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Positions Held

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Utica College

Education

Ph.D. Sociology, 2015,  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Dissertation: “The Allure of Mixed Martial Arts: Meaning Making, Masculinity, and Embodiment in Suburbia”

M.A. Geography, 2008, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities                         

B.A. Geography with Honors, State University of New York

Select Honors & Recognitions
Teaching:       

  • SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award, 2014
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of Minnesota Department of Sociology, 2012-2013
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Minnesota Department of Sociology, 2010-2011

Research:

  • Utica College, Summer Research Grant, 2016.
  • Don Martindale Scholarship in Sociology, 2015.      
  • Don Martindale Scholarship in Sociology, 2015.
  • Anna Welsch Bright Research Award, 2014-15. $5000.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, University of Minnesota, 2013-2014. $22,500.
  • Outstanding Graduate Paper Award, University of Minnesota Department of Sociology, 2013-2014
  • Director of Graduate Studies Discretionary Funding Award, University of Minnesota, 2009 & 2010
  • Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Travel Grant, University of Minnesota, 2010
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • National Council for Geographic Education & Association of American Geographers Award for Excellence of Scholarship, 2004-2005

Service:

  • Ronald E. Anderson Technology and Social Cohesion Fellowship, 2014 & 2015
  • Public Sociology Award, University of Minnesota Department of Sociology, 2011

Research
Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Green, Kyle (2015) “Tales from the Mat: Narrating Men and Meaning Making in the Mixed Martial Arts Gym.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

Edgell, Penny, Kathy Hull, Kyle Green & Dan Winchester. (forthcoming) “Reasoning Together through Telling Stories: How People Talk about Social Controversies”. Qualitative Sociology.

Green, Kyle, Douglas Hartmann & Toben Nelson (2014) “Binge Drinking and Sports Participation in College: Patterns Among Athletes and Former Athletes.” International Journal of the Sociology of Sport. Volume 49 (3-4).

Green, Kyle & Madison Van Oort (2013) “We Wear No Pants: Selling the Crisis of Masculinity in the 2010 Super Bowl Commercials.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Volume 38 (3). 695-719

Green, Kyle (2011) “It hurts so it is real: sensing the seduction of mixed martial arts.” Social & Cultural Geography. Volume 12 (4). 377-396 

Books

Green, Kyle & Sarah Lageson (forthcoming) Give Methods a Chance. Series Ed. Doug Hartmann & Christopher Uggen. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Book Chapters & Articles:

Green, Kyle & Madison Van Oort (2016) “Coding the Crisis of Masculinity” in Kristin Haltinner and Ryanne Pilgeram, eds.,  Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America. Springer.

Green, Kyle (2015) “Review of Fighting for Recognition: Identity, Masculinity, and the Act of Violence in Professional Wrestling.” Men and Masculinities.
 
Green, Kyle (2015) “Troubling Bodies with C.J. Pascoe, Natalie Boero, and Abigail Saguy.” Getting Culture.  New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Green, Kyle (2015) “Deep Play and Flying Rats, with Colin Jerolmack” Getting Culture.  New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Green, Kyle (2015) “Coded Chaos and Anonymous, with Gabriella Coleman” Getting Culture.  New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Suh, Stephen & Kyle Green (2015) “Constructing Culture” Getting Culture.  New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Green, Kyle & Stephen Suh (2015) “Food Culture” Getting Culture.  New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Suh, Stephen & Kyle Green (2015) “Of Zombies and Hipsters” Getting Culture.  New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Green, Kyle & Douglas Hartmann (2013) “Politics and Sports: Strange, Secret Bedfellows,” in Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, eds., The Social Side of Politics. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 87-102.

Green, Kyle (2013) "Polling, Politics, and the Populace According to Goren, Schuman, and Smith," in Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, eds., The Social Side of Politics. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 19-32.

Lageson, Sarah, Sinan Erensu, & Kyle Green (2013) "Laughter and the Political Landscape," in Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, eds., The Social Side of Politics. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 117-139.

Lageson, Sarah, Kyle Green, & Sinan Erensu (2011) “the Wire goes to college”. Contexts. August. Volume 10 (3). 12-15.

Manuscripts in Progress:

Winchester, Dan & Kyle Green (in progress) “Talking Your Self Into It: On the Motivational Force of Accounts.”

Green, Kyle (in progress) The Allure of Mixed Martial Arts: Meaning Making, Excess, & Embodiment

Presentations, Panels, and Invited Talks

2016    “Interrogating Masculinity in the Privatized Classroom” Eastern Sociological Assocation, Boston, MA.

2015    “Playful Masculinities and Painful Intimacies on the Mat” Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. Las Vegas, N

2015    “Tales from the Mat: Narrating Men and Meaning Making in the Mixed Martial Arts Gym.” University of Minnesota, Department of Sociology Speaker Series.

2014    Discussant – Examining the Somatic Pleasure and Pain of Mixed Martial Arts Fighting. Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association: Los Angeles, CA.

2014    Discussant - Narrative, Biography, and Culture Session. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association: San Francisco, CA.

2014    “Tales from the Mat: Narrating Men and Meaning Making in the Mixed Martial Arts Gym.” Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Lecture Series. University of Minnesota.

2014    “Coding Commercials & Studying Masculinity.” Guest Lecture. University of St. Thomas.

2013    Panel Member of Critical Dialogue: New Media and Sociology session. Annual Meeting of the Society for Study of Social Problems: New York, NY.

2013    “Teaching Methods and Questioning Science.” Sociologists for Women in Society Winter Meeting: Albuquerque, NM. 

2012    “Community and Intimacy through Pain: An Ethnographic Examination of the Mixed Martial Arts Gym.” Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport: New Orleans, LA.

2012    “Reflections on Writing On but Not Reifying the Crisis of Masculinity.” Sociologists for Women in Society Winter Meeting: St. Petersburg, FL.

2011    “Fighting to be Affected and Writing to Affect: Exploring Observant Participation in a Mixed Martial Arts Gym.Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport: Minneapolis, MN

2011    We Wear, We Wear, We Wear No Pants”: The Crisis of Masculinity in the 2010 Super Bowl Commercials.” Sociology Research Institute.

2011    “The New Burdens of Masculinity: Engaging With Helen Hacker.” Sociology Research Institution: University of Minnesota.

2010    Panel Discussant: “Why Ethnography?” Series of talks on methodological decisions and options at Augsburg College.

2010    “Talking on the Mat: Mixed Martial Arts & the Emergence of Narrating Men.” Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. San Diego, CA

2010    “Exploring the Limits of the Body: An Ethnographic Inquiry into the Role of Pain in Mixed Martial Arts.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association: Atlanta, GA.

2009    “Amateur Mixed Martial Arts and the Emergence of Hyper-masculine Narratives: Creating a Safe Space to Hurt.” Sociology Research Institute: University of Minnesota

2009    “Pain, Masculinity and Contemporary Capitalism: An Ethnographic Inquiry into the Seduction of Mixed Martial Arts.” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: Las Vegas, NV

2008    “Streetball: Representation and racialization of the urban court.” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: Boston, MA

2008    Panelist: Critical Sport Geography. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: Boston, MA

Courses Designed & Taught
*at the University of Minnesota, Carleton College, & Utica College

Introduction to Sociology

Race & Ethnicity

Sociological Research Methods

Sport & Society

Social Theory 

Senior Projects

Editorial Work

Founding Producer and Host, Give Methods a Chance Social Science Podcast 2015-present

Producer and Host, Office Hours Social Science Podcast. 2010-present.

Graduate Student Editorial Board, Contexts Magazine (ASA), 2010-2011

Graduate Student Editorial Board (Founding) Member, The Society Pages, 2011-present

Graduate Student Editor, Getting Culture. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Disciplinary/Journal Refereeing:

Gender & Society
Gender, Place, and Culture
International Journal of Cultural Studies
International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Men and Masculinities
Psychology of Sport & Exercise
Qualitative Sociology
Social & Cultural Geography
Social Currents
 

Professional Memberships & Honor Societies

American Sociological Association, Sociologist for Women in Society, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, American Studies Association, Association of American Geographers, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography Honor Society), Golden Key Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (Alpha Delta of New York)