Pirkko Markula-Denison, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs
Associate Dean/Research, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Faculty Affairs

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs
Email
pirkko.markula@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7192
Address
4-423 Van Vliet Complex - West
8831 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H9

Associate Dean/Research, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Faculty Affairs
Email
markulad@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Degrees

Ph.D (Kinesiology, major sport sociology) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

MSc (sport administration) University of Jyvaskyla, Finland


Background

Lecturer, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Lecturer, Brunel University, United Kingdom

Senior lecturer, Exeter University, United Kingdom

Senior lecturer, University of Bath, United Kingdom


Contemporary dancer 

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.


Fitness Instructor

ACE certified group fitness instructor

Pilates instructor (Michael King, United Kingdom)

BarrePilates instructor


Research

Physical cultural studies of physical activity:

I study dance and exercise in contemporary culture from poststructuralist Deleuzian and Foucaultian perspectives. My current projects include:

  • Dance and Aging
  • Physical Activity and the Moving Body: From Foucault to Deleuze with Jim Denison
  • New materialism and physical activity
  • performance ethnography

Blog: Fit Femininity

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fit-femininity


Co-Founder: the Body, Movement, and Culture Research Group

https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/bmc-research-group/home


Latest Publication

Markula, P. (2019). Deleuze and Physically Activity Body. London, UK: Routledge.





Teaching

KSR 685 Doctoral Seminar

KSR 582 Health, Physical Activity, and Performance

Courses

KSR 685 - Doctoral Research Seminar

This seminar focuses on the scholarly and professional challenges facing researchers in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. This course is a requirement of the doctoral program in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 685, KRLS 685 or PERLS 685.


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