland), staff seminar, 19 October.

‘Betties, babes and bad-Asses: A contextual history of female surf, skate and snow boarders’, Australian Society for Sports History, Melbourne, Australia, 13 July.

2004

‘Embodied boarders: Snowboarding, status and style’, North American Society of Sociology of Sport Conference, Tucson, Arizona, 6 November.

‘Snowboarding bodies: Dressing for distinction’, Waikato Management School Student Research Conference, 21 October.