David L. Andrews is a Professor within the Physical Cultural Studies Research Group in the Department of Kinesiology.

His research critically examines physical culture as a complex empirical assemblage (including, but not restricted to, sport, fitness, exercise, recreation, leisure, wellness, dance, and health-related movement practices). Informed by various understandings of cultural Marxism, Professor Andrews’ approach considers physical culture as both a product and producer of the cultural, social, political, economic, technological, and environmental dimensions of contemporary society. Among other foci, he analyzes the complex interconnections linking physical culture with the structures and strictures of late capitalism, related systems of neoliberal governance, and the nature of life within the contemporary metropolis. The overarching aim of this research is to illuminate the ways that active bodies become organised, disciplined, represented, embodied, and/or experienced in mobilising (or corroborating), or at times immobilising (or resisting), the dominant power relations operating within society that differentiate between the empowered and disempowered, the privileged and under-privileged.

Professor Andrews' publications include: Sport-Commerce-Culture: Essays on Sport in Late Capitalist America (2006. Peter Lang); The Blackwell companion to sport (edited with Ben Carrington, 2013, Blackwell), and Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture (edited with Michael Silk, 2012, Temple University Press); and, The Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies (edited with Michael Silk and Holly Thorpe, forthcoming, Routledge). He serves as the associate editor of the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and on the editorial boards/editoral advisory boards of the Sociology of Sport Journal, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Communication & Sport, Celebrity Studies, and Leisure Studies. In addition, he serves as the co-editor (with Stephen Wagg) of the Global Culture and Sport book series (Palgrave Macmillan).

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  • PhD
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993
  • MS
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991
  • B.Ed.
    College of St. Mark and St. John, 1985
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2357 School of Public Health
Department of Sociology
dla [at] umd.edu