Corey W. Johnson, Ph.D.
Karla A. Henderson Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
North Carolina State University
Dr. Corey W. Johnson is the Karla A. Henderson Distinguished Professor, the first funded distinguished professorship in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State’s College of Natural Resources.
His inquiry focuses on power relations between dominant (white, male, etc.) and non-dominant populations in the cultural contexts of leisure and is also a qualitative research methodologist. He has co-authored seminal texts such as Fostering Social Justice for Qualitative Inquiry: A Methodological Guide, Promiscuous Perspectives: Sex and Leisure, and Contemporary Issues in Leisure, among others. His current funded projects focus on technologically mediated social relations, including decreasing gender-based violence on dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Grindr. He enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, yoga, meditation, travel, and spending time with his husband of more than 20 years and Frenchie Sedgwick.
Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
University of Waterloo
Dr. Diana Parry has a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies (Brock University), Master of Arts (University of Waterloo) and a PhD in Leisure Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Diana is currently a Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. Diana provides strategic and academic leadership, and works with the campus community to lead, articulate, and affect culture change through policies, programs and practice. A Professor in Applied Health Sciences and a fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences, Diana’s research utilizes a variety of feminist theories to explore the personal and political links between women’s leisure and women’s health, broadly defined. Diana’s scholarship and activism has been recognized through accolades including the Ontario Women’s Directorate Leading Women Award.
Stefanie Duguay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal where she manages the Digital Intimacy, Gender, and Sexuality (DIGS) Lab. Her research focuses on the influence of digital media technologies in everyday life, with attention to the intersection of sexual identity, gender, and social media. This has included studies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people’s use of social media, dating apps, and multiple platforms for digital self-representation. Stefanie’s research has been published in New Media & Society, Social Media + Society, Information, Communication & Society, and other international, peer-reviewed journals.
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Eric Filice (he/him) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Recreation & Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. An interdisciplinary scholar at heart, his research interests span digital media, subjectivity, sexuality, embodiment, and public health. His current work largely focuses on the social and psychological changes wrought by information and communications technology, including social media and geo-social networking apps. His work has been published in Body Image, Sex Roles, and the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, among other international, peer-reviewed journals.
Amy Matharu (she/her) is a PhD student in the Aging, Health and Well-being program at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include health, gender, aging, sports, and social media. Her Ph.D. work explores athlete transitions and identity through a fourth wave feminist lens.
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