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Rob Lake

Rob Lake

Position: Instructor
Department: Sport Science
Faculty: Science and Technology
Office #:N1335
Office Phone: 604-527-5930
Email: laker1@douglascollege.ca

Education

PhD (Sociology of Sport), School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, UK (2008)
MA (Sociology of Sport), Centre for Research into Sport and Society, University of Leicester, UK (2003) 
2002: BSc Sport Sciences (1st Class Honours), Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University, UK (2002)
Post-Graduate Certificate of Higher Education – Academic Practice (with Distinction) School of Education, St. Mary’s University College, UK (2009)

Teaching Areas

Socio-cultural aspects of sport and physical activity

Scholarly and Professional Interests

Sociology and history of sport

Service (selected appointments, since 2016)

Jan 2019 onwards – Associate Editor (Region: British Isles) for International Journal of the History of Sport https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=editorialBoard&journalCode=fhsp20

Jan-Aug 2019 – Douglas College, Department of Sport Science, Chair of the Post-probationary Evaluation Committee (2019)
Nov 2018-Nov 2020 – North American Society for the Sociology of Sport: Member-at-Large (elected position on the Executive Committee) https://nasss.org/about/exec-board/

Sept 2018 onwards – Associate Editor for Sport in History journal https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=editorialBoard&journalCode=rsih20

Jan-Nov 2018 – North American Society for the Sociology of Sport: Conference Organizing Committee for annual conference in Vancouver, BC
Jul-Dec 2018 – Associate Managing Editor for International Journal of the History of Sport
2017 onwards – Editorial board member for Engaging Sports, the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) blog https://thesocietypages.org/engagingsports/about/

2016-19 – Douglas College, Department of Sport Science, member of the Post-probationary Evaluation Committee (3 year term)
2015-18 – Douglas College, Faculty of Science & Technology primary representative on the college-wide Research and Scholarly Activity Fund adjudication committee (3 year term)

Memberships

North American Society of Sports History (2012-present)
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (2011-present)
British Society of Sports History (2005-present)

Awards and Honours (since 2016)

2018 – Douglas College ‘Notice of Special Recognition’ for positively impacting a student’s academic life
2017 – Runner-up, best article published in 2016 - International Journal of the History of Sport (Eaves, S. J. & Lake, R. J. The ‘Ubiquitous Apostle of International Play’)
2017 – Winner, best article published in 2016 - Sport in History
(Lake, R. J. ‘That excellent sample of a professional’: Dan Maskell and the Contradictions of British Amateurism in Twentieth-Century Lawn Tennis)
2016 – Douglas College ‘Notice of Special Recognition’ for positively impacting a student’s academic life
2016 – Lord Aberdare Literary Prize winner 2015 (for best book on the history of sport in Britain or the best book written on sports history by a British author), awarded by the British Society of Sports History to A Social History of Tennis in Britain
2016 – ‘Honourable Mention’ in 2016 North American Society for Sport History book award, for A Social History of Tennis in Britain

Selected Publications (Books)

Lake, R. J. (2019). The Routledge Handbook of Tennis: History, Culture and Politics. (ed.). London: Routledge.
Channon, A., Fletcher, T., Dashper, K. & Lake, R. J. (2017). Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture: Promises and Pitfalls. (eds.). London: Routledge.
Lake, R. J. (2015). A Social History of Tennis in Britain. London/New York: Routledge.

Selected Publications (Peer-reviewed journal articles, since 2016)

Lake, R. J. (2019). “Our Ginny”: Virginia Wade, the 1977 Wimbledon Championships and the Gendering of National Identity. Communication & Sport.
Published online first: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2167479519830325
Lake, R. J. (2019). ‘Vive le defecteur!’ Analysing the British Media’s Construction of Greg Rusedski’s National Identity in the 1990s/2000s. Sport in History.
Published online first: https://doi.org/10.1080/17460263.2018.1547219

Lake, R. J., Eaves, S. J. & Nicholson, B. (2018). The Development and Transformation of Anglo-American Relations in Lawn Tennis around the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Sport History Review 49 (1), 1-22.
Lake, R. J. (2018). The Wimbledon Championships, the All England Lawn Tennis Club and “Invented Traditions”. International Journal of Sport Communication 11 (1), 52-74.
Eaves, S. J. & Lake, R. J. (2018). Dwight Davis and the Foundation of the Davis Cup: Just another Doubleday Myth? Journal of Sport History 45 (1), 1-23.
Lake, R. J. & Lusis, A. (2017). ‘Sandwich-men parade the streets’: Conceptualizing Regionalism and the North-South Divide in British Lawn Tennis. International Journal of the History of Sport 34 (7/8), 578-598.
Llewellyn, M. P. & Lake, R. J. (2017). “The old days of amateurism are over”: The Samaranch Revolution and the Return of Olympic Tennis. Sport in History 37 (4), 423-447.
Lake, R. J. (2017). Tim Henman, British Tennis and the Social Construction of English Identity in the 1990s and 2000s. Sport in Society 20 (11), 1745-1764.
Lake, R. J. & Eaves, S. J. (2017). Defeat, Decline and Disconnect: A Critical Analysis of Attempted Reform in British Tennis during the Inter-war Period. Sport in History 37 (1), 1-24.
Eaves, S. J. & Lake, R. J. (2016). The ‘Ubiquitous Apostle of International Play’, Wilberforce Vaughan Eaves: The Forgotten Internationalist of Lawn Tennis. International Journal of the History of Sport 33 (16), 1963-81.
Eaves, S. J., Lake, R. J. & Cowdrey, S. (2016). The ‘Ghosts’ of Lawn Tennis Past: Exploring the Forgotten Lives of Early Working-Class Coaching-Professionals. Sport in History 36 (4), 498-521.
Channon, A., Dashper, K., Fletcher, T., & Lake, R. J. (2016). The Promises and Pitfalls of Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture. Sport in Society 19 (8-9), 1111-1124.
Lake, R. J. (2016). ‘Guys don’t whale away at the women’: Etiquette and Gender Relations in Contemporary Mixed-Doubles Tennis. Sport in Society 19 (8-9), 1214-1233.

Lake, R. J. (2016). ‘That excellent sample of a professional’: Dan Maskell and the Contradictions of British Amateurism in Twentieth-Century Lawn Tennis. Sport in History 36 (1) 1-25.