Julie Brice, PhD

Julie Brice, PhD  


Assistant Professor
Location: KHS 133
Telephone: (657) 278-3806

Advising Area:

Sociocultural Study of Sport; Gender in Physical Cultures; Fitness; Social Justice and power in Sport

Couse Taught:
KNES 380: Philosophy of Human Movement
KNES 384: Sport Sociology


Julie Brice is co-director for the CSUF’s Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. After living and playing sports in different countries around the world (US, Botswana, South Korea), she became extremely interested in the connections between sport, culture and society. She therefore completed her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Kinesiology and her MA in physical cultural studies from the University of Maryland.  She then completed her doctoral degree at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Interest Area:

Julie’s primary research interests rest in the construction and production of gender and power inequalities in and through sport. In particular, she is interested in the many socio-cultural and political factors that impact how women understand their bodies, experience movement within fitness cultures, and impact power inequalities in society. Across her academic career, she has published widely across sport sociology, health, and qualitative research journals including the Sociology of Sport Journal, International Journal for Sport Policy and Politics, Qualitative Research, and Frontiers. She is also co-author of Feminist new materialisms, sport and fitness: A lively entanglement, an exploration into new materialist theory and fitness practices.

Current projects:

Sociocultural Study of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023; New Materialist exploration of objects in sport & gender; Women’s wellbeing in Aotearoa during Pandemic Times.