Mary Jo Kane, PhD
Professor, Sport Sociology
Director, Tucker Center
Areas of Interest
Sport sociology, Title IX
Graduate education faculty
School of Kinesiology
202B Cooke Hall
1900 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
- Ph.D., summa cum laude, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1985,
Major: Leisure studies, emphasis: sport sociology.
- M.A., University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1982,
Major: leisure studies, Emphasis: research methodology
- B.A., Webster University, St. Louis, MO, 1973
Double major: sociology and anthropology
Kane, M. J. (in press). Title IX at 40: Examining mysteries, myths & misinformation surrounding the historic federal law. PCFSN Research Digest.
Kane, M.J. (2011, August). Sex sells sex, not women's sports. The Nation Magazine, 293(7), pp. 28-29.
LaVoi, N. M., & Kane, M. J. (2011). Sport sociology for sport management. In P. Pedersen, L. Thibault, & J. Quarterman (Eds.), Contemporary Sport Management (4th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Kane, M. J., & Maxwell, H. D. (2011). Expanding the boundaries of sport media research: Using critical theory to explore consumer responses to representations of women’s sports. Journal of Sport Management. 25(3), 202-216.
Kane, M. J. (2010). We have passed this way before: A response to “Dollar dilemmas during the downturn—a financial crossroads for college sports.” Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 3, 135-146.
Kane, M. J., Leo, P. & Holleran, L. (2008). Issues related to academic support and performance of Division I student-athletes: A case study at the University of Minnesota. Journal of Intercollegiate Sports, 1(1), 98-129.
Staurowsky, E., Lerner, P., Kane, M. J., Hogshead-Maher, N., Wughalter, E., Yiamouyiannis, A. (2007). Gender equity in physical education and athletics. In S. Klein (Ed.), Handbook for achieving gender equity through education, 2nd ed. (pp. 381-410). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Kane, M. J. (2007). Sociological aspects of sport and physical activity. In J. Parks & J. Quarterman (Eds.),Contemporary sport management, 3rd ed. (pp. 389-414). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Kane, M. J., & Buysse, J. (2005). Intercollegiate media guides as contested terrain: a longitudinal analysis.Sociology of Sport Journal, 22(2), 214-238.
Iannotta, J., & Kane, M. J. (2002). Sexual stories as resistance narratives in women’s sports: Reconceptualizing identity performance. Sociology of Sport Journal, 19, 347-369.
Kane, M. J. (1998). Fictional denials of female empowerment: A feminist analysis of young adult sports fiction.Sociology of Sport Journal, 15, 231-262.
Kane, M. J. (2012, September). Title IX at 40: Changing the landscape of women’s sports. Invited presentation at American Association of University Women.
Kane, M. J. (2012, April). Selling sex in media coverage of women’s sports: The good, the bad & the sexy. Invited presentation at Linda Arnold Carlisle Professorship Lecture Series, University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Kane, M. J. (2012, March). Media representations of female athletes: The good, the bad & the sexy. Invited presentation at Florida International University Honors College Excellence Lecture.
Kane, M. J. (2012, March). Media representations of female athletes: The good, the bad and the sexy. AAHPERD Research Consortium Raymond A. Weiss Distinguished Lecture in Boston, March 14, 2012
Kane, M.J. (2011, November). Sport media and female athletes: A great conversation with sport media scholars. Invited Keynote Panel presented at the Girls & Women in Sport and Physical Activity Conference: Creating Change, Minneapolis, MN.
Kane, M. J. We have passed this way before: A response to “Dollar dilemmas during the downturn—a financial crossroads for college sports.” Paper presented at the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) conference, Atlanta, GA, January, 2010.
Maxwell, H., & Kane, M. J. Critical analysis of consumer responses to representations of women's sports. Paper to be presented at the annual North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) conference, Ottowa, Ontario, November, 2009.
Kane, M. J. Media, gender, and sport in the 21st century. School of Arts & Sciences Diversity Initiative, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, October 2008
Kane, M. J. The Portrayal of Female Athletes in the Media: Does Sex Really Sell? Invited presentation at the AP Sports Editors Annual Convention, Minneapolis, June, 2008.
Kane, M. J. The federal law known as Title IX: What’s fact vs. fiction got to do with it? Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, November, 2007.
Kane, M. J. Facts, fiction, and the future: Men’s sports and women’s opportunities. Commemoration of the 35th Anniversary of the Passage of Title IX, Stanford University Law School, Palo Alto, CA, April, 2007.