“Honorable Mention” for the 2013 NASSS Barbara Brown Student Essay Award

I earned “honorable mention” for the 2013 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport’s Barbara Brown student essay award in recognition of my paper, “Towards a Feminist Physical Cultural Studies: Reflections from an ‘Outsider Within.'” I presented the paper at the NASSS annual conference in Quebec City, Canada, November 6-9, 2013.

The 2013 ISSA Graduate Student Paper Award

I won the 2013 International Sociology of Sport Association’s graduate student paper award. The award is in recognition of my paper “Serena Williams: Gender, Race and (the Perception of) Violence in Women’s Professional Tennis.” I will present this paper at the ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport in Vancouver, Canada, June 12-15, 2013. To facilitate my attendance, I was awarded a Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant and the International Conference Student Support Award from the Graduate School of the University of Maryland. For more information, visit the ISSA website at: http://www.issa.otago.ac.nz/awards.html#GPA.

Published Paper Award

I won the James H. Humphrey Graduate Student Published Research Award from the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland on May 10, 2013. The award is in recognition of my paper published in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, “Judith Butler Redux – The Heterosexual Matrix and the Out Lesbian Athlete: Amélie Mauresmo, Gender Performance, and Women’s Professional Tennis.”