Sean Heath

Sean Heath

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Sean Heath is Social Anthropologist specializing in the body, movement, the senses, and human-water interactions. He has conducted research with competitive swimmers in Canada and the UK which examined the sensory aspects of immersion in water and the sociality of club swimming and how these affect youths’ wellbeing. He has also examined the emplaced entanglements between the material, social, and emotional experiences of outdoor swimming in “natural” environments.  

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Bodies in Water: Embodiment, Social Worlds, and Fluid Motion in Competitive Age-Group Swim Clubs, Simon Fraser University

Award Date: 14 Sept 2017

Bachelor, Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University

Award Date: 8 Sept 2014


  • GN Anthropology
  • Childhood and Youth
  • Anthropology of Sport
  • Embodiment
  • Identity
  • Swimming
  • phenomenology
  • the body
  • water
  • movement
  • the senses


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