I am current co-investigator on a SSHRC Insight Grant entitled “Wheels of Change”: Exploring ‘Bicycles for Development’ for Women and Girls in the (Post-)Pandemic Contexts of Canada, Uganda and Nicaragua’” (2021-2026; Lyndsay Hayhurst is Principal Investigator, along with Co-I’s Francine Darroch, Carleton University; Brad Millington, Brock University; Cathy van Ingen, Brock University).
I was co-investigator (along with PI Lyndsay Hayhurst and co-investigators are Brad Millington and Rob Vanwysberghe), on a SSHRC-funded study titled Cycling Against Poverty? Researching a Sport for Development Movement and an ‘Object’ in/for Development. This project focuses on the use of the bicycle as a possible catalyst for development.
Outputs from this research include:
McSweeney, M. Hayhurst, L. Millington, B., Wilson, B. Otte, J., del Socorro Cruz Centeno, L., Ardizzi, M., & Bandoles, E. (2023). Bicycles and the Potential of Unstructured Sport for Development and Peace. Leisure Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2023.2217161
Hayhurst, L.M.C., McSweeney, M., Bandoles, E., Otte, J., del Socorro Cruz Centeno, L. & Wilson, B. (2022). “Bicycles are important for women!” Exploring bicycles, gender and development in Nicaragua and Uganda. Third World Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2021.2020634
Steinmann, J. & Wilson, B. (2022). The underground bicycle economy: an exploration of social supports and economic resources that Vancouver’s homeless and variably-housed cyclists utilize. Mobilities, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2022.2101896
Steinmann, J. & Wilson, B. (2022). Different spokes for different folks: Experiences with cycling and the bicycle from the perspective of variably-housed cyclists in Vancouver. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 14(6), pp. 880-899. DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2021.2019099
Steinmann, J., McSweeney, M., Hayhurst, L.M.C. & Wilson, B. (2022). Bicycles and the Creation of Peaceful Places. In(Eds.), Routledge Companion to Cycling (pp. 373-375). London: Routledge.
Hayhurst, L.M.C.., Millington, B., Wilson, B. Steinmann, J., Nachman, J., McSweeney, M., Otte, J., del Socorro Cruz Centeno, L., Eyul P.. (2022, June 1). Will the bicycle help us address pressing social issues? The Conversation. Article link: https://theconversation.com/will-the-bicycle-help-us-address-pressing-social-issues-183074
Ardizzi, M., Wilson, B., Hayhurst, L., & Otte, J. (2021). “People Still Believe a Bicycle Is for a Poor Person”: Features of “Bicycles for Development” Organizations in Uganda and Perspectives of Practitioners. Sociology of Sport Journal, 38(1), 36-49.
Steinmann, Jeanette, Wilson, Brian, McSweeney, Mitchell, Bandoles, Emerald, & Hayhurst. Lyndsay M.C.. (2021). An Exploration of Safe Space: From a Youth Bicycle Program to the Road. Sociology of Sport Journal. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2020-0155.
McSweeney, M., Millington, B., Hayhurst, L., Wilson, B., Ardizzi, M., & Otte, J. (2021). ‘The bike breaks down. What are they going to do?’ Actor-networks and the Bicycles for Development movement. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 56(2), 194-211.
McSweeney, M., Hayhurst, L., Wilson, B., Bandoles, E., & Leung, K. (2021). Colliding mandates of social enterprises: Exploring the financial strategies, environment, and social-market tensions of bicycles-for-development organizations. Sport Management Review, 1-24.