The Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professorship Lecture Series and Dr. Diane Gill, Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor, present “Media Representations of Female Athletes: The Good, the Bad and the Dangerous” Monday, April 16, 2012, 2 p.m. in the Claxton Room, EUC.
The speaker is Dr. Mary Jo Kane (University of Minnesota). Kane is professor and director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD from the University of Illinois with an emphasis in Sport Sociology. Kane has published extensively on media representations of athletic females as well as the social impact and significance of Title IX. She is the recipient of the first Endowed Chair related to women in sport: The Dorothy McNeill Tucker Chair for Women in Sport & Exercise Science. She is a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology, the highest academic honor in her field. In 2004, Professor Kane received the Scholar of the Year Award from the Women’s Sports Foundation. This award is given to individuals who make significant research contributions in the areas of women’s sports. She was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators by the Institute for International Sport.