Doo Jae Park, PhD
Lecturer, Sport Management
Dr. Doo Jae Park is a lecturer in Sport Management and Asian/Pacific Islander Studies at the University of Michigan. Prior to his employment at the U-M, Dr. Park was a visiting assistant professor in Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his Ph.D. in Kinesiology with minors in Asian American Studies and Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Park’s research interests include Asian racialization, identity politics, and cultural citizenship in contemporary sport and physical culture. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Sport Sociology Journal, Communication and Sport, and International Review for the Sociology of Sport. Dr. Park is a member of professional organizations, including North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), and Korean American Association for Sport Management (KAASM).
Currently, Dr. Park is working on a book manuscript, which concerns sport as public pedagogy that inculcates multicultural identities (i.e., post-raciality along with colorblindness) while facilitating racial formation of Asian diaspora. He contends that sport is a cultural domain in which signifies multiculturalist white supremacist logic of sociality and raciality, racial capitalism, and sincere fictions of the US empire. Using youth ice hockey as an optic, Dr. Park conducted multi-sited ethnography and cultural analysis in order to explore the racial formation of Korean immigrants and Korean Americans within the midwestern your ice hockey communities.
Areas of Interest
Physical cultural studies; qualitative inquiry; sport as public pedagogy; race, diaspora, immigration in globalizing circumstance