Michael Heine, PhD

Michael Heine

Assistant Professor

Rm. 3R18, AHB
519 661-2111 x84113


  • PhD (Alberta)
  • MA (Western)
  • LA SEK II (Bochum, Germany)

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Sociocultural Studies

Research Interests

  • Discourse Analysis of Olympic spaces
  • Discourse Analysis of economic processes and commodification in sports
  • Aboriginal Games Documentation in sub-Arctic and Arctic Canada

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Forsyth J, O’Bonsawin C & Heine M. (Eds.) (2014). Intersections and Intersectionalities in Olympic and Paralympic Studies. London, ON: International Centre for Olympic Studies.
  • Heine M. (2014). ‘The Sunday Flag Is Up!’ Western Arctic Aboriginal Cultures and the Sports of the Fur Traders. Journal of Sport History, 41(2), 401-416.
  • Barney RK & Heine M. (2015). The Emblem of One United Body: The Olympic Games and Canada’s Quest for Self-Identity. Sport in Society, 18(7), 816-834.

Research Affiliations

  • Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute
  • International Centre for Olympic Studies, University of Western Ontario
  • Arctic Winter Games Committee, Historian

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to the Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Media analysis and Social Theory of Sport
  • Qualitative Methods in Sports Studies