Associate Professor in Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture, University of Waikato
Dr Thorpe is a Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. She works primarily in the field of the sociology of sport and physical culture, with her research interests including youth, gender, women's health, action sports, mobilities, social theory, and qualitative methods. She is a recipient of both Fulbright and Leverhulme Fellowships, and author of Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures (2014) and Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice (2011). Her most recent work has focused on youth sporting mobilities, and sport for development in sites of war, conflict and disaster.
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