The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Office: B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH) 2111
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 35404
I am committed to qualitative inquiry informed by both critical and deconstructive theories, and the postmodern, narrative, and ontological turns. I am particularly interested in representing my findings through accessible and collaborative creative analytic practices, such as ethno-screenplay, slam poetry, and composite narrative. Currently, I am co-constructing zines, comics, and graphic novels to represent my work with bisexual/pansexual-identified individuals concerning their navigation of biphobia and bisexual erasure.
Graduate supervision and student opportunities
I am currently accepting applications from graduate students with related research interests:
- Social theories (critical, feminist, critical race, poststructural, queer, postcolonial, posthumanist)
- Qualitative methodologies (narrative inquiry, ethnography, arts-based)
- Creative analytic practices
- Social inclusivity/community engagement
- Political activism/social change/equity
- Onto-epistemological frameworks
- Social theories
- Qualitative inquiry
- Therapeutic recreation/activism
- REC 201: Leisure and Social Justice
- REC 663: Foundations for Qualitative Inquiry
- REC 700: Foundations of Knowledge in Leisure Studies
BA (Ithaca College)
MSc (SUNY Cortland)
PhD (Georgia) with graduate certificates in women's studies and interdisciplinary qualitative research
See Google Scholar for a full list of publications.
Berbary, L.A. & Boles, J.C.* (2014). Eight reflection points: Re-visiting Scaffolding For Improvisational Humanist Qualitative Inquiry, Leisure Sciences, 36 (5), 401-419.
Berbary, L.A. (2011). Post-structural writerly representation: Screenplay as creative analytic practice, Qualitative Inquiry, 17(2), 186-196.
Berbary, L.A. (2012). Don’t be a whore, that’s not ladylike: Discursive Discipline and Sorority Women’s Gendered Subjectivity, Qualitative Inquiry, 18(7), 535-554.
Berbary, L.A. (2015). Creative Analytic Practices: Onto-episto-theoretical attachments, uses, and constructions within Humanist Qualitative Leisure Research, International Leisure Review, 2(4), 27-55.
Berbary, L.A. & Johnson, C.W. (2016). En/Activist Drag: Kings Reflect on Queerness, Queens, and Questionable Masculinities, Leisure Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2016.1194791
Arai, S., Berbary, L.A., & Dupuis, S. (2015). Re-imagining therapeutic recreation: transformative practices and innovative approaches, Leisure/Loisir, 39(2), 299-321.