English, Colleen

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Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Program Chair, Kinesiology
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Perkins, 120
Biography

Dr. Colleen English is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Penn State Berks. Her research focuses on philosophic and historical perspectives of sport. In particular, Dr. English is interested in feminist studies of competition. From a historical perspective, she is interested in women's middle and long distance running at the Olympics and the development of roller derby.

Dr. English teaches courses related to the philosophic and historical dimensions of Kinesiology, including Meaning, Ethics and Movement and the Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Kinesiology.

Publications

English, C. (2020). Feminism and finding meaning in group fitness. Fair Play. 16, 1-17.

 English, C. (published online 2019). “The fastest skaters in the world”: The Transcontinental Roller Derby, 1935-1937. Sport in History.

 English, C. (2019). “Beyond women’s powers of endurance”: The 1928 800-meter and women’s track and field in the context of the United States. Sport History Review, 50(2), 187-204.

 English, C. (2019). Games and ideal playgrounds. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 46(3), 401-415.

 English, C. (2018). Rewarding participation in youth sport: Beyond trophies for winning and losing. Cultura_Ciencia_Deporte, 13, 109-118.

 English, C. (2017). Toward sport reform: Hegemonic masculinity and reconceptualizing competition.” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 44(2), 183-198.

Education

Ph.D., Kinesiology, Penn State University

B.S., Kinesiology, Penn State University