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College of Education and Allied Professions

Dr. Callie Schultz

Assistant Professor
PRM Program

Dr. Callie Schultz

Office: Reid 122-F
Phone: 828.227.3844


Callie Spencer Schultz, Ph.D. is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in Parks and Recreation Management at WCU. Her classrooms concentrate on critical and poststructural perspectives of leisure and the ways in which leisure both shapes and is shaped by culture. At WCU she teaches courses focused on diversity and social justice, leadership and group dynamics, and programing and evaluation. Dr. Schultz’s research interests include leisure and new media, leisure and social justice, and the performance of subjectivities in transmedia leisure spaces. Utilizing qualitative methodologies that trouble notions of traditional epistemologies, her work aims to challenge us to think about “what counts” as leisure scholarship. She has been nationally recognized as a future intellectual leader in her field.

Ph.D. Parks, Recreation, & Tourism | University of Utah, USA | 2014
M.A. Outdoor and Environmental Education | La Trobe University, Australia | 2009
B.A. Studio Art & Religious Studies | University of Virginia, USA | 2005

Selected Publications

Spencer Schultz, C., & Paisley, K. (2016). Social and Institutional power structures meet duoethnography: The pedagogy of negotiating roles, dismantling Santa, and tilting “bitch.” In R. Sawyer & J. Norris (Eds.) Duoethnography as pedagogy: A dialogic form of curriculum inquiry in postsecondary education. Palgrave.

Spencer Schultz, C. (2016). Working the ruins of collaborative feminist research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 1-14.

Rose, J., & Spencer, C. (2015). Immaterial labor in spaces of leisure: Producing biopolitical subjectivities through Facebook. Leisure Studies,34(4), 1-18.

Spencer, C., & Paisley, K. (2013). Two women, a bottle of wine, and The Bachelor: Duoethnography as a means to explore experiences of femininity in a leisure setting. Journal of Leisure Research, 45(5), 135-156.

Paisley, K., Spencer, C., Wells, M., & Schwab, K. (2013). The University of Utah’s Integrated Core: A case study from a “commuter campus.” Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 28(1).

Spencer, C., & Jostad, J. (2013). Facebook’s “status” in the lives of generation Y: Exploring power structures in an online leisure space. In D. Dustin, & K. Schwab, (Eds.), Just leisure: Things that we believe in (pp. 75-91). Urbana, IL: Sagamore.

Spencer, C., & Rose, J. (2013). The biopolitical labor of online leisure. Leisure Studies Association Leisure Research Showcase No. 3: Digital Leisure, 8-9.

Spencer, C., & Rose, J. (2012). The democratizing potential of an online leisure space: Facebook and critical thought. International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networks, 4(3), 59-75.

Selected Presentations

Schultz, J., & Spencer Schultz, C. (May, 2016). Recreation & Leisure Student Experiences as a Lens into Diversity & Social Justice Curriculum. The International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference. Boston, MA, USA

Legg, E., Spencer Schultz, C., & Legg, B. (April, 2016). Imagination station:
Youth imagining the future of girls and boys playing sports. Emerge: The Future of Sport 2040. Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Spencer, C., Schultz, J., Agriss, S., Masingale, T., Breen, M., Meredith, B. (February,
2015). Keep calm and carry on: Provoking emotion in the classroom. Seventh Biennial Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Spencer, C. & Paisley, K. (February, 2015). Baring our own breasts and calling women sluts: Co-constructing identities as “empowerment 2.0.” 11th Annual Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference: Co-Constructing Identities in Local and Global Spaces. Airway Heights, WA, USA.

Schultz, J. & Spencer, C. (February, 2015). Development of diversity and social justice curriculum for students of leisure and recreation. 11th Annual Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference: Co-Constructing Identities in Local and Global Spaces. Airway Heights, WA, USA.

Willis, J., & Spencer, C. (March, 2015). Girlhood in neoliberal capitalism: Consuming Facebook, producing biopolitical subjectivities. Gender Studies Symposium. Portland, Oregon, USA.

Spencer, C. (May, 2014). Working the ruins of collaborative feminist research. International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.

Cachelin, A., Spencer, C., & Rose, J. (May, 2014). Co-Disrupting critical sustainability: The anti-session. Cultural Studies Association Conference. Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.

Spencer, C. (May, 2014). Exploring “Betrayals:” Working within/against the promise of feminist collaborative research. Session "Against the Romance of Collaboration" Cultural Studies Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Spencer, C., Paisley, K., & Rose, J. (October, 2013). (Poster)The Bachelor, 50 Shades, Gangnam: Leisure and the “mass ornament.” Leisure Research Symposium. National Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference. Houston, TX, U.S.A.

Spencer, C., & Paisley, K. (July, 2013). From Fairy Tales to “Kinky Fu%@ery:” Reading, Class, and Biopolitical Production. International Leisure Studies Association Conference. Manchester, UK.

Spencer, C., & Paisley, K. (May, 2013). Women, leisure, and salacious sex: Duchamp’s toilet and Fifty Shades of Grey. Cultural Studies Association Conference-Critical Feminist Studies Division. Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

Spencer, C., & Paisley, K. (October, 2012). “You know bimbo model is in!”: The Bachelor as a leisure space for interrogating performances of femininity. World Leisure Congress. Rimini, Italy.

Paisley, K., & Spencer, C. (October, 2012). Negotiating Mormon femininity at the intersection of religion and leisure. World Leisure Congress. Rimini, Italy.

Spencer, C., & Paisley, K. (July, 2012). Two women, a bottle of wine, and The Bachelor: Utilizing duoethnography to critically explore a collective leisure experience. International Leisure Studies Association Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Spencer, C., & Rose, J. (July, 2012). Democratizing potential in social media: A Facebook analysis. XXIInd World Congress of Political Science. Madrid, Spain.

Spencer, C. (May, 2012). Facebook as Kracauer’s mass ornament: Consumption, surveillance, and the social status quo. 1st International Symposium, Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Working for Social and Environmental Justice through Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Leisure. Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.

Spencer, C. (April, 2009). Outdoor education outcomes of long distance bicycle touring: an exploration of student learning experiences on the Great Victorian Bike Ride. International Outdoor Education Conference. Beechworth, Victoria, Australia.

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