Karen Mcgarry
Associate Professor, Anthropology

My fieldwork spans the sub-disciplines of archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology. My primary research interests include the anthropology of sport, spectacle, and mass media, and material culture theory and interpretation. My doctoral and post-doctoral research among Olympic-level Canadian figure skaters examined the ways in which dominant definitions of Canadian nationalism merge with the performance of particular identities of race, class, gender, and sexuality within the sport. More recently, I have conducted research on issues of masculinity within high performance swimming, and scuba diving tourism in the Virgin Islands. I am a member of the "Sports Legacies Research Collaborative" at the University of Toronto.

I have also conducted research within the field of educational anthropology and am interested in critical race theory within the context of multiculturalism and higher education curriculum development.
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