Presentations and Posters
TALS 2023 Conference
The Academy of Leisure Sciences 2023 Annual Conference on Research and Teaching
As an organization we fully recognize the importance for educators and scholars to re-engage in critical discussions, networking, and community-building. A central focus of the conference is to create these opportunities while connecting our teaching, research, and service to some of the more pressing social and environmental issues of our time. Some would say as a leisure field we are reaching a precipice of deciding who we are and how we can influence the world around us.
Download the posters
- Poster 1 – Sexual Violence and Abuse in Online Dating
- Poster 2 – ‘People are here because they’re nerds’
5th International Conference on Gender Research
Academic Conferences International
Despite some advances being made in the area, topics related to gender research remain pertinent and are gaining momentum in a changing society. It is thus important to empower and to develop research on specific gender topics, in order to acquire a clearer understanding and to obtain important insights.
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- Poster 1 – Creating Male Gender Equity Advocates [1.5 MB PDF]
- Poster 2 – Queering Research on Dating/Hook-up Apps [1.6 MB PDF]
- Poster 3 – Gendered Perspectives on Dick Pics Across GSNAs [1 MB PDF]
TALS 2021 Virtual Conference
The Academy of Leisure Sciences 2021 Annual Conference on Research and Teaching
As we continue to face challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional format of the TALS Conference on Research and Teaching has been altered for 2021 to feature a number of virtual events throughout the month of February, including the forthcoming Opening Bannon Lecture; the virtual research and teaching presentations, virtual poster session, the Friday Research and Teaching Seminars, and the Closing Keynote.
Download the poster [1.8MB PDF]
Coder’s Posters from the Canadian Sexual Research Forum, 2020
CODER Project (2020)
Download the three posters developed to share the CODER project in one zip file: Women’s hook-up app use, What’s my score, and Sex, power, and body control.
- All posters [6MB ZIP]
Books and edited volume chapters
Fostering Social Justice through Qualitative Inquiry: A Methodological Guide
Edited by Corey W. Johnson, Diana C. Parry
Now in its second edition, Fostering Social Justice through Qualitative Inquiry, addresses the methods of conducting qualitative research using a social justice paradigm. Qualitative researchers increasingly flock to social justice research to move beyond academic discourse and aid marginalized, oppressed, or less-powerful communities and groups.
The book addresses the differences that a social justice stance requires from the researcher, then discusses how major theories and qualitative methodologies are employed to create social justice in both the process and products of qualitative research. Snapshot theory chapters introduce the foundations of theories like feminism, critical race theory, queer theory, and many more. Robust methodological chapters cover grounded theory, phenomenology, ethnography, participatory action research, and other key qualitative designs. Chapters are written by experts in the specific theory or methodology, and exemplars of the authors work illustrate this style of research in action.
NVIVO Podcast: Episode 42: Fostering Social Justice through Qualitative Inquiry
Listen to Dr. Corey Johnson and Dr. Diana Parry discuss the importance of social justice in qualitative inquiry in the second edition of their book Fostering Social Justice through Qualitative Inquiry: A Methodological Guide published by Routledge.
Co-Directors Dr. Diana Parry and Corey Johnson recently published a book on Sex and Leisure: Promiscuous Perspectives.
The book uses the emerging and cutting-edge area of leisure research to highlight the importance of sexuality and sexual activity and its relevance to leisure studies. It brings to the fore some complex issues associated with this topic using a range of substantive, epistemological, theoretical and methodological approaches.
Drawing on international scholarship, the book examines sexuality from multiple, and at times, competing directions, exploring the continuum of sex from work through to carnal pleasure, and across specific sexual practices including BDSM, pornography, stripping, and sex work. Drawing on critical, feminist, queer, and post theoretical perspectives, the book charts a new direction for leisure studies and sex research, including diverse understandings of leisure practice, sex positivity, fringe and deviant sex practices. Critically, the book moves beyond merely establishing sex as a leisure pursuit to focusing on the compelling and complex intersections between sexuality and leisure.
Digital Dilemmas: Transforming Gender Identities and Power Relations in Everyday Life
eds. Diana C. Parry, Corey W. Johnson, and Simone Fullagar
The proliferation of digital technologies, virtual spaces, and new forms of engagement raise key questions about the changing nature of gender relations and identities within democratic societies. This book offers a unique collection of chapters that brings together scholars from diverse backgrounds to explore how gender experiences and identities are being transformed by digital technologies in ways that affirm or deny social justice.
Appnography: Modifying ethnography for app-based culture.
Cousineau, L. S., Oakes, H. , & Johnson, C. W. (2018).
In D.C. Parry, C.W. Johnson, & S. Fullagar (Eds.) Digital Dilemmas: Transforming gender identities and power relations in everyday life. Basingstoke: Palgrave Press.
Corey Johnson, University of Waterloo – Geo-Social Dating Apps
Johnson, C. W.
Dating practices are being changed again by Geo-social networking applications.
© 2020 by Collaborative on Digital Equity Research.