Book Contract with Routledge

My book, Social Activism in Women’s Tennis: Generations of Politics and Cultural Change, based largely on my dissertation, is under contract with Routledge. Routledge expects delivery of this manuscript in April 2019, with publication afterwards. The book chronicles the lineage of social activism in women’s professional tennis from 1968, when tennis became “open,” to the present. […]

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

I am excited to be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland for the 2016-2017 academic year.  In this position, I will teach Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies for the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program while also continuing with writing and publishing my […]

Successful Dissertation Defense!

I passed my dissertation defense on Friday, April 15, 2016!  My dissertation research was an analysis of social activism in women’s professional tennis since the “open” era began in 1968.  The committee that approved this dissertation was comprised of: David Andrews (chair), Patricia Hill Collins (from sociology), Laurie Frederik (from performance studies), Nancy Spencer (from […]

William and Madeline Welder Smith Research Travel Award, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas

I have received a William and Madeline Welder Smith research travel award for 2015-2016 to fund my travel to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas.  I will specifically be researching the Gladys Heldman papers which are archived there.  Gladys Heldman was the marketing genius behind the Original 9 who formed […]