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College of Natural Resources

Kyle Bunds

Asst Professor

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Biltmore Hall (Robertson Wing) 3028E

919-515-7935

Education

Ph.D., Sport Management, Florida State University
Cognate Area: Equitable Development & Communication, 2014
Dissertation: Water For Sport: The (Re)Production of Global Crisis

M.Ed., Athletic Administration, University of Oklahoma, 2010
Supervisors: David Tan and Vicki A. Williams

B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2008
Major: History

Specialty/Current Research Interests

Sport and Equitable Development
Environmental Sustainability
Sport and Charity
Sport-Based Health Education
Communication
Political Economics

Selected Refereed Journal Articles

Bunds, K.S., Newman, J.I, & Proffitt, J. (In Press). Bank shots: Dude perfect,corporatization, and sporting [hyper-]reality. Communication, Culture, & Critique.

Bunds, K.S., Newman, J.I., & Giardina, M.D. (In Press). The spectacle of disposability: Bumfights, commodity abjection, and bodies of the neoliberal street. Critical Studies in Media Communication.

Bunds, K.S. (2014). The biopolitics of privilege: Negotiating class, masculinity, and relationships. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies. Published first online: doi is 10.1177/1532708614541895

Brimecombe, M., Magnusen, M., & Bunds, K.S. (2014). Navigating the storm: A counterproductive work behavior and leadership case study in Division I athletics. Sport Management Review, 17, 219-237.

Lee, H.-W., Shin, S., Bunds, K. S., Kim, M., & Cho, K. M. (2014). Rediscovering the Positive Psychology of Sport Participation: Happiness in a Ski Resort Context. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 9(3) 575-590.

Refereed Books & Monographs

Bass, J.R., Schaeperkoetter, C.S., & Bunds, K.S. (In Press) “The Front Porch”: Examining the Increasing Interconnection of University and Athletic Department Funding. ASHE Higher Education Report Monograph Series

Refereed Book Chapters

Giardina, M.D. & Bunds, K.S. (2013). Performing blackness: Barack Obama, sport and the mediated politics of identity. In D. Leonard and L. Guerrero (Eds.), African Americans on Television: Race-ing for Ratings. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Giardina, M. D., Metz, J. L., & Bunds, K. S. (2012). Celebrate Humanity? Citizenship and the global branding of multiculturalism. In S. Wagg, & H. Lenskyj (Eds.), Handbook of Olympic Studies (pp. 337-357). New York: PalgraveMacmillan.

Selected Presentations

Bunds, K.S., Newman, J.I., & McLeod, C. (2014, November). Water, Sport Charity, and the Social Reproduction of Human (as) Capital. To be presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Portland, OR.

Lovich, J. & Bunds, K.S. (2014, May). Compounding crisis events and the organizational response. Presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for Sport Management, Pittsburgh, PA.

Bunds, K.S. (2013, November). On the messiness of activism from the inside: Global water charities, organizational ethnography, and the politics of change. Presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Bunds, K.S. (2013, May). Sweating for water: Disciplining my body for water charity. Presented at the annual conference of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Lovich, J.M., Bunds, K.S., & Newman, J.I. (2013, May). Organizational justice in the NFL. Presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for Sport Management, Austin, TX.

Bunds, K.S. (2012, November). Water for sport: Charity: Water’s (re)production of crisis. Presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, New Orleans, LA.

Kwon, W., Bunds, K.S., Kim, Y.K. (2012, November). Is there negotiation in sport participation? Presented at the annual conference of the Sport Marketing Association, Orlando, FL.

Kim, Y., Kwak, D. H., & Bunds, K. S. (2012, May). Tapping into feelings of gratitude: A new approach in understanding how sponsorship works. Presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for Sport Management, Seattle, WA.

Bunds, K. S., Kim, Y., & Kwon, W. (2012, May). Conceptualizing gratitude in sport sponsorship. Presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for Sport Management, Seattle, WA.

Bunds, K. S. (2012, May). Family, football, and fete: The relational negotiation of a middle-class white male. Presented at the annual conference of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Bunds, K. S., & Newman, J.I. (2012, May). The spectacle of disposability: Bodies, bumfights, and the neoliberal streets. Presented at the annual conference of the Union for Democratic Communications, Tallahassee, FL.

Lee, H.-W., Kim, Y.D., & Bunds, K.S. (2011, October). Social identification and brand equities in global sporting events. Presented at the annual conference of the Sport Marketing Association, Houston, TX.

Bunds, K. S., Lee, H. -W., & Kim, Y. (2011, October). A Baudrillardian introduction to the highlight culture. Presented at the annual conference of the Sport Marketing Association, Houston, TX.

Bass, J., Bunds, K. S., & Kim, Y. (2011, June). A conceptual framework for university identification. Presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for Sport Management, London, Ontario, Canada.

Magnusen, M., Bunds, K.S., Hong, S., & Mondello, M. (2011, June) Sport organization personnel make the place: Political skill, reputation promotion, and improved consumer perceptions of CSR. Presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for Sport Management, London, Ontario, Canada

Membership in Professional Organizations

International Sport for Development and Peace Association
International Association of Qualitative Inquiry
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
North American Society for Sport Management
Union for Democratic Communication

Service to the Academy

Executive Council, Journal of Amateur Sport 2014-

Ad hoc Reviewer, Cultural Studies ó Critical Methodology 2013-

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