B. Dana Kivel - Author
B. Dana Kivel (they/m) has been a professor in the Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration at Sacramento State University since 2003. Dana formerly served as the department chair and director of the Community Engagement Center at Sac State. Their work examines the intersection of leisure, identity and social justice and social change. They received their undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, their Master’s from San Francisco State University, and their doctorate from the University of Georgia. Prior to work in academia, Dana co-founded and directed the Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center (LYRIC) in San Francisco, a social support program for LGBTQI youth. Dana finds meaning in connecting and supporting people to help build community and bring about change. For leisure, Dana enjoys building with Legos, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Understanding Leisure in the Ever-Changing World: Power, Privileges, and Promises
This book was written with the goal of introducing students at all levels and in all courses – first year students through seniors – majors and students taking courses about leisure through General Education – about the importance and significance of leisure as a public good worth fighting for.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession, 4th ed.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession, 4th edition was developed to provide students with case studies, voices from professionals in the field, and theoretical and conceptual chapters that will assist them as they work to understand how to create more diverse and inclusive spaces and how to advocate for equity for participants, staff, and volunteers in a variety of recreation settings.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession, 3rd ed.