Tracie Canada

Ph.D. University of Virginia 2020

M.A. University of Virginia 2016

B.A. Duke University 2013


Anthropology of sport; African-American ethnography; kinship studies; masculinity and gender studies; institutions of higher education; United States


I'm a socio-cultural anthropologist whose ethnographic research uses sport to theorize race, kinship, gender, and the body. My first book project, based on my dissertation research, is an ethnographic study of the lived experiences of Black college football players. I theorize both the ways that institutional systems and quotidian spaces order, discipline, and enact violence against these Black athletes, and the kinship and care relationships they rely on to navigate their everyday lives.

For more information, I can be found online through my website or Twitter.