Lyndsay Hayhurst
LYNDSAY HAYHURST

Students

Mitch McSweeney

Mitch McSweeney

mcsweenm@yorku.ca

Mitch is currently a first-year PhD student in Kinesiology and Health Sciences studying under the advisory of Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst and co-supervised by Dr. Parissa Safai. Prior to his studies at York, he completed his MA in Applied Health Sciences (specialization: sport management) at Brock University under the advisory of Dr. Lisa Kikulis, in which he critically explored the institutional work of a local Swaziland sport-for-development organization.

His research interests include exploring how sport-for-development and peace programs, partnerships, and policies both in the Global North and Global South take place in a socio-political-cultural context infused with power dynamics and social relations. He utilizes various strands of critical theory, postcolonial theory, organizational theory, and ethnographic and digital research methods in his studies. For his doctoral research, Mitch aspires to explore the complex utilization of sport-for-development for refugees in international and domestic contexts that occur at the intersections of corporate social responsibility, international relations, and structural inequalities of race, gender and class.

Publications:

Hayhurst, L.M.C. & McSweeney, M.J. (Forthcoming). Sport for Development and Peace: The Participatory Sport Sector. In J. Welty-Peachy (Ed.) Forming partnerships and linkages in Sport for Development and Peace: Considerations, tensions and strategies. Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishers.

McSweeney, M.J., Hayhurst, LM.C. & Kidd, B. (Forthcoming). Corporate social responsibility, sport and development. In M. Li, E. Macintosh & G. Bravo (Eds.) International sport management (2nd edition). Champaign: Human Kinetics.

Kelvin Leung

Kelvin Leung

kleung10@yorku.ca

Kelvin is currently a second year MA student being supervised by Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst. His research interests include the role of Sport for Development (SDP) stakeholders on SDP policy development, implementation and evaluation, in addition to the ways in which SDP programmes are taken up, resisted, and/or reshaped at the local level. His studies are situated at the intersection of his passion for social justice and the sport of judo, and he aspires to continue to take part in the ongoing discussion of the inclusion of sport in the realm of international development.