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Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

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June 14th 2016:Long Road Up: Where is our modern starting line?

Dr. Jaime Schultz and Dr. Maureen (Mo) Smith are two of the most noted sport historians in the United States. They each have published scholarly works from a perspective which is broad and inclusive of a variety of cultural factors impacting on girls and women's sport experiences including gender, race, injury, film and media portrayals across the past 50 years. Speaking with accessible voices, they will aid us to find our 'starting line' for the Road Up.

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Dr. Maureen (Mo) Smith

Dr. Smith is a Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at California State University, Sacramento. Active member and officer in both North American Society for Sociology of Sport (NASSS) and North American Society for Sport History (NASSH), Maureen recently received the NASSH Sport History Book award for Re(presenting Wilma Rudolf), Syracuse University Press, co-authored with Dr. Rita Liberti. Smith’s research interests vary including material culture in sport especially statues, African American sporting experiences in the 20th century, and topics on women in Olympic and Paralympic Games. Drs. Smith and Liberti are co-editing a collection for 2017 publication entitled San Francisco
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Dr. Jaime Schultz

Dr. Schultz is Associate Professor at The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Kinesiology. In the 10 short years since the completion of her doctoral degree she has, alone or with colleagues, published 5 books, 13 refereed journal articles and won 9 awards for either her teaching or for scholarly excellence. She also has welcomed two beautiful babies into the world during this time period; productive indeed. With a B.A. in English and Spanish, M.A. in Sport Psychology and PhD in Cultural Studies in Sport, Jaime brings a ‘wide lens’ to our conversation about the roughly 1950-2000 time period.
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