Campus Directory: Carly Adams

University of Lethbridge

Carly Adams
Kinesiology & Physical Education
Office: PE205E (Physical Education Building)
Phone: (403) 332-4508
Fax: (403) 380-1839
Socio/Cultural Lab
Room: PE246 (Physical Education Building)
Phone: (403) 332-4506


BHK (Hons.) (Sport Management); Ph.D. (Kinesiology)


20th century Canadian sport, oral, regional and local histories, gender, sport governance, the Modern Olympic Movement


Dr. Adams received a B.H.K from the University of Windsor (2001) and a Ph.D. from The University of Western Ontario (2007). Dr. Adams' research interests include historical and sociological inquiry of sport, recreation and leisure. Her current SSHRC (Sport Participation Research Initiative) funded project, in collaboration with Dr. Hart Cantelon, explores issues of community revitalization and rural survival in Southern Alberta through a case study of the Warner Hockey School in Warner, Alberta. Dr. Adams is currently the Editor of Sport History Review.

KNES 2130 - Humanities Dimensions of Physical Activity Involvement
KNES 3850 - The Modern Olympic Movement
KNES 4720 - Gender and Physical Activity
KNES 4400 - Canadian Sport History

SSCI 5103: Qualitative Interviewing
SSCI 5701: Professional Seminar I
SSCI 5703: Professional Seminar II

Dr. Adams is currently accepting graduate students.

Selected Publications

Adams, Carly and Stacey Leavitt (in press) "It's just girls' hockey:" Troubling progress narratives in girls' and women's sport," International Review for the Sociology of Sport.

Shields, Rachel, Jason Laurendeau and Carly Adams (in press) "The logic of memory: 'Paroxysms of tears and joy' for the London Olympics and the Bhopal disaster," Memory Studies.

Adams, Carly (2014) "Troubling bodies: "The Canadian girl, the ice rink, and the Banff Winter Carnival." Journal of Canadian Studies, 48(3): 200-220.

Stevens, Julie and Carly Adams (2013) Together we can make it better: Collective action and governance in a girls' ice hockey association," International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48(6): 658-672

Kossuth, Robert and Carly Adams (2013) Reflections on critical sport history in the museum: Opportunities and challenges from a local/regional project. Journal of Sport History, 40(2): 401-411.

Adams, Carly (2012), "(Writing myself into) Betty White's stories: (De)constructing narratives of/through feminist sport history research," Journal of Sport History, special issue on feminist sport history, 39(3): 395-414.

Adams, Carly (2012) "Historical methods and traces of the past: Embracing the complexities and engaging in reflexivity" In Kevin Young and Michael Atkinson (eds.) Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Culture. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Adams, Carly (2011), Queens of the ice. Toronto, ON: James Lorimer & Company Ltd.

Adams, Carly (2011), "I just felt like I belonged to them: Women's industrial softball, London, Ontario 1923-35," Journal of Sport History, 38(1): 75-94.

Adams, Carly (2011), "Supervised places to play: Social reform, citizenship, and femininity at municipal playgrounds in London, Ontario, 1900-1942," Ontario History, 103(1): 60-80.

Laurendeau, Jason and Carly Adams (2010), "'Jumping like a girl': Discursive silences, exclusionary practices, and the controversy over women's ski jumping," Sport in Society 13(3): 431-447.

Adams, Carly (2009) "Organizing hockey for women: The Ladies Ontario Hockey Association and the fight for legitimacy, 1922-1940." In John Wong (ed.) Coast to Coast: Hockey in Canada Before the End of the Second World War. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 132-159.

Adams, Carly (2008) "Queens of the ice lanes: The Preston Rivulettes and Canadian women's hockey, 1931-1940." Sport History Review 39(1): 1-29.

Adams, Carly and Julie Stevens, (2007) "Change and grassroots movement: re-conceptualizing women's hockey governance in Canada," International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2(4): 344-461.

Adams, Carly (2006) "Softball and the female community: Pauline Perron, pro ball player, outsider, 1926-1951," Journal of Sport History 33(3): 323-343.

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