Hanold Publishes on Embodiment and Leadership

April 8, 2013

Master of Sport Administration and Leadership Professor Maylon Hanold published “(De/Re)Constructing Leading Bodies: Developing Critical Attitudes and Somaesthetic Practices" in The Embodiment of Leadership (Wiley 2013).  In her chapter, Hanold examines views of the body and its relationship to self-awareness in the leadership literature.
“The understanding of self-awareness needs to be expanded. The work of self-awareness should be to bring forth the biases and prejudices we hold in our bodies because these biases work against inclusive leadership in subtle and unconscious ways,” Hanold said. “Developing a critical awareness of the body and engaging in subsequent somasethetic practices are needed to fully realize leadership practices oriented to promoting leadership for a just and humane world."

Hanold received her Ed.D. from Seattle University and has been on the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2008. Her research focuses on leadership in sport, sport cultures, and the meanings people attach to participation. Her published works include World Sports: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO 2012), "Beyond the Marathon: (De)constructing Female Ultrarunning Bodies" in Sociology of Sport Journal (2010) and "Leadership, Women in Sport, and Embracing Empathy" in Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal (2011).

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers a B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science and a Master of Sport Administration and Leadership.