Welcome to Visiting Scholar Dr. Xingquan (Tony) Zhang

The department is hosting a new visiting professor, Dr. Xingquan (Tony) Zhang, who received his doctoral degree from Beijing Sport University, and currently is an associate professor at Shenyang Sport University that has had an academic relationship with KIN since 1998. Dr. Zhang arrived on October 19, and will observe activity classes, and conduct research. He has participated many KIN events since he arrived. Welcome Dr. Zhang.

Dr. Chen conducts Self-defense Workshop for Bay Area Physical Educators

KIN faculty Dr. Gong Chen presented a workshop on “self-defense at knife attack” for about 20 physical educators at the Bay Area CAHPERD annual conference this past weekend, Nov 3-4, 2018. The events was hosted by the Dept. of Kinesiology, SJSU with Dr. Daum and Dr. Chen helping to lead to some of the proceedings. Participants indicated that they gained hands-on experience with several research-based self-defense skills, got a lot of exercise during the practice, and had fun while learning. Trifecta!

KIN Faculty Present at the 2018 NASSS Conference

Congrats to Dr. Chin, Dr. Masucci, and former KIN faculty Dr. johnson who presented their work during the , & Session on Thursday, November 1, 2018, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, at  in Vancouver, B.C.

and beats: Engaging the San José Bike Party through mobile video ethnography.”

Read more about the session here: https://nasss2018conferencevancouve.sched.com/event/HatG/sport-media-technology

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Presentation overview: “South of the San Francisco Bay on the third Friday of every month, thousands of residents take to the streets on their bicycles to join in on the novelty   of the San José Bike Party (SJBP). For the riders, the personal and political meanings attached to the SJBP, their bikes, and the spaces they traverse, are as varied and diverse as the backgrounds of participants themselves. And yet as riders come together, they form a singular complex organism that comprises the sensory and affective foundation of the SJBP. In an effort to reach beyond the limits of sedentary data collection and of spoken and written representations, we employ evolving and hybrid methodologies, including elements of mobile video ethnography, to articulate the rich and multi-layered experiences and meanings of the SJBP. Building on the work of Justin Spinney (2015) and others, in this presentation, we explore the limits and possibilities of using technology with mobile methods—collecting data while on the move, connecting with the pulse of the ride, moving with, to, and through the beat of the bikes. We thus share a creative work in progress with the aim of developing a sense-sensitive, empathetic, (post)phenomenological representation of the SJBP.” (retrieved from https://nasss2018conferencevancouve.sched.com/speaker/matthew.masucci)