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Kyle D Green

Sociology 1058 Soc Sci Bldg 267 - 19th Ave S


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.


  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Theory (Classic and Contemporary)
  • Methods (qualitative)
  • Culture
  • Gender (Masculinity)
  • The Body and Society
  • Physical Practice and Sport
  • Narratives & Storytelling
  • Intimacy & Community
  • Excess & Ritual
  • 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.


  • Green, Kyle, Douglas Hartmann & Toben Nelson (2014) “Binge Drinking and Sports Participation in College: Patterns Among Athletes and Former Athletes.” International Journal of the Sociology of Sport. Volume 49 (3-4).
  • Green, Kyle & Madison Van Oort (2013) “We Wear No Pants: Selling the Crisis of Masculinity in the 2010 Super Bowl Commercials.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Volume 38 (3). 695-719
  • It hurts so it is real: sensing the seduction of mixed martial arts: Green, Kyle, social & cultural geography, 12 377-396, 2011.
  • Green, Kyle (forthcoming) “Troubling Bodies with C.J. Pascoe, Natalie Boero, and Abigail Saguy.” Getting Culture. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
  • Suh, Stephen & Kyle Green (forthcoming) “Constructing Culture” Getting Culture. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
  • Green, Kyle (forthcoming) “Deep Play and Flying Rats, with Colin Jerolmack” Getting Culture. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
  • Green, Kyle & Douglas Hartmann (2013) “Politics and Sports: Strange, Secret Bedfellows,” in Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, eds., The Social Side ofPolitics. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 87-102.
  • the Wire goes to college: Green, Kyle, Sarah Lageson, Sinan Erensu, Contexts, 10 12-15, 2011.
  • Edgell, Penny, Kathy Hull, Kyle Green & Dan Winchester. (UNDER REVIEW) “Reasoning Together through Telling Stories: How People Talk about Social Controversies”. American Sociological Review. *This paper is the result of equal collaboration.
  • Green, Kyle (revise and resubmit) “Time on the mat: storytelling and meaning making in the mixed martial arts gym”. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

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
  • Graduate Student Editor, Getting Culture. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
  • Office Hours, Producer & Host, (2010-present)
  • Contexts, Podcast Host, (2012-present)


  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, 2012-2013
  • SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award, 2014
  • 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
  • Ronald E. Anderson Technology and Social Cohesion Fellowship, 2014
  • 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 (University of Minnesota) - Designed and Taught
  • Social Theory (University of Minnesota) - Designed and Taught
  • Sociological Research Methods (University of Minnesota) - Designed and Taught
  • Sociology Senior Projects (University of Minnesota) - Teaching Assistant
  • Introduction to Sociology (University of Minnesota) - Teaching Assistant
  • Cities, Citizens, and Communities (University of Minnesota) - Teaching Assistant
  • Geography of the Twin Cities (University of Minnesota) - Teaching Assistant
  • Geographies of Global Cities (University of Minnesota) - Teaching Assistant
  • Physical Geography (SUNY Geneseo) - Lab Instructor
  • Humanities II (SUNY Geneseo) - Teaching Assistant
  • Sport & Society (Carleton College) - Designed and Taught
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