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Rob Lake

Contact Information
Email: laker1@douglascollege.ca
Office: NW 1356
Telephone: 604-527-5930

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

Service Honours and Academic Awards
  • Associate editor of International Journal of Sport and Society (2013-2014)
  • Editorial board member of International Sports Studies journal (2010-2012)
  • Treasurer for the British Society of Sports History (3 year term, 2008-2011)
  • Department of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario ‘Recognition of Excellence’ for outstanding teaching (twice awarded, June 2012)
  • St. Mary’s University College Students’ Union Honorary Life Member (awarded, May 2009)

External Academic/Professional Responsibilities
  • Book proposal reviewer for Routledge/Taylor & Francis publishers (2013)
  • Conference Co-Organiser: International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) 2012 Annual Symposium, University of Western Ontario (October 2012)
  • Article reviewer for the following academic journals:
  • Sport in Society
  • International Journal of Sport and Society
  • Journal of Sport History
  • Sport in History
  • International Sports Studies
  • Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies
  • International Relations
  • Antiquity
  • World Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Interdisciplinary Child-Focused Research Centre/Interdisciplinary Centre for Child and Youth Focused Research, Postgraduate Convenor and Steering Group Executive Committee Member, Brunel University (2004-2006)
  • Conference Co-convenor: 1st Annual British Sociological Association (BSA) Sport Study Group Post-graduate Conference, Brunel University (August 2005)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) & BSA Summer School ‘Sociological Imaginations’ invited attendee, Coventry University (2005)

Membership of Academic and Professional Associations
  • North American Society of Sports History
  • British Society of Sports History
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
  • International Sociology of Sport Association

Scholarly Outputs

Published Books

Lake, R. J. (2015). A Social History of Tennis in Britain. London/New York: Routledge.

Peer-reviewed/Refereed Journal Articles
Lake, R. J. (under review). ‘Guys don’t whale away at the women’: Etiquette and Gender Relations in Contemporary Mixed-Doubles Tennis. Sport in Society
Lake, R. J. (2015). The “Bad Boys” of Tennis: Shifting Gender and Social Class Relations in the Era of Nastase, Connors and McEnroe. Journal of Sport History
Lake, R. J. (2014). Discourses of Social Exclusion in British Tennis: Historical Changes and Continuities. International Journal of Sport and Society 4 (2), 1-11.
Lake, R. J. (2013). ‘They Treat Me like I’m Scum’: Social Exclusion and Established-Outsider Relations in a British Tennis Club. International Review for the Sociology of Sport 48 (1), 112-128.
Lake, R. J. (2012). Gender and Etiquette in ‘Mixed Doubles’ Lawn Tennis 1870-1939. International Journal of the History of Sport 29 (5), 691-710.
Lake, R. J. (2011). A Critique of Functionalist Values within Recent British Tennis Policy. International Sports Studies 32 (2), 47-59.
Lake, R. J. (2011). Social Class, Etiquette and Behavioural Restraint in British Lawn Tennis: 1870-1939. International Journal of the History of Sport 28 (6), 876-894.
Lake, R. J. (2010). ‘Managing Change’ in British Tennis 1990-2006: Unintended Outcomes of LTA Talent Development Policies. International Review for the Sociology of Sport 45 (4), 474-490.
Lake, R. J. (2010). Stigmatised, Marginalised, Celebrated: Developments in Lawn Tennis Coaching 1870-1939. Sport in History 30 (1), 82-103.
Lake, R. J. (2009). Real Tennis and the Civilising Process. Sport in History 29 (4), 553-576.

Published Book Chapters
Lake, R. J. (2011). ‘Stigmatised, Marginalised, Celebrated: Developments in Lawn Tennis Coaching 1870-1939’, in. N. Carter (ed.), Coaching Cultures. London: Routledge. (Reprinted from Lake, R. J. (2010). Stigmatised, Marginalised, Celebrated: Developments in Lawn Tennis Coaching 1870-1939. Sport in History 30 (1), 82-103.)
Lake, R. J. (2011). ‘Tennis in the British Isles’. In, J. Nauright (ed.). Sports Around the World: History, Culture, Practice. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Lake, R. J. (2011). ‘Rankings Determination (for tennis, golf, etc – National and International)’. In, Swayne, L.E. and Dodds, M. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing. London: Sage.

Published Book Reviews (last 5 years)
Lake, R. J. (2015). Book Review: Elizabeth Wilson, Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon. Sport in History
Lake, R. J. (2015). Book Review: Fiona Skillen, Women, Sport and Modernity in Interwar Britain. Sport in History
Lake, R. J. (2014). Book review: Damion L. Thomas, Globetrotting: African America Athletes and Cold War Politics. Sport in History 34 (1), 166-169.
Lake, R. J. (2013). Book review: Stephen Wenn, Robert Barney & Scott Martyn, Tarnished Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Bid Scandal. Sport in History 33 (2), 208-211.
Lake, R. J. (2012). Book review: John Grasso, Historical Dictionary of Tennis. Sport in History 32 (4), 578-581.
Lake, R. J. (2012). Book review: Jeffrey Hill, Sport in History: An Introduction. International Journal of the History of Sport 29 (18), 2599-2601.
Lake, R. J. (2012). Book review: John Iceland, Where We Live Now: Immigration and Race in the United States. Sociology 46, 384-385.
Lake, R. J. (2012). Book review: John Hughson, Sporting Cultures. International Journal of the History of Sport 29 (6), p. 957-959.
Lake, R. J. (2010). Book review: Hans Bonde, Football with the Foe. European Studies in Sports History 3, 137-139.
Lake, R. J. (2010). Book review: Norbert Elias and Eric Dunning, Quest for Excitement. Sport in History 30 (4) 593-597.
Lake, R. J. (2010). Book review: Geoffrey Hiller, The Bandies of Fortune. Sport in History 30 (2), 334-337.
Lake, R. J. (2010). Book review: Cecil Harris and Larryette Kyle-Debose, Charging the Net: A History of Blacks in Tennis. Sport in History 30 (1), 169-172.
Lake, R. J. (2009). Book review: Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford, Shattering the Glass: The Remarkable History of Women’s Basketball; Thomas McLaughlin, Give and Go: Basketball as a Cultural Practice. International Review for the Sociology of Sport 44 (4), 421-426.
Lake, R. J. (2009). Book review: Neil Wigglesworth, The Story of Sport in England. International Review for the Sociology of Sport 44 (1), 105-108.

Conference Presentations as an Invited and/or Keynote Speaker (last 5 years)
Lake, R. J. (2015, Mar). ‘From Amateur to Professional: The Enduring Challenges of Social Exclusivity in Tennis Development’. Kinesiology Colloquium Series, Department of Kinesiology, University of Windsor.
Lake, R. J. (2012, Nov). ‘Leisure Ladies and Generous Gents: What Tennis Reveals about the British Class System’. Paper presented at the History Colloquium Series, Department of History, University of Western Ontario.
Lake, R. J. (2011, Oct). ‘From Social Exclusion to a Social History: Towards a Broader (and more marketable) Field for Examining Lawn Tennis’. International Centre for Sport History and Culture (ICSHC) Research Seminar, De Montfort University.
Lake, R. J. (2010, Mar). ‘Social Exclusion in Voluntary Sports Clubs: Policies and Practices in British Tennis’. Sports Volunteering Research Network, Sport England HQ, Victoria House, London.
Lake, R. J. (2009, Oct). ‘Class, Gender and Etiquette in British Lawn Tennis: 1870-1939’. Sport and Leisure History Seminar Series, Institute of Historical Research, University of London.

Recent Conference Presentations (last 5 years)

Lake, R. J. (2015, Jun). Mixed Doubles Tennis and the Performance of Hybrid Masculinities. Paper given at: European Association for the Sociology of Sport 12th Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
Lake, R. J. (2014, Nov). Gender and Etiquette in Mixed Doubles Tennis. Paper given at: North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Portland, OR, USA.
Lake, R. J. (2013, Dec). ‘Physical Culture as Etiquette: The Gendered Constructions of On-Court Behavioural Transgressions in Men’s Tennis in the 1970s and 80s’. Paper given at: 7th Meeting of the Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Lake, R. J. (2013, Nov). ‘The “Bad Boys” of Tennis: Shifting Gender and Social Class Relations in the Era of Nastase, Connors and McEnroe’. Paper given at: North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Quebec City, QC, Canada.
Lake, R. J. (2013, Jun). ‘From Garden Parties to “Finding the Next Andy Murray”: Historical Changes and Continuities in Discourses of Exclusion in British Tennis’. Virtual paper given at the Sport and Society Community 4th Annual Conference, University Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
Lake, R. J. (2013, May). ‘1950s: The Forgotten Decade in Lawn Tennis’. Paper given at: North American Association for Sport History Annual Conference, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada.
Lake, R. J. (2013, Apr).  ‘From Garden Parties to “Finding the next Andy Murray”: Historical Changes and Continuities in Discourses of Exclusion in British Tennis’. Paper given at: Discourse, Power, Resistance Annual Conference, University of Greenwich, UK.
Lake, R. J. (2012, Oct). ‘Tennis and the Olympics’. Paper given at: International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) 2012 Annual Symposium, University of Western Ontario.
Lake, R. J. (2010, Nov). ‘‘Nothing More than a Graceful Swoop’: Gender and Etiquette in British Lawn Tennis Mixed Doubles, 1870-1939’. Paper given at: 6th Meeting of the Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport, University of Bath.
Lake, R. J. (2010, Sep). ‘Gender and Etiquette in Lawn Tennis 1870-1939: A Case Study of Mixed Doubles’. Paper given at: British Society of Sports History Annual Conference, Wellcome Trust, London.
Lake, R. J. (2009, Feb). ‘Social Exclusion in Tennis Clubs: The Impact of Government Policy on the Autonomy of Voluntary-run Associations’. Paper given at: Political Studies Association Sport Study Group Annual Conference, Birkbeck College, University of London.

Internal Research Seminar Presentations (last 5 years)
Lake, R. J. (2012, Feb). ‘Turning your PhD into a Book: Some Practical (and Candid) Advice’. Paper given at: Department of Kinesiology Graduate Seminar Series, University of Western Ontario.
Lake, R. J. (2010, Nov). ‘Class, Gender and Etiquette in British Lawn Tennis: 1870-1939’. Paper given at: School of Theology, Philosophy and History Research Seminar Series, St. Mary’s University College.