Jeanette and Mitch present at North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Conference!

From April 20-23, the NASSS conference was held in Montreal. In a session entitled ‘Cycling Towards Social Change? The Role of Bicycles for Development’ (convened and moderated by Mitch!), Jeanette and Mitch presented the following:

Mitchell McSweeney, Lyndsay Hayhurst, Janet Otte & Brian Wilson
Social entrepreneurship and gender relations in Northern Uganda: Using postcolonial theory to critically explore the use of bicycles for development

Jeanette Steinmann & Brian Wilson

Cycles of poverty: Perspectives on bicycling, recycling, and homelessness in Vancouver

Mitch was also a panelist, for a discussion about the documentary film “Revolutions” Bike waste and the circular economy (produced by Courtney Szto), which premiered at NASSS.

Well done Jeanette and Mitch!

Welcome to Mitchell McSweeney, postdoctoral fellow!

Welcome to UBC Mitch!

Here is how Mitch describes himself on the ‘Bicycles for Development’ website:

Mitchell McSweeney (he/him) is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia. His research agenda focuses on social entrepreneurship, innovation, sport for development, and livelihoods, and he often utilizes postcolonial theory, institutional theory, and diaspora to critically investigate these areas.

Mich completed a Ph.D. in Kinesiology at York University before joining us at UBC.

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