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Megan Chawansky, Ph.D.

Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion
127 Seaton Center
(859) 257-9852

Dr. Megan Chawansky is a lecturer and also serves as the Assistant Director of the Global Center for Sport Diplomacy. Her teaching and research interests lie in the use of sport for social change, and she has worked with a number of organizations in the ‘Sport for Development and Peace’ (SDP) sector. Her research and consultancy experiences in the area of SDP include work with partners in South Africa, India, Zambia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and the Caribbean. She also served as a Programme Coordinator for PeacePlayers International-Cyprus. She is a co-editor (with Dr. Lyndsay M.C. Hayhurst and Professor Tess Kay) of the collection: Beyond Sport for Development and Peace: Transnational perspectives on theory, policy and practice (2016). Her academic work has appeared in the following journals:  Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Leisure Studies, Sport in Society, and International Review for the Sociology of Sport.

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Research Categories: Athletics, International Education, Policy