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LaVoi to present at 8th Annual IWG World Conference in Auckland

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will present at the 8th International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women & Sport in Auckland, New Zealand, May 5-8, 2022. [READ MORE]

LaVoi is guest speaker for the “Pass it Forward” women’s coaches clinic

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will be speaking for the “Pass it Forward” Women’s Coaches Clinic hosted by University of Maine women’s basketball coach Amy Vachon, on September 19, 2021, in the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, ME. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes a chapter on the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and affiliated scholar with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, published a chapter titled, "Beyond the World Cup: Women’s Football in Central-Eastern Europe" in an edited collection of 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Media, Fandom, and Soccer’s Biggest Stage. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes a chapter on the media visibility of women’s American football

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and affiliated scholar with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is lead author on a chapter titled, "'Getting noticed, respected, and supported’: Mediated (in)visibilities of women’s American football in the United States" published in an edited collection of The Professionalisation of Women’s Sport: Issues and Debates. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center research cited in head coach appointment to mentorship program

The Tucker Center's "2020-2021 Women in College Coaching Report Card" provided data cited in a University of Texas Rio Grande Valley post, "Coach Hicks to Serve as Mentor in Female Coaching Mentorship Program." [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: Cultural narratives about women in sport

The Tokyo Olympic Games was a pivotal moment for women in sport but the narrative still needs equalizing. On this week’s episode (S3E13), Tucker Center Director Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi discusses disruptions at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games... [READ MORE]

LaVoi is interviewed on SiriusXM’S Doctor Radio

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was recently interviewed on SiriusXM Radio’s “Doctor Radio” channel 110, hosted by Drs. Dennis Cardone and Cordelia Carter, both from NYU Langone Health. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center research project on corporate social advocacy receives award

A research project conducted by scholars at the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport received the Mary Ann Yodelis Smith Award for Feminist Scholarship at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference. [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: Tucker Center Gender Equity Interns recap

Joining Tucker Center Director Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi in this episode [S3E12] is the Tucker Center team of ten Gender Equity Summer Interns [READ MORE]

USA Today quotes LaVoi on impact of Olympics on female athlete media coverage

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director, and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in a USA Today article, “What's worth more to a top American female, a gold medal or a major? Perhaps Tokyo will tell us.” [READ MORE]