Associate Professor Robert E Rinehart
Qualifications: PhD, University of Illinois; MS, University of Arizona; MA, California State University, Sacramento; BA, California State University, Sacramento
I moved to Aotearoa ten years ago. I have extensive background in swimming--both as an athlete and as a coach in the United States. I coached nine All Americans during my 23 year career. I hold two masters degrees: one in creative writing (English), and another in sport psychology. I have been teaching/coaching in higher education since the mid-1970s (true, but astonishing!).
I have served as President of the North American Sociology of Sport Society and the international Association for Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines.
My research interests include action/extreme/alternative sport studies, humanistic aspects of contemporary sport; qualitative inquiry (especially ethnographic practices).
Supervisions at Waikato:
Tom Kavanagh, The complex life of a rugby player – a holistic ethnography of UUCRFC
Gemma Piercy, Baristas: The artisan precariat
Christina Gera, The writing of assignments in a pre-service primary education programme: Student and staff perspectives
Hamish Crocket, Playing with ethics?: A Foucauldian examination of the construction of ethical subjectivities in Ultimate Frisbee
Children's and Youth Sport; Extreme/Alternative Sports; Performance; Social Issues in Sport; Sociology; Sports
Sociology of Sport; (Physical) Cultural Studies; Ethnography (Auto-, Duo-, Collaborative-); Qualitative methods