Subverting Academia & Subversive Academics: An Interdisciplinary Symposium, 2015

I presented my paper, “The Original 9: A Feminist Social Movement Through Sports Entertainment and Fashion, 1968-1973,” which is part of my dissertation study, at the Subverting Academia & Subversive Academics: An Interdisciplinary Symposium held March 6-7 in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.Tredway - UMD presentation

Teaching “Women, Sports and Culture”

I am teaching “Women, Sports and Culture,” a senior-level course for the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, this semester.  From the description:

“This course will offer an overview of contemporary cultural issues in women’s sports. Topics that will be covered are the controversial nature of sex verification, gender and female bodily comportment, Title IX, the Battle of the Sexes, media representations of female athletes, nationalism, the Olympics, dis/abilities, race and intersectionality, and lesbian and transgender issues. This course is a writing-intensive course with most of the major assignments being linked to parts of the larger final paper.”

Unfortunately for those not enrolled and wish to be, this course is already over-enrolled; however, given the enrollment numbers, it should be offered again soon.

Feel free to peruse the syllabus here.

Foray Into Public Intellectualism

On June 6, 2014, Emma Span published an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “Is Softball Sexist?” In this piece, Span asserts that softball is a distinctly different sport than baseball and that there is no inherent need for girls to be pushed out of baseball and into softball. However, she warns that there is still attempts to undermine softball, opening it up to boys and men, though Title IX guards against this.

My comment of this piece was selected as a “Times Pick” and it garnered an impressive 69 recommendations from other readers (as of June 10, 2014). The text of my comment is attached below:
NYT Times Pick 6:6:14

Publication in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport

My article, “Judith Butler redux — The heterosexual matrix and the out lesbian athlete: Amélie Mauresmo, gender performance, and women’s professional tennis”, has been published in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport — volume 41, issue 2 (the July 2014 issue), p. 163-176. This article has been available electronically since April, 2013.