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Kevin Young

Kevin Young, PhD
Full Professor Emeritus
University of Calgary
Department of Sociology

Kevin is an internationally recognized expert in the Sociology of Sport, and on matters related to sports violence in particular. He has authored or edited 15 books, and over 100 journal articles, book chapters and book reviews. His research and teaching interests bridge Criminology and Sociology of Sport, as seen in his studies of on- and off-field violence, litigation and security. He has also published widely on matters relating to gender, body and health, and the use of animals in sport. Kevin has served on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals as well as two elected terms as Vice-President of the International Sociology of Sport Association. For over 20 years he has edited one of the most recognized book series in his field (Research in the Sociology of Sport – Emerald Press). His work has been translated into multiple languages including French, Spanish, German, Greek, Japanese and Mandarin. He has advised sports and medical organizations and provided expert testimony in legal cases involving personal injury. Kevin is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary.