Sport(s)-related areas of expertise


Journals, book chapters, and conference reports on sport


213. Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger): Women and the Olympic Games. Schiller Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning (SSILL). Madison, CT, 2016.

The most poignant, unforgettable moment of 1996 Atlanta: Muhammad Ali and the Olympic Torch. Atlanta, 20 Years Later: Lessons in Sports Media from the Last American Summer Olympic Games. Atlanta, GA, 2016.

A patchwork of history and hospitality at 1996 Atlanta: The Georgia Quilt Project. Atlanta, 20 Years Later: Lessons in Sports Media from the Last American Summer Olympic Games. Atlanta, GA, 2016.

Athletes’ rights and religion: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam/Islamophobia. “Creating a Declaration for Human Rights in Sports, 4th Annual Muhammad Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum, Online web-ex conference, University of Louisville, Kentucky, 2016.

How can we come to terms with gender ambiguity for sportspeople? Peace and Sport. Available: (August, 2015)


Bad boys, Good Old Boys in the Ray Rice assault case. PCA, New Orleans, 2015

The power of ambiguous gender: The case of Indian sprinter Dutee Chand. IAMCR, Montreal, Canada, 2015

Grit and glam: Female Paralympians’ reframing and revisioning of ‘disability’ in 2012 London. International Association for Media and Communication Research, Hyderabad, India, 2014.

The rhetoric of racism at the Olympic Games. International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS), Providence, RI, 2014

Sex verification for the Olympic Games: History, hysteria, and hyperandrogenism. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, Quebec City, 2013.

Teeing up for female Olympian golfers, after a 116-year absence. Popular Culture Association, Washington, DC, 2013.


Women and the Olympic Games: An abbreviated timeline. Cosmopolitan Club annual meeting, Somers, CT, 2013.

Bikinis, bodysuits, burqas, and boxer shorts: The continuing controversies over female Olympians’ uniforms. International Association for Media and Communication Research, Dublin, Ireland, 2013.

Mediated cover-ups and coverage of the Penn State scandal: A gendered critical discourse analysis. Mediated Celebrity: The Sports Version, Stockholm, 2012.

When sports announcers become the news: A review of sportscaster celebrityhood. International Association for Media and Communication Research, Durban, South Africa, 2012.

Sexist commentary at the Olympic games. International Symposium for Olympic Research, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 2012. 

Sport(s) coverage. In Linda K. Fuller, The Christian Science Monitor: An evolving experiment in journalism. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger (2011): 24, 28, 29, 83, 108, 127-8, 168, 169, 203.

Foul language: A feminist perspective of football film rhetoric. In Fuller, L. K. (Ed.), Sexual sport rhetoric: Historical and media contexts of violence. New York: Peter Lang (2010): 179-192.

Human rights, health, gender equity, and peace-building: Girls’ and women’s issues in SfD (Sport for Development), Women’s Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, 2010.

(Double+) victimization at play for women athletes. In Fuller, L. K. (Ed.), Sexual sport, rhetoric: Global and universal contexts. New York: Peter Lang (2010): 25-40.

The power of sport for peace-building, International Sport for Development and Peace Association), Power of Sport Summit (ISDPA), Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2010.

Framing a flaming issue:  The Beijing Olympic torch topic. Asian Popular Culture division, Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009.

Synchronizing sport into the global communication/social change discussion. Global Communication and Social Change pre-conference of ICA/Chicago, IL. 2009.

Looking at the Five Rings in a whole new light: The Olympic Games. Kiwanis Club of Springfield, MA, 2009.

Foreword: Sport communication linked with linguistics. Brummett, B. (Ed.) Sporting Rhetoric: Performance, Games, and Politics. New York: Peter Lang (2009): ix-xi.

Gender markings, male generics, naming conventions, descriptive linguistics, and the metaphorical language of sport.] National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 2009.

The ‘Sultan of Swat’ on the silver screen, A Conference Commemorating the 100th Birthday of Babe Ruth, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, 1995—published in Robert N. Keane (Ed.), Baseball and the ‘Sultan of Swat.  (Brooklyn, NY: AMS Press, 2008): 251-258. 

Pat Tillman: Sport hero/martyr as militaristic symbol of the Iraq/Afghanistan war. International Association for Media and Communication Research 50th Anniversary Conference, Paris, France, 2007.

The spicy, gendered language of sport. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 2007.

Sports celebrity-hood seen in a positive light:  The case of Yao Ming and HIV/AIDS in China.  Popular Culture Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 2006.

The vamp, the homebody, and the upstart: Women, language, and baseball films. In Linda K. Fuller (Ed.), Sport, rhetoric, and gender: Historical perspectives and media representations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2006): 185-197. 

Jockocracy revisited and revisioned: A case study of a 30-years-ago sports media panic. International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 2005.

The warlike, violent language of sport. Women’s Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, 2005.

Fictionalizing (American) football: A case study of the TV show Playmakers. International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Porto Alegra, Brazil, 2004.

(Un)necessary roughness: A review of sports violence. Northeast Popular Culture Association, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA, 2003.

Teaming gender with the language of sport. National Communication Association, Miami, FL, 2003.

Miller time? Time (and ratings) will tell how long Dennis Miller will rate as a sportscaster on MFN.” Popular Culture Association. Philadelphia, PA, 2001.

The gym/gyn health club issue, Popular Culture Association New Orleans, LA, 2000.

Single-sex health clubs: Political, economic, psychological, and socio-cultural implications. Women’s Studies for a New Millennium colloquium, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, 1999. 

Sportstalk/wartalk/patriotismtalk/mentalk: Super Bowl XXV, International Association for Mass Communication Research, Guaruja, Brazil, 1992—published as Super Bowl speak: Subtexts of sex and sex talk in America’s annual sports extravaganza. In Meta G. Carstarphen and Susan C. Zavoina (Eds.), Sexual rhetoric: Media perspectives on sexuality, gender, and identity. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1999): 161-173.

Disney's Ducks: A film series to advertise an NHL franchise, Popular Culture Association, Orlando, FL, 1998. 

The not-so-‘Rocky’ road: Philadelphia films about sports, Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA, 1995—published as The sporting life in Pennsylvania caught on celluloid, Pennsylvania History, Volume 43, No. 4 (Autumn, 1997): 543-548.

Trekking rhetoric: Magazine accounts of the May, 1996 Mount Everest disaster, Popular Culture Association, San Antonio, TX, 1997.

Olympics documentary films. In John E. Findling and Kimberly D. Pelle (Eds.), Historical dictionary of the modern Olympic movement. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1996): 404-414.

Magic in the media: An analysis and survey on the sports story of our times, International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport Conference, University of Houston, Texas, 1992—published as ‘The Magic Johnson media phenomenon: An interdisciplinary analysis and survey.’ In Linda K. Fuller and Lilless McPherson Shilling (Eds.), Communicating About Communicable Diseases. Amherst, MA: Human Resource Development Press (1994): 155-176. 

The business of sportscasting, International Conference on Sports Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., l989—published as The business of sportscasting. In Peter J. Graham (Ed.), Sport business: Operational and theoretical aspects. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown (1994): 251-261.

Chicago sportscasters, Popular Culture Association, Chicago, IL, 1994 

In a league of its own: Penny Marshall breaks the baseball film genre for women, Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, LA, 1993.

Reporters' rights to the locker room, Union for Democratic Communications, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 1992—published in Feminist Issues, Volume 12, No. 1 (Spring, 1992): 39-45.

‘Triumph of the underdog’ in baseball films. In Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller (Eds.), Beyond the stars 11:  Plot conventions in American popular film (Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 1991): 53-60.

Images of Olympians in film, International Communication Association, Dublin, Ireland, 1990.

An American audience for the Seoul Summer Olympics. International Association for Mass Communication Research. Lake Bled, Yugoslavia, 1990.

The baseball movie genre:  At bat, or struck out? Popular Culture Association, St. Louis, MO, l989—published in Play & Culture 3 (February, l990): 64-74.

Researching women and the Olympics, The Starting Line, Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport (Summer, l987): 11+


Olympics access for women:  Athletes, organizers, and sports journalists, The Olympic Movement and the Mass Media Conference, Calgary, Canada—published in The Olympic Movement and the Mass Media:  Past, Present, and Future Issues, University of Calgary. Canada: Hurford Enterprises Ltd., l987, 4/9-4/l8.






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