Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

Brian Wilson is a sociologist and Professor in the School of Kinesiology at The University of British Columbia. He is author of Sport & Peace: A Sociological Perspective (2012, Oxford University Press), Fight, Flight or Chill: Subcultures, Youth and Rave into the Twenty-First Century (2006, McGill-Queen's University Press) and the forthcoming The Greening of Golf: Sport, Globalization and the Environment (with Brad Millington -- Manchester University Press), as well as articles on sport, social inequality, environmental issues, media, social movements, and youth culture. His recent work focuses on how the sport of running is used for peace-promotion in Kenya and on responses to golf-related environmental concerns. He currently leads a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded project entitled “Fostering ‘Sport-for-Peace Journalism’ and a Role for Sociologists of Sport.”


  • –present
    Professor, Kinesiology, University of British Columbia


    McMaster University, Ph.D. (Sociology)