Articles by Lyndsay Hayhurst

March 8, 2022

Bicycles could ‘build back stronger’ post-Covid – but may have unintended consequences

Lyndsay Hayhurst
Women and girls’ increased access to bicycles can support sustainable development, says the UN. Yet, write Lyndsay Hayhurst and Mitchell McSweeney, the bicycle may also exacerbate gender inequality
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Lyndsay Hayhurst
York Research Chair (Tier 2) in Sport, Gender & Development and Digital Participatory Research / Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto

Lyndsay's research interests include sport for development and peace (SDP); gender-based violence prevention and sexual and reproductive health rights promotion in/through SDP; cultural studies of girlhood, postcolonial feminist theory, global governance, international relations and corporate social responsibility.

She is co-author (with Holly Thorpe and Megan Chawansky) of Sport, Gender and Development: Intersections, Innovations and Future Trajectories (Emerald Publishing Ltd 2021).

Sport, Gender and Development: Intersections, Innovations and Future Trajectories

Lyndsay's publications have appeared in Women’s Studies International Forum; Gender, Place & Culture; Third World Quarterly and Sociology of Sport Journal.

Her current research – funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada – examines the use of non-human objects and technologies in sport for development and peace, in particular, the bicycle, as possible catalysts for development.

She has previously worked for the United Nations Development Programme and Right to Play and conducted research with a range of sport and development-focused organisations in Canada, Uganda, Nicaragua and Australia.

She tweets @drlyndzhayhurst

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