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PhD Candidate - Cultural Studies, Sport History/Sociology


Emeritus Professor Doug Booth (Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences)
Associate Professor Sally Shaw (Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences)
Dr Rosemary Overell (Media, Film and Communication)

Thesis Title

Heteronormativity and the Cultural Interrelations of the Skateboarding and Drag Networks


BS Kinesiology with a minor in Global Health (2016)
The Pennsylvania State University


Geckle, Bethany. "Balls Out: Masculinity and Heteronormativity in the Skateboarding and Drag Ball Cultures." Forty-Fifth Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History, California State University, Fullerton, CA, USA May 28, 2017.

Geckle, Bethany. "A Herd of Black Sheep: The Loss of the Skateboarding Lifestyle by the Rise of the Lifestyle Industry." Sporting Traditions XXIst Conference, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, July 5, 2017.

Geckle, Bethany. "Heteronormativity and the Cultural Networks in Skateboarding and Drag." Cultures of Capitalism: Cultural Studies Association of Australasia 20147 Conference, Massey University, Wellington, NZ, December 6, 2017.


University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship