Dr. Cheryl  Cooky

Dr. Cheryl Cooky

Cheryl Cooky is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology and a Gender Studies certificate from the University of Southern California. Cooky’s scholarship is interdisciplinary and centers on the ways gender shapes experiences, cultural meanings, and societal structures in sports. Cooky’s research has been published in Communication & Sport, Feminist Studies, the Journal of Sex Research, the American Journal of Bioethics, Sociology of Sport Journal, Sociological Perspectives, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and in many edited books and anthologies. She is serving a 3-year term as President of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Recognized by The Feminist Wire as a “Feminist We Love” and as a recipient of the Title IX Distinguished Service award, conferred by Purdue for her research on girls and women’s sport, Cooky demonstrates a strong commitment to the public translation of her research. She collaborat