Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology
Affiliation: Health, Humanities, and Society
Tracie Canada is a socio-cultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests in race, sport, kinship, and care. Her ethnographic work about American football foregrounds issues of anti-Black racism, racial capitalism, labor exploitation, and structural violence. She is particularly interested in the performing athletic body to reveal how social hierarchies and inequalities manifest in embodied practice and how processes of injury, violence, and care impact everyday lived experiences. In her current and future projects, she aims to highlight what football, and its Black players, can tell us about power dynamics in the contemporary United States.