Dr. Teresa Fowler

Assistant Professor | Researcher

Dr. Teresa Anne Fowler is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University of Edmonton and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Dr. Fowler’s research expertise centers around critical white masculinities and their impact on various aspects of society, specifically elite hockey culture. Through her work, she aims to explore the complexities of gender identity and challenge traditional notions of masculinity, seeking to promote healthier and more inclusive understandings of masculinities. Particularly, she investigates the intersection between masculinity and mental health, examining how societal expectations and stereotypes surrounding masculinity stemming from hockey culture influence boys’ and men’s mental well-being. Her multidisciplinary research draws from education, sociology, psychology, gender, and cultural studies.

Dr. Fowler is a dedicated advocate for a healthy hockey culture and healthy masculinities with a commitment to fostering inclusivity within the hockey community and more nuanced understandings of masculinity. Dr. Fowler strives to challenge traditional norms within hockey culture, as these norms influence how Canadians come to understand gender and specifically masculinity and whiteness. Her work has garnered attention for promoting gender equality, breaking down barriers to access, and creating safe spaces for everyone to enjoy the game. Dr. Fowler was named a “Social Change Advocate” by the Hockey News in 2023 and she is a member of Scholars Against Abuse in Canadian Sport. She was called to testify based on her research to both the Heritage Committee’s study on Safe Sport in Canada and the Standing Committee on Women’s study on Women and Girls in Sport.

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Assistant professor,
Concordia University of Edmonton