Kimberly J. Shinew
Kim Shinew received her MS degree from the University of Utah and her Ph.D. from Clemson University. She is currently a professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She serves as the current Editor of the Journal of Leisure Research. Her research efforts focus on studying marginalized populations, and her work is affiliated with the Diversity Lab in her department. Most of her research has focused on the leisure behavior of racial and ethnic minorities, particularly African Americans and Latino(a)s. More specifically, she seeks to delineate the complex relationships between race/ethnicity and leisure behavior and services. Her research also examines issues affecting the leisure behavior and services of women. In her research, she strives to highlight the constraints and other factors that can make leisure and leisure services problematic for marginalized populations, and the parallel issues that can affect these groups. Her research has been funded by the National Recreation and Park Association, the USDA Forest Service, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is the author or co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.