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Katherine Evans

Associate Professor
Rec Mgmt & Therapeutic Rec
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Katherine Evans, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, presented "Exploring the Role of Leisure in the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls " at The Academy of Leisure Sciences Annual Conference (Theme: Critical Realities - Culture at the Crossroads) on Thursday, March 3 online. Based in notions of resistance inherent within leisure research (e.g., Shaw, 1991; Wearing, 2008), and the essence of what leisure “should be” (i.e., grounded in freedom, autonomy, and self-expression, inherently positive and socially good), this 1-hour presentation focused on two important aspects of this discussion: 1. The role the leisure field can play in the efforts of eliminating violence against women and girls across the social ecology; and 2. An overview of the role leisure researchers can play in helping move leisure theory and programming forward in this effort.

Submitted on: Mar. 3

 

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Katherine Evans, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, co-authored the chapter "The Case for Evidence-Based Outdoor Recreation Interventions for Girls: Helping Girls "Find Their Voice" in the Outdoors" in Education Sciences published on Thursday, April 15 by MDPI.

Submitted on: April 15, 2021

 

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Katherine Evans, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, co-authored the article "The Case for Evidence-Based Outdoor Recreation Interventions for Girls: Helping Girls "Find Their Voice" in the Outdoors" in Education Sciences and was accepted for publication by MDPI. "Finding Your Voice" is a recreation intervention created with the focus of introducing middle school girls to outdoor recreation to increase the participants’ self-efficacy and self-empowerment. Empirical research focusing on participant experiences has demonstrated promising results and the best practices from "Finding Your Voice" and the broader research on female empowerment in the outdoors are presented.

Submitted on: Dec. 31, 2020

 

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Katherine Evans, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, presented "Engaging Students in Community-Based Projects: The Integration of a University Research Institute and Core Leisure Curriculum" at The Academy of Leisure Sciences 2020 Conference on Research and Teaching on Feb. 13 in Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Submitted on: Feb. 20, 2020

 

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Katherine Evans, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, presented "Perceptions of Safe Active Leisure Activities During Pregnancy" at The Academy of Leisure Sciences 2020 Conference on Research and Teaching on Feb. 12 in Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Submitted on: Feb. 20, 2020

 

published

Katherine Evans, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, co-authored the article "A structural model exploring gender differences in perceived constraints to competition climbing" in "Annals of Leisure Research" published on Oct. 21, 2018 by Taylor & Francis.

Submitted on: Oct. 22, 2018