Sport Studies Seminar Series

CSUN Sports Studies Seminar Series

Between 2015-2019, Chris Bolsmann convened the CSUN Sports Series Seminar Series


CSUN Sport Studies Seminar: “A Discussion on Latina Sportswomen: Past, Present, and Futures”
Pennsylvania State University
Recipient of the Joe Arbena Latin American Sport History Grant, North American Society for Sport History, 2021

Hosted by the Department of Kinesiology
Questions? Contact Dr. Linden ( )


CSUN Sport Studies Seminar: “A Discussion on the Inclusion of Trans Athletes in Sport”
Author of “Toward Sport Reform: Hegemonic Masculinity and Reconceptualizing Competition,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport
University of Lynchburg, Virginia
Author of Sex Testing: Gender Policing in Women’s Sports

Hosted by the Department of Kinesiology
Questions? Contact Dr. Linden ( )



Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
March 25, 2020, 4:00 p.m. 104 Sequoia Hall

Dr. Lindsay Parks Pieper, University of Lynchburg, Sport Management Department
"The (Mis)Use of Science to Segregate Sport"


5 April Caitlin L. Clarke, (Department of Psychology and Sociology, Cal Poly Pomona)

‘Fixing the Mind Through the Body: Critical Considerations of Exercise Interventions for Mental Illness’.

14 MarchTanya Jones, (PhD student, Physical Culture and Sports Studies Program, University of Texas)

‘Apartheid and Sport - South Africa’s Sporting Exile 1968-1992’.

21 February Dr Sean Dinces, (Department of History and Political Science, Long Beach City College)

‘The Not-So-United Center: How the ‘House that Jordan Built’ Left Behind Working- and Middle-Class NBA Fans in Chicago’.


29 November Dr. Jorge Moraga, (Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University Bakersfield)

‘On Fútbol Americano! NFL México, Sport Media, and Transnational Latino Fandom.’

25 October Dr. Andrew D.  Linden, (Department of Kinesiology, California State University Northridge)

‘Beyond Desegregation: From Breaking Barriers to Struggles for Social Justice in the Pro Gridiron Game, 1946-2018’

27 September Julianna Kirschner, (University of Southern California School of Communication Management)

‘Sports and Critical Observation: How Rules-Based Spaces Transform into Platforms and Protest.’ 

18 April Prof Jennifer Doyle, (University of California, Riverside, Department of English)

‘Institutional Violation: Sexual Violence, Sex Segregation and Sports’

14 March Rudy Mondragón, (University of California Los Angeles, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Doctoral Student)

‘There’s a Drama to It: Race, Space, and Expressive Culture in Boxing’

21 February Adam Amel Rogers, (University of Southern California, Annenberg Norman Lear Center)

‘Sports and the LGBTQ Experience’


25 October Ben Carrington, (USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California)

‘Forgivable Whiteness: Sport, Race and the Last of the Great White Hopes’

19 October Jonny Coleman, (Los Angeles based writer and organizer)

‘The Olympic Disaster: Dissecting the State of Exception, Militarization, and Displacement of the Games’

5 April Courtney Cox, (USC Annenberg Doctoral Student, University of Southern California)

‘“The Quietest Professional Sports League in the United States”: Exploring the Problems and Potential of the WNBA’

15 March Paula Thomson and Vicky Jaque, (California State University Northridge)

‘The Psychophysiology of Creativity and Stress in Performing Artists and Athletes’

20 February Toby C. Rider, (California State University Fullerton)

‘Presenting America Through Sport: The U.S. Government Counters the Soviet Sports Offensive’


26 October George Kioussis, (California State University Northridge)

‘Bethlehem Steal: Soccer, Retro Marketing, and Historicity in the Lehigh Valley’

10 October Dan Durbin, (Director, USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society)

‘How Sports Work: The Nature of Contemporary Sports and Why They Compel Us’

29 September Greg Andranovich, (California State University Los Angeles)

‘Olympic City Los Angeles: An Exploration of the Urban Imaginary’

28 April CSUN Symposium: Latina/os, Representation and Sport

Holly Cashman, (University of New Hampshire) and Chase Wesley Raymond, (University of California, Los Angeles)

 ‘Gender and Authority in Broadcast Soccer Discourse’

Samuel Regalado, (California State University Stanislaus)

‘Latino Big Leaguers: Invisible No More’

Jose Alamillio, (California State University Channel Islands)

‘In the Game: Mexican American Sportswomen and their Struggle for Recognition’

20 April Adam Berg, (Pennsylvania State University)

Denver ’76: How Colorado Defeated the Olympic Games

31 March David Goldblatt, (Visiting Professor, Pitzer College, Los Angeles and Honorary Fellow International Centre for History and Culture of Sport, De Montford University, United Kingdom)

‘“The worst preparations ever?” Getting Ready for Rio 2016’

14 March Rook Campbell, (University of Southern California)

‘Sport Integrity: Regulation and Monetization’

24 February Jacob Jensen, (California State University Northridge)

‘Transitional Period in Sport: A Qualitative Inquiry using Ethnographic Methods’


28 October Jose Alamillo, (California State University Channel Islands)

‘Mexican American Women in Sports and their Struggle for Gender Equality’

30 September Ashley Samson, (California State University Northridge)

‘Think-Aloud: Studying the minds of distance runners’

6 May Douglas McLaughlin, (California State University Northridge)

‘On the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup ‘Turf War’”