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Tucker Center Talks


We have entered a partnership with WISP Sports to promote our research, education, and outreach around girls & women in sport to a broader audience via our new podcast, "Tucker Center Talks." Tucker Center Director, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi will host the podcast featuring invited guests, timely critiques, the latest research, and dialogue around girls and women in sport.


Profile on Collegiate Coaches, with Dr. Austin Stair Calhoun

In this episode [S1E3] of “Tucker Center Talks,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi talks with Dr. Austin Stair Calhoun, a Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar and currently the Chief of Staff at the University of Minnesota’s Office of Medical Education. We talk about our research together pertaining to family narratives in online coaching biographies of collegiate coaches […] [LISTEN]

TC director Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi interviews founder and first director of Tucker Center, Dr. Mary Jo Kane

Dr. Kane tells listeners the origin story of the Tucker Center and discusses her seminal piece of research known as the “sport as continuum” paper. If you want to brush up, read the original 1995 paper—and you should because it is a good one!—or the 2017 reflection piece she wrote on the impact of her […] [LISTEN]

Inaugural podcast: “Tucker Center Talks: Introducing the Tucker Center”

In this first episode of Tucker Center Talks, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport introduces the work of the Tucker Center, in terms of who we are and what we do in our research, outreach, and educational programming. [LISTEN]