Nathan Kalman-Lamb

Nathan Kalman-Lamb

Lecturing Fellow of Thompson Writing Program

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Nathan Kalman-Lamb is a Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University. His recent teaching interests include the intersection of sport, labor, race, and social inequality; sociology of the body; and social theory, classical and contemporary. He is the author of Game Misconduct: Injury, Fandom, and the Business of Sport (2018, Fernwood) and co-author of Out of Left Field: Social Inequality and Sports (2011, Fernwood). He has also recently published in scholarly venues on athletic labor and social reproduction and centering writing in critical sociology of sport pedagogy. He is a major proponent of public scholarship and has published essays, articles, and op-eds in publications such as The Chronicle of Higher EducationJacobin MagazineLos Angeles Review of BooksGlobe and MailNews and ObserverOttawa Citizen, and others. He has also appeared on various television and radio broadcasts including CBC News and ESPN. He is currently a cluster representative for the Duke Faculty Union.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., York University in Toronto (Canada) 2016

  • M.A., York University in Toronto (Canada) 2007

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Doctoral Fellowship awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2009 to 2013)

Canada Graduate Scholarship– Master’s awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2006 to 2007)

Kalman-Lamb, Nathan. Game Misconduct Injury, Fandom, and the Business of Sport. Fernwood Publishing, 2018.

Abdel-Shehid, Gamal, and Nathan Kalman-Lamb. Out of Left Field Social Inequality and Sports. Fernwood Books Limited, 2011.

Kalman-Lamb, N. “I hate christian laettner and the persistence of hegemonic masculinity and heteronormativity in sporting cultures.” The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport, 2019, pp. 241–60. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19799-5_14. Full Text

Kalman-Lamb, Nathan. “Whiteness and Hockey in Canada: Lessons from Semi-Structured Interviews with Retired Professional Players.” Hockey Challenging Canada’s Game – Au-Delà Du Sport National, edited by Jenny Ellison and Jennifer Anderson, University of Ottawa Press, 2018.

Kalman-Lamb, N. “Deconstructing Linsanity: Is Jeremy Lin a Model Minority Subject?Killing the Model Minority Stereotype Asian American Counterstories and Complicity, 2015.

Kalman-Lamb, N. “Listening to the literature: a case for centering writing in critical sociology of sport pedagogy.” Sport, Education and Society, vol. 25, no. 6, July 2020, pp. 643–53. Scopus, doi:10.1080/13573322.2019.1644308. Full Text Open Access Copy

Kalman-Lamb, N. “Imagined communities of fandom: sport, spectatorship, meaning and alienation in late capitalism.” Sport in Society, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1080/17430437.2020.1720656. Full Text Open Access Copy

Kalman-Lamb, N. “Athletic Labor and Social Reproduction.” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, vol. 43, no. 6, Dec. 2019, pp. 515–30. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0193723519850879. Full Text Open Access Copy

Abdel-Shehid, G., and N. Kalman-Lamb. “Complicating gender, sport, and social inclusion: The case for intersectionality.” Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 2PracticeandResearch, Jan. 2017, pp. 159–62. Scopus, doi:10.17645/si.v5i2.887. Full Text

Abdel-Shehid, Gamal, and Nathan Kalman-Lamb. “Complicating Gender, Sport, and Social Inclusion: The Case for Intersectionality.” Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 2, 2017, pp. 159–62. Open Access Copy

Abdel-Shehid, G., and N. Kalman-Lamb. “Multiculturalism, gender and bend it like beckham.” Social Inclusion, vol. 3, no. 3, Jan. 2015, pp. 142–52. Scopus, doi:10.17645/si.v3i3.135. Full Text Open Access Copy

Kalman-Lamb, N. “The athlete as model minority subject: Jose Bautista and Canadian multiculturalism.” Social Identities, vol. 19, no. 2, Mar. 2013, pp. 238–53. Scopus, doi:10.1080/13504630.2013.789219. Full Text

Kalman-Lamb, Nathan. ““A Portrait of This Country”: Whiteness, Indigeneity, Multiculturalism and the Vancouver Opening Ceremonies.” Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 27, University of Toronto Press Inc. (UTPress), June 2012, pp. 5–27. Crossref, doi:10.3138/topia.27.5. Full Text