A professor, Board of Governors Research Chair and Co-Director of the Centre for Oral History and Tradiotion at the University of Lethbridge, Carly Adams specializes in community and gender in the history of sport in her work as a social historian, as well as Japanese Canadian oral histories. She is currently leading a project that explores the stories of Japanese Canadians in southern Alberta after the Second World War, titled The Nikkei Memory Capture Project (http://nmcp.ca), with Darren Aoki. Her publications on the subject include:
- Aoki, Darren and Carly Adams (2023). Of Ice Cream, Potatoes, and Kimono-Clad Japanese Women: Forgetting and Remembering the Japanese Racialization of Lethbridge’s Sensuous Geographies. In Caroline Hodes and Glenda Bonifacio (Eds.), Racism in Southern Alberta and Anti-Racist Activism for Change. Canada: University of Athabasca Press.
- Adams, Carly and Darren Aoki (2020). ‘Hey, Why Don’t We Have a Bonspiel?’ Narrating Postwar Japanese Canadian Experiences in Southern Alberta through Oral Histories of Curling. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 37(16), 1715-1733. (*Runner-up for 2020 IJHS Best Article Prize)