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Dr. Samantha King

I am a Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and Head of the Department of Gender Studies, at Queen’s University. Trained in cultural studies and sociology, I am an interdisciplinary scholar of the body, health and sport. I work with feminist, queer, and critical race theories to research a broad variety of topics ranging from drugs to food. I have an MA from Queen’s, a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champlaign, and BSocSci from the University of Birmingham.

I have authored several articles, chapters and publications, including my first book, Pink Ribbons, Inc: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy, which challenges the commercialization of the breast cancer movement, and is the subject of an NFB documentary by the same name.