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:
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., McSweeney, M., Hayhurst, L.M.C. & Wilson, B. (2022-in press). Bicycles and the Creation of Peaceful Places. In(Eds.), Routledge Companion to Cycling. London: Routledge.
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.