Karen Fox

Karen Fox
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1991
Current Position: 
Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta

Dr. Fox's research program re-thinks theories about leisures. Her work includes analyses of leisure as seen from Indigenous, yogic and Buddhist perspectives. She has examined leisure from the perspective of marginalized groups and peoples such as heavy metal cultures, urban Aboriginal hip hop cultures, and those engaged in a reflexive, autoethnographic engagement with leisures. She is particularly interested in ways to decentre dominant conceptions and understandings of leisure. She has articluated frameworks that conceive of self as mind-body-soul in a compassionate and accepting relationship with the world. Her publications reflect a deep commitment to collaborative and participatory research/authorship with other scholars, students, and community members.

Dr. Fox co-edited The Alpine Adventures of Margaret Fleming: 1929-1980 based on the handwritten journals of the first woman editor of the Canadian Alpine Journal.