Charlene Weaving ph.d.
Associate Professor OF HUMAN KINETICS

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Edited Anthology:
Paul Davis and Charlene Weaving (eds) (2010) Philosophical Perspectives on Sport in Gender and Physical Activity. Routledge.

Refereed Chapters in Books 

Weaving, C. (2015).Chicks Fighting in a Cage: A philosophical critique of gender constructions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship” In Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports: Women Warriors around the World.  Alexander Shannon and Christopher Matthews (Eds.) Palgrave Macmillan.

 Weaving, C. (2014) “Careers” in The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport. Cesar Torres (Ed.) London UK: Bloomsbury Publishers, pp. 408-426 (Note: invited to contribute). ISBN 978-104081-8257-4.

 Weaving, C. (2013) “Smoke and Mirrors: A Critique of Women Olympian’s Nude Reflections.” In Olympic Ethics and Philosophy. Mike McNamee and Jim Parry (Eds). Taylor and Francis, pp. 130-148. ISBN 978-0-415-63511-0.

 Weaving, C. (2012) “Buns of Gold, Silver, and Bronze: A critical analysis of the state of Olympic women’s beach volleyball” in Olympics and Philosophy. Mike Austin and Heather Reid (Eds). University Press of Kentucky, pp. 370-392.

Weaving, C. (2010) “Unraveling the ideological concept of the female athlete: a connection between sex and sport” in Philosophical Perspectives on Gender and Sport. Davis and Weaving (Eds.). London UK: Routledge, pp. 83-94.

 Weaving, C. (2009) “The Ethical Dilemmas of Hyper-Sexualized Physical Activity for Children: The Case of Contemporary Dance”, in Children, Sport, Physical Activity, and Philosophy. Cesar Torres (Ed.) Translated into Spanish, “Los dilemas éticos de la actividad física infantil hipersexualizada: el caso del baile contemporáneo” in  Ninex, deporte y a actividad fiscal: perspectivas filosoficas. pp.101-118.  

Refereed Journal Articles

Weaving, C., and Teetzel, S. (2014). "Getting Jacked and Burning Fat: Examining doping and gender stereotypes in Canadian university sport.” Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 7,198-217.

 Sailors, P., Teetzel, S and Weaving, C.*(2014), "Lentius, Inferius, Debilius: The Ethics of ‘Not Trying’ on the Olympic Stage" Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics,
*authors listed in alphabetical order

 Teetzel, S. and Weaving, C.* (2014) “From Silence to Surveillance: Examining the Aftermath of a Canadian University Doping Scandal.” Surveillance & Society 11(4): 481- 493. | ISSN: 1477-7487.

Sailors ,P., Teetzel, S and Weaving, C.* (2014)Bad Girls Can’t Win  Atrium: The Report of the MidwesternMedical Humanities and Bioethics Program.  Special Issue on
Bad Girls.’ Guest Editor Alice Dreger. Issue 12: 14-18. |   
authors listed in alphabetical order

 Weaving, C (2014) “It is okay to play as long as you wear lingerie (or skimpy bikinis): a moral evaluation of the Lingerie Football League and its rebranding.” Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 17(6): 757-772.
DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2014.882905.

Weaving, C. (2013) “Cage Fighting like a Girl: Exploring gender constructions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)” Journal of Philosophy of Sport. Special Edition: ‘Gender and Philosophy.’ 41(1), 129-142

 Edwards, L. and Jones, C. & Weaving, C*. (2013) “Celebration on Ice: double standards following the Canadian women’s gold medal victory at the 2010 winter Olympics.” Sport in Society. 16 (5): 682-698. DOI:10.1080/17430437.2012.753524.
*authors listed in alphabetical order

Sailors, P., Teetzel, S. & Weaving, C*. (2012) “No Net Gain: A critique of media representation of women’s Olympic beach volleyball. Feminist Media Studies, 12(3): 1-5.
DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2012.698093.
*authors listed in alphabetical order

 Weaving, C. and S. Roberts (2012) “Checking In: Analysis of the (lack of) body checking in women’s ice hockey.” Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 83(3): 470-478.

 Weaving, C. (2012) “Smoke and Mirrors: A feminist critique of women Olympians’ nude reflections.” Sport Ethics and Philosophy, Special Issue: Olympic Ethics and Philosophy. Mike McNamee and Jim Parry (Eds.) 6(2): 232-250.

 Gallant, M. C., Vossen, D. P., & Weaving, C.* (2011) “In the Zone: Physical Literacy and the Quest for Certified Coaches.”  Physical and Health Education Journal. 77(2) ISSN 1498-0940. pp. 16-21.*authors listed in alphabetical order

Refereed Commentaries in Journals

 Sailors, P., Teetzel, S and Weaving, C.* (2013) "Prescription for ‘Sports Medicine and Ethics.’” The American  Journal of Bioethics. 13(10): 22-23.


Sailors, P., Teetzel, S. & Weaving, C*. (2012). “The Complexities of Sport, Gender and Drug Testing.The American Journal of Bioethics. 12(7):23-25.
*authors listed in alphabetical order



2015 SSHRC Insight Grant and Sport Canada. “Transitioning to inclusive sport: understanding barriers to transgender Canadians' participation in recreational and high-performance sport” Role: Collaborator. Status: FUNDED.

   Spring 2011: Weaving, C. (Award Holder). SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences. “Sport and the Environment: Philosophical Dimensions.” 18,030$ CDN.

 Winter 2008-2011: Weaving, C. (Principle Investigator) “A Sociocultural Analysis of Doping and Gender.” World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Social Science Research Grant Program 2008. Collaborators: Dr. Sarah Teetzel (University of Winnipeg) and Dr. Gertrud Pfister (Denmark). 34.410$ USD/3Year project.

 2007-2012: Weaving, C. (International Partner). “Doping in Sport—an Issue of Gender and Society”. Principal Investigator: Dr. Gertrud Pfister (Denmark). Funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology, and Innovation. 5.411 Million Danish Crowns. (~1 Million USD).

 Winter 2007:          St. Francis Xavier University Service Learning Faculty Development and Research Support Grant. “Making the Historical Process Local and Relative.” 3,000$ CDN.



Weaving, C. (lead), Paul Davis, Lisa Edwards, Pam R. Sailors, Angela Schneider & Sarah Teetzel. (2013). Critique of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport’s Sport in Transition Report. Submitted to the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), 6 pages.

 Weaving, C. (PI) and Sarah Teetzel (2012). A Sociocultural Analysis of Gender and Doping. Grant Findings submitted to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). 86 pages.