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Barbara Brown Outstanding Paper Award - Daniel Uy 2023

Barbara Brown Outstanding Paper Award - Daniel Uy 2023

Dr. Derek Silva , Daniel Uy, and Dr. F. Michelle Richardson posing for a photo.
From left to right: Dr. Derek Silva, Chair of Awards Committee, Daniel Uy, Award Winner, & Dr. F. Michelle Richardson, President of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.

Congratulations to Daniel Uy, the Recipient of the Barbara Brown Outstanding Paper Award!

We are thrilled to announce that our former MA student, Daniel Uy, was presented with the Barbara Brown Student Paper Award by the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport for his MRP, "Pride Body: Racialised Gay and Queer Men's Physique Preparation for Canadian Pride Events".

Daniel Uy is an Asian mixed-race queer man with research interests in decolonization, queer theory, and critical race theory.  Daniel completed his master's in social anthropology at York University under the supervision of Dr. David A. B. Murray and Dr. Lisa Davidson.  He received his Honours Bachelor of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University, with a focus on anthropology.

Daniel is currently doctoral student in kinesiology at the University of Toronto where his qualitative ethnographic research explores racialized queer and trans people in the spaces of health and fitness and wellness. Daniel is also in the collaborative specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies through the Mark S. Bonham Centre.  He hopes the strong ethnographic background and work will uplift the lives of his racialized queer participants.  Outside of academia, Daniel has been teaching yoga for over 15yrs, and is involved in queer advocacy work.

The Barbara A. Brown Outstanding Paper Award is named after Barbara A. Brown, a professor of sport sociology at the University of Western Ontario from 1983 until 1990, when she died of cancer at the age of forty. Dr. Brown, who was President-Elect of NASSS at the time of her death, was widely recognized for her expertise on women in sport and leisure, her political commitment to extending girls’ and women’s opportunities for participation in sport, and her contributions to the development of a professional community of sport sociologists. She was also a dedicated mentor and teacher whose invaluable work with students is appropriately memorialized in the naming of this award for her.

Daniel is currently working on submitting this paper to the Sociology of Sport Journal, and hopes to have it published in 2024.