Charlene Weaving

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Charlene Weaving

Chair / Professor
Campus Location
42 West St Rm 18

Dr. Weaving hails from Florenceville, New Brunswick. Weaving graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 1999. Weaving played varsity rugby while at Acadia and continued to play during her Masters and PhD studies at Western University. Weaving completed her PhD in 2005 and analysed the case of women athletes posing nude. Weaving moved to the “Nish” in 2005, and in 2007 was awarded the STFX Outstanding Teaching Award for the Faculty of Science. Weaving has published research on the sexualization of women in sport (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, ESPN Body Issue & beach volleyball uniform regulations); gender equity issues (sex verification & doping), and women athletes and stereotypes/frailty myths (pregnant athletes & menstruation). In 2013, Weaving was awarded the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS) Heather Reid Distinguished Service Award (and served as Secretary-Treasurer and President for the Association). Weaving enjoys canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing and skiing with her family including the two bearded collies: Bilodeau and Screefer.


Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Doping and Ethics, Gender Studies in Sport and Modern Olympic Games.

  • Sailors, P. and Weaving, C* (2022). “Binary or Bust? Sex Verification and Protected Categories in Sport (CHAPTER 3).” In The Routledge Handbook of Gender Politics in Sport/PA. Edited by Gyozo Molnar and Rachael Bullingham. Routledge (pp 29-37). *authors listed in alphabetical order
  • Davis, P, and Weaving, C* (2022). “COVID-19: Lip Gloss and the Threat to Women’s Sport.” In Philosophy, Sport, and the Pandemic. Edited by Jeff Fry and Andrew Edgar. Routledge. (pp. 218-233). (Note: Invited to Contribute). *authors listed in alphabetical order
  • Weaving, C. (2020). “Sliding up and down a Golden Glory Pole: Pole Dancing and the Olympic Games.” Sport, Ethics, and Philosophy. Special Issue: Gender and Sport. Invited to Contribute.
  • Sailors, P. and Weaving, C.* (2020). “Caster Semenya and the Cage Fight for Justice”. Fair Play: Journal of Philosophy, Ethics and Sports Law. Special Issue: Caster Semenya: The Conundrum of Sex, Gender and the Nature of Sport.  Fair Play. Revista de Filosofía, Ética y Derecho del Deporte, vol. 17, p. 1-12.

*Authors listed in alphabetical order

To view more of Dr. Weaving's publications, please visit her Google Scholar page.