DAN HENHAWK PHD

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Assistant Professor

Research Areas

My research interests revolve around the multiple conceptualizations of leisure and the socio-cultural study of sport and recreation. Specifically, I’m interested in how understandings and meanings of leisure are changing in relation to understandings of work.  As well, I’m also interested in Indigenous notions of decolonization, indigenization, sovereignty and self-determination. Overall, the main thread of my research seeks to trouble modern Western conceptualizations of leisure and, by extension, notions of work through a critical Indigenous lens.

In my work, I strive to privilege Indigenous ways of knowing and of being in the world.

  • Leisure, Sport and Recreation within Indigenous Contexts
  • Indigenous Land-Based Practices, Ways of Knowing and Being
  • Leisure and Indigenous notions of Sovereignty and Self-determination
  • Conceptualizations and Theories of Western Leisure
  • Leisure, Neo-colonialism and Neo-liberalism
  • Narrative Inquiry and Indigenous Storytelling
  • Narrative Inquiry, Narrative Analysis, and Narrative Theory

Courses

  • Introduction to Outdoor and Land-Based Recreation (REC 2130)
  • History of Physical Activity and Leisure (KPER 2170)

Education

  • PhD, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo (2018)
  • M.A., Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo (2007)
  • B.A., Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo (2004)

I studied sport in the Indigenous context and engaged in auto-ethnographical research related to my experiences as Indigenous person engaged in modern, competitive sport.

Selected Publications

To view Dr. Henhawk's published work, visit his profile on ResearchGate.

Theses

Henhawk, D.A. (2018). A war between stories: Leisure, colonialism and my struggles to reconcile my Indigeneity. Unpublished Doctoral thesis, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario

Henhawk, D.A., (2009).  Aboriginal Participation in Sport: Critical Issues of Race, Culture and Power.  Unpublished Master’s thesis, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Refereed Journals

1.  Diversi, M., & Henhawk, D. (2012).  Indigenous qualitative inquiry: (Re) Awakening, together, from a long colonizing slumber. International Review of Qualitative Research, 5(1), 51-72. 

2.  Henhawk, D.A. (Winter 2013).  My critical awakening: A process of struggles and decolonizing hope. International Review of Qualitative Research, 6(4), 510-525.

Book Chapters

Fox, K., McAvoy, L., Wang, X., & Henhawk, D. (2014). Leisures, First Nations, Metis, Inuit, American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Other Pacific Islanders. In Monika Stodolska, Kimberly J. Shinew, Myron F. Floyd, and Gordon J. Walker (eds). Race, Ethnicity, and Leisure. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

 

Get In Touch


121 Frank Kennedy Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2N2
204-474-6690
daniel.henhawk@umanitoba.ca

 

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