Dr. Greenham joined the Department of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary in 2014.
Sport was not only a childhood passion but also a professional calling for Dr. Greenham. Before joining the academic ranks, he was a sports journalist. While covering sports, Dr. Greenham’s interest in the history that shaped and provided meaning to current events as well as the underlying socio-economic layers of athletics prompted a shift in career toward deeper scholarly inquiry.
The primary focus of Dr. Greenham’s research is North American professional sports – particularly baseball, hockey and Canadian football.
Areas of Research Interest
Sport History; Sport Media; Sport Journalism; Professional Sports
Selected Scholarly Activities
Santarossa, Sara and Craig Greenham, Paige Coyne, Sarah Woodruff, “#BodyIssue and Instagram: A Gender Disparity in Conversation, Coverage, and Content in ESPN The Magazine.” International Journal of Sport Communication (accepted for publication in 2019).
Greenham, Craig, “Canadian Football,” in Gems and Pfister, Touchdown: An American Obsession (Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, 2019): 237-252
Greenham, Craig, “‘Super Bore’: The Canadian Media and the Grey Cup-Super Bowl Comparison,” in Dyreson and Hopsicker, A Half Century of Super Bowls: National and Global Perspectives on America’s Grandest Spectacle (London: Routledge, 2018): 65-80.
Greenham, Craig. “Snowed: How MLB and the MLBPA Mishandled the Cocaine Problem of the 1980s,” Sport History Review Vol 47, No.1 (2016): 69-89.
Greenham, Craig, “The World’s Game: Globalization and Baseball,” in Coombs and Batchelor, American History through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme Sports, Vol.3 (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013): 103-114.
Greenham, Craig, “On the Battlefront: Canadian Soldiers, an Imperial War, and America’s National Pastime,” American Review of Canadian Studies Vol. 42, No.1 (2012): 34-50.
Dr. Greenham has reviewed books for the Journal of Sport History, Sport History Review, American Review of Canadian Studies, Journal of the West, International Journal of Sport Communication, Canadian Journal of History and Sociology of Sport Journal. He’s also active on the conference circuit with the North American Society for Sport History and the Canadian Historical Association.
Recent News Contributions
Little, Becky, "The Terrorist Attack That Failed to Derail the 1988 Seoul Olympics," History Channel. February 9, 2018.- http://www.history.com/news/1988-seoul-olympics-north-korea-terrorist-at...
Little, Becky, "The Weirdest Winter Olympic Events We No Longer Play," National Geographic. February 8, 2018- https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/winter-olympic-games-unusual...
History of Sport in Canada; Hockey in Canada; Sport Media; Newsroom; Sport in America
Current Graduate Students
Alex Cyr, thesis
Shelby Johnston, internship
Diogo Peixoto, internship
Erin Tanner, thesis
Dr. Greenham is accepting graduate students, particularly (but not solely) those interested in the thesis pathway that have a sociocultural/historical emphasis.