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Queen's University

John Nauright

Ph.D. (History), Queen's University, 1992

I graduated with a PhD in history from Queen's in 1992 specializing in African history. Since then I have taught primarily in sports history in New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, England, Scotland, and the USA. Currently I am Director of the Academy of International Sport and Professor of Sport Management and Professor of History at George Mason University in Virginia. I am also Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill in Barbados. I have authored and edited 13 books in sports history and sports management including:

Long Run to Freedom: Sport, Cultures and Identities in South Africa
Making Men: Rugby and Masculine Identity
The Routledge Companion to Sports History
The New Sport Management Reader
and in February 2012:
Sports Around the World: History, Culture, Practice (4 volumes)


December 2011

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000