University of Calgary

Matt Ventresca

  • Postdoctoral Associate
  • Bridel Research Group

Research Interests

Injury Prevention, Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation:

Selected Publications

Ventresca, M. (2018). The curious case of CTE: Mediating materialities of traumatic brain injury. Communication & Sport [Online First]. DOI: 10.1177/21674795186761636

Ventresca, M. & J. Brady (2015). Food for thought: Notes on food, performance, and the athletic body.  Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 39(5), 412-426.

Norman, M., Ventresca, M., Szto, C. and Darnell, S. (2015). Driving to the ‘net: Blogs, frames and politics in the New York Islanders’ stadium saga. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 39(1), 19-39.

Brady, J. & Ventresca, M. (2014). ‘Officially a vegan now:’ On meat and renaissance masculinity in pro football. Food & Foodways, 22, 300-321.

King, S., Carey, S., Jinnah, N., Millington, R., Philipson, A., Prouse, C. & Ventresca, M. (2014). When is a drug not a drug? Troubling silences and unsettling painkillers in the National Football League. Sociology of Sport Journal, 31, 249-266.

Photograph of Matt Ventresca


  • PostDoctoral Fellowship - Sports, Society, and Technology
    Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017
  • PhD - Sociocultural Studies of Sport, Health, and the Body
    Queen's University, 2016
  • MA - Popular Culture
    Brock University, 2009
  • BA (Hons) - Semiotics and Communication Theory
    University of Toronto, 2006
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