Callie Batts Maddox

Callie Maddox

Assistant Professor

Office: Phillips 216

Degrees: PhD – Kinesiology and Physical Cultural Studies, University of Maryland
MA  – International Sport Policy, University of Brighton
BA – History and International Studies, Whittier College

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly Interests:

Broadly speaking, my research is focused on the socio-cultural study of sport with three lines of inquiry: 1) the active body and the embodied self; 2) the globalization of sport; and 3) sport, physical culture, and fitness in contemporary India. Woven throughout each of these areas is an emphasis on the operation and circulation of power, as well as a commitment to locating points for intervention and change within existing structures of power. I explore these issues using qualitative and critical methodologies, with particular interest in embodied ethnography and reflexive writing practices.

My current research projects include:

  • A historical analysis of the evolution of yoga in the city of Los Angeles linking narratives of creativity, immigration, and the body.  
  • An examination of the female sporting body in contemporary India as a representation of gendered nationalism, drawing on examples from boxing, cricket, and wrestling.
  • A collaborative project investigating the cultural construction of Momthletes and Iron Dads, terms used to describe the corporeal aspirations of new parents as they navigate the triad of professional responsibilities, childcare and household labor, and physical fitness/bodywork.
  • Ongoing ethnographic work on the lived experiences of female baseball players from local and global perspectives, with specific focus on the disruption of gender norms and the creation of empowered communities of women.

I am also the co-founder of the Miami Women’s Baseball Club and contribute to the team as a faculty advisor, coach, and sometimes-infielder.

Courses Taught:

KNH 378: Sport, Power and Inequality

KNH 676: Cultural Studies of Sport

Recent Publications:

DeLuca, J.R. & Maddox, C.B. (in press, 2018). ‘Fixing the front porch?’: Maryland’s move to the Big Ten. In R. King-White (Ed.), Sport in the neoliberal university: Profit, politics, and pedagogy.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

King-White, R., DeLuca, J.R. & Maddox, C.B. (2016). Circumstantial intervention: Three perspectives. Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 38(3), 213 – 235.

DeLuca, J.R. & Maddox, C.B. (2016). Tales from the ethnographic field:  Navigating feelings of guilt and privilege in the research process. Field Methods, 28(3), 284 – 299.

Rick, O., Maddox, C.B. & Andrews, D.L. (2015). Glocal sport: Impact on corporations and institutions. In T. Byers (Ed.), Contemporary issues in sport management: An introduction (pp. 11 – 23). London: Sage.

Maddox, C.B. (2015). Studying at the source: Ashtanga yoga tourism and the search for authenticity in Mysore, India. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 13(4), 330 – 343.

Andrews, D.L., Batts, C. & Silk, M.L. (2014). Sport, glocalization, and the new Indian middle class. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 17(3), 259 – 276.