Michael D. Giardina (PhD, U. of Illinois ) is an Associate Professor of Media, Politics, and Physical Culture at Florida State University. He is the author or editor of 19 books, including Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation: Consumption and the Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism (PalgraveMacmillan, 2011, with Joshua Newman), which received the 2012 Outstanding Book Award from NASSS, Sporting Pedagogies: Performing Culture & Identity in the Global Arena (Peter Lang, 2005), which received the 2006 Outstanding Book Award from NASSS, and Qualitative Inquiry in Neoliberal Times (with Norman K. Denzin; Routledge, 2017). He is Editor of the Sociology of Sport Journal, Special Issues Editor of Cultural Studies⇔Critical Methodologies, co-editor (with Brett Smith) of the Qualitative Research in Sport & Physical Activity book series for Routledge, co-editor (with Norman Denzin) of the ICQI book series for Routledge, and Associate Director of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.
Education
PhD, Sociology of Sport, University of Illinois, 2005
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Qualitative research methods; physical cultural studies; biopolitics; mega-events; intersectionality
Personal Interests
LA Kings hockey; tennis; traveling; spending time with my family