Amanda Draft

Amanda Draft

Amanda Draft



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Gender, Sport/Leisure, Bodies/Embodiment, Qualitative Methodology, Autoethnography


My dissertation research explores unpaid and paid labor by business owners and organizational leadership within the modern roller derby community. Specifically, I examine how these individuals juggle their sports training, paid labor responsibilities, unpaid volunteer work for the sport, and family responsibilities, how this labor is gendered, and how participants negotiate the boundaries between "work" and "leisure."


  • M.A., Sociology, Wayne State University
  • B.S., Sociology and Women's Studies, Central Michigan University

Selected publications

2017. “Sizing Up Skaters: An Interrogation of Body Discourses in Elite Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.” Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal 25(1):20-29.

Courses taught

SOC 2000 - Understanding Human Society
SOC 4200 - Methods of Social Research
SOC 4996 - Undergraduate Sociology Capstone (as a TA)