Colleen Winkelman (she/her)

Graduate Student

  • BA in Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks 2018

Specialties

Sport (Rugby), Global, National, and Group identities in sport, Embodiment, Language and gender, Aotearoa New Zealand and Oceania

My research interests focus on women rugby players in the US and Oceania, specifically Aotearoa New Zealand. I am interested in players' negotiations and creations of identity, family/friend/relationships, and bodies in a popular 'masculine' sport. How do player's identites and relationships in the sport relate to their experience in their social lives outside of it? How do cultural and linguistic practices, like haka and 'social songs' (US/UK), interact or inform these relationships and their embodiment on the pitch?