The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

Douglas Booth, Otago University (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Biography: Professor Douglas Booth began his academic career in the mid-1980s in the Development Studies Unit at the University of Natal (Durban, South Africa) as a postgraduate student and researcher. During the course of his research into politics of economic underdevelopment under apartheid, Douglas became interested in the sports boycott of South Africa which led him to research the social meaning of sports. In 1993, Professor Booth completed his PhD in the Politics Department at Macquarie University (Sydney) under the supervision of Colin Tatz, which traced the history of the sports boycott in South Africa. Douglas began lecturing the social […]

Glen Thompson, Stellenbosch University (Western Cape, South Africa)

Editor’s note: As the volume continues to take shape, we will be posting biographies and bibliographies of the many contributors to the volume. Links to full-text publications, journal websites, and contact information are provided where possible. We begin with Glen Thompson, Research Associate in the Department of History at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Glen Thompson is a research associate in the Department of History at Stellenbosch University. In December 2014 he completed his PhD dissertation, which focused on surfing, gender and politics in South Africa (1960 – 2000s). He first started working on critical surfing and beach histories in 1996 after […]

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