Publications and Conference Papers

Allain, K. A. (online first). Beating the buzzer: The construction of aging hockey masculinity. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. doi:      
Dotto, S., & Allain, K. A. (in press). Curricular disorder. Disability studies, eating disorders, and health and physical education in Ontario, Canada. Thresholds in Education.

Allain, K. A. (2020). Winter of Our Contentment: Examining Risk, Pleasure, and Emplacement in Later-Life Physical Activity. Journal of Aging Studies, 55. doi:   

Allain, K. A. (2020). “They are used to the traditional ways of doing things:” Older men’s experiences of curling’s new rationality. Sociology of Sport Journal. 37(1), 47–56. doi:

Allain, K. A., Crath, R. & Çalışkan, G. (2019). Speaking welcome: A discursive analysis of an immigrant mentorship event in Atlantic Canada. Ethnicities. [authors listed alphabetically].

Allain, K. A. (2019). Hegemony contests: Challenging the notion of a singular Canadian hockey nationalism. American Review of Canadian Studies, 49(4). doi:

Allain, K. & Marshall, B. L. (2019). “It used to be called an old man’s game:” Masculinity, embodiment, and curling participation amongst men in later life. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life. doi:

Allain, K. A. (2018). Hockey. In M. Dawson, C. Gidney & D. Wright (Eds.), Canadian Symbols (pp. 64–75). Toronto, ON: Between the Lines Press.

Allain, K. A. (2018). Taking slap shots at the house: An examination of the consequences of representing curlers as hockey players. In J. Anderson & J. Ellison (Eds.), Rethinking Hockey: Repenser à Hockey (pp. 217–230). Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa Press.

Allain, K. A., & Marshall, B. (2018). “Buff boys” with brooms: Shifting representations of masculinity in men’s curling. NORMA: International Journal of Masculinity Studies, 13(2), 119–135.

Allain, K. A., & Marshall, B. (2017). Foucault retires to the gym: Understanding embodied aging through leisure fitness in the “Third Age.” Canadian Journal on Aging. 36(3), 402–414.

Allain, K. A. (2016). “The mad Russian”: An examination of representations of Alexander Ovechkin in Canadian national media. Sociology of Sport Journal, 33(2), 156–168.

Allain, K. A. (2016). “A good Canadian boy”: Crisis masculinity, Canadian national identity and nostalgic longings in Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner. International Journal of Canadian Studies, 52, 107–132.

Allain, K. A. (2014). “What happens in the room stays in the room”: Conducting research with young men in elite-level ice hockey. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 6(2), 205–219.

Allain, K. A. (2011). Kid Crosby or Golden Boy: Sidney Crosby, Canadian national identity, and the policing of hockey masculinity. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 46(1), 3–22.

Allain, K. A. (2008). “Real fast and tough”: The construction of Canadian hockey masculinity. Sociology of Sport Journal, 25(4), 462–481.


Creative Works

Allain, K. A. (Producer & Narrator), Dotto, S. (Writer), McKechnie, C. (Sound Engineer & Editor). (2020, August 16). It’s an old man’s game. Fire on the Ice [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from