Tatiana V. Ryba is an associate professor at Aarhus University (Denmark). She holds a Ph.D. in sport studies with a double emphasis on sport psychology and cultural studies from the University of Tennessee. She was a senior lecturer in the European Master’s Program in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Dr. Ryba undertakes research in the intersecting areas of cultural studies, sport psychology, identity, cultural history, and qualitative research. Her research has appeared in the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Journal of Applied Sport Psychology; Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies; Quest and the collections such as Contemporary Sport Psychology; Contemporary Youth Culture; and Cultural Sport Psychology. She also has taught extensively on questions of sociocultural diversity and research methodology in sport psychology. Dr. Ryba’s latest projects include the special issue “Decolonizing Methodologies: Approaches to Sport and Exercise Psychology from the Margins” (2009), guest edited with Dr. Schinke for the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. In addition to her research and teaching contributions, Dr. Ryba is a member of the editorial board of the Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, and serves as Chair of the International Relations Committee, Association for Applied Sport Psychology. For her innovative work in the field, Dr. Ryba has received the Developing Scholar Award from the International Society of Sport Psychology in 2009.