Judy Liao, PhD

Assistant Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences


Assistant Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences
(780) 679-1653
2-133 Forum
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3



Ph.D., University of Alberta

M.A., University of British Columbia 

B.B.A/B.Laws, National Taipei University

I teach sociology of sport, gender studies, and qualitative research methods in sport studies. My work examines female bodies in sport and popular culture. Besides women's sport and women in popular culture, my favourite topic in conversation is my dear puppy, Polaris. 


My research agenda focuses on elite female sporting bodies in contemporary cultures. I am particularly interested in intersecting politics within the Women's National Basketball Association's (WNBA) operations and media representations. 


“The only thing I am guilty of is taking too many jump shots”: A Deleuzian media analysis of Diana Taurasi’s drug charge in 2010

Author(s): Judy Liao & Pirkko Markula
Publication: Sociology of Sport Journal
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 169-197
External Link: http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/abs/10.1123/ssj.2015-0079