Dr. Joshua Newman
Joshua I. Newman is an Associate Professor of media, politics, and cultural studies in the Department of Sport Management at The Florida State University. Dr. Newman’s research and teaching draw upon critical theory and co-present techniques to interrogate the cultural and political economies of sport and the active body. In addition to having published numerous journal articles and book chapters on issues pertaining to sport and body cultures of the U.S. South, Dr. Newman is the author of two books, Embodying Dixie: Studies in the Body Pedagogics of Southern Whiteness (Common Ground, 2010) and Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation: Consumption and the Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism (with Michael D.Giardina, Palgrave, 2011). His research manuscripts have been featured in The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research, Cultural Studies Critical Methodologies, American Behavioral Scientist, the Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and Sociology of Sport Journal. Dr. Newman has served as a keynote or plenary speaker at the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry and the Physical Cultural Studies Annual Conference and is an editorial board member of the Sociology of Sport Journal.
Prior to coming to Florida State, Dr. Newman was a Lecturer of Sport Studies in the National School of Physical Education at the University of Otago in New Zealand (c. 2009-2011) and prior to that an Assistant Professor and program coordinator of Sport Management at Towson University (c. 2005-2008). At his previous institutions, Dr. Newman earned university-wide recognition for excellence in teaching and academic counseling/advising. In 2005, Dr. Newman earned his Ph.D. in Kinesiology (with an emphasis on Physical Cultural Studies) in the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.