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From Raised Fists to Bended Knees: Sports, Protest and Global Politics
In this year's Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture, Dr. Amira Rose Davis will examine how race, gender, and sports intersected with politics. Focusing on the period after World War II, she will analyze the roles that Black female athletes played on the global stage as the United States, Cuba, and other governments vied for power and influence. Centering these athletes in the geopolitical struggles of the day gives us a new understanding of Black transnationalism and the global movement for social justice. It will also demonstrate sport's potential to rethink, resist, or challenge race and gender relations and other social hierarchies.

Dr. Davis is Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Pennsylvania State University. In addition to her academic work, she provides sports commentary for public venues such as NPR, ESPN, and BBC and is the co-host of the podcast, Burn it All Down.

Mar 24, 2021 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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