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Kyle D Green

Narrative

I have always found great pleasure in learning new and wondrous things. Sociology is the discipline that allows me to continue to explore the world with the wonderment of a child first entering the magical lands of fairy tales.


Specialties

  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Sociological and Cultural Theory (emphasis on self & embodiment)
  • Qualitative Methods
  • gender (masculinity)
  • Excess & ritual
  • physical practice/sport
  • Popular Culture
  • Spaces of escape
  • Place & Identity
  • Mixed Martial Arts

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Geography major, Philosophy and Honors minors, State University of New York (SUNY), Geneseo, NY, 2005.
  • M.A.: Geography, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2008.

Publications

  • Green, Kyle, Douglas Hartmann, & Toben Nelson (forthcoming) “Binge Drinking and Sports Participation in College: Patterns Among Athletes and Former Athletes.” International Journal of the Sociology of Sport.
  • "We Wear No Pants": Selling Masculinity in the 2010 Super Bowl Commercials: Green, Kyle, Madison Van Oort, Signs: Journal of Women in Society, forthcoming .
  • It hurts so it is real: sensing the seduction of mixed martial arts: Green, Kyle, social & cultural geography, 12 377-396, 2011.
  • Politics and Sports: Strange and Secret Bedfellows. Green, Kyle, Douglas Hartmann, Author, 2012. Link
  • the Wire goes to college: Green, Kyle, Sarah Lageson, Sinan Erensu, Contexts, 10 12-15, 2011.

Research Activities

  • Talking About Social Controversies Project: Research assistant for a National Science Foundation funded project examining how people discuss issues related to science, religion, and politics. Responsible for organizing and running focus groups in Boston, MA., as well as coding and analyzing data., 2011 - present
  • Prince and the Twin Cities music scene: archival research focused on the racial dynamics of the Minneapolis music scene., 2008
  • Globalization and sustainable development in Latin America: Research assistant for a National Science Foundation funded study of the urban thermal heat island effect in Merida, Mexico, 06/2003 - 08/2003
  • Globalization and sustainable development in Latin America: Research assistant for a National Science Foundation funded study of consumer consumption and waste generation in Merida, Mexico, 06/2003 - 08/2003
  • Globalization and sustainable development in Latin America: Research assistant for a National Science Foundation funded study of ecotourism in Celestun, Mexico, 06/2003 - 08/2003

Professional Activities

  • 2011 Sociology Research Institution – Paper Presentation in session on Contestation, Conversion and the Politics of Consumption – “We Wear, We Wear, We Wear No Pants“: The Crisis of Masculinity in the 2010 Super Bowl Commercials.
  • 2011 Guest Lecture – Research Methods – Participant observation or observant participation?
  • 2011 Sociology Research Institution – Paper Presentation in Women, Men & Hippies: Revisiting the Feminist Scholarship of Helen Hacker – The New Burdens of Masculinity
  • 2010 Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport – Paper Presentation in Section on Producing Athletic Extremes: Studies of Sports Culture at the Outer Limits Talking on the Mat: Mixed Martial Arts & the Emergence of Narrating Men
  • 2010 Guest Lecture – Separate Worlds: Comparing Homelessness and Affluence in the United States (Augsburg College) – Why Ethnography.
  • 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association – Paper Presentation in Section on Body and Embodiment Exploring the Limits of the Body: An Ethnographic Inquiry into the Role of Pain in Mixed Martial Arts
  • 2009 Sociology Research Institution – Paper Presentation in Sport session – Amateur Mixed Martial Arts and the Emergence of Hypermasculine Narratives: Creating a Safe Space to Hurt
  • 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers – Paper Presentation in session on the Limits of the Body Pain, Masculinity and Contemporary Capitalism: An Ethnographic Inquiry into the Seduction of Mixed Martial Arts
  • Paper Presentation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Geographers (Boston): Streetball: Representation and racialization of an urban performance (as part of the Public Space and Spectacle session)
  • Discussant on the Critical Sports Geography panel at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Geographers (Boston)
  • 2005 AAG conference poster presentation, Denver, CO: The Globalization of Basketball
  • Paper presentation at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers: Analysis of the Generation and Distribution of Solid Waste in Mérida, Mexico

Outreach Activities

  • Editorial Board - The Society Pages: 2011 - present
  • Teaching Assistant Mentor: 2011 - 2012
  • Graduate Editorial Board - American Sociological Association "Contexts" Magazine: 2010 - 2011
  • Co-organizer of the SWS Brownbag Speaker Series: 2010 - 2011
  • Graduate student representative - University of Minnesota Sociology Department: 2010 - 2011

Awards

  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, 2012-2013
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of Minnesota Department of Sociology, 2012-2013
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2010 - 2011
  • Public Sociology Award, U of M Department of Sociology, 2010 - 2011
  • Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Travel Grant (University of Minnesota), Summer 2010
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program, Summer 2009
  • National Council for Geographic Education & Association of American Geographers Award for Excellence of Scholarship, 2004 - 2005

Courses Taught

  • Sport & Society
  • Social Theory
  • Sociological Research Methods
  • Sociology 4966 – Senior Projects (teaching assistant)
  • Sociology 3801 – Sociological Research Methods (teaching assistant)
  • Sociology 3703 – Social Theory (teaching assistant)
  • Sociology 1001 – Introduction to Sociology (teaching assistant)
  • Cities, Citizens, and Communities (Teaching Assistant)
  • Geography of the Twin Cities (teaching assistant)
  • Geographies of Global Cities (Teaching Assistant)
  • Physical Geography (Lab Instructor)
  • Humanities II (Teaching Assistant)
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