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2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Friday, November 2 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The MisEducation of Us: Exploring Relationships, Challenges, & Identity

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Twenty years ago, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released on August 25, 1998. The LP was strategically named after Carter G. Woodson's provoking novel, The Mis-Education of the Negro, which expressed the cultural and educational injustices of African-Americans in the U.S. With song titles such as "Lost Ones," "Ex-Factor," and "Everything is Everything," Lauryn Hill's debut solo album captured the essence of relationships, struggles and the search for identity as a woman of color. Likewise, within sports and athletics, many women of color find themselves navigating the same: relationships (e.g. personal, coach interactions, colleagues, etc.), challenges (e.g. body image, family, opportunities, education, etc.), and discovering their identity (e.g. race, gender, athlete, etc.). Thus, using the album as a soundtrack, this session will focus on the issues surrounding women of color in sport and athletic environments regarding the navigation of relationships, management of challenges, and intersectionality of identity.

Speakers
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Jennifer Fraser

Educational Consultant, The Bullied Brain
Jennifer is an award-winning teacher of 20 years. She earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto. Her fourth book, The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in April 2022. World renowned neuroscientist... Read More →
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Rhonda C. George

Graduate Student, York University
Ballin’ all the way to university: Black Canadian female athletes navigating social, educational, and athletic spaces to access post-secondary educationScholarly research, which is dominated by the narratives of Black male student-athletes, indicates that Canadian Black students... Read More →
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Jasmine Hamilton

Assistant Professor, Prairie View A&M University
From the theoretical framework of social identity, this study seeks to examine the influence of academic success, athletic performance, and social interactions upon student-athletes attending HBCUs.
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Jacqueline McDowell

George Mason University
An intersectional exploration of the perceptions of female athletic administrators displaying agentic behaviorsStudies have repeatedly found that when both male and female leaders occupy stereotypical male leadership roles and display traditionally masculine leadership styles (e.g... Read More →
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Tori Thompson

University of Maryland
BMI and Identity: A Preliminary Analysis of Black women, BMI, and Physical ActivityCritics have long argued that the scientific establishment has worked to (re)produce and substantiate racism, with sport and physical activity being just one important site of this scientific marginalization... Read More →

Moderators
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Jasmine Hamilton

Assistant Professor, Prairie View A&M University
From the theoretical framework of social identity, this study seeks to examine the influence of academic success, athletic performance, and social interactions upon student-athletes attending HBCUs.


Friday November 2, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
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