Ph.D (Kinesiology, major sport sociology) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
MSc (sport administration) University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Lecturer, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Lecturer, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Senior lecturer, Exeter University, United Kingdom
Senior lecturer, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Trained at the Dance Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States (emphasis on Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon techniques) and Erick Hawkins technique with Randy Howard in Hamilton, New Zealand
Currently choreographer and dancer, Initial 6, University of Alberta.
ACE certified group fitness instructor
Pilates instructor (Michael King, United Kingdom)
Physical cultural studies of dance:
I study dance in contemporary culture from a poststructuralist, Deleuzian perspective. My current projects include:
Socio-cultural study of fitness industry and the fit feminine body:
I study fitness from a poststructuralist, feminist perspective. My current projects include:
Blog: Fit Femininity
Socio-cultural study of sport: I study sport from a poststructuralist, feminist perspective. My current projects include:
Ethnography, autoethnography, performance ethnography:
As a qualitative researcher, I use multiple methods to collect empirical material. I also engage in alternative ways of research representation, particularly dance performance ethnography.
Co-Founder: the Body, Movement, and Culture Research Group
Markula, P. (2019). Deleuze and Physically Activity Body. London, UK: Routledge.
KSR 685 Doctoral Seminar
KSR 581 Scientific Inquiry and Qualitative Research Methodology