Associate Professor in Sociology of Sport, University of Waikato

Dr Thorpe is a Associate Professor in Te Oranga School of Human Development and Movement Studies at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. She works primarily in the field of the sociology of sport and physical culture, with her research interests including youth, gender, women's health, action sports, mobilities, social theory, and qualitative methods. She is a recipient of both Fulbright and Leverhulme Fellowships, and author of Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures (2014) and Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice (2011). Her most recent work has focused on youth sporting mobilities, and sport for development in sites of war, conflict and disaster.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Sport, Waikato University

Education

  • 2007 
    University of Waikato, PhD/Sociology of Sport