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Posbergh publishes in Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health

Anna Posbergh, PhD, President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Kinesiology, has published an article, "Beyond Caster as object? Examining media constructions of Caster Semenya through decolonial thinking," in the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. [READ MORE]

Posbergh presents at annual North American Society for the Sociology of Sport conference

Anna Posbergh, PhD, President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Kinesiology, co-organized a session entitled “The Malleability of ‘Sex’ in Sports, Sports Organizations, and Policy” with Dr. Sheree Bekker (University of Bath) at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) 2022 annual conference in Las Vegas, NV. [READ MORE]

Goorevich wins Research-Based Learning Prize

Anna Goorevich, MS, a PhD student and research assistant at the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, received the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport at the University of Stirling, Scotland's Research Based Learning Prize: Best Dissertation for her 2022 master's thesis entitled "'They seem to only know about bleeding and cramps': Menstruation, gendered experiences, and athletes’ perceived barriers and facilitators to positive coach-athlete relationships." [READ MORE]

Tucker Center scholars attend IWG World Conference on Women & Sport

Nicole LaVoi, PhD, Dunja Antunovic, PhD, and Anna Goorevich, MS, a PhD student, of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport attended and presented at the International Working Group's (IWG) 8th World Conference on Women & Sport hosted in Auckland, New Zealand. [READ MORE]

Antunovic receives sport sociology Early Career Researcher Award

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology, affiliated scholar in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and affiliate faculty with the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, received the 2022 SSJ (Sociology of Sport Journal) Early Career Researcher Award. [READ MORE]

LaVoi on radio and PTR conference

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, recently spoke as a guest for WCCO Radio's Jason DeRusha. [READ MORE]

Antunovic’s book featured at annual North American Society for the Sociology of Sport conference

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and affiliated scholar in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, recently co-authored a book entitled, Serving Equality: Feminism, Media and Women’s Sports, with Cheryl Cooky, PhD (Purdue University), also a Tucker Center affiliated scholar. [READ MORE]

Silva-Breen’s Master’s thesis published in Body Image

Hannah Silva-Breen, former master's student in the School of Kinesiology's sport psychology program and research assistant in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport has had her Master's thesis, entitled, "Development and Preliminary Validation of the Coach Self-Efficacy Body Image Scale (CSEBIS)" published in the 43rd edition of Body Image. [READ MORE]

Goorevich and LaVoi featured in Global Sport Matters

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, and Anna Goorevich, MS, a research assistant in the Tucker Center, recently co-authored and article featured in Global Sports Matters, entitled, "The Disruptive Power of Activism By and For Women Athletes." [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted in New York Times and StarTribune

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was recently quoted in two notable publications. [READ MORE]

LaVoi makes guest appearance on San Francisco radio

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was a recent guest for KCBS Radio in San Francisco, CA. [READ MORE]

Posbergh invited to speak at Future of Sport seminar

Anna Posbergh, PhD, President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Kinesiology, was invited to speak at the University of Brighton's "Future of Sport" seminar series on October 26, hosted by the School of Sport and Health Sciences. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center’s LaVoi interviewed for USA Today

The New York Historical Society has interviewed Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was recently interviewed for a USA Today article entitled, "Merritt Paulson's power lies with Portland Timbers, Thorns. Now, he's being pressured to sell." [READ MORE]

Kinesiology’s Posbergh invited speaker at Mexico’s FIESTA de las Ciencias y las Humanidades

Anna Posbergh, PhD, President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Kinesiology, was invited to speak on October 19 at the FIESTA de las Ciencias y las Humanidades. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture Series

Please join the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport virtually on October 25th from 6-7:30pm CT for "The Changing Landscape of College Sport & the Impact on Women," this year's Distinguished Lecture in the annual series. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center’s Boucher to speak at Female Athlete Empowerment Symposium

Courtney Boucher, PhD, assistant director for research at the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport in the School of Kinesiology, is the keynote speaker at the October 3 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown School District Female Athlete Empowerment Symposium. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center’s annual Distinguished Lecture on October 25

Please join the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport virtually on October 25th from 6-7:30pm CT for "The Changing Landscape of College Sport & the Impact on Women," this year's Distinguished Lecture in the annual series. [READ MORE]

Antunovic presents at AEJMC annual conference

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, participated at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference earlier in August in Detroit, Michigan. [READ MORE]

New York Historical Society interviews Tucker Center’s LaVoi on Title IX and women coaching

The New York Historical Society has interviewed Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, for an article, "A Title IX Conundrum: Women in Coaching" looking at the impact of Title IX on women in coaching. [READ MORE]

Gustavus inducts LaVoi into Hall of Fame

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will be inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus Hall of Fame. [READ MORE]

Euronews quotes Antunovic on lack of media coverage in women’s soccer

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, was recently cited in a Euronews article entitled "Women's Euro 2022: Why is Eastern Europe trailing behind in women’s football?" [READ MORE]

Two Title IX pieces feature Tucker Center’s LaVoi

LaVoi quoted and appears in two Title IX related pieces [READ MORE]

Kane given Inspiring Woman Award by MN Lynx on Title IX 50th anniversary

For the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Dr. Mary Jo Kane, Director Emerita of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, was given the "Inspiring Woman Award" by the Minnesota Lynx. [READ MORE]

Antunovic discusses women sports in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, recently talked to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine in the article, "Minnesota's Women Athletes Are Disrupting Sports Online." [READ MORE]

Fox News features Tucker Center’s Silva Breen on the newly released College Coaching Report Card

FOX News interviewed the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sports' Hannah Silva Breen, TC research assistant and 2022-23 Pam Borton Fellow for the Promotion of Girls and Women in Sport Leadership in a news piece, "Title IX’s impact on Minnesota coaching." [READ MORE]

Tucker Center marks 10th year of Women in College Coaching Report Card

The 2021-22 Women in College Coaching Report Card™ (WCCRC) marks the 10th year of the Tucker Center's collaboration with WeCOACH on the report card project. [READ MORE]

LaVoi takes part in Title IX event in DC

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will join other Title IX luminaries at a Capitol Hill event to celebrate Title IX and announce a new bill, the Fair Play for Women Act of 2022... [READ MORE]

Professor emerita Mary Jo Kane on media trajectory of women’s sports viewing, in The Athletic

Mary Jo Kane, PhD, School of Kinesiology professor emerita and director emerita and founder of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, is quoted in "What strong softball, basketball ratings could mean for women’s sports on TV." [READ MORE]

NBC Sports quotes LaVoi on Title IX non-compliance

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in an article appear on NBCSports.com's "On Her Turf." [READ MORE]

Antunovic presents two papers at the International Communication Association conference

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, presented two papers at the 72nd annual conference of the International Communication Association in Paris, France. [READ MORE]

CBS News quotes LaVoi on gender pay gap in sports

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, recently discussed gender pay inequity in sports in a CBS News article entitled, "U.S. soccer has equal gender pay. Will other sports follow?" [READ MORE]

Sport Illustrated’s “50 Years of Title IX” notes Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture event

An article appearing in Sports Illustrated, "50 Years of Title IX: How One Law Changed Women’s Sports Forever," mentions a 2002 Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport distinguished lecture... [READ MORE]

Former Tucker Center intern presents at UN Women conference

Dr. Alicia Johnson, a former Tucker Center intern and current director of the University of Oshkosh-Wisconsin's Women's Center, will present at the May 23, 2022 Grace Farms Foundation / UN WOMEN Ending Violence Against Women Section conference "Victory over Violence." [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes an article on diversity in Olympic media coverage in Central and Eastern Europe

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology at the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center affiliated scholar, recently published a co-authored article titled “Sport, gender, and national interest during the Olympics: A comparative analysis of media representations in Central and Eastern Europe” in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport. [READ MORE]

LaVoi talks with KARE 11 on US Soccer equal pay deal

In an interview with KARE 11—"US Women's Soccer Players Will Finally Receive Equal Pay"—Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, spoke with KARE 11 on US Soccer equal pay deal and how it can be a game changer. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes journal article on mediatization of the Olympics in Croatia and Slovenia; begins new international collaborations

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology at the School of Kinesiology recently published a co-authored journal article titled “A public service? Mediatization of the Olympic Games in Croatia and Slovenia” in Communication & Sport. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes chapter on fandom of women’s sports

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology at the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, recently published a co-authored chapter titled Sports Fans Hunt for Women’s Games: Beyond News Media Coverage. [READ MORE]

Antunovic Receives ‘Rising Star’ Award for Work Empowering Women; Advocating for Equity in Sport

Dr. Dunja Antunovic, an Assistant Professor of Sport Sociology in the School of Kinesiology, was awarded the 2022 Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) Rising Star Award last week. The award, new in 2022, recognizes a pre-tenure faculty member who is committed to empowering women and demonstrating leadership through academics, research, service, and teaching. [READ MORE]

LaVoi to give power talk for NYC espnW Summit

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will give a talk at the annual espnW Summit in New York City on May 4. [READ MORE]

LaVoi and Kane to give keynotes at local Athena Award Banquets

Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, and director emerita Mary Jo Kane, PhD, have been selected to give keynote addresses at the St. Paul Area Athena Awards ceremony on April 20, at Vadnais Heights Commons. [READ MORE]

MPR interview with Tucker Center’s LaVoi on NCAA Women’s Final Four

In an MPR News article and audiocast, "NCAA Women’s Final Four comes to Minneapolis, showcasing strides in equity," Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, is interviewed about the branding and resources increasingly available to women's sports. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes chapter on sociological approaches to social media in sport

Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, recently published a chapter titled “Social Media, Digital Technology, and Sport Media” in an edited book titled "Sport, Social Media, and Digital Technology: Sociological Approaches." [READ MORE]

KinReflects on Women’s History Month

To celebrate the end of Women’s History Month, the School of Kinesiology asked a few of our members about how women have positively impacted and empowered their lives. [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: 2022 Tucker Center Film Festival, “LFG” panel discussion

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, director, Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, and senior lecturer, School of Kinesiology, hosted a panel discussion of the Tucker Center's 2022 Film Festival video, "LFG." [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: DisruptHERS report

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, director, Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, and senior lecturer, School of Kinesiology, hosted a panel discussion of the new report, "DisruptHERS: Driving a new model of women's sports." [READ MORE]

Tucker Center hosts Middle Eastern basketball coaches for seminar on girls and sport

“Coaching is a series of teachable moments,” said Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, to a group of visiting basketball coaches from Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan. The group, which included nearly 30, mostly female, basketball coaches, visited the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Tuesday […] [READ MORE]

KARE11 interviews LaVoi on NCAA Final Four inequities

With the Women's Final Four starting April 1, KARE11 Television has published a video interview with Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology. [READ MORE]

LaVoi, Tucker Center research shows Big 12 below national average for women coaches

In a recent podcast, "When it comes to women coaching women's teams, Big 12 falls well below the national average," NPR in Kansas City interviewed Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology. [READ MORE]

Silva-Breen and LaVoi publish on coaching report card longitudinal data

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, and Hannah Silva-Breen, master's student in the School of Kinesiology's sport psychology program and research assistant in the Tucker Center, have published an article in the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, "Longitudinal Analysis of Head Coach Turnover of Women’s NCAA D-I Teams." [READ MORE]

Tucker Center affiliated scholars release report: “DisruptHERS: Driving a New Model for Women’s Sport”

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in the US, the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport in collaboration with a multidisciplinary international team of affiliated scholars has released a new report: "DisruptHERS: Driving A New Model for Women's Sport." [READ MORE]