The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

Cleber Dias, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil)

Cleber Dias is Professor of Leisure Studies at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Dias was born and raised in the Zona Oeste area of Rio de Janeiro, a low-income area of the city relatively distant from the beach. After graduating from college in 2004 he worked as a research assistant on a project that analyzed outdoor sports in Rio de Janeiro, where he first came into contact with the academic universe and its coupling with lifestyle sports. At the time, Dias frequented climbing clubs and gyms and other areas used for the practice of adventure […]

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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