Taylor McKee, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sport Management

Taylor McKee

Office: STH 450A

Phone: 905 688 5550  Extention 3452

Taylor McKee is a researcher committed to analyzing the sociocultural intersections of sport and society. He is dedicated to nurturing his students’ sense of intellectual curiosity, while helping them develop the academic skillset needed for success in Sport Management. Taylor has published on topics including Olympic History, Sport and Residential Schools, Hockey History, Monuments and Historical Memory, and Masculinity in Hockey. He is a versatile researcher with a passion for sport, education, and collaboration.  

  • Media 
  • Masculinity 
  • Canadian History 
  • Managing Editor, Journal of Emerging Sport Studies 
  • Researcher, Indigenous Hockey Research Network
  • Member, North American Society for Sport History
  • Member, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
  • Member, Canadian Sociological Association
  • Member, Canadian Association for Sport  
  • Sport Policy 
  • Professional Engagement for the Sport Industry 
  • Management Concepts in Nonprofit Sport Organizations 
  • Advanced Analysis of the Sport Industry: Hockey 

Edited Collections

Reid, B, and McKee, T. 2021. Duelism: Confronting Sport Through Its Doubles. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks. 2021. doi:10.18848/978-0-949313-49-2/CGP.

Journal Articles

Giancarlo, A, Forsyth, J, McKee, T & Ti Hiwi, B. “Methodology and Indigenous memory: Using photographs to anchor critical reflections on Indian residential school experiences.” Visual Studies. Winter 2021, https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2021.1878929.

McKee, T & Forsyth, J. “Witnessing Painful Pasts: Understanding Images of Sports at Canadian Indian Residential Schools.” Journal of Sport History. 46:2. (Summer 2019). 175-88. DOI:10.5406/jsporthistory.46.2.0175

Walters, J & McKee, T. “Hollow Ring: Race, Spectacle, and the Mayweather/McGregor Fight.” The International Journal of Sport and Society. Volume 10:1. 2018. 39-48.

McKee, T. “A Separate Reality: Creating, Contextualizing, and Curating Definitions of Violence in Hockey.” Society of International Hockey Research. Vol 20:1. 43-55.

McKee, T & Reid, B. “Passing the Torch: Romanticism and the Modern Olympic Revival” Journal of Olympic History. Vol. 25:2, Summer 2017.

McKee, Taylor. “The Rink and the Stage: Melodrama, Media, and Canadian Hockey” Journal of Sporting Cultures and Identities – Sport and Society. December 31, 2016.

Book Chapters

Reid, B & McKee, T. “Let Loose from the Grave:” Romantic Memorialization from Gravesites to “Grave-Sights.” In The Graveyard in Literature: Liminality and Social Critique. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2021.

McKee, T & Reid, B. “Man’s Game: Media. Masculinity, and Early Canadian Hockey.” In Handbook of Sport and Masculinity. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-19799-5.