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Professor Jim McKay

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies


Jim has taught at American, Australian, British and Canadian universities and received an Excellence in Teaching Award from The University of Queensland. He has published widely on topics such as gender, race, nationalism, globalisation and popular culture and is also a former editor of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport and on the editorial board of Men & Masculinities.



Articles (Since 2010)

McKay, J. (2013) “‘We Didn't Want To Do A Dial-a-Haka’: Performing New Zealand Nationhood in Turkey.” Journal of Sport & Tourism, 18, 2: 117-135.
Lamont, & McKay, J. (2013) “Intimations of Postmodernity in Sports Tourism at the Tour de France.” Journal of Sport & Tourism, 17, 4: 313-331.
McKay, J. (2013) “A Critique of the Militarisation of Australian History and Culture Thesis: The Case of Anzac Battlefield Tourism.” PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 10, 1: 1-15;
McKay, J. and Roderick, M. (2010) “‘Lay Down Sally’: Media Narratives of Failure in Australian Sport.” Journal of Australian Studies, 34, 3: 295-315.
Book Chapters (Since 2010)
McKay J. and Brooks, K. (2013) “Wayne’s World’: Media Narratives of the Downfall and Redemption About ‘King’ Wayne Carey.” In Fallen Heroes: Sport, Media, and Celebrity Culture. Edited by L. A. Wenner. New York, NY, Peter Lang Publishers.
Rowe, D. and McKay, J. (2012) “Torchlight Temptations: Hosting the Olympics and the Global Gaze.” In Watching the Olympics: Politics, Power and Representation. Edited by John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson. London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
McKay, J. and Johnson, H. (2011) “Pornographic Eroticism and Sexual Grotesquerie in Representations of African American Sportswomen.” In Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Critical Reader. Edited by G Dines and J. McMahon Humez. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.