Professor Emerita

Cross appointment with Sociology

Member of the Centre for Research Expertise for Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Nancy Theberge

Education

BA (Massachusetts) 

MA (Boston College) 

PhD (Massachusetts)

Contact

Email: theberge@uwaterloo.ca

 

Research interests

My current research interests involve social aspects of human performance in sport and work. I am involved in two research programs. The first examines how sport medicine constructs the athletic body as gendered. This project examines how the discourse of sport medicine understands the physical, social and cultural bases of athletic performance and how this knowledge informs professional practice.

Additionally, I am working with an interdisciplinary team of researchers investigating strategies to reduce the incidence of workplace injuries. My own involvement concentrates on investigating the social factors that influence the occurrence of injuries in the workplace, and utilizing qualitative methodologies, evaluating the effectiveness of intervention strategies to reduce injuries.

​Selected publications

Nancy Theberge, “Social Sources of Research Interest in Women’s Sport Related Injuries: A Case Study of ACL Injuries”.  Sociology of Sport Journal, 2015, 32, 229-247.

Nancy Theberge, “Challenges to the Implementation of a Rationalized Model of Sports Medicine: An Analysis in the Canadian Context”.  In Dominic Malcolm and Parissa Safai, eds., The Social Organization of Sports Medicine, London: Routledge, 2012.

Nancy Theberge, “Studying Gender and Injuries: A Comparative Analysis of the Literature on Women’s Injuries in Sport and Work”. Ergonomics, 2012 (55) 2: 183-193.

Nancy Theberge and W. Patrick Neumann., “Doing ‘Organizational Work’: Expanding the Conception of Professional Practice in Ergonomics.” Applied Ergonomics. 2010. (42) 76-84.

Refereed journals

Nancy Theberge and John W. Loy, "Replacement Processes in Sport Organizations: The Case of Professional Baseball". International Review of Sport Sociology, (1976) 2(11):73-93.

Nancy Theberge, "An Investigation of Some Characteristics of Provincial Sport Executives with Special Reference to Comparisons Between Swimming and Other Sports." Canadian Journal of Applied Sport Sciences, (1980) 5(3):137-141.

Nancy Theberge, "The System of Rewards in Women's Professional Golf." International Review of Sport Sociology, (1980) 2(15):27-41.

Nancy Theberge, "A Critique of Critiques: Radical and Feminist Writings on Sport." Social Forces, (1981) 60(2):341-353.

Nancy Theberge, "Feminism and Sport: Linking the Two Through a New Organization." Canadian Woman Studies, (1983) 4(3):79-81 (invited article). (Translated into Danish and reprinted in Olav Ballisager, ed., Idraet og Agon. Hoerning, Denmark: Agon Publishing, 1984).

Nancy Theberge, "On the Need for a More Adequate Theory of Sport Participation." Sociology of Sport Journal (1984) 1(1):26-35.

Nancy Theberge, "Some Evidence on the Existence of a Sexual Double Standard in Mobility to Leadership Positions in Sport." International Review of Sport Sociology (1984) 19(2):185-196.

Nancy Theberge, "A Marxist Informed Analysis of Gender Inequality in Sport." Arena Review, (1984) 8(2):11-19 (invited article).

Nancy Theberge, "Toward a Feminist Alternative to Sport as a Male Preserve." Quest (1985) 37(2): 193-202. 

Nancy Theberge, "Sport and Feminism in North America." West Georgia College Studies in Social Science, (1985) XXIV:41-53.

Nancy Theberge and Alan Cronk, "Work Routines in Newspaper Sports Departments and the Coverage of Women's Sports." Sociology of Sport Journal, (1986) 3(3):195-203.

Marc Gelinas and Nancy Theberge, "A Content Analysis of the Coverage of Physical Activity in Two Canadian Newspapers." International Review for Sociology of Sport, (1986) 21(2/3):141-151.

Nancy Theberge, "Sport and Women's Empowerment." Women's Studies International Forum, (1987) 10(4):387-393.

Nancy Theberge, "Making a Career in a Man's World: The Experiences and Orientations of Women in Coaching." Arena Review, (1988) 12(2): 116-127.

Nancy Theberge, "A Feminist Analysis of Responses to Sports Violence: Media Coverage of the 1987 World Junior Hockey Championships." Sociology of Sport Journal, (1989) 6(2):247-256.

Nancy Theberge, "Gender, Work and Power: The Case of Women in Coaching." Canadian Journal of Sociology, (1990) 15(1): 59-75.

Nancy Theberge, "A Content Analysis of Print Media Coverage of Gender, Sport and Physical Activity." Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, (1991), 3:36-48.

Nancy Theberge, "Reflections on the Body in the Sociology of Sport.” Quest, (1991) 43(2): 123-134.

Suzanne Desaulniers and Nancy Theberge, "Gender Differences in the Likelihood That Work Reduction Will Lead to an Increase in Leisure." Leisure and Society/Leisure et Societé, (1992) 15(1): 135-153.

Nancy Theberge, "Managing Domestic Work and Careers: The Experiences of Women in Coaching." Atlantis (1992) 17(2): 11-21.

Nancy Theberge, "The Construction of Gender in Sport: Women, Coaching and the Naturalization of Difference." Social Problems, (1993) 40(3): 301-313.

Nancy Theberge, “Sport, caractere physique et differenciation sexuelle", (“Sport, Physicality and the Construction of Gender: Continuities, Changes and Challenges"), Sociologie et societes vol. XXVII, no. l, printemps 1995, pp. 105-116.

Nancy Theberge, "Gender, Sport and the Construction of Community: A Case Study From Women's Ice Hockey." Sociology of Sport Journal, (1995) 12 (4): 389-402.

Nancy Theberge, "Playing with the Boys: Manon Rheaume, Women's Hockey and the Struggle for Legitimacy." Canadian Woman Studies, (1995) 15(1):37-41.

Nancy Theberge, “It’s Part of the Game: Physicality and the Production of Gender in Women’s Hockey.” Gender & Society, (1997) 11(1): 69-87.

Nancy Theberge, “Same Sport, Different Gender: A Consideration of Binary Gender Logic and the Sport Continuum in the Case of Ice Hockey.” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, (1998) 22(2): 183-198.

Nancy Theberge, "No Fear Comes: Adolescent Girls, Ice Hockey and the Embodiment of Gender". Youth and Society, (2003) 34(4): 497-516.

Nancy Theberge, “The Gendering of Sports Injury: A Look at ‘Progress’ in Women’s Sport Through a Case Study of the Biomedical Discourse on the Injured Athletic Body.” Sport in Society, (2006) 9(4): 634-649.

Nancy Theberge, Kara Granzow, Donald Cole, Andrew Laing, “Negotiating Participation: Understanding the ‘how’ in an ergonomic change team.” Applied Ergonomics, (2006) 37: 239-248.

Andrew C. Laing, Donald C. Cole, Nancy Theberge, Richard P. Wells, Mickey S. Kerr, Mardon B. Frazer. “Effectiveness of a Participatory Ergonomics Intervention in Improving Communication and Psychosocial Exposures.” Ergonomics, (2007) 50(7): 1092-1109.

Nancy Theberge, “The Integration of Chiropractors into Health Care Teams: A Case Study From Sport Medicine”. Sociology of Health and Illness (2008) 30(1): 19-34.

Nancy Theberge, “Just a Normal Bad Part of What I Do: Elite Athletes’ Accounts of the Relationship Between Sport Participation and Health.” Sociology of Sport Journal (2008), 25(2): 206-222.

K. Granzow and N. Theberge, “On the Line: Worker Democracy and the Struggle Over Occupational Health and Safety”, Qualitative Health Research. (2009) 19(1): 82-93

34. Shane Dixon, Nancy Theberge and Donald Cole. "Sustaining Management Commitment to Workplace Health Programs: The Case of Participatory Ergonomics." Relations Industrielles/ Industrial Relations. 2009 (64) 1: 50-74

Nancy Theberge. "We Have all the Bases Covered; Constructions of Professional Boundaries in Sport Medicine." Forthcoming in International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 2009 (44) 2-3: 265-281

Donald C. Cole, Nancy Theberge, Shane M. Dixon, Irina Rivilis, W. Patrick Neumann, and Richard Wells. “Reflecting on a Program of Participatory Ergonomics Interventions: A Multiple Case Study”. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment &Rehabilitation. 2009 34 (2): 161-178.

Refereed conference proceedings

John W. Loy, James Knoop and Nancy Theberge, "Implications of the Davis-Moore Theory of Social Stratification for the Study of Social Differentiation Within Sport." In March Krotee (ed.), The Dimensions of Sport Sociology. West Point, New York: Leisure Press, 1979.

Nancy Theberge, Review of Women and Sport: From Myth to Reality, Carole A. Oglesby, ed., Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1978. Bulletin of the International Committee for the Sociology of Sport, number 16, April, 1979.

Nancy Theberge, "The World of Women's Professional Golf: Responses to Structured Uncertainty." In Michael A. Salter (ed.), Play: Anthropological Perspectives. West Point, New York: Leisure Press, 1978. Reprinted in M. Marie Hart and Susan Birrell, eds., Sport in the Sociocultural Process (Third Edition). Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown, 1981.

Nancy Theberge, James Curtis and Barbara Brown, "Sex Differences in Orientations Toward Games: Tests of the Sport Involvement Hypothesis." In Aidan Dunleavy, Andrew Miracle and C. Roger Rees (eds.), Studies in the Sociology of Sport. Ft. Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1982.

Nancy Theberge, "The Status of Women in Coaching in Canada: Some Preliminary Observations." Sports et Societies Contemporaines. Proceedings of VIII Symposium of the International Committee for the Sociology of Sport, Paris, July, 1983.

Nancy Theberge, AWomen and The Olympics: A Consideration of Gender, Sport and Social Change." Sport ... The Third Millenium/Sport ... Le Troisieme Millénaire. ed. by F. Landry, M. Landry, M. Yerles St.-Foy, Quebec: Les Presses de l'universite-laval, 1991.

Nancy Theberge, "Challenges to the Masculine Preserve of Sport: Lessons from Women’s Ice Hockey." Leisure Studies Association Newsletter No. 51, November, 1998, pp.14-18.

Nancy Theberge, "Gender and Sport: An Analysis Based on a Field Study in Women’s Hockey." Invited keynote address to Sociology of Sport section of 2002 Busan Asian Games Sport Sciences Congress, Busan, Korea, September.

Shane Dixon, Nancy Theberge and Donald Cole, “They Have The Connections’: The Influence of Bureaucratic Processes on a Participatory Ergonomic Intervention.” Proceedings of Conference of Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Windsor, October, 2004.

Shane M. Dixon, Nancy Theberge and Donald Cole, “The Ergonomist Has Left the Building: Sustaining a Participatory Ergonomics Program.” Proceedings of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists Annual Meetings, Halifax, Nova Scotia. August, 2005.

Dwayne Van Eerd, Donald Cole, Judy Village, Nancy Theberge, Marie St. Vincent, Judy Clarke, Kiera Keown, Quenby Mahood, Emma Irvin, Kim Cullen, Heather Widdrington. “Process and Implementation of Participatory Ergonomics: A Review of the peer-reviewed literature.” Proceedings of Association of Canadian Ergonomists 38th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October , 2007.

Dwayne Van Eerd, Judy Village, Quenby Mahood, Emma Irvin, Kiera Keown , Judy Clarke, Donald Cole, Nancy Theberge, Marie St.Vincent, Kim Cullen, Heather Widdrington. “Reviewing the Grey Literature on Process and Implementation of Participatory Ergonomics: Benefits and Challenges.” Proceedings of Association of Canadian Ergonomists 38th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October , 2007.

Jonas Laring, W. Patrick Neumann, Tizneem Nagdee, Richard Wells, Nancy Theberge (2007) “Human Factors Tool Use Among Swedish Ergonomists - An Interview Study.” Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Ergonomists. Proceedings of Association of Canadian Ergonomists 38th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October , 2007.

P. Neumann, T. Nagdee, M. Mekitiak, N. Theberge, R. Wells, “The Role of Data in the Daily Work of Ergonomists: An Interview Study.” Proceedings of 39th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Quebec City, October, 2008.

Megan Mekitiak, Patrick Neumann, Tizneem Nagdee, Saeed Zolfaghari, Nancy Theberge “Demystifying Engineering: Implications for Practicing Ergonomists.” Proceedings of 39th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Quebec City, October, 2008.

Books

Nancy Theberge. Higher Goals: Women’s Ice Hockey and the Politics of Gender. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2000. Recipient of Outstanding Book Award, North American Society for Sociology of Sport, November 2001.

David Smith and Nancy Theberge, Why People Recreate. Champaign, IL.: Human Kinetics Press, 1987.

Nancy Theberge and Peter Donnelly (eds.), Sport and the Sociological Imagination. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, August, 1984.

John B. Williamson and J. Boren, F. Mifflen, N. Cooney, L. Evans, M. Foley, R. Steiman, J. Garber, N. Theberge and D. Turek, Strategies Against Poverty in America. Cambridge: Schenkman, 1975. (This volume was a common effort. I contributed to the general conceptualization of the book and authored a section on education programs).

Book chapters

Nancy Theberge, "A Preliminary Analysis of the Careers of Women Coaches in Canada." In Trevor Slack and Bob Hinings (eds.), The Organization and Administration of Sport. London, Ontario: Sports Dynamics Publishers, 1987.

Nancy Theberge, "Women's Athletics and the Myth of Female Frailty." In Jo Freeman (ed.), Women: A Feminist Perspective (fourth edition). Mountain View, Ca: Mayfield Publishers, 1989.

Nancy Theberge and Susan Birrell, "The Sociological Study of Women in Sport." In D. M. Costa and S.R. Guthrie, (eds.), Women and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Champaign, Il.: Human Kinetics, 1994.

Nancy Theberge and Susan Birrell, "Women in Sport in North America." In D. M. Costa and S.R. Guthrie, (eds.), Women and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Champaign, Il.: Human Kinetics, 1994. 

Susan Birrell and Nancy Theberge, "Ideological Control of Women in Sport." In D. M. Costa and S.R. Guthrie, (eds.), Women and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Champaign, Il.: Human Kinetics, 1994. 

Susan Birrell and Nancy Theberge, "Feminist Resistance and Transformation in Sport." In D. M. Costa and S.R. Guthrie, (eds.), Women and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Champaign, Il.: Human Kinetics, 1994. 

Nancy Theberge, "Sociological Perspectives on Active Living." In J. Curtis and Storm Russell, (eds.), Active Living in Society. Champaign, Il.: Human Kinetics Press, 1996.

Nancy Theberge, “Being Physical: Sources of Pleasure and Satisfaction in Women’s Ice Hockey.” In J. Coakley and P. Donnelly, (eds.), Inside Sports. London: Routledge, 1999.

Nancy Theberge, “Gender and Sport.” In J. Coakley and E. Dunning, (eds.), Handbook of Sports Studies. London: Sage, 2000.

Nancy Theberge, “Doing Feminist Ethnography: A Report From the Rink.” In Pirkko Markula, (ed.), Feminist Sport Studies Sharing Experiences of Joy and Pain, Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2005 (Invited Chapter).

Nancy Theberge, "It's Not About Health, It's About Performance: Sport Medicine, Health and the Culture of Risk in Canadian Sport." In Jennifer Hargreaves and Patricia Vertinsky, eds., Physical Culture, Power and the Body, London: Routledge, 2007. (Invited Chapter).

Nancy Theberge, “Professional Identified and the Practice of Sport Medicine in Canada: A Comparative Analysis of Working in Two Contexts”, In John Harris and Andrew Parker, eds. Sport and Social Identities London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

Presentations to scholarly groups

Invited

Nancy Theberge, "Women in the Canadian Parks and Recreation Profession." Invited presentation at 1979 Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Conference, August, Windsor, Ontario.

Nancy Theberge, "Convergences Between Radical and Feminist Critiques of Sport." Invited presentation at 1980 meetings of North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, October, Denver, Colorado.

Nancy Theberge and Barbara Brown, "Sex Differences in the Professionalization of Attitudes Toward Sport." Invited presentation at 1981 meetings of the Eastern Psychological Association, April, New York City.

Nancy Theberge, "Feminism and Sport: Connections Between Theory and Action." Invited presentation at Workshop on Feminism and Sport, University of Iowa, June, 1982.

Nancy Theberge, "A Feminist Alternative to Sport as a Male Preserve." Invited presentation at 1983 meetings of North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, October, St. Louis, Missouri.

Nancy Theberge, "Sport and Feminism." Invited presentation to seminar on Women, Sport and Psychology, Gerlev Idraetshogskole, Slagelse, Denmark, June, 1985.

Nancy Theberge, "A Critique of the Agon Motif." Invited presentation to seminar of the International Association for Humanistic Physical Culture, Gedved, Denmark, June, 1985.

Nancy Theberge, "Leisure and Unemployment: Rethinking the Connections from a Feminist Perspective." Invited presentation in symposium on Unemployment, Sport and Leisure, 1985 meetings of North American Society for Sociology of Sport, November, Boston.

Nancy Theberge, "The Professionalization of Coaching in Canada and the Status of Women." Invited presentation to workshop on Women and Work, University of Waterloo, April, 1986.

Nancy Theberge, "Women in Coaching in Canadian Sport." Invited presentation to conference on Organization and Administration of Amateur Sport, October, 1986, Edmonton.

Nancy Theberge, "Career Patterns of Women Coaches in Canada." Invited presentation to conference on "Movement and Sport in Women's Lives." University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, August, 1987.

Nancy Theberge, "Feminist Change and the Mobility of Women to Leadership Positions in Sport: The Case of Coaching." Invited presentation in panel on Feminism and Sport Studies, 1987 meetings of North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November, Edmonton.

Nancy Theberge, "Gender Issues in Exercise, Fitness and Health Research." Invited presentation to the International Congress on Exercise, Fitness and Health, Toronto, June, 1988.

Nancy Theberge, "Diversity in Women's Sport Experiences." Invited presentation to Women as Leaders Workshop, University of Iowa, July, 1988.

Nancy Theberge, "Reflections on the Body in the Sociology of Sport." Invited presentation in panel on the Sociology of the Body, 1989 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November, Washington, D.C.

Nancy Theberge, "Women and the Olympics: A Consideration of Gender, Sport and Social Change." Invited presentation to the International Symposium on "Sport ... the Third Millennium/Sport ... Le Troisime Millénaire", May 1990, Quebec City.

Nancy Theberge, "Gender and Embodiment: Some Contributions from the Sociology of Sport". Invited presentation in seminar series, Institute for the Study of Women and Men, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, February, 1991.

Nancy Theberge, "Making the Connections Between Sport and Feminism: Observations From A Feminist Sport Sociologist." Invited presentations to Conference on Women in Sport: Transforming the Metaphor, Ohio State University, April, 1992.

Nancy Theberge, Invited member of panel discussion on "Gender and Youth Sport," meetings of North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November, 1994, Savannah, Georgia.

Nancy Theberge, "Feminist Transformation in Sport: a Consideration of Social Change, Progress and Promise in the 1990's." Invited keynote address to International Sociology of Sport Association Symposium, Rome, Italy, July, 1995.

Nancy Theberge, “Physicality and Aggression in Women’s Ice Hockey: From Practical Accomplishment to Spectacle.” Invited paper presented at 1998 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Las Vegas, November.

22. Nancy Theberge, “Whose Game Is It? Transformations in the Relationship Between Gender, Ice Hockey and Canadian Identity.” Invited paper presented at Symposium on ASport and Cultural Distinctiveness”, University of Iowa, May, 1999.

Nancy Theberge. “Doing Ethnographic Research.” Invited keynote address to Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies Graduate Symposium, University of Waterloo, May 2000.

Nancy Theberge, "Gender and Sport: An Analysis Based on a Field Study in Women’s Hockey." Invited keynote address to Sociology of Sport section of 2002 Busan Asian Games Sport Science Congress, Busan, Korea, September.

Nancy Theberge, “Professional and Popular Accounts of the Gendering of Sport Injuries.” Invited paper presented at British Sociological Association, Sociology of Sport Study Regional Seminar on “Sport, Health and Fitness”, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom, May, 2003.

 Nancy Theberge, “Implementing Participatory Ergonomics: Observations From the Manufacturing Sector” Invited Presentation to Plenary Meeting, Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, December, 2003.

Nancy Theberge, “Medicalization of the Athletic Body: Negotiating Professional Power” Invited presentation to British Sociological Association Sociology of Sport Subgroup Meeting, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, February, 2004.

Nancy Theberge, Invited presenter in Workshop on “Physical, Culture, Power and Body”, Peter Wall Centre for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, October, 2004.

 Nancy Theberge and Donald Cole, “Examining Participatory Ergonomics from a Multidisciplinary Perspective.” Invited presentation at Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health, St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 2006.

Nancy Theberge, “Researching and Writing Women’s Sport: A Report from the Rink.” Invited presentation in panel on Ethnography: The Work of Ethnographers in Cultures of Sport. Annual Conference of the North American Society for Sociology Sport, Pittsburgh, November, 2007.

Nancy Theberge, “Examining Management Commitment to Participatory Ergonomics Interventions: Observations from Field Studies in Three Sites”, Invited presentation to Institute of Work and Health Plenary Series, Toronto, November, 2007.

Nancy Theberge, “Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation: Perspectives from Research in Work and Sport Settings”, Invite presentation to Centre for research expertise in Improved Disability Outcomes/Rehabilitation Solutions, Toronto, April, 2008.

Self-initiated

John W. Loy, Nancy Theberge, Erik Kjeldsen and Peter Donnelly, "An Examination of Hypothesized Correlates of Replacement Processes in Sport Organizations." Presented at International Seminar on the Sociology of Sport, sponsored by the International Committee for the Sociology of Sport, October, 1975, Heidelberg, West Germany.

Nancy Theberge, "The Work World of Women's Golf: Responses to Structured Uncertainty." Presented at 1977 meetings of the Association for the Anthropological Study of Play, April, San Diego, California.

Nancy Theberge, "The System of Rewards in Women's Professional Golf." Presented at 1977 meetings of the American Sociological Association, September, Chicago, Illinois.

Nancy Theberge, "Some Factors Associated with Socialization Into the Role of Professional Woman Golfer." Presented at the Ninth Canadian Symposium on Sport Psychology, September, 1977, Banff, Alberta.

Nancy Theberge, "A Comparison of Men and Women in the Administration of Ontario Amateur Sport." Presented at Regional Symposium of the International Committee on the Sociology of Sport, May, 1981, Vancouver.

James Curtis, Nancy Theberge and Barbara Brown, "Sex Differences in Orientations Toward Games: Tests of the Sport Involvement Hypothesis." Presented at the 1981 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Nancy Theberge, "On the Need for a More Adequate Theory of Sport Participation." Presented at 1981 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Nancy Theberge, "The Status of Women in Coaching in Canada: Some Preliminary Observations." Presented at VIII International Symposium of the International Committee for the Sociology of Sport, July, 1983, Paris.

Nancy Theberge, "Gender Inequality in North American Sport." Presented at IX International Symposium of the International Committee for the Sociology of Sport, August, 1985, Prague.

Nancy Theberge and Alan Cronk, "Work Routines in a Newspaper Sports Department and the Coverage of Women's Sport." Presented at 1985 meetings of North America Society for Sociology of Sport, November, Boston.

Nancy Theberge, "The Effects of the National Coaching Certification Program on Women in Canadian Coaching." VIII Commonwealth and International Conference on Sport, Physical Education, Dance, Recreation and Health, July, 1986, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Nancy Theberge, "Sport and Compulsory Heterosexuality: Some Observations on the Contribution of Sport to Gender Relations." Presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Windsor, June, 1988.

Nancy Theberge, "Feminist Responses to Hockey Violence: Media Coverage of the 1987 World Junior Hockey Championships." Presented at 1988 meetings of North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November, Cincinnati.

Susan Birrell and Nancy Theberge, "The Fitness Boom and the Fragmentation of Women's Bodies." Presented at 1989 meetings of the National Women's Studies Association, June, Towson, Maryland.

Susan Birrell and Nancy Theberge, "Packaging Fitness: Women and the Fitness Boom." Presented at 1989 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November, Washington, D.C.

Nancy Theberge, "Managing Career and Domestic Responsibilities: the Experiences of Women in Coaching." Presented at 1991 meetings of Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Kingston, Ontario, June.

Suzanne Desaulniers and Nancy Theberge, "Gender, Work and Leisure: Preferences for Work Reduction and the Leisure Experiences of Women and Men". Presented at 1991 meetings of Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Kingston, Ontario, June.

Nancy Theberge, "Gender, Bodies, and Physical Competence: Women's Ice Hockey as Sport". Paper presented at Qualitative Research Conference, University of Waterloo, May, 1993.

Nancy Theberge, "Injury, Pain and Playing Rough in Women's Ice Hockey." Presented at 1993 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November, Ottawa, Ontario.

Nancy Theberge, "Playing with the Boys: Manon Rheaume, Women's Hockey and the Struggle for Legitimacy". Presented at 1995 meetings of Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Montreal, Quebec, June.

Nancy Theberge, “Same Game, Different Gender: Women’s Ice Hockey and the Construction of Gender.” Presented at 1997 meetings of American Sociological Association, Toronto, August. 

Gina Heins and Nancy Theberge, “It’s Physical But It’s Not Overly Physical Adolescent Girls, Ice Hockey and the Construction of Gender.” Paper presented at 1997 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Toronto, November.

Nancy Theberge, “Challenges to the Masculine Preserve of Sport: Lessons from Women’s Ice Hockey.” Paper presented at 1998 Leisure Studies Association Conference on “The Big Ghetto: Gender, Sexuality and Leisure”, Leeds, England, July.

Nancy Theberge, “No Fear Comes’: Adolescent Girls, Ice Hockey and the Embodiment of Gender.” Presented at 2000 meetings of American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C., August.

Nancy Theberge, K. Granzow, D. Cole, L. Greco, P. Neumann, L. Brawley, M. Frazer, A. Laing, R. Norman and R. Wells, “Participatory Ergonomics: Assessing the Impact of Different Forms of Involvement on Reported Outcomes.” Paper presented at Congress of Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Montreal, October, 2001. 

Nancy Theberge, “What Kind of Woman Plays Hockey?: Gender and the Marketing of Women’s Sport.” Paper presented at Conference on “Putting it on Ice: Hockey in Historical and Contemporary Perspective”, Gorsebrook Institute, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, October, 2001. 

Nancy Theberge, K. Granzow, D. Cole and A. Laing, “Participatory Processes in Worker Health and Safety: An Analysis of an Intervention in an Industrial Setting.” Paper presented at meetings of the North Central Sociological Association, Windsor, April, 2002.

Nancy Theberge, K. Granzow, D. Cole and A. Laing, “Negotiating Workplace Participation: Notes on a Collaborative Effort Among Labour, Management and University Researchers to Implement a Participatory Ergonomics Process.” Paper presented at meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Toronto, May, 2002.

Nancy Theberge, "Ergonomics and Injury Reduction in the Workplace." Presented at the University of Waterloo - Canadian Institutes for Health Research Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, June, 2002. 

Nancy Theberge, D. Cole, K. Granzow, M. Frazer, A. Laing and R. Wells, “Negotiating Workplace Participation: An Analysis of a Participatory Ergonomics Program in an Industrial Setting.” Paper presented at 2002 meetings of Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Banff, Alberta, October.

Nancy Theberge, "Athletic Injuries and the Gendering of the Athletic Body: A Content Analysis of the Literature on ACL Injuries in Women Athletes." Presented at 2002 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Indianapolis, November.

D. Cole, N. Theberge, K. Granzow and A. Laing, “Participatory Processes in Organizational Interventions for Injury Reduction.” Conference on “Work, Stress and Health” sponsored by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, American Psychological Association and Queen’s University School of Business, Toronto, March, 2003.

K. Granzow, N. Theberge, D. Cole and A. Laing, “`I Feel Good I Got Chosen’: Determining the Meaning (fullness) of Worker Participation in Participatory Ergonomics.” Paper presented at Conference on Qualitative Health Research, Banff, April, 2004.

S. Dixon, N. Theberge and D. Cole, “Making Change in the Workplace: An Analysis of a Participatory Ergonomic Intervention Designed to Reduce Workplace Injury.” Paper presented at meeting of North Central Sociological Association, Cleveland, April, 2004.

S. Dixon, N. Theberge and D. Cole, “`They Have The Connections’: The Influence of Bureaucratic Processes on a Participatory Ergonomic Intervention.” Presented at the meetings of Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Windsor, October, 2004.

N. Theberge, D. Cole, K. Granzow and A. Laing. “Contesting Health and Safety on the Terrain of Participatory Ergonomics: A Case Study from the Manufacturing Sector.” Presented at Meetings of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health, Vancouver, May 2005.

N. Theberge, “It’s Great to be Part of a Team: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Sport Medicine.” Paper presented at meetings of Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, London, May 2005.

N. Theberge. “What Happens is a Negotiated Arrangement: Health Care in the Multidisciplinary Context of High Performance Sport.” Paper presented at the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Conference, York, England, September, 2005.

N. Theberge, “This Is Really About Performance: Sport Medicine and the Delivery of Health Care in Canadian High Performance Sport.” Presented at 2005 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Winston-Salem, NC, November.

Shane M. Dixon, Nancy Theberge and Donald Cole, “We Get Things Done Because of the Health and Safety Manager:’ Exploring the Social Dynamics of Occupational Health and Safety Programs.” Paper presented at the North Central Sociological Association Annual Meetings. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. April 7-10, 2005.

Shane M. Dixon, Nancy Theberge and Donald Cole, “The Ergonomist has Left the Building: Sustaining a Participatory Ergonomics Program.” Proceedings of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists Annual Meetings. Halifax, Nova Scotia. August 15-18, 2005.

N. Theberge. “There is Such Interdisciplinary Communication: Health Care in the Multidisciplinary Context of Sport Medicine.” Presented at Annual Meetings of American Sociological Association, Montreal, August, 2006.

N. Theberge. “The Organization of Sport Medicine in Canada: Observations of Athletes, Practitioners and Administrators.” Presented at Sport Innovation Summit, Victoria, B.C., October 2006.

N. Theberge. “The Integration of Chiropractors into Health Care Teams: A Case Study from Sport Medicine.” Presented at 2006 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Vancouver, B.C., November.

N. Theberge. “Coaches’ Involvement in the Culture of Risk in Sport.” Presented at 2006 meetings of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Vancouver, B.C., November.

D. Van Eerd, T. Muller, D. Cole, R. Wells, S. Ferrier, E. Tompa, N. Theberge. “Implementation Challenges in a Partner-Based Participatory Intervention for Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Medium-Sized Workplace,” Presentation at Researchers Day, Centre for Research Expertise in the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Waterloo, Ontario, June, 2007.

Theberge, S. Dixon, D. Cole. “Examining Management Commitment to Participatory Ergonomic Interventions: A Multiple Case Study Analysis.” Sixth International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), Boston, August, 2007.

D. Van Eerd, D. Cole, J. Village, N. Theberge, M. St. Vincent, E. Irvin, J. Clarke, K. Keown, Q. Mahood, H. Widdrington. “Process and Implementation of Participatory Ergonomics: Reviewing the Literature.” Sixth International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), Boston, USA, August, 2007.

D. Van Eerd, D. Cole, J. Village, N. Theberge, M. St. Vincent, J. Clarke, K. Keown, Q. Mahood, E. Irvin, K. Cullen, H. Widdrington. “Participatory Ergonomics Process and Implementation: A Review of the Peer-reviewed Literature.” Ontario Kinesiology Association 25th Anniversary Annual Conference, Waterloo, Ontario, October, 2007.

N. Theberge. “The Significance of Workplace to the Construction of Professional Roles and Relationships: A Comparative Analysis from Sport Medicine.” Presented at Annual Meetings of American Sociological Association, Boston, August, 2008.

N. Theberge, T. Nagdee, WP Neumann, M. Mekitiak, R. Wells, J. Laring, “How Ergonomic Change Happens: The Practices of Canadian Ergonomists.” Presented at Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference, Montreal, June, 2008.

S. Dixon, N. Theberge and D. Cole, “’I wouldn’t have known that’: The Role of Knowledge in Implementing Participatory Ergonomics Programs.” Presented at Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference , Montréal, June, 2008.

D. Van Eerd, D. Cole, J. Village, N. Theberge, M. St Vincent, E. Irvin, J. Clarke,, K. Keown, Q. Mahood, K. Cullen. A review of the literature on process, and implementation of participatory ergonomics. October 21-23, 2008; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 2008 National
Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS).

D. Cole, R. P. Wells, S. Dixon, I. Rivilis, P. Neumann, N. Theberge, S. Ibrahim. “Assessing and Modifying Risks for Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)” presented at International Epidemiology Association Conference, Brazil, September, 2008.

N. Theberge, “’There’s Nothing Like an Olympic Games’: A Comparative Analysis of the Practice of Sport Medicine in Two Contexts.” Presented at Conference on Olympic Reform: a 10 Year Review, University of Toronto, May, 2009.

P. Safai and N. Theberge, “A Healthy Anniversary? Exploring Narratives of Health in the 1968 and 2008 Olympic Games.” Presented at Conference on Olympic Reform: a 10 Year Review, University of Toronto, May, 2009.

W.P. Neumann, T. Nagdee and N. Theberge, “What Ergonomists Say About Working with Engineers.” Presented at conference of International Association of Industrial Engineers, Miami, June, 2009.

N. Theberge, T. Nagdee, W.P. Neumann and R. Wells, “Doing Organizational Work: Expanding the Conception of Professional Practice in Ergonomics.” Accepted for presentation at annual meetings of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Quebec City, September, 2009.

N. Theberge, “Toward a More Robust Theory of Participatory Ergonomic Interventions: Contributions from a Multi-method, Multi-site Research Program”. Invited Participant in panel on “Participatory Ergonomics: What Should be Said about Interventions?” Accepted for presentation at annual meetings of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Quebec City, September, 2009.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo