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.”

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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

Dr. Ted Butryn Named Research Fellow with NASSS

Congrats to Dr. Ted Butryn, who was recognized as a member of the inaugural class of 26 research fellows for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) in Windsor Ontario, Canada.

The NASSS Research Fellow is awarded to members that have had a consistently productive record of published scholarship and academic presentations over the balance of their career.

Dr. Butryn has published over 20 refereed journal articles, and along with numerous published book chapters, he also has presented over 50 juried presentations at various academic conference. Dr. Butryn is pictured below with 2017 NASSS president Dr. Theresa Walton-Fisette.