exterior shot of Huff Hall

Faculty Profile

Dr. Monika Stodolska

Monika Stodolska

Brightbill/Sapora Professor

Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism/Director of Graduate Studies

Ph.D. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

University of Alberta




Diversity Research Laboratory


Curriculum Vitae:
CURRICULUM VITAE.2024_short.doc

Professor Stodolska's research focuses on the roles of leisure, recreation, and sport in improving health and well-being among ethnic and racial minorities. Her studies have explored the development of ethnic identities among Latinos and African Americans, as well as cultural change and adaptation among immigrant populations. Other subjects that are prominent in her research include constraints on leisure, ethnic and racial discrimination in leisure settings, recreation behavior of minority populations in urban natural environments, physical activity among minority groups, and the roles of new technologies in leisure.