Conor Heffernan - Wrestling, bodybuilding, and physical culture

The Grappling Arts Podcast by Sam West

Episode notes

This episode focuses on the many fascinating intersections between wrestling, physical culture and bodybuilding.

Conor Heffernan is a formerly Assistant Professor of Physical Culture and Sport Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. In September he will start a new role at Ulster University in Northern Ireland.

Conor’s research focuses on the meanings of the body in nineteenth and twentieth century Europe and the United States. This includes the study of gender, race, nationalism, food and childhood.

Away from Academia, Conor is a regular contributor to health and fitness websites. At present, he contributes regular articles to as well as his own history of fitness website

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